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Elementary Library Routines: a new community of practice wiki

The wonderful elementary librarians out there are getting very wikiElementary Library Routines is a new space for this particular community of practice to engage in knowledge sharing relating to effective practice.

The site explains:

This wiki was born from a short Twitter conversation and the admiration of the work of Harry Wong. Please add your expertise to our wiki. No need to reinvent the wheel when you have a strong library PLN. If you have any questions, feel free to email me @my gmail account: monarchlibrary. -Keisa Williams, Librarian (Monarch Academy, Oakland, CA)

Elementary Library Routines already contains a wealth of practical wisdom that would be welcome to newbie professionals and veterans alike.  The organizers welcome your contributions and celebrate the wiki’s:

Top Contributors This Month!

Interestingly, one of the richest of the wiki’s pages is not about routines at all. It is a collection of curricular resources.
Elementary Library Routines is representative of a movement growing within our TL community, our tribe.  Remember some of the other examples of library wikiness: School Library Websites, PathfinderSwap, LMNET Wiki Annex, TL Smackdown, TL Ning, BookLeadsWiki, TLVirtualCafe, BookVideoNing (to be revived soon), and Teresa Schauer’s 4Shared Book Trailers for All.  Please add any examples I’ve left out in Comments.
Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza


  1. This wiki is great and will only get better with more sharing! And check me out…currently a top contributor. Thanks for posting this! Wiki-wiki-wiki (said DJ turn-table style)

  2. Thanks Joyce, for helping us build this resource and encouraging elementary librarians to connect & collaborate to enrich our professional practice. Kids and library programs win when we connect with our tribe!

  3. Susan E says:


    Thanks for this post – I added some things myself to the wiki.

    My Google Reader has not updated with any of your posts since May 26th! I deleted and resubscribed to the feed listed on the RSS page here, but no luck. Have you heard of anyone else having this problem?

  4. Alison LeSueur says:

    Susan E, I had the same problem with Google Reader and Joyce’s blog. I emailed SLJ for suggestions. Make sure your feed link is like this:


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