Check out 10 Things to Know About SLJ School Librarian of the Year, K.C. Boyd! https://bit.ly/3SAdUrZ
The work still continues but the bulk of the work was completed! My nephew joined me and helped with this project.
Aunties and Uncles in the #schoollibrary are essential.
Excellent post by Cheriebell
fREADom Fighting: School Libraries Impacting Change
Thursday 16th June 2022
You can access this great discussion as well as all of the presentations for this wonderful conference!
A talk with K.C. Boyd, Dr. Keith Curry Lance
and Suzanna L. Panter
- Libraries.Today National Forum
Current Challenges and Future Opportunities -
I’m so honored to appear on Andrea LeBaron’s, “Career Chat,” podcast. You can listen to our discussion about careers in library science and much more on Apple, Spotify, Google and Anchor 🔗https://anchor.fm/andrea-lebaron0/episodes/LIBRARIAN-OF-THE-YEAR-K-C--Boyd-e1iag1a
#KC_SaidIt @sljournal #SLOTY
Bring Me a Book Literacy Innovators Forum:
May 11, 2022 @ 7:30pm est
Register Here: www.bookelicious.com/events/bring-me-a-book-presents-275-959/
@bringmeabookfoundation Literacy Innovators Forum: Join @juliaerin80 @cicelythegreat and I on May 11, 2022 @ 7:30pm est as we discuss future of libraries in the lives of young readers. https://www.bookelicious.com/events/bring-me-a-book-presents-275-959/
Check out a few of our Poetry Month activities!
Check out more School Library Month activities! The Jefferson Academy staff was great and wore buttons that my students made. #TrojanLMCMakerspace #JAReaders
Sharing: Here's a bit of a preview of some of the projects my students and I are working on for School Library Month 2022 - #AASLslm
I purchased stickers from Amazon and was able to make buttons for our Anime Club. Saving ink, paper and providing a special gift for a group of readers.
SHARING: This is a presentation I recently gave to the members of the teaching staff at my school. It's merely an overview and provides surface understanding around book challenges that are taking place across the country and the procedures my school district has in place.
Looking forward to meeting with the school librarians of Massachusetts! www.maschoolibraries.org/conference.html
Each month, SORA by Overdrive features a librarian and school for their "SORA Spotlight." This month, Jefferson Academy is highlighted. So proud of the work that the teachers at Jefferson and I have done to engage #JAReaders with independent reading.
Access the article here: SORA Spotlight - January
‘Anniversaries’ of painful events are difficult for me and readers of this post. I have a tendency to ignore it, run away from it and block it out of my mind. I sometimes act like it didn’t event exist so I don’t have to relive the trauma and painful memories of the past. Recently, I read a quote from Maya Angelou that said,
“HISTORY, DESPITE ITS WRENCHING PAIN, CANNOT BE UNLIVED; BUT IF FACED WITH COURAGE, NEED NOT BE LIVED AGAIN.”
– MAYA ANGELOU
Moving forward and trying to deal with my own feelings I’m sharing a couple of book recommendations, resources and images that describes the massacres of innocent black people. These ancestors escaped the brutality of the south and simply tried to live and provide a good life for their families.
Growing up, The Chicago Race Riots, East St. Louis Massacre, Tulsa Massacre and Black Wall Street were never discussed in my school’s social studies class. This is why the 1619 Curriculum Project is so important and provides students with an understanding of history, a history that must not be ignored.
As you watch programming this weekend highlighting the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial #Tulsa21, think about your local school’s curriculum. Does your child’s school discuss the race riots that occurred between 1917 through 1921? Does your child’s school discuss the positive economic impact of Black Wall Street of Greenwood District in Oklahoma? Does your child’s school discuss how reparations make amends for the wrongs of the past and help victims rebuild? Does your child’s school have a school library that has curated materials to help students understand understand this history?
Black History is American History and these stories must be heard. I encourage you to learn more about this time in American History and take action by educating others, sharing these stories, provide support to the Greenwood Cultural Center ( https://greenwoodculturalcenter.com/ ) so that they may continue to uphold the memory and future of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The History Channel
Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre
Survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre testify before Congress
Watch Now: Greenwood Rising to present 'full truth' of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, project director says.
I'm looking forward to attending the 2021 AASL Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. This will be my first AASL conference and it will be so nice to talk to colleagues I've met over the last year in a face to face setting. I've even volunteered to serve on the Social Media Squad and submitted two proposals. Most importantly, maintaining my personal learning network (#PLN) helps me reinforce my skills as a #schoollibrarian and provide exemplary service to my students at Jefferson Academy in Washington D.C. I'm committing my time and finances to attend...come on and join us! There's still time to register: https://national.aasl.org/
"Unfurling People" by Elizabeth Acevedo
Read by Daniel A. Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice by Mahogany L. Browne with Elizabeth Acevedo and Olivia Gatwood
#PoetryMonth #AASLslm #JAReaders