Saturday, April 30, 2016

Get to know...Jeanette Lambert!

Jeanette Lambert is the librarian at Pearl-Cohn High School. She is also one of our retiring librarians that we are sad to see go :(

Get to Know Me:
1.     My family includes husband, daughter, and two sons.
2.     My secret talent is finding bargains in stores
3.     My favorite local Nashville spot is Monell’s.
4.     One librarian stereotype to eliminate is bookworm.
5.     My favorite book or author is Walter Dean Myers.
6.     My warning label would be  “Either help me to move forward or stay out of my way.”
7.     The literary character I most identify with is Wilona Sands Watson in The Watsons  Go To Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis.
8.     I decided to become a school librarian because I had positive experiences with my high school librarian.
9.     I would love to tavel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
10.  I think life is better with a positive attitude, no matter what the situation.

Get to know my library:
1.     Some of my students’ favorite library resources are dvds.
2.     One of my biggest library failures was not having an active library advisory council.
a.     I learned that I cannot make the library successful all by myself.
3.     My biggest success as a school librarian has been conducting reading circles with groups of individuals and classes. 
4.     You’re happiest when your library is being used  by different groups for socratic seminars, reading discussions, and  online research all at the same time.
5.     One way I collaborate with teachers is during content area planning meetings.
6.     I would love to have a small cafĂ© within my library.
7.     The thing I like most about my library is the openness.
8.     My library is busiest during common lunch period.
9.     My library is t he quiestest during the last block of the day.
10.  I think every library needs a full time professional and a full time support person (clerk, technology asst., or library assistant to manage the library and perform  services.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Get to know...Susan Williams!

Susan is the librarian at Fall-Hamilton Elementary. However, she is retiring this year and we are sad to see her go but wish her the best!

Get to know me…
1.     My family includes…myself and my two 4 legged children ;)
2.     My favorite local Nashville spot is…Cheekwood, I go every chance I get.
3.     If you could eliminate one librarian stereotype it would be…That the books are more important than the people using them.
4.     My favorite book or author is…Tolkein and J.K. Rolling. I am a fantasy addict.
5.     My warning label would be…if my voice is!
6.     I decided to became a school librarian because…Reading is, and always has been, my favorite thing to do. Growing up the Richland Library was my favorite place to go.
7.     I would love to travel to…Anywhere and Everywhere!
8.  I think life is better with…imagination

Get to know my library…
1.     Some of my students' favorite library resources are…graphics
2.     One of my biggest libraries fails was…My first year in an elementary school (I started out in middle school)  I planned a lesson where kindergarteners were to put books in alphabetical order by the first word in the title. I didn’t realize at the time that they didn’t even have a grasp on what letters were, quite less what order they went in.
a.     I learned…Never to assume students had prior knowledge
3.     My biggest success as a school librarian has been…when students tell me they want to be librarians when they grow up.
4.     You're happiest when your library…is busy
5.     I would love to have  more space, windows and someone to help with shelving in my library. Small libraries have advantages and disadvantages.
6.     The thing I love most about my library is…the atmosphere. People comment on how interesting and inviting it is. It's small but full of items I've collected over the years.