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SCHL 5100 Auraria Research 2014

This is a place for you to post your reflections of the articles you identified on the history and tradition of school libraries.See More
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"Hi, Kendall: Welcome to the community it is a great place to ask questions and share best practices.  You can see our class under the "Groups" tab."
Shannon Keown commented on David Sanger's group SCHL 5100 Auraria Research 2014
"About Denise's second article, I also enjoyed reading this article. It reminded me of the second article I reviewed about the organizational challenges that school libraries are facing today due to the change in tools and resources."
Shannon Keown commented on David Sanger's group SCHL 5100 Auraria Research 2014
"About Helen's article on Preparing Future Librarians, I think it's interesting that the field has not changed much since social libraries were created in the US back in the antebellum era. I hope that further research gets completed to…"
Shannon Keown commented on David Sanger's group SCHL 5100 Auraria Research 2014
"Abarbanel, E., Davis, S., Hand, D., & Wittmer, M. (2013). The new school library. Independent School. 72 (4), 68-74. This article discusses the correlation between the restructuring of school library services with the exponential growth of…"
Jennifer Martin commented on David Sanger's group SCHL 5100 Auraria Research 2014
"Denise, Thank you for sharing the article about the role of librarians today. I often tell the staff (and students) at my buildings that I am not just the "checker outer" as I call it! I am constantly reminding them of my role as a…"
Jennifer Martin commented on David Sanger's group SCHL 5100 Auraria Research 2014
"Janette, I was intrigued when you mentioned how early libraries were organized and how chaotic it was. I sometimes find myself looking at my shelves and wanting to organize by size or all hardbacks together, etc...! I have to remind myself it is not…"
Jennifer Martin commented on David Sanger's group SCHL 5100 Auraria Research 2014
"As I began to research, I was pleasantly reminded of the amount of content and the variety of resources that are available on databases. Just like “surfing the internet”, I found myself reading several articles before choosing two to…"

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About Me:
I am a Colorado native who is interested in making Colorado the best possible place for its residents. I believe that the way to do this is through education and political action. I spent many years as a teacher and librarian in the Denver Public Schools. I now split my time between teaching in the School Library Program at the University of Colorado Denver and as the Director of Library Services for the Denver Public Schools.
Current position and employment location
Instructor, School Library Program, University of Colorado Denver
Director of Educational Technology and Library Services, Denver Public Schools.
Favorite Book:
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Favorite Library:
Norlin -- CU Boulder

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Welcome Back!

Please welcome back to the UCD Family, Dr. Laura Summers.  Dr. Summers has returned to The University in the area of Teacher Effectiveness and will again direct the School Library Program!  Welcome Laura.

Posted on March 2, 2014 at 8:09pm

Where are the opportunities in the Common Core State Standards?

The Common Core State Standards offer opportunities for librarians.  It is up to us to prove how valuable we are in this work.  There are a couple of resources that I believe will make this work easier.  Check out:

--The latest edition of School Library Journal.

--Another site I have found useful is edutopia's…


Posted on August 5, 2013 at 10:17pm

Do you know teachers interested in entering the library field?

If you know someone considering a degree in schools libraries, have them check out the program here at University of Colorado Denver.  Participants earn a masters degree in only 30 semester hours, and are fully prepared to lead a modern school library.  Shown below is the course list., and here is a link to additional information on the…


Posted on July 11, 2013 at 2:50pm

75th Year of Caldecott Awards

Join  in celebrating 75 years of distinguished picture books!  You can use the Caldecott badge on you website or Facebook page.  There are also plenty of activities to do with kids!  Caldecott Medal Activities…


Posted on July 9, 2013 at 4:16pm

Outstanding Program Graduate 2013

At the University of Colorado Graduation on May 18,

Anne Stylianou was honored as the Outstanding School Library Graduate of the Year!  Congratulations Anne!…


Posted on May 27, 2013 at 6:40pm

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At 8:01pm on August 21, 2013, Sarah Uhl said…

Thank you for the warm welcome! I am very excited by my decision to become a Teacher-Librarian, and the program looks like it is very well-designed. I'm looking forward to working with you!

At 12:22pm on August 21, 2012, Mary Cummings said…

Thank you! I'm really looking forward to starting the UCD Library program this semester.

At 1:35pm on June 26, 2010, Ed Hockersmith said…
Thanks, David. This semester I'm teaching School Library Curriculum, so we're spending a lot of time on AASL L4L and the Common Core Standards.
At 6:46pm on May 7, 2010, Lisa Coyle said…
Thanks, Dave! You rock!
At 10:47am on May 6, 2010, Lisa Coyle said…
Hey, Dave! I'm looking forward to this summer's Leadership class -- the light at the end of the tunnel! I'd like to order my textbook(s) as soon as possible. Could you drop me a comment with the details so I can be sure I order the right book(s)? Thanks!
At 7:22pm on May 3, 2010, JoAnn Johnston said…
Thanks Prof. Sanger. I'll give it my best effort.
At 2:09pm on October 19, 2009, Jody K. Howard said…
Yes, I may wreck the neighborhood but will try my best to bee good!
At 7:02pm on August 17, 2009, Suzanne Cucchetti said…
Thanks! And thanks for letting me add on to your class - I'm a little nervous about taking two classes my first semester with a full teaching load during the day, but I'm sure I'll be fine.
At 1:34pm on July 28, 2009, Christina Domanik said…
Why, yes, you will! I am very excited to begin the program. Thanks for the welcome!
At 1:26pm on June 8, 2009, Susie Lackey said…
Keeping current? Tools seem to change daily! Thanks for your kind words.



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