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.


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


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.

Crowdsourcing Your Library Challenges: Internet@Schools West and Internet Librarian 2010!

If you are attending Internet Librarian or Internet@Schools West this month, save the time and date for our interactive and participatory “Crowdsourcing Your Library Challenges” session!  If you are not attending in person, we invite you to join us virtually—we will be posting our virtual channels for participation for those of you attending from afar to our wiki very soon!  Whether you work in a school (independent or public) library, academic library, or public library, this session is for you.

Internet @ Schools West 2010, Session S-203
Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 1:30–2:30PM
Presented by Elisabeth Abarbanel, Michelle Fromme, Andrew Shuping, and Buffy Hamilton

About Our Session:

In this session, a panel of librarian leaders from public school and independent school libraries, academic libraries, and public libraries will model and engage in collaborative problem-solving and participatory librarianship by hosting a panel discussion in which participants will be invited to share challenges they are facing in their library settings. They will create conversations around these challenges and use the “wisdom of the crowd”—that’s YOU—to help explore creative solutions to challenges. Not only will they tap into the energies of participants who are physically present, but they’ll also invite virtual participation from the library community at large who may not be in physical attendance to help contribute to these conversations. They will utilize face to face dialogue as well as virtual means including Poll Everywhere, Skype, Twitter, and other cloud computing applications to expand the “room” and the wisdom that can be gained through personal learning networks.

In the meantime, we invite you to submit a challenge you need help solving via:

You can also Tweet at any one of us or use our session hashtag, #crowd10