School Librarians on Technology, Book Review, and the Power of Libraries | Teachers Lounge Podcast

We’re back! It’s 2023! We also have a brand new episode starring Deborah Weir – librarian and IMC coordinator at Zion-Benton Township High School. She is also the president of the Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE).

Surprisingly, Deborah is the first school librarian we meet on the show. We talked to her about school library responsibilities, censorship; media literacy, technology – then reading, and we ended with some book recommendations.

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show notes

Educator in this episode: Deborah Will

Stories in this episode:

Rockford community disappointed by school board’s response to violent school protests

Music: The theme music for our show comes from Northern Illinois band “Kindoves” and their songs “Popn”, “Origins” and “Quiche”. You can find more of their music on their Soundcloud page. You can also listen to episodes of WNIJ’s own Sessions in Studio A, featuring them.

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