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Back to Work

Well, summer is over and it is time to head back to work for the Gibraltar School District.  I look forward to another great school year.  I am very thankful to continue in my position as Teacher Librarian.  This year I am also responsible for Shumate Middle School, so this will be a challenge.  I still do not even know how I am going to be able provide library services for nearly two thousand students.  I have heard some rumblings at recent school board meetings that my former colleague may be reinstated back at Shumate.  I hope this is the case.  She did a wonderful job at Shumate Middle School!

It will be an exciting year either way.  Both libraries have new computer labs and it appears I will have a book budget to purchase new selections for the libraries.  Buying new books is one of the best parts of my job.  I try to get feedback and input from the students.  While I try to keep up on what kids are reading, my best recommendations come from my students.  It has been encouraging in recent years observing the number of students reading at Carlson High School.  I am not going to lie, The Twilight collection has a lot to do with the boom in reading at Carlson.  The books are always flying off the shelves.  Now to just find some new hot reads for the 2010-2011 school year.  I hope everyone has a great first week back to school (next week for students, this week for most teachers). 

Also, I bit the bullet and started a Twitter page for The Geekly Reader.  You can now follow the Geekly Reader on twiter, at

Check it out and start to follow.  We will see how it goes.


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