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Paulette wrote:

"The sad part about all of this is that when I went to get my masters in library 
media; the curriculm required me to take more credit hours than that of a teacher 
pursuing thier master in Education."

I tell this to the kids. I tell them that a librarian is more than a teacher 
because we need master's degrees before we can even step into a library, while a 
teacher just needs 4 years of college to step into a classroom. At least that's the 
way it is in NYC.

______________________________
Patricia Sarles, MA, MLS
Jerome Parker Campus Library
100 Essex Drive
Staten Island, NY 10314
voice: 718 370-6950 x1321
fax: 718 370-6960
psarles@schools.nyc.gov

"Ten guards and the warden couldn't have torn me out of those books. Months passed 
without even thinking about being imprisoned....I had never been so truly free in 
my life." - Malcolm X 

"Some kids go to the library ... Others to the street. But they can't go to the 
libraries if the libraries are closed." - Officer Dombranski, NYPD 

"Kids are living stories every day that we wouldn't let them read." -Josh Westbrook 

"The best morals kids get from any book is just the capacity to empathize with 
other people, to care about the characters and their feelings. So you donít have to 
write a preachy book to do that. You just have to make it a fun book with 
characters they care about, and they will become better people as a result." - 
Louis Sachar 

"Our schools are filled with kids who have been treated badly all their lives. They 
don't tell anyone, because there is shame in being treated badly. Many-girls and 
boys-have been sexually mistreated. Still others struggle in fear with sexual 
identity. They respond with eating disorders, cutting, suicidal thought or action. 
I can't tell you how many letters I've received from kids who found a friend in one 
of my books, a character who speaks to them. And if I get those letters, think of 
the letters Walter Dean Myers, or Lois Lowry, or Judy Blume get, thanking us for 
letting them know, through literature, that they are not alone. In light of all 
that, there's really only one thing to say to the censors. Shut up."-Chris Crutcher



-----Original Message-----
From: School Library Media & Network Communications on behalf of PM Chatman
Sent: Thu 12/24/2009 11:47 AM
To: LM_NET@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
Subject: Re: Christmas slap in the face!
 
The sad part about all of this is that when I went to get my masters in library 
media; the curriculm required me to take more credit hours than that of a teacher 
pursuing thier master in Education.Teachers fail to reaalize that we know more 
about the school's curriculm better than they do.  I know from experience.  I sell 
myself through the students: when I conduct my lessons,  I always hear from the 
teachers we are just about to start that lesson.  I always say I know that is why I 
introduced it to the children to give them some introduction to the topic. 

 

Just think what will happen to students if they did not have libarians/libraries.  
Wow, no specials time, no book fairs, no leisure reading, no computers, etc.  What 
would the school culture/climate be with out us the 'NOT REAL TEACHERS'??????

 

I have my principal's license as well. I overheard teacher say what does a gym, 
music, art & librarian teacher know about leading a building.  They just do not 
know that we 'Specialist teacher' have more experience with leadership then a 
typical classroom teacher.  I just can't stand it.  Within my school district, 
Cincinnati Public Schools, the librarians are taking control. We are gaining more 
respect from the district as a whole. We currently hold our own Professional 
Development days district wide :)

 

 

We will get the respect we need.

 

We have also passed our public library levy to keep our public libraries open !!

Paulette Simpson

South Avondale School

Cincinnati, OH

okgirl1969@hotmail.com


 
> Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2009 10:13:56 -0500
> From: sun85@AOL.COM
> Subject: Re: [LM_NET] Christmas slap in the face!
> To: LM_NET@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
> 
> Fortunately, for every slap there are several grateful students and their 
> parents, and even some of the teachers with whom we collaborate. I am 
> usually more taken aback when the slap (however inadvertent) comes from within 
> the school. 
> 
> Two weeks ago a recent graduate stopped by to say hi (he loves the library, 
> did a ton of learning in it with me, and always comes back to say hi and 
> even help out). He said he needed some reference letters, but when he 
> asked our guidance counselor if he should ask me for one, she told him no, the 
> letters had to come from "real teachers." SIGH. :-) 
> 
> I am far better at letting these things roll off me that I used to be. I 
> used the opportunity to at least educate this student that I have the same 
> teacher certification as everyone else in the building, hoping that he will 
> be a messenger to the outside world if the topic should arise again. I am 
> already confident that he views me as a true teacher. And yes, he asked 
> me for a reference letter in spite of her advice. One person at a time!
> 
> Steve
> 
> 
> 
> Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, 
> discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things 
> distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. Thomas Carlyle
> 
> Steve Patnode, MLS
> Grades 7-12 SLMS
> Chazy Central Rural School
> Chazy, NY 12921
> sun85@aol.com
> 
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