What kind of readers do we want our students to be? Some colleagues and I were discussing this at our state library organization’s conference in June of 2016. We all agreed that we want our students to be motived, social readers. We want our kids to love reading and to share their reading lives with each other. We want our teachers to be a part of this also. We want to build a community of readers.
Jennifer Underhill, who is in her tenth year as a K-12 school librarian at FSUS, strongly believes the skills her students learn in her library helps pave the way for them to have a smooth and successful transition to adult life…In addition to managing the library, Underhill teaches collaborative lessons on information literacy skills at all grade levels. One of the tools she relies upon to teach these skills is Biblionasium, an AASL awarded Best Websites for Teaching and Learning and a COPPA compliant digital platform. Underhill described Biblionasium as “a social network that allows students to log books, review them and share or recommend them to fellow kid readers.”