Why branding your school library matters
I did not believe that there was an easier citation tool than easybib. It was my go to citation generator in college, graduate school, as an ILA teacher and as a librarian...and it failed me this school year.
The ads were distracting to my middle school students, the pop-up videos were a hindrance to the work we had to accomplish in a 50 minute class period; and I could see the mounting frustration in my students' faces as they ran into roadblock after roadblock trying to use what I kept telling them was the best option out there. But, boy was I wrong!
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Quick and Easy MLA and APA Citations
It is not a myth my friends. The new tool I found really is all that and a bag of chips! It has truly changed my students outlook on having to complete a works cited page or bibliography.
I and my students are officially hooked on a free citation tool called mybib.com. This is a FREE, no advertising sidebar, pop-up absent, MLA and APA citation generator for students.
If you want to read more about how my students are taking notes for research, or just need a place for students to apply their use of mybib.com, check out this posting about Teaching Research in the Middle School Classroom.
Disclaimer: I am in no way sponsored by this resource, nor am I paid in anyway to promote it. These thoughts and opinions are completely my own.
Middle Grade Read Alikes: Free Printables
November is the month of thankfulness and sharing our gratitude for those who are a part of our lives. I would like to extend my gratitude to each of you reading this post! I am including the link to a FREE set of middle grade read alike lists you can print out and use today in your library or classroom.
I know how busy this time of year can get and having a prepared read alike list can be useful to build a display, support a teacher or student or even parent unsure of what they want to read next. These read alike lists have been designed using five titles from the Maryland Black Eyed Susan Nominees for grades 6-9 for 2019. I hope you find this to be a useful tool as you start your holiday season.
Starting a blog has been an overwhelming and daunting process, clearly as I have not posted since July. I have been astounded by the number of people who have purchased items from my TPT store since it launched in March, but for me it has been my greatest pleasure, in this process of developing a brand, to participate in the community of librarians which I have joined through Instagram.
I am amazed and inspired daily with the awesome and edgy work that you are all doing for our field and our students. It has been so refreshing to see librarians build each other up and encourage them in their work. So, it is with gratitude and humility that I continue to look to you for ideas, professional guidance and support. Please know that you are amazing and your work is meaningful!
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Hi! I'm Sarah, a school librarian and former middle school English teacher. I empower school librarians to use branding and marketing skills in order to build culture, get visible and advocate for their library.