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Lakisha Brinson

Lakisha Brinson: Leading With Empathy

07/01/2022

Topics: Libraries

Lakisha Brinson used to envision herself writing cards for Hallmark.

An introvert with a proclivity for introspection, she understood early on that people need to feel like their voices are being heard…

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Julia_Torres

How This Librarian Became a Social Justice Educator

02/01/2022

Topics: Libraries

Julia Torres got her wakeup call when her entire English class flunked the AP exam on purpose.

It was her second year as a language arts teacher at Montbello High School in Denver. Coming from a…

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Nikki D. Robertson

Empowering students to be masters of their own learning

06/17/2019

Topics: Libraries, student-centered learning

During my first stint as an elementary school librarian in the mid-1990s, I stumbled upon the magic of learning centers. Centers, which allow students to choose from a variety of learning activities, empower…

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Carla Hayden

Making the Library of Congress More Relatable

02/03/2022

Topics: Digital & media literacy, Libraries

Carla Hayden is an anomaly. She’s not only the first woman and African-American to hold the Librarian of Congress position – she’s actually a librarian, too.

That makes her the second in a string of 14 historians, lawyers, even a poet who have held this post by presidential appointment…

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