Current students and recent graduates of the School Library Media program are publishing articles at an impressive rate, according to SI Adjunct Lecturer Kristin Fontichiaro.
Elizabeth Griffin’s article on using literature to facilitate environmental education appeared in the October issue of School Library Monthly. Raya Samet (MSI ’09) has published two articles in SLM: “Social Studies: Making the Country Report Think” (November 2009) and “Get Graphic Novels into Your Elementary Collection” (January 2010). Amanda Nichols’s (MSI ’09) article on using VoiceThread to teach world history appears in the February issue of SLM.
Brian Hewlett (MSI ’09) and Lisa Bankey’s final project for SI 624 featured library resources to help families cope with economic crises. Their resulting article, “Don’t Foreclose on Our Future,” appeared in the fall 2009 issue of Media Spectrum, the journal of the Michigan Association for Media in Education. Raya Samet’s article, “Ten Great Web Tools You May Not Have Known About” ran in the same issue.
“It’s exciting to see our School Library Media students getting published,” Fontichiaro said. “These articles show that our SI students have something of real value to share with the library community. They have so much potential, even at this early stage in their careers — and it’s a great reflection on the quality of the SLM program.”