Monday, February 5, 2018

A New Adventure

This blog represents an effort to move beyond my Corvallis Middle School Library website. That site seemed like a good idea when I created it four or five years ago, but in the last couple of years I have barely glanced at it, let alone updated it or encouraged my students and colleagues to use it.

So, a blog. Which feels a bit behind the times, too. But I will give it a try.

About the name, "Librarian Without Walls." I stole this from a presentation at the NCCE Conference in 2013. I have the opportunity to help out with the CMS Outdoor Education program. We take kids hiking and biking in local wildlife refuges and national forest trails, where we identify some of the local floral and fauna, write in nature journals, and do our best to take advantage of the wild places so close to us in the Bitterroot Valley. I am also involved with a MakerSpace program developed by spectrUM, and while much of what we do is within the confines of the library, we do look outward, including trips to the Fab Lab at the Bitterroot College in Hamilton.

More about all of this later. For now, I will aim to post something each week and see if a blog by a librarian from a middle school in the Bitterroot can reach beyond the walls of the library.