By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor
AAPS librarians wanted to let students and families know they miss them and hope they keep reading.
So Lisa Pham, a librarian at Bach and Angell elementary schools, solicited video clips from fellow librarians and created a video of book sharing in action.
“We decided to do it in a fun way that will hopefully bring a smile to their faces,” says Pham, “A book share video seemed to be the perfect way to do this.”
AAPS librarians offer teachers an ‘Ask-an-Expert’ live office hour sessions each week via Google Meet to help provide personalized training on a variety of tools and resources used for delivering online instruction.
“We know that navigating the world of digital platforms and the plethora of currently available free resources can be challenging,” says Pham, “so our team has also created how-to guides and compiled free ebook, audiobook, and research resources all in one place on the staff AAPS Learning On Demand website.”
The librarians have also compiled a variety of digital resources available for students on their school library websites. Some of those include free access to online books, read alouds, virtual field trips, and research resources.
Notes Huron teacher librarian Jennifer Colby: “The librarians of the AAPS Library Services Department miss our students and staff but we are still here—at home— to support our patrons with their reading and research needs,”
For help finding resources, contact your school librarian.