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TL News Night launches!

If you don’t like how the media depicts educators, realize this: We are the media now. Tell the story the world needs to hear.  Quote from Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher

Last night was the premiere of  TL News Night!  And wow! (Take a look at the Twitter /Google+ comments and comments and reviews.)

The live news show, presented by a superstar team of practitioners, simply rocked!

The mission is to keep the field informed of school library news and highlights.  Last night’s event shared, among so many other things, the critical importance of telling our story to the world.

But, don’t worry if you missed it.  You can view the archive  at your leisure.

Last night’s anchors, representing all grade levels, were:

The plan is for each TL New Night, hosted on the third Monday of the month (unless it is a holiday) to be presented in the following format

  • Introduction (5 minutes)
  • The news team
  • A topical library issue with guest experts (25 minutes)
    • Changes to Libraries/Librarians across the nation  (Last night featured Sara Kelly Johns, Stephanie Rosalia, and Sue Kowalski from NYLA)
  • A wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” (10 minutes)
    • The News Team review
      • TL Virtual Cafe Webinar from September & preview of October session
      • #TLChat LIVE review & highlights
    • News you submit (see Google Form below)
  • Highlight a state library association (10 minutes)
    • NYLA
  • Title | Tool | Takeaway- This segment features a book, an app or web tool & a takeaway (10 minutes)
    • Guest presenter needed

For a little little background about how the show developed, read Nikki’s post.

If you’d like to contribute to future shows, complete this form on the bottom of this page.

And many thanks to the creative team behind TL News Night!

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Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is the teacher-librarian at Springfield Township High School, a technology writer, and a blogger. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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