How We Created a Makerspace

This post is a cross-post from eSchool News published on March 20, 2018 [Editor’s note: Welcome to our new series, The New Librarian. In this series, we will be profiling innovative and award-winning library media specialists who will share their favorite tools, lessons, and advice. If you are or know a librarian we should include, send […]

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Sharing the Love!

Becoming the 2016 School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year has truly changed my life.  It was for this reason that I was incredibly happy to be able to share some of the bounty and love that was bestowed on me. Earlier this year, I ran a contest to share the $2,500 in Scholastic […]

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Geodesic Domes

Here in Winnetka, we have an amazing endowment called the Winnetka Public Schools Foundation.  It encourages teachers to push beyond the ‘regular’ and ‘dream bigger!’  Teachers write proposals for projects that they would like to explore with their students. This is how our television studio was kickstarted fifteen years ago.  Last year I applied for […]

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Becoming a Global Educator!

I’m incredibly honored to have presented to more than 200 school librarians in Pakistan in early December.  While the aspiring world traveler in me wishes it had been in person, I pre-recorded my keynote and took questions live from the audience.  Due to the +11 hour time difference, their morning was my late night.  It was […]

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