Updated: Nov 2, 2021
The Librarian Influencer of the Week is Maegen Rose, a middle school librarian! She works at an independent middle school in New York. She was named one of SLJ’s Movers and Shakers for 2021. Click here to listen now!
Here are some thoughts Maegen shared:
Aim to do a couple of things extremely well instead of trying to teach many things not so well.
If you have a little flexibility with your curriculum, focus on things you think will be most helpful for the students to learn.
Listen to feedback from your students and make it a goal to do more of those things that your students enjoyed.
Maegen’s School Library Journal Award is tied in to her work with:
Antiracist School Librarians NOW! (private Facebook group)
From their Facebook page: “Antiracist School Librarians NOW! (ASLN) is a community of school librarians who are actively seeking a space to discuss, collaborate, and challenge racism, racist ideologies, and racist practices in the LIS profession and in our institutions of employment. ASLN values the voices of those marginalized in the LIS profession and aims to facilitate critical dialogue among its members.”
Be intentional in your role as a librarian leader. FInd a safe space to interact with other librarians who are also trying to do the work.
They even give each other tips on how to handle difficult conversations.
You can connect with Maegen Rose at:
Facebook Group: “Antiracist School Librarians NOW!”
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