I am Karin Schreier Hallett. I have been a librarian for 19 years, most recently as Director of Library and Media and Grade 3-5 Academic Coordinator at the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School in Jacksonville, Florida. MJGDS is a Jewish K-8 school, which has been implementing 21st-century skills into its curriculum. I partner with teachers in all content areas to integrate digital literacy, research skills, creation and innovation in the classroom. Prior to my employment at MJGDS, I have held librarian positions in university and community college settings. I love exploring all aspects of liquid literacy!

My Mission as an Educator

My professional mission is to provide a nurturing, safe, and stimulating environment for exploration of the information universe. I strive to instill in my students habits of lifelong reading, thinking, and learning, while developing ambition, curiosity and personal excellence. I aim to assist teachers and students in developing the competencies necessary for accessing and evaluating information from diverse sources.  Above all, I seek to empower all learners to the best of my ability.

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Karin, thank you! This has been an amazing weekend. First we ( me and my two young sons) attended an Maker Faire and “tinkered” for 3 hours and know I have stumbled onto your blog. It is wonderful, resourceful and motivating.

    Educator 23 years…..first year teaching 4th grade 🙂

  2. Hi, I recently held an English language practice in Berlin where we discussed social media, and while I tend to be rather pessimistic about modern technologies (less personal contact, less critical thinking opportunities), your blog helps share how this does not necessarily have to be the case! I look forward to following.

    • Thanks for the follow and comment, Wanderwolf! Yes, my students and I love using social media and technology in general. Especially the critical thinking piece fits nicely into any digital/media literacy lessons. On a sidenote, I see that you are/were (?) in Berlin. I am from Germany originally and attended the Free University before I moved to the US. My mom and brother live in Berlin so I visit as often as possible. Love the city!


      • Karin, I didn’t want to call you out on the interwebs, but it was actually your Mom who recommended your blog to me. She and I are members of the Berlin German-American club.
        Next time you are in town, I hope to be able to meet you!!

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