Monday, April 1, 2013

April is School Library Month: 30 Days and 30 Ways to Celebrate and Share

Once I realized that April was School Library Month I thought, "I know! I'll share one uber cool school library resource each day (on various social networks) as a way to show off what we do and celebrate the work of my colleagues!"

Then reality set in.  Despite my good intentions, I knew I'd find it tough to keep up with daily postings.

Not to be deterred, however, I decided to make a calendar of said resources.  A visual representation of how school libraries rock, impact student learning and are evolving to meet the needs of today's learners.  

Here's how I did it.
  1. I created the calendar in Pages for Mac.
  2. I saved it as an image file.
  3. I uploaded the image to Thing Link.
  4. I tagged one resource on each date.
And Voila! 

Now... here's what you do!

  1. Scroll over each date to see the resources.
  2. Click the edit button to add your own resources!
  3. Pay It Forward: Share these resources with someone who is important to your work.  And I'm not just talking about other school librarians.  I'm talking about principals, classroom teachers, school board members, legislators, parents, etc.  After all, for the next 30 days, you've got a great opener... "Hey, it's School Library Month so I thought I'd share..."  I know you can do it!

That said, it's School Library Month!  So let's celebrate together!


  1. Wow!! I love this! What a great idea! Thank you!

  2. I've pasted this link into my calendar to remind self to spice up my teacherpage throughout the month with some (or all) of these.

  3. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!

  4. Thanks so much - This is such a powerful resource for school librarians - I will be using it and sharing it.

  5. This is great, thanks so much! I, too, have time issues and always the best of intentions where my blog is concerned. Great idea to post the whole calendar at once and not have that daily post hanging over your head!

  6. Thanks for the inspiration once again. I am taking it on a more personal level and updating our Library facebook page daily with a service we offer the school community. In the weekly newsletter I am going to write a brief summary of these highlighted services for each week in the month of April AND, we have book week this month as well! Nothing like unintended serendipity!

  7. Thanks for including the WLMA "Teacher Librarians at the Heart of Student Learning" video on April 2nd. This librarians' habit of sharing goes a long way to creating a better world for all of us!