School Librarians Matter: with Ashley Sherman

Happy National School Library month! The Librarian Influencer of the Week is Georgia elementary librarian Ashley Sherman. Click here to listen now!

Here are some librarian influencer tips Ashley shared:

  • Focus on your time management skills, especially in the beginning of your career when it can feel difficult to say no.

  • Ashley is fortunate to have a paraprofessional who takes care of book checkout while Ashley takes care of collaborative lessons, pushing into classrooms, and supporting tech issues.


Ashley wants all librarians to remember the work you are doing is important:

  • Let others know the work you are doing is important. We aren’t just sitting at our desks or reading books. Our work is so important and it matters to every student in the building.

  • School librarians are like unicorns because there is no other creature like us.

  • Be the squeaky wheel to advocate for your program. Showcase what you are working on. Showcase what your students are doing. Showcase what your teachers are doing.

  • Libraries are the biggest classroom on campus. Showcase the learning happening