The Librarian Influencer of the Week is librarian Melissa Silerio. She works in a middle school library in Mansfield ISD in Texas. Her first year as a librarian was the year COVID 19 began. Click here to listen now!
Here are some librarian influencer tips Melissa shared:
Learn to pivot. How will you bring your library to students at home?
Find a way to connect with students virtually. She used S’more, Canvas and Microsoft TEAMS.
Collaborate with other librarians in the district to accomplish more together.
She created a virtual library in Canvas. Her goal was to create a virtual version of everything she has in the physical library.
She started a mini professional learning series for teachers about virtual learning and engagement.
Melissa wants to encourage librarians to take a closer look at their collection because representation matters.
Work to have a relevant collection that reflects your student body.
Your collection should also introduce students to others who are different from them.
Listen to your students suggestions and build a collection they want to read.
You can connect with Melissa Silerio at:
Library Website https://djones.mansfieldisd.org/resources/library
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