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Raytown Schools librarians in the news

Raytown Schools librarians have been busy with writing projects and grant work.

 Kris Baughman, librarian at Eastwood Hills and Southwood Elementary schools, and Rebecca Marcum Parker will have two chapters published in Library Management Tips That Work, ALA Publications.  The chapters are “Managing More Than One School Library With One FTE Librarian” and “How to Manage Serving Students of Generational Poverty as a School Librarian”. 

The target publication date is late 2010 or early 2011.  The anthology will be available from the ALA catalog and website and at Amazon.com.

Three Raytown school librarians were recently notified they would be awarded Raytown Foundation grants for 2010-11. Joyce Siler, Courtney Wattenbarger and Michelle White at Westridge Elementary, were awarded $960.00 for their grant entitled “Picture Perfect Projects”.

Kim Nelson, was awarded $249.00 for her grant, “Norfleet Guys Read” at Norfleet Elementary, and Lacie Griffin, Raytown Central Middle School media specialist was awarded $322.00 for her grant titled, “Ravin’ Readers Teen Book Club”.

Each year the Raytown Educational Foundation sponsors approximately ten grants and has now awarded over $50,000 in grants to teachers and schools since its inception.

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