Thursday, March 20, 2008

Carmen Deedy Named Spokesperson for School Library Media Month

Find the official press release here.

Can I just say how much I LOVE this woman! She is a local Atlantan and I have had the pleasure of hosting her at my school two times. Not only are her books just FABULOUS (I read The Library Dragon EVERY year to my students) she is an incredible storyteller. I figure anyone who can keep a group of middle school kids (6th, 7th & 8th grade) not just quiet, but in AWE of her story has a gift! She is also a really FUN person to have hang out at your school for the day!

If you click on the link above, you have access to public service announcements from ALA that you can download and show on your school wide announcements during the month of April.

If you are a school library media specialist or just a lover of the school library make sure to get the word out about how GREAT and NEEDED School Library Media Specialists are to education!!

1 comment:

Cathy Puett Miller said...

I love Carmen too. I used to live in the Atlanta area and was privileged to get to know her through Virginia Meldrum of the Owl's Tree Bookstore. I'm now in Huntsville AL but still come to GA fairly often for media specialist and teacher training plus parent events! Speaking up for the voice of the librarian is indeed very important!

I believe, more than ever, that the media specialists and children's librarians are the voices crying in the wilderness, promoting the behavior and habit and joy of reading. All us voices need to chime in together!