Central Valley Public-School Library Collaboration

On Thursday, April 26th, librarians from the Central Valley School Library Consortium* and the San Joaquin Valley Library System met at FPU to collaborate on ways to develop stronger school/public library partnerships to benefit the valley’s K-12 students.   Topics of discussion included: 1. Current collaboration/outreach efforts Cross-promotion of the public library’s Big Read program & Summer Reading […]

Celebrating School Library Month with New Research on California’s School Libraries

April is School Library Month and it also happens to be National Library Week, so it seems fitting that I share the results of my dissertation research entitled A Collective Case Study to Examine Administrators’ Instructional Leadership Perspective of the Role of Instructional Coaches and Teacher Librarians in California Public Schools.  It is available for download here: http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/doctoral/1663.   […]

TL Program Alumna Spotlight: Tanya Whitehouse

Congratulations to Tanya Whitehouse, who recently received her Master of Arts degree in School Library and Information Technology! Her thesis is entitled: Computer-Based Reading Versus Print-Based Reading: Effectiveness and Preference for the High School Population.  She shared the following about her thesis journey:  “The thesis process was challenging. There were times I wished I was in a […]

AASL 2017 National Conference Highlights

This past week I attended the American Association of School Librarians Conference to take an in-depth look at the new National School Library Standards and begin planning for how we will integrate these into the Teacher Librarian Program coursework: The opening general session keynote speaker was Jaime Casap, Google Education Evangelist.  His main point was […]

TL Program Alumnus Spotlight: Travis Harding

The following was written by Travis W. Harding, FPU Teacher Librarian Services Credential alumnus (2014-2017) and teacher librarian at Atwater High School in Atwater, California: The decision to transition from a high school classroom teacher to a teacher librarian was a monumental moment in my career as a professional educator. After twelve wonderful and successful years in […]

TL Program Faculty, 2017-2018

Eric Wheeler is currently the Teacher Librarian at Sunnyside High School in Fresno Unified School District in Fresno, CA and has served in several leadership roles in the school library and educational technology fields since 2000.  He holds a M.A. in Teaching with an emphasis in Language Arts Education and two California credentials: Teacher Librarian […]

Implications of Makerspaces for School Libraries

Our Teacher Librarian Program candidates continue to add research to the school library field! Benet Hammoudeh recently completed the requirements for the Master of Arts in School Library & Information Technology. Her thesis, entitled Implications of Makerspaces for School Libraries, outlines the following: This study was conducted in a large, comprehensive high school in California […]

Guided Inquiry Design Workshop

On March 14th and 15th, several FPU Teacher Librarian Program students attended the first two days of a workshop focused on Guided Inquiry design (GId).  The workshop was hosted by Selma Unified (thanks to Maria Petropulos, District Library Coordinator and adjunct instructor for our TL Program!) and facilitated by Leslie Maniotes, co-author of Guided Inquiry […]

CSLA Conference 2017

FPU Teacher Librarian Program students, alumni, and friends enjoyed meeting one another in person at the California School Library Association Conference in Rohnert Park this past weekend!  We’re looking forward to attending next year’s conference, which will be held close to FPU – at Tenaya Lodge near Yosemite National Park.