“Can you direct me to your Science Fair resources?”

If you provide reference services to educators, you may have only one chance to make a great first impression. Educators are time-strapped professionals and they need library assistance that is efficient, comprehensive and right on point. Get it right the first time, and you’ll have an opportunity to build a lasting and meaningful school/library partnership. Understanding an educator’s perspective will give you the skills to shorten your reference interview and get right to the resource he or she needs – fast!

In this webinar, we’ll step into the educator’s shoes and discuss:

  • an overview of standards and lesson planning resources
  • online resources teachers really use
  • tech tools that promote excitement and engagement

We’ll also spend some time on innovative ways libraries have reached out, connected with and served homeschooling parents.



Original broadcast August 18, 2016

Biography – Lisa Calvert

Lisa Calvert is the Virtual Services Librarian for the St. Johns County Public Library System. She has many years of experience as a reference and youth services librarian, and is a currently certified Educational Media Specialist. One of the highlights of her Media Specialist years was a chance to serve on FAME’s Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award Committee.