I’m Wendy, aka “Elementary Library Mama” and I’m so glad you stopped by! I live in the Midwest and have been an elementary library media specialist for twenty years. I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Masters of Arts in Library Information Science. Prior to becoming a media specialist, I taught for two years teaching second and third grade.
I’m married to my college sweetheart and we are the proud parents of one son and two daughters. When my children were little, they always called me “Mama” instead of “Mommy”. I am so blessed to be a Mama that I wanted to incorporate this word into my blog title. Thus, Elementary Library Mama was born!
Obviously, I am a strong believer in the importance of school libraries and librarians/media specialists. School media specialists are first and foremost, TEACHERS. We constantly strive to be knowledgeable in literature trends, curriculum, and the latest technology. We provide a nurturing environment where students can come to pursue their own reading interests and learn critical information literacy skills. We really are the “heart” of the school!
I started my TeachersPayTeachers store in the summer of 2013 and continue to focus on creating resources that would help me in my own library media center.
My goal is to provide unique tips, ideas and quality resources to help school librarians/media specialists keep their students engaged and in love with reading and learning.
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