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Librarians Can Make a Huge Positive Impact on Their Students’ Education

Be sure to read the 2 special announcements on the bottom!

The Librarian Influencer of the Week is Texas librarian Sandra Carswell. She has worked in intermediate and junior high school libraries in central Texas. Click here to listen now!

Here are some librarian thoughts Sandra shared:

  • She suggests taking things slowly when you first get a library job. Get to know your collection, your students, and staff.

  • During the pandemic she learned that her junior high students were NOT the digital natives that we assumed.

  • Place your book orders early this year so you don’t lose out on using your funds.

  • She enjoyed going into classrooms for lessons and research projects last fall when most of our students were back on campus and thinks she will continue to do that as much as possible.

  • Sandra shares some fun ideas of how she has collaborated with special area teachers at her school like the theater and the farm to table teachers.

You can connect with Sandra Carswell at:

  • Instagram: Sandra Carswell

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I'm hosting a special Facebook event featuring Margie Longoria (editor) and several of the authors from her book. Join us Thursday, November 14th at 7 PM CST at You don’t want to miss this! If you register for the event on the Facebook page, you should be able to add it to your calendar.

This highly praised book features 20 Mexican American authors who share their stories about growing up in the U.S. The book is a collection of short stories, personal essays, graphic stories, and poems that are sure to connect with readers both young and old alike! The editor is Margarita (Margie) Longoria who works as a school librarian in South Texas.

Be sure to check out the FREE Edcamp Cardigan Camp taking place November 13, 2021. Sign up to:

  • Attend

  • Facilitate (which is presenting)

  • Host your own small group and participate together.

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