Professional Development

Part of being an effective school librarian is supporting the teaching and learning of all members of a school’s community, not just that of the students.  These companion websites included below demonstrate my ability to develop effective professional development and support educators and administrators as we work together to maximize student learning and literacy.

LMMS Teacher Resources – As a part of the school learning commons website, I have created a teacher resources page.

Reading for Their Life: An Appendix for School Librarians – This wiki was created as an appendix to the book Reading for their Lives: (Re) Building the Textual Lineages of African-American Adolescent Males.  It serves as a guide to school librarians, explaining how they can apply the methods and strategies in Reading for Understanding to their own role as an advocate for literacy in their school library media programs. 

Reading for Their Lives in Durham County – I co-led a series of professional development workshops for Durham Public Schools librarians related to literacy needs of African-American adolescent males, and I helped to develop and manage the wiki related to the project.

Selecting and Using Multicultural Literature – I co-developed a companion website for a presentation I gave with Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell to North Carolina librarians and technology facilitators on developing a global collection.