To: ACGC Staff and Students
Date: August 1, 2011
From: Tami Tagtow, ACGC Media Specialist (K-12)
This year I would like to challenge ACGC Staff and Students to Look At our ACGC Media Centers in a new and different way. Times Are Changing
** Our ACGC Media Center is here to enrich our curriculum and to help our ACGC students have a richer
experience at school.
** Title Peek ~ an addition to Destiny this year = everyone who uses our Card Catalog will also be able to “see” the cover of the book. Destiny Quest = ACGC on-line card catalog.
** Blogging ~ an invitation from the West Central Tribune and the Independent Review to blog on their newspaper web sites. How can ACGC be a part of this?
** Researching ~ does ACGC want to include these and other community projects? Veteran’s History Project ~ Poetry Month ~ ……….
** Reflecting ~ I will be sharing results at our State Level ~ MEMO=Minnesota Educational Media Organization ~ Fixed and Flexible Scheduling ~ MEMO
Visioning Committee ~ other topics to discuss? ~ ……….
MEMO Standards ~ click here.
The Daring Librarian ~ click here.
“How can the Media Center help you?
Tami Tagtow’s note: Permission granted by Carl A. Harvey to share A Library Media Specialist is: within the school where I work.
A Library Media Specialist:
is a teacher ~ teaching students how to be information literate.
is a collaborator ~ working with teachers to plan, instruct and evaluate student learning.
is a resource locator ~ helping you find answers to questions and helping find resources.
is a communicator ~ talking and sharing about how the library relates to the vision of the school.
is an innovator ~ willing to try new things ~ looking for new ways to get even better.
has a global perspective ~ working with everyone and seeing the dynamics of the entire school.
loves to learn ~ about new ideas and strategies for working with students and teachers.
is a lifelong learner ~ modeling that for their students and teachers.
is a technology integrator ~ using technology in their instruction.
But most of all, the Library Media Specialist does not work alone. For a school to have a successful library media program it takes everyone (the library media specialist,
teacher, administrators, and the library media staff) working together for the benefit of the students.
Photo: Tami Tagtow