Angie Shaw is a new school librarian in Gering, Nebraska, and was formerly a 3rd grade teacher. Gering is in the extreme western side of the Nebraska panhandle. I learned about Angie from the post “I Met Myself Today” last week by Beth Still (Nebraska Change Agent.) I left the following message for Angie on her blog, and thought these resources might be of interest to other school librarians!

Angie:

Good luck getting acclimated! I’m sure you’re going to make the transition with flying colors. I’m excited for you and your new job challenges as well as opportunities!

A couple librarian-related resources that may be of interest to you…

The Flickr group Libraries and Librarians is a great place to network with other librarians all over the world. These aren’t just school librarians– I learned about this at the Hawaii Library Association’s conference in 2006:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/librariesandlibrarians/

The K12Online08 preso “Beyond the Stacks: Using Emerging Technologies to Strengthen Teacher-librarian Leadership” might be of interest to you in your new role:
http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=343

The collaborative VoiceThread project “great book stories” may be a super place for your students and teachers to start collaborating. Think of these as 21st century, interactive book reports:
http://greatbookstories.pbworks.com/

Last of all, if you’re not already definitely subscribe to Joyce Valenza‘s blog! She’s one of the most innovative school librarians I know!
http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/1340000334.html

Best of luck!

Wes

I also added a follow-up link to Google Lit Trips!

What other resources or links would you share with a new school librarian? What collaboration suggestions would you offer for a librarian wanting to help teachers and students create, communicate, and collaborate throughout the school year?

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