Moving at the Speed of Creativity by Wesley Fryer

Celebrate National Library Week with Fabrarians: Freeze-n-Read!

It’s national library week in the United States this week, and Kathy Adams (media specialist at Gulf Middle School in Cape Coral, Florida) wants us all to “Help Save Libraries!”

Qiqi EGR Public Library December 31, 20095
Creative Commons License photo credit: stevendepolo

On her Weebly-powered project website, “Freeze-n-Read 4 Libraries… 4.17.10 @ 4pm everywhere” she writes:

Libraries Are Cool! If you think so, too… Freeze-n-Read on Saturday, April 17th at 4:00pm! Set your alarm now to Freeze wherever you are and chill with a good book in support of libraries!

A FAQ about the Freeze-n-Read project is available, and if you take part the project organizers invite you to email in a photo of your freeze-n-read participation! The project is dedicated to Fabrarians:

…the fabulous librarians who are bravely transforming libraries in the rapidly changing 21st century!

Go Fabrarians! Let’s freeze-n-read on April 17th together! I’m following the lead of Richard Byrne giving a shout-out to this project!

If you’re a Fabrarian, an aspiring Fabrarian, or know a Fabrarian, be sure to check out the following FREE K-12 Online Conference presentations about literacy, librarians and libraries in the 21st century.

Donna Desroches and Carlene Walter shared “Beyond the Stacks: Using Emerging Technologies to Strengthen Teacher-librarian Leadership” in the 2008 K-12 Online Conference.

Joyce Valenza‘s fantastic presentation with students, “The Wizard of Apps,” was the keynote in the “Getting Started” strand of the 2009 K-12 Online Conference.

Every school and community desperately needs energetic, passionate, and visionary librarians like these. I was inspired last week in Iowa by Shannon Miller‘s presentation, “Be The Change You Want To See In Schools.” Hanging around “fabrarians” like Shannon, Joyce, Carlene and Donna (virtually or in person) gets me fired up. 🙂

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