Time Is Precious and We Need to Make It Count: with Alma Salinas

The Librarian Influencer of the Week is Alma D. Salinas, who is from La Joya ISD in Deep South Texas. She currently oversees 46 librarians and their clerks, instructional materials, and the district print shop.


Listen to her interview at http://laurasheneman.libsyn.com/-time-is-precious-and-we-need-to-make-it-count-with-alma-salinas.

Here are a few Librarian Influencer highlights Alma shared:

  • Time is precious. Make it count.

  • Screenagers Documentary- Advocates to parents, teachers and students on being conscious about screen use.

  • Transportation Department - Bus Drivers read to elementary students while they are waiting for the other students to board the bus and/or have access to books for their students to choose from. - Books on Wheels - book QR codes on buses for students to download books while on the bus.

  • She hosts book clubs for a variety of audiences, even parents! 13 yrs of La Llave del Exito, Parent Book Club

  • Don’t reinvent the wheel. Follow librarian leaders around you and on social media for guidance or ideas.

  • Organize Fall & Spring Literacy Tertulias to give books to the community.

  • 11 Little Free Libraries are stocked up with books: Public Parks, Head Start, and Doctors’ offices.

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Laura Sheneman, EdD, MLS

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