260: Who does the library belong to?
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Often the cliche 'the library is the heart of the school' is heard in literacy circles...but what does it mean to listen to a library's heartbeat?
On the podcast this week we hear directly from award-winning librarian Karina Quilantán about the journey she's explored in telling the story of her library.
We also discuss the way librarians and educators can learn from one another through social media. If you are curious to learn more about what a 'future-ready' library is all about, Karina has stellar advice to share.
Learn more about this week's guest:
Karina Quilantán, also known as “Q.”, is an award-winning library media specialist, international presenter, and keynote speaker from the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. She has been an educator for over a decade and has earned array of digital credentials including Apple, Google, and Microsoft for Education certifications. Karina’s love for educational technology has allowed her to expand her library programming beyond the classroom and she loves finding innovative ways to keep her students and staff engaged in the learning process. In addition to her love of librarianship and professional development, she maintains several social media channels and moderates a professional learning network called RGV Library Squad which earned her the Texas Library Association Media Virtual Presence Award. Karina currently serves on the Texas Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Committee, TxLA Social Media Committee, and is the Libraries Lead for MagiKids. She was also a TCEA Library Media Specialist Finalist in 2021 and was named the 2022 Texas Library Association Librarian of the Year. When she is not learning and empowering her community, she can be found playing video games, Magic the Gathering, or reading comics on her very comfy couch. You can connect with Karina Q. on any social media outlet by following her @cuethelibrarian or following her blog cuethelibrarian.com.
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