Are you just starting out in school libraries as a new teacher, or transferring from the classroom? Are you a library veteran in search of revitalization and inspiration?
Shelley Riskin, Library Muse, leads after-school workshops to help you create your own exciting, 21st-century Library Media Center that's a focal point of engaged learning.
Shelley shares her dynamic framework for achievement— Vision/Strategy/Action—as well as a variety of her unique displays, programs, and resources—in her 3-workshop series, Creating Your Ideal Library Media Center: From Vision To Reality.
You'll come away with a big-picture approach, fresh ideas, insightful interaction with your colleagues, and renewed enthusiasm for revitalizing your own library media center.
The Library Muse is available to lead these and a variety of other programs and workshops in your school or district.
For more info on workshops or to book the Muse, contact Shelley: firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 847-767-7419
Libraries are Essential: Connecting to Youth in Your Community
Shelley speaks about the 21st-century educational focus on standards, assessment, and collaboration; she shows you how she uses this focus to demonstrate the value of school librarians to student achievement and life-long learning.
North Suburban Library System
Educational Leadership Participation—By Invitation
Waukegan Public Schools
Professional Development Seminar Sp[eaker
It exceeded my expectations. I didn't think I'd actually craft a vision statement of my own.
Far more inspiring than I expected - the description didn't do it justice.
Your workshop gave me a fresh outlook. I feel energized to be more creative, to motivate our students to get more interested in our collection.
We’re so caught up in the day-to-day that we forget about the big picture. Thanks for putting it back into perspective!
Considering that your audience was so broad—elementary and middle school non-certified library assistants as well as middle school and high school certified librarians—positions that are quite different—you did a great presentation. You made everything interesting, even when not directly applicable to the age range of my students.
After spending so much time working in my own little island, it was great to have the opportunity to talk to other librarians about our challenges!
Fun and very useful professional development session. Wonderful program ideas, resources and personal stories. Excellent and well-organized!
Great presentation! Thank You!
"Choosing a ‘Just-Right’ Book"
Presentation to CASLN
Glenview 34 Board of Education
School Library Journal
Annual Leadership Conference
2006 - present
School Library Journal
Focus Group Leader for Publisher Ron Shank and
Editor Brian Kenney