Library Camp Reflection

September 17, 2019 10:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Library Camp 2019 was full of useful and relevant resources that I wanted to explore before writing a blog entry. The opening session with Ali Schlepp helped ground my focus and energize me, giving me a feeling of optimism and solidarity in the school library field at a national level. 

The first session with Stephanie Charlefour had great database resources, and was incredibly well-researched and thorough in its reviews and utility. She introduced me to many as we work together, but I hadn’t explored many in depth and it really helped that she took the time to speak with the representatives to talk about costs and practical uses!

The collaborative session was huge, and t was lovely networking with such an engaged and passionate group of local librarians!

After lunch where I got to meet more amazing people and learn about their libraries, I explored Google Sites with Justine Thain. She helped me see places I could tweak in my own site and add interesting elements to polish it. Especially useful was the emphasis on universal accessibility. She gave us step-by-step tutorials so everyone could learn together at their own pace.

The end of the day is always my favorite, when Chris Rose brings his arsenal of new books and reads to us. This is a memorable experience! He has such a gift for humor and a passion for communicating his love of literature. Here’s his list of book from this season,

Leaving this final session I felt impassioned, empowered and ready to start the school year with new ideas and resources. As the classes are starting, I am continually reminded of conversations and ideas shared from this summer day. Thanks NHSLMA!

Lisa Wiley - Cutler School Library

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