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The Engaged Librarian: Connections and Collaborations
Thursday February 11, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Presented by Heather Lister, Middle school librarian and certified Instructional Technology Specialist at Hershey Middle School; with Allison Mackley, National Board Certified Teacher-Librarian and Instructional Technology Coach at Hershey High School
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“You’re a certified teacher?”
“You need a degree to be a school librarian?”
“I think that will be a great job when I retire – I love to read!”
We’ve all been there. A person, with good intentions, puts us in an awkward situation with his or her stereotypical understanding about our job based on their experience with the libraries of yesterday. Librarians have made tremendous strides to transform the profession to meet the demands of future-forward education. We impact the school community in ways that reach far beyond the library walls. Although the profession has transformed, how can school librarians work to dismiss the perception of our role?
This webinar explored how two secondary librarians serve as technology innovators, teacher-leaders, co-teachers, literacy specialists, and “other duties as assigned.” Middle school librarian-teacher Heather Lister and high school librarian-teacher Allison Mackley shared strategies that they have used to spark connections and collaborations among their school’s students, faculty and administrators.
Heather Lister is a middle school teacher-librarian at Hershey Middle School. Heather holds a Bachelors in Library Science, a Masters in Instructional Technology with a concentration in Digital Classrooms, and a graduate certificate in School Administration and Supervision (ISTE cohort). She also holds a Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate in Library Science (K-12), Instructional Technology (K-12) and Middle-Level Mathematics (7-9). Look for Heather online at her blog and on Twitter @LibrarianLister.
Allison Mackley is a National Board Certified Teacher-Librarian and Instructional Technology Coach at Hershey High School. Allison holds an M.A. in Writing, an M.L.I.S. and an M.S. in Educational Administration. Most recently, she completed the Virtual Online Teaching (VOLT) certificate program at the University of Pennsylvania. Allison is actively involved at the local and state levels in promoting library program services, professional learning networks, teacher leadership, and curriculum development. Follow her on Twitter @amackley.
For more than 30 years, Mackin Educational Resources has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Working with over 18,000 publishers and a database of more than 2.5 million printed titles and more than 350,000 digital titles, Mackin supplies print books, eBooks, online educational databases, audiobooks, video resources and more, along with digital content management and custom collection analysis services. A true partner in education, Mackin’s continued success and unblemished reputation is known by thousands of teachers, administrators, and librarians across the country and throughout the world.