Librarians Play a Crucial Role in Student and Teacher Success: with Melody Hiser

The Librarian Influencer of the Week is Melody Hiser who is a 5th-year librarian. She’s was originally certified in Texas and transferred to Oregon to a K-8 library. Most school districts around her have a lead district librarian and are run by para level librarians at the campus level.


You can hear her interview here http://laurasheneman.libsyn.com/librarians-play-a-crucial-role-in-student-and-teacher-success-with-melody-hiser.


Here are a couple of Librarian Influencer strategies Melody shared:

  • She had to work hard to show her staff, students, and parents what a school library can be.

  • Her enthusiasm helped make a big difference as she connected with the students.

  • She had a 5-year plan that helped her plan out what the most important things were for her students. This helped her focus on what to do first.

  • Librarians play a crucial role in student and teacher success.

Librarian Influencer Strategies:

  • She has set a goal to present to her school board to show them what school libraries can do.

  • Look at your campus’ needs and show how you are supporting those specific areas. This will help you share the value of your school library.

  • She asks students what they are learning so she can plan lessons to tie into the classroom lessons.

  • Librarians have been invited to help plan the district’s curriculum.

You can follow Librarian Influencer Melody Hiser at:

Twitter: @MelodyHiser

Laura Sheneman, EdD, MLS

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