Friday, February 15, 2008

21st Century Library Media Center Here I Come!

On Tuesday night, the Rockingham County School Board approved my new position as library media specialist for the new Cub Run Elementary School. It was an honoring experience to be the first hired staff member that the principal chose to make for this school. The library media center has become an essential learning hub of the 21st century school model. I instantly felt goosebumps as I read Joyce Valenza's well wishes warmly stated in my Facebook inbox. Her "Manifesto for 21st Century School Librarians" gives me focus and vision as I start getting bids from jobbers for the Opening Day Collection.
Doug Johnson posted a blog about "Not Your Grandma's Librarian" He made reference to the Scholastic Administrator article, "Meet Your New Library Media Specialist"

One of my Twitter friends, technolibrary, shared this great YouTube link.
Here's an innovative library media specialist that I can use as a role model.

Now it is time to begin plans for the creation of a warm exciting place for lifelong learning.

Get a Voki now!

I feel surrounded with such positive energizing professionals in my learning network.
Thanks for cheering me on in this new endeavor.

top photo taken on 2/11/08 by Margo Jantzi