As I am working with students in different classes and grade levels and gathering resources for teachers that support their lesson plans, I am reminded of an article I recently read entitled, “The Mission of Librarians is to Empower” – http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2014/01/roy-tennant-digital-libraries/mission-librarians-empowerment/
This article was a great reminder of the power of the human element of library services and the importance of people who provide those services. Working together, through collaboration of everyone – classroom teachers, specialists, support staff – creates a successful library program and, in turn, a successful school. The cliche “there’s no I in TEAM” really is true. I am grateful for all of my co-workers who share with me and collaborate with me – together, as a team, we do great things for our students!
The last few weeks students at several grade levels have been (or will shortly start doing) researching. I always like to remind students of the importance of checking your resources to make sure they accurate. Riverside students have been using Kid-Friendly Search engines, online databases provided through Badgerlink and online subscriptions such as World Book Online and PebbleGo. Don’t forget to check out this website which is a great reminder of taking the time to make sure the websites you are using are relevant and accurate: