I always start the year with the goal of updating my website more often so that I can better communicate with my students and parents. Somehow, in the rush of each day, this task always gets pushed to the side. I will admit, my website was in dire need of an update, and I decided to keep it simple and informative. I will add items for projects as they arise, but I didn't like how all of the links were cluttering my page when they weren't always in use. So here is my new and improved Wren Middle Media Center webpage. (But please keep in mind it is a work in progress!)
My favorite part of my new page is my newsletter! In the past when I heard the dreaded word NEWSLETTER, thoughts came to mind of hours at the computer formatting and reformatting, typing lengthy articles and trying to get my logo positioned just right. Those days are long gone thanks to Smore! I learned about this website because Twitter was all abuzz with librarians across the country using this newsletter creator. I learned about it from Tamara Cox, and you can read her blog post to check out the librarians she learned from. I decided to give it a go, and I am in love! It's simple drag and drop format makes it quick and easy to arrange and select a background and theme. Simply upload your own photos, videos, links and text, and you have a beautiful newsletter that can be shared across platforms. Embed it in your school website or blog, post it on Facebook and sharet it on Twitter. Instantly, you will have given your library exposure like it has never had before. I am also including a section each month with book reviews, and those books are already flying off the shelves! Check out my newsletter, and sign up for your free account to start yours today!