Librarians are Community Builders: with Kim Johnson

The Librarian Influencer of the Week is Kim Johnson a high school librarian in Maryland where she is also active in her state library association Maryland Association of School Librarians. Listen to her interview here: http://laurasheneman.libsyn.com/librarians-are-community-builders-with-kim-johnson


In this podcast, Kim does a wonderful job describing her first year in the school library.

  • Having a mentor and working closely with her clerk made a big difference for her

  • Focus on relationships because you are really building your clientele at the high school level since you are not part of a specials rotation like elementary library time often is.

  • Don’t feel like you have to do trendy things like Makerspaces. Find your own passion within the school librarian space!


Here are some Librarian Influencer strategies Kim shared: