The library media center at my school, Richmond Elementary in Richmond Vermont, has received an enormous gift: a pilot year with an entirely flexible schedule. This is the Holy Grail of elementary school library work: an opportunity for collaborative teaching and creative learning far beyond what fits into a fixed schedule of once-a-week library classes.
I’m thrilled and honored to be trusted with this pilot year in 2015-2016. As much as possible I’ll be sharing the planning and results of this year of change, in the hope that something I post here can help other librarians advocate for more collaborative schedules at their schools. Please join me for the journey.