Updated: Dec 30, 2019
The Librarian Influencers blog is 7 months old and the podcast is 5 months old. It has been such an exciting time for me to kick off this dream. I thought I’d share some highlights from this past year.
I get excited when I study reports about site visitors. When I see these reports I actually picture amazing SCHOOL LIBRARIANS with BIG HEARTS who are working hard to MAKE A DIFFERENCE EVERY DAY in the lives of their students and teachers. That makes me SMILE BIG! The blog has been seen in 68 countries across the world. The majority of visitors are from the United States of America, Canada, and Australia. If I focus on my own country, we’ve had visitors from all 50 states in America. The most American site visitors are from Texas, California, and New York. I hope this helps you as the reader see that you have a network of like-minded people all around the world who share your passion for the role we play in school libraries.
The hot topics this year with over 4,000 views total are:
What I can see from these topics is that we as librarians need a space to learn about common everyday issues we all face. I hope you find this website and related social media sites to be that kind of support for you. Let’s continue to support one another and build each other up.
The podcast is going strong with over 4,500 downloads. If you haven’t listened to any of them yet, I encourage you to find some "me time" and listen to a few. You’ll hear everyday librarians offering best practice tips. Since we’ve only been online for 5 months, it’s no surprise that the most played podcasts are some of the earliest ones. They’ve been around the longest and have had the most opportunity for play time. At this point in time the 3 most played podcasts have a total of almost 1,000 downloads together:
The Librarian Influencers blog and podcast are here because of you and for you! I invite you to subscribe to blog, podcast, and related updates on the bottom of our website page. By signing up you will get an email whenever something is added to the website.
I also invite you to leave a review of the podcast. Your reviews help move the podcast up so other new librarians will be able to find the podcast more readily. Just click here to review in iTunes or in your podcast provider and select “Ratings and Reviews” then “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Send me a screenshot of your review and I'll send you a podcast sticker in the mail! Mail your screenshot to email@example.com. Be sure to include your mailing address in the body of the email.
Thank you and visit www.laurasheneman.com to learn more about becoming a Librarian Influencer! You have the opportunity to be a huge influence on your campus and are making a difference every day! You are a Librarian Influencer! Thank you for doing what you do!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May every day of the 2020 New Year be filled with good cheer and happiness for you, your family, and your library!
The librarian influencer of the week is Ellen Stolarski. Listen to her interview at https://www.laurasheneman.com/post/you-are-there-to-make-their-life-easier-with-ellen-stolarski. You can follow her at:
Twitter: @emstolar https://twitter.com/emstolar
School Twitter: https://twitter.com/SMAMSlibrary
School Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smamslibrary/