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The Constantly Evolving Role of the School Librarian

Rows of bookcases in a library

Over the past twenty years, perhaps no position in education has transformed more than the school librarian. I spoke with two veteran school librarians to get a better idea just how much their jobs have evolved: Dr. Andrea Ange is a veteran librarian and web master at Campbell High School in Litchfield, NH. Marifran DeMaine is a high school librarian in Putnam Valley, NY with additional experience working in public, elementary, and middle school libraries. Andrea and Marifran were gracious enough to share the ways in which their positions have allowed them to support teachers and students in this ever-changing educational landscape. Through our conversations, it became abundantly clear just how vital school librarians are and will continue to be to education in the 21st century. Librarians are Teachers School librarians are teachers, first and foremost. After all, no one gets a library science degree just to organize a card…

ALA Annual 2017

Chicago Nightlife Suggestions at #alaac17

Chicago has fabulous activities to offer if you are willing to travel a little bit. Below you will find at least two for each day of the conference, one earlier in the evening for the early birds and one later for the night owls. Directions are based on the Hyatt Regency Chicago hotel headquarters at 151 E. Wacker Dr. Friday, June 23rd MSI After Hours: Humans Welcome 7 p.m. (21+) $30 includes complimentary drink and snacks and a cash bar. A chance to see all the Museum of Science and Industry has to offer without the crowds. 5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637. (773) 684-1414 The Improvised Shakespeare Company at IO Theater 10:30pm. $16. The Improvised Shakespeare Company performs an improvised play using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. Also available at 8pm. 1501 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642. (312) 929-2401 Saturday, June 24th   Chicago…