I am Karin Schreier Hallett. I have been a librarian for 20 years, most recently as Director of Library and Upper Elementary Grades Academic Coordinator at the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School in Jacksonville, Florida. As a librarian, I partner with teachers across content areas to integrate digital literacy, research skills, and creation and innovation in the classroom. As a coordinator, I work closely with my colleagues on all matters curriculum and best educational practices. 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 and share my story on this blog.
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.
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 🙂
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!!
And yes, am currently in Berlin completing my PhD here.