Ask not what you can do for your librarian but rather what your librarian can do for you! Even better: what can you do together? Despite a mountain of names, a school librarian is really a solver of mysteries. What mysteries will you need help solving?
How do we reach reluctant readers? How do we change our practice to meet the needs of a new student population? How can we make sure we have the resources to meet the needs of diverse students? How do we make learning participatory? How do we customize learning for the student? How do we empower students to customize their own learning?
Academic Benefits: highlighting, annotation, text interaction, access to the internet, etc.
Even though we focused on academic needs, we found the real power was in the ability to customize a library for the student.
Examples: Unit on choices – Grind for one student/The first part last for another – based totally on student need.
Emerging research suggests it’s time to ditch the whole class novel – especially bad for boys. Further reading: on blog.
Our job is to find the perfect match: reading material that matches the student’s academic, emotional and behavioral needs.
We can’t do it alone.
Student participation is key. True learning is far more likely when students are given a voice and have a stake in the process.
Collaboration is the key.
Bibliotherapy 2.0: <br />Using eBooks (and print ones too!) to Reach and Teach Diverse Student Populations<br />Jennifer LaGarde NC Teaching Fellows Jr. Conference 2011<br />
Resources:<br />This presentation: http://lib-girl.blogspot.com<br />Wiki: http://bibliotherapy20.wikispaces.com/<br />Suggested Reading:<br />Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About Itby Kelly Gallagher<br />The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Childby DonalynMiller<br />Against the Whole-Class Novel By Pam Allyn<br />Image Attribution:<br />Unless otherwise noted all images in this presentation were created by Jennifer LaGarde and/or Julia McPherson<br />