In January 2022, the School Librarian Learning Network began as a website. It was designed as a "landing page" for school librarians from all over. We attempt to provide links to resources that school librarians will find helpful. It's a completely volunteer effort, created and maintained by Steve Tetreault.
This website began with an idea and a conversation.
Multiple state school librarian organizations and/or their chapters work together to create online professional development opportunities on a rotating basis that can be presented and shared by members from all the states.
Increase the number of learning opportunities for members
Make it easier for each state to create learning opportunities by reducing the amount of preparation needed by each state
Increase cooperation between state organizations
Help members connect across state lines
Help members see issues from the point of view of colleagues in different places
Providing a variety of perspectives on topics of interest
Create a “bank” of recorded online learning that members can reference at will (though live sessions will hopefully be the main avenue of access)
The School Librarian Learning Network began when Steve Tetreault wondered, "What if school librarian organizations worked together to offer members from all over the opportunity to learn with, and from, each other?"
In November 2021, Steve reached out to Amanda Jones, K.C. Boyd, and Courtney Pentland to start a coalition of state organizations and school library leaders.
Their ideas resulted in this website, and its first virtual learning offerings, at the beginning of 2022.
The School Librarian Learning Network is open to all school librarians and their organizations.
We hope you will find our site a helpful "launch pad" for expanding school librarian knowledge!