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K.C. Boyd
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Lead Library Media Specialist, East St. Louis School District #189
Lead Library Media Specialist, East St. Louis School District #189

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Webcast: School Library Journal and ISTE
Technology to Aid the Struggling Reader Join this free, resource-rich program for tips on how to leverage
technology to help new and struggling readers. Learn about the best
storytelling apps, digital sources of high-interest content for kids and
teens, ...

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It Was A Good Year!
Drum Roll Please.......The total number of books circulated for the eight,
K-12 school libraries in the district for this school year was 14,418!!! This means 14,418 books were checked out by the students, made it into
their homes and read by them. You k...

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Resources That Help Us Represent!
Here's a recent presentation I gave to the Youth Librarians of Illinois.  "Resources that Help Us Represent," discusses how I have effectively used book vendors, publishing houses, websites, databases and books while working as a school librarian.  Enjoy!

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Black History Month on Pinterest
Repost from School Library Journal online School Library Journal recently contacted me to create a Black History Board for their Pinterest page.  The page is now live.....ENJOY!

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'The Journey with Follett: From Chicago to East St. Louis, IL'
Here's a recent presentation I gave describing how Follett Libraries has been the #1 source of support for me when purchasing of multicultural books for my school library. Follett Solutions Library Professional Development Parkway School District - St. Loui...

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Follett Webinar Archived Recording
Recently I was a presenter for the Follett Webinar Series, "Promoting Inclusion, Social Equity and Diversity in Your Library."  If you would like to view the slides or listen to the webinar, you will need to register using the following link.  You will then...

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New Books!
    This video will never get old.  This is what happened when my Anime Club members received my message that their new books had arrived....

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Librairan #Shero, Vivian Gordon Harsh
Described as “the historian who never wrote,” Vivian Gordon Harsh
was the first African American librarian in the Chicago Public Library
system and a significant contributor to Chicago's Black Renaissance.
Vivian Gordon Harsh devoted her life to buildi...

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Book Review: Dear Yvette by Ni-Ni Simone
"Dear Yvette" by Ni-Ni Simone Dear Yvette by Simone, Ni-Ni  December 2016 256p.
Kensington, paperback, $9.95
(9780758287762) Grades 9 th -12 th In
her latest, Simone (‘Throwback Series: Down by Law,”) tackles the topic of
second generation families who are ...
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