Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Virginia Association of School Librarians annual conference. It was a great learning opportunity for me as a student in the School Librarianship program.
Some of the things that I learned about were elementary library centers, creating a library that supports teachers, and how to better promote my library program. Hearing the keynote speakers was inspirational and really supported many of the things that I already knew about reading. The one point that Dr. Steven Krashen made that will stick with me for many years was the best way to close the achievement gap is to provide greater access to books.
The best part of the conference was the networking opportunities. I got to meet and make connections with librarians from across the state.