Librarian and Media Specialists PLC

Offered by: 
Professional Development

This Professional Learning Community is designed to provide a space for Librarian/Media Specialists throughout the region to address and discuss a range of topics that are of vital importance in today's schools. At the first meeting, participants will have the opportunity to weigh in on the following topics and establish a set of priorities for the coming school year:

  • Advocating for strong library programs
  • Working with English Learners
  • Creating a "reading culture" at your school
  • Technology integration
  • AASL Standards for school libraries
  • Social justice and equity
  • Copyright: Students as creators and consumers
  • Student voice and choice in the library
  • Designing library spaces
  • Makerspaces

Once the list of topics/priorities are set, topical experts will be invited when needed, from across CES' programs and beyond.

Participants are encouraged to come to all meetings, if possible. There is no charge for participation.

Certificates of attendance and PDPs are available. Please note: you must register here in order to receive a certificate or PDPs.

Instructor(s)

  • Suzanne Judson-Whitehouse

    Suzanne Judson-Whitehouse is the Director of Licensure & Credentialing at the Collaborative for Educational Services. Suzanne oversees the Teacher Licensure and Administrative Leadership programs and is part of the CES ISTE Certification Team. She also co-leads the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Team of the Diverse Teacher Workforce Coalition and is Site Coordinator for Reading Recovery in Western Massachusetts. Her interests lie in the fields of blended learning, technology integration in K-12 schools, makerspaces and creativity in education, games and gamification, and adult pedagogy. She has facilitated workshops and professional learning communities in history, literacy, K-12 libraries, and technology integration.

For more information, contact:
Position: 
Events Manager
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5935
Email: 
krehmus@collaborative.org