The Librarian Influencer of the Week is librarian Ana Maria Perez from La Joya ISD in deep south Texas where she serves a large population of English language learners. https://www.laurasheneman.com/podcast/episode/7f69b75d/bridging-the-gap-between-technology-and-the-library-with-ana-maria-perez
In this podcast Ana Maria recalls many lessons learned and shares her accomplishments during her first year in the library.
Use the summer you get hired to plan your library programming like Banned Books Week, Digital Learning Day, Hour of Code, etc. Once school starts you get very busy,
A colleague told her about a monthly planning guide in Mackin. Here is the PDF document that shows you how to get there in Mackin.
Here are a couple of Librarian Influencer strategies Ana Maria shared:
Build relationships with teachers. Offer to build resources, to conduct training, etc.
Go out and visit the classrooms.
My chat with Ana Maria was very, very practical. She has found her niche using technology in the library and training other educators. She’s bridging the gap between technology and the library.
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