The Librarian Influencer of the Week is Texas librarian Nancy Jo Lambert. She’s worked in a PreK library, two elementary libraries, and a high school library. Click here to listen now!
Here are some librarian influencer tips Nancy Jo shared:
Focus on your users when you are creating your library space.
Work on establishing your online presence.
Focus on student achievement by building relationships with teachers and students.
When a student comes in to talk with you, give them 100% of your attention.
Nancy Jo’s tips for new librarians to do the work to make their spaces inclusive for all identities.
Recognize your biases and learn to think differently the next time you are in a similar situation..
Do a diversity audit of your fiction section.
Cultural Competency- Read widely: http://www.nancyjolambert.com/reading-logs/
Resources Nancy Jo recommends:
Nancy Jo’s Websites
My Professional Website: http://www.nancyjolambert.com/
My Library Website: http://www.reedylibrary.com/
Discrimination Blog Post: https://bit.ly/tcea20lgbtqnj
Trevor Project: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Equity & Inclusion Resources
Project Ready: https://ready.web.unc.edu/
My Reading Logs: http://www.nancyjolambert.com/reading-logs/
Hacking School Libraries Virtual Summit, August 15, 2020
Equity, Accessibility, and Social Emotional Learning On YouTube
ABC-Clio & School Library Connection Webinar, August 25, 2020
Download the Webinar Handout
You can connect Librarian Influencer Nancy Jo Lambert at:
Instagram: Her library @reedylibrary
Library website reedylibrary.com
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