The NEW MEDIA CENTER and a new book
Posted January 19, 2014on:
I just wanted to thank you for your article in this months Internet @ Schools, “Questions, Musings, and Other Things On My Mind”. It was fantastic and I couldn’t agree with you more about what you said about library media specialists and our jobs. I have been the LMS at my school for two years now and feel that libraries in schools are vital to the life of our schools. Though we have clerical duties as you pointed out in the article, our main focus should be on the students and staff in this building—helping them. Keep up the great work. Sincerely,
Kimmie Vogt, Library Media Specialist, Hastings Middle School
Interacting with History; Teaching with Primary Sources, edited by Katharine Lehman. It was a lot of fun writing the chapter Discovering Local History in your own Back Yard. The types of local history treasures like those I’ve written about on this blog are included along with stories of how media specialists and teachers are bringing local history resources and activities into their schools. Other chapters are by Sara Suiter, Sherry Galloway along with contributions by Library of Congress American Memory Fellow and an introduction by Barbara Stripling. Other selected content: Overview of the Library of Congress Resources ~ Teacher Pages Resources ~ Professional Development Materials and Lessons ~ Teaching with Primary Resources Partners ~ Interacting with History is available from ALA , Spring 2014.