It’s Not Just Books & Bonbons: with Deborah Zeman

Updated: Jul 20, 2021

The Librarian Influencer of the Week is Deborah Zeman. She is a high school librarian in the north Texas area where she started at a new school during the pandemic. Click here to listen now!

Here are some librarian influencer tips Deborah shared:

  • When you start a new job, even if you are a seasoned librarian, Deborah recommends making small changes to the library the first year you are there.

  • Don’t rush your changes.

  • Find a strong mentor to help you walk through the early years.

  • Deborah recommends site visits to other school libraries so you can get ideas.

  • Reach out to your PLN. Deborah recommends Twitter.


Deborah Zeman is making plans for the next school year to focus on making connections with her students.

  • She will share her state reading lists with her students.

  • She wants to continue helping students select books using a personal shopper model.

  • She will regularly host lunch in the library.


You can connect with Deborah Zeman at:


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