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Naomi Bates
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How social media can be used to advocate, communicate and promote
Different types of social media libraries can use to promote, advocate and communicate
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Skyler and Phee are two sisters with very different personalities. Skyler is the quiet one, thinking things through while Phee jumps into a situation not thinking about the consequences of her actions. Right now, they, along with their mother, are on the move to what was once Central Park... 
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Book Review:  Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Bone Gap is a small town where everyone knows each other on a first name basis.  It's also a small enough town where your personal life can become community property.  No one knows this better than Sean and Finn....
Magical realism and its best in this novel.
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Northwest High School Library Annual Report Infographic:
State of the Library 2014-15 | Piktochart Infographic Editor
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Over 600 responses from librarians about genrefying the library

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Genre Survey spring 2015 | Piktochart Infographic Editor
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A Powerpoint about Powerpoint!  Teach students and educators to use this tool beyond what they may know about it. 
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Join us for a virtual YA book club!  One title a month :)  See details below
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Feiwel and Friends, 2014 Edie knew this was the end of the line.  One step off the bridge would take her from the misery her current life to a world of nothingness.  But someone else has another plan for Edie… Going to a ...
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Top Four Videos About Libraries 
I've seen all types of Top Five's for different areas of education, but rarely do I see a Top Five for school libraries (or libraries in general!)  So I combed through then scoured Youtube looking for what I think are the top...
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  • Sam Houston State University
    Masters in Library Science
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My passion is my job....I'm so lucky!
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I am a high school teacher librarian at Northwest High School, Northwest ISD in Justin Texas.  I have been an educator for 25 year, with thirteen years of experience in the classroom as a secondary English and speech communications teacher.  I received my masters in Library Science from Sam Houston State University in 2003. 

I am passionate about the importance of school libraries and the impact they have on education. School libraries today are leading not only in educational technology but also continuing to influence the importance and love of reading. Librarians and the library are evolving at a fast pace, which makes who we are and what we can accomplish valuable to
our schools and communities. We must embrace this change to continue to impact perspectives about who and what librarians are.  

The roles of my position provide me the opportunity of professional participation in the Texas Library Association and TCEA, where I've held leadership positions in both organizations.     

I have blogged (Young Adults Books and More) since 2008 on young adult books, educational web tools, book trailers, and other tools, sites, and information relevant to school libraries and the classroom.  I am also active on Twitter (@yabooksandmore) and created #readYAlit chat as well as being a founding member of #txlchat.

 
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I've presented on the shifting roles of school librarians as well as educational technology and young adult books at the state and national levels for public,school and private school librarians as well as internationally, keynoting the South African School Librarians Conference in 2014. I was selected as one of five librarians for the SLJ/Cengage Emerging Leaders, received the TCEA Media Specialist award of the year for the state of Texas, and received the TxLA award for my blog as well as the TALL Texans Standing Tall award for leadership. I've presented throughout the state of Texas, conducting technology and media workshops for librarians and teachers. I've also been asked to present at several state librarian conferences and presented to public librarians in Arizona, Chicago, and public and school librarians in California. I'm actively involved in Texas Library Association, one of the largest library associations in the country. I've served on the TAYSHAS comittee to select best YA books for the state; served as chair of Texas Association of School Librarians, the largest division of TLA, and now serve as part of TLA's communications committee and am currently a cmember for the executive board of TLA.. I have presented on local, district, regional, state, and national levels bringing book trailer creation to the forefront of librarian tools for readers of all ages, how to integrate webtools, advocacy, and best YA novels. I've been published in ALA's KnowledgeQuest and in Library Media Connections. I'm a listserv junkie and love scouting and using new technology as well as finding amazing books for YA. I collaborate and interact with librarians across the country, and know we are all in this together, big or small :)
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