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Library Orientation 2023-24 & Welcome Back Students!

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Welcome back, friends! I begin my 23 year in public education and in preparation for the school year, I realized that I never published my own library orientation !!! 🀯 Therefore... DMS Library Expectations Presentation by Eboni Darnell Here's our "Back-to-School" Newsletter too!

When Overreach Becomes an Oversight Nightmare: Discussing the Intersectionality of Intellectual Freedom & Truthful Multiculturalism in Literature

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Join me today at 4:30 PM EST for a FREE school librarian professional development! The Boss Librarian and Awaken Librarian teamed up for another year of school librarian professional development. This time, for 4 whole days! When Overreach Becomes an Oversight by Jean Darnell #KCSaidIt, true to her word, if you missed the wonderfully, FREE #BossLibrarianPD, then please check out my RECORDED session here :

End of the Year Newsletter!

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Hello Friends! We've reached May! Here in Texas, we have less than a month left before it's SUMMER, SUMMER, SUMMER TIME!!!!🎢🎡 It's also Asian American Pacific Islander Month and on the 4th of May is Star Wars Day! Rest assured that this newsletter hits all the highlights and celebrations this month has in store. Most importantly, for those students following this blog, ALL LIBRARY BOOKS ARE DUE BACK BY MAY 12, 2023! You can come in the library to return them OR drop them off in the C-hallway book-drop. I kept the newsletter short, which in kid language is long still. But what can I say--I've a way with words! πŸ˜‚ Enjoy! Happy #AAPIHeritageMonth everyone!!! So excited to be celebrating with you all! A reminder that Asian Americans are not a monolith—we are a huge, wonderful community made up of people from many difficult cultures! So read widely! Be inspired! Learn & enjoy!!! ❤️πŸ“šπŸ§§πŸ˜πŸ”₯🀩 pic.twitter.com/Zso22UKsMm — Kelly Yang (@kellyyanghk) May 1, 2023

Using AI for Literacy: Exciting Prompts to Engage Learners and Librarians

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Here's a slide presentation of the same information with active "Open" link tabs that take you to a detailed explanation and sample of ChatGPT's work. It will explain exactly how you can use ChatGPT to expand literacy initiatives. Now for THE GOOD STUFF!!! Hot off the press and in collaboration with THE Matt Miller from Ditch that Textbook , here's a wonderful video that discusses my interaction with ChatGPT by Open AI: For the full lesson post directly from Ditch That Textbook, all you have to do is click here . AI for Literacy by Jean Darnell

April's Here!! Time to Hug Your Favorite Librarian!

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I'm excited to share what's going on this month in the library. Yes, the newsletter below is a "call to action," but even more importantly, it's time to love your librarian! If People Magazine can celebrate our 2 AWESOME Texas Librarians (Yay, Carolyn and Becky!) making strides to keep students at the center of their book-choice selections for their own development and curiosities regarding their love of reading, then so can you! Meet all of the Texas Librarians you can this month at the Texas Library Association's Annual Conference in Austin , April 19-22, 2023. I'll be there interacting and uplifting as many of us as I can.πŸ’œ Within this newsletter you'll find all sorts of goodies from the wonders of AI (which I used to create this nifty, alter ego version of me ABOVE ☝🏾⏫☝🏾 ) to the actions you can take to speak-up about your LOVE for the library. Yes, it's a wee-bit long, but it's OUR LIBRARY MONTH, and everything is on the line in

Her Story. Her Words. Her Heart.

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Happy Women's Herstory (not HIStory) Month! I've often discussed the "glows-n-grows" of being a woman, therefore, I will keep my thoughts brief. Every woman walking this earth, lived inside her grandmother, as women are born with all the eggs she'll ever release. Having said that, I ache that I never birthed a daughter to continue the tradition of holding my daughter/grand-daughter within my being to transfer any bit of extra love and support I could muster as a mother. Through miscarriages and unsurvivable births, I know the importance of the female body and the strength it takes to carry, birth and nourish life. Women and only women know that magnitude of humanity. Let us excel in equality, endurance and empathy. We're a profession of healers, nurturers and parents. Every bit of our essence is worth its weight in gold...and the world must reflect, uplift and value women. Period. Enjoy this month's newsletter and treat the women in your life to a