Buffy Hamilton

Video: The Librarian as a Catalyst and Learning Specialist in K12

English teacher Lisa Kennedy and librarian Buffy Hamilton discuss partnerships for learning between the librarian and classroom teacher; they also share how this partnership between librarian and teacher influences Lisa’s evolution as a teacher and her instructional design and in turn, Buffy’s practice as a librarian.

References:

Harada, V. H., & Zmuda, A. (2008, April). Reframing the library media specialist as a learning specialist. School Library Monthly, 24(8). Retrieved from http://www.schoollibrarymonthly.com/‌articles/‌Zmuda&Harada2008v24nn8p42.html

SXSW 2012 PanelPicker Entry: “Students, New Media, and the Myth of Tech Fluency”

I’m honored to be included with Lisa Carlucci Thomas, Jaime Corris Hammond, and Brian Wall in a SXSW 2012 PanelPicker Entry, “Students, New Media, and the Myth of Tech Fluency”!  Please consider voting for our proposal by clicking here.

Upcoming Webinar—Diving into Digital Books: Adding eReaders to Your School Library

http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/Digital_Books

TL Virtual Cafe – Digital_Books via kwout

Please join us Monday evening, May 2 at 8PM EST,  for the Teacher Librarian Cafe, “Diving into Digital Books:  Adding eReaders to Your School Library.”

Guests: Buffy J. Hamilton & Jennifer LaGarde
Host: Gwyneth Jones
May 2 – 8pm EST
Learn Central Page
Participant Link
Kindles, Nooks and iPads, Oh My! Implementing eReaders into your library program is about more than just jumping on the latest technological bandwagon or attempting to reinvent your library in order to stay relevant. It’s about good practice. Join Buffy Hamilton and Jennifer LaGarde as they discuss how eReaders have helped them provide students with a) access to the most up to date titles, b) the unique ability to efficiently link works of fiction with nonfiction resources and, c) the opportunity to interact with texts in ways that are simply not possible with traditional, library owned, books – all in an environment that both appeals to and enhances their skills as 21st century learners.

My slidedeck for the webinar will be posted to the webinar wiki Monday evening after the webinar; you will also be able to access the webinar archives from the session page if you cannot attend the live session.