Dec. 6, 2020

Collaborating With Your School Librarian - HoET169

Collaborating With Your School Librarian - HoET169

Katie McNamara shares insight about her many roles as a passionate librarian.


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Katie McNamara is a former Secondary English Language Arts Teacher turned Teacher Librarian in California. In her role she also serves as an academic coach and technology integration specialist. She is also President of the California School Library Association (CSLA).

Topics discussed:

Librarians in the Wild

  • Pre-COVID 
    • Typical Day in the Library
      • Not uncommon to have 2+ classes in her Library at a time
      • No adult media aides, but she does have Library Science College Prep students who act as media aides
      • Teaching classes in the area of Library Media – Flipped Classroom model
      • Collaborating with teachers
      • Not uncommon to have classes planned out by the Quarter or Semester
  • Post-COVID
    • Typical Day in the Library
      • Lots of one-on-one collaboration with teachers for academic as well as technology help
      • Planning is now 2-weeks out, no more
  • What has been your biggest takeaway from working with and helping educators during COVID?
  • How can Librarians help support their schools during COVID and online learning?
  • How can Librarians support their schools outside of COVID with a face-to-face scenario?
  • How should teachers reach out to Librarians for support and collaboration?
    • Don’t be afraid to ask your Librarian for assistance
      • Resources, planning, collaborating, and maybe even teaching assistance
  • What do you wish teachers knew about working and collaborating with Librarians?
    • Librarians are here to help you with your needs, just ask us
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  • Favorite Entertainment Books & Genre

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