“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
― Walt Disney Company
I’m getting so excited about the yearly Kentucky LMS refresher. It’s one of my favorite professional development days of the year. The event is hosted at various schools around KY every July. It coincides with the location/home of the KASL president and where they want to host the event. This year, James Allen, of Eminence Independent School system (formally my partner in crime) chose to host at North Oldham High School. NOHS is only twenty minutes from my house! What a treat… no cross-state drive this year!
I have decided to revive my presentation about infusing creativity in your library program. It’s called promote-your-library-with-pizzazz. I marked it as middle/high in the session description, but in the past, elementary folks have walked away with a few ideas too. I keep track of all of my library happenings through photos. Oh, how I wish I had a smart phone when I first began my career as a librarian! I can remember a lot of fun activities that I did with elementary students, but I didn’t take pictures to record it all. Yes, I had a camera years ago, but it just didn’t seem as handy as snapping photos with my phone. This past weekend, I looked through hundreds of photos in my google photos, searching for creative ideas and activities that we held at OCHS in the past couple of years. BTW- if you aren’t familiar with google photos, it’s the bomb! Check it out! Every photo I take on my iPad, iPhone, downloaded to my mac at home etc… are all uploaded to one storage facility. It is so easy to search for images when they are in google photos.
My hope is that all participants will take away a few ideas that they can implement immediately in their own school.