The Librarian Influencer of the Week is Georgia librarian Djeneba Muhammad. She was a teacher for 8 years and is now in her first year at a high school library. Click here to listen now!
Here are some librarian influencer tips Djeneba shared:
With no students on campus during the pandemic, she has made time to weed and genrefy her collection.
Ask your book reps for advice on things like weeding the books.
Realize that weeding is more than just pulling books from the shelves. There are a lot of steps to actually “remove” a book from your collection.
Djeneba sends out Media Memos to update her teachers about new things in the library.
She uses the site AllSides to teach news literacy in a balanced way.
Djeneba wants to encourage librarians to take a closer look at their collection.
Get your population demographics so you have a good handle on who your collection should represent.
Do keyword searches to help you dig into your collection.
Children should see themselves in the stories you have.
Look for a diversity in authors who are culturally respective.
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