One of my top five all-time favorite professional books (from all of the many professions I’ve had, and that’s a lot!) is Allison Zmuda and Violet H. Harada’s Librarians as Learning Specialists: Meeting the Learning Imperative for the 21st Century (Libraries Unlimited, 2008). I remember writing on the title page, “THIS IS WHY I BECAME A LIBRARIAN.” (If you don’t know this book, put it on your next book order and, in the meantime, read their SLM article that summarizes many of the key points.)
So when SLM’s editor, Deb Levitov, heard about Allison’s new project, we knew it should be shared. Allison is trying to transform schools by creating a dynamic community of kids, parents, and educators that inspires people to take action with the means at hand. To view the brand new site for her new project Just Start for Kids and Schools, click here.
Allison wants to hear what school librarians are doing right now in their libraries to inspire student ideas and action. She will write a feature article for SLM in the Fall, but she also wants YOU to be a driving force in the conversation on her site (screenshot below).