164: Read Woke, with Cicely Lewis

Steve chats with Cicely Lewis, library media specialist at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, GA, about Read Woke and other projects she has created for her students, her path from teaching to libraries, and how it feels to win so many awards in such a short period of time.

Cicely Lewis is the library media specialist at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, GA and is a 2019 Library Journal Movers & Shakers award winner for her work creating the Read Woke project. She is a lover of books first and her passion for technology has provided an opportunity to explore ways to help make learning more meaningful while integrating technology. She was a classroom teacher for the past twelve years and is now excitedly stepping into a new role as a leader in Literacy and Information Technology. She is currently working on a children’s book and many more exciting projects.

This episode of Circulating Ideas is brought to you with support from Becky Spratford and RA for All. Readers’ advisory is a core concept for libraries and you want your staff trained by the best. Back in 2007, librarian Becky Spratford was working at a public library and teaching the readers advisory class at Dominican University but wanted to do more to compile her best ideas and save the very best of her students work, so she started a blog, RA for Allas a way to showcase and catalog it all. The blog is now one of the most trusted and respected RA tools available. After 15 years of public service, Becky transitioned into being a full time consultant in 2015 and provides RA training to library workers all over the world. If you are interested in hiring Becky to present at your library’s staff day, your state library conference, or wherever library workers are learning (either in person or virtually), go to raforall.blogspot.com to preview sample past programs, see her current schedule of events, listen to Becky talk about RA service, and obtain basic pricing. Click the RA for All logo at the top of the blog to find her contact information and if you mention Circulating Ideas, you will get 10% off if you book by the end of 2019.

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