Happy New Year! Winter quarter has begun and brings with it a new internship for me. This quarter I’ll be working with a high school librarian at a local public school. We’ve discussed several projects I can do in order to promote and advocate library services and resources to students and teachers. A huge one we’re both really excited about is integrating library iPads into classroom projects. See, this librarian is a ROCKSTAR–she recognized that many students at the school do not have access to digital devices at home, and wanted to give them the opportunity to explore this media. So, she did what a rockstar librarian does and applied for–and received–three different grants in order to purchase 30 iPads and an accompanying charging cart. One teacher has already signed up for a chance to use them in his honors class. I’m eager to see what the project is and how we can make this a positive learning experience for everyone.
To promote library services, I’ll create some infographics on library services and a slide show of book covers. Hopefully I can present book talks to several freshman classes as well.
So much to look forward to in 2015!