Welcome. I’m so glad you’re here.
This blog started as a birthday gift to me: detailing my experiences as a teacher, a reader, and a mom – while focused on literature and librarianship – was something I’d wanted to do for years. And I finally did it: LibrarianArika launched in 2013.
Professionally, “librarian” has been my title for 16 years – both as a public and elementary school librarian. It’s the literature, lessons, and technologies that make up librarianship that have become parts of my everyday life and what this blog is designed to showcase.
While my students call me Ms. Arika or “library teacher”, I also answer to other titles including mom (J-girl is in 4th grade, my boy H is in 2nd) and wife (CS is quite the guy).
Credentials: BA in Elementary Education, Masters in Library/Information Science, National Board Certification in School Library Media. In early 2017 I am relocating to London from the Pacific Northwest, where I worked 3 days a week (by choice) as an elementary librarian and volunteered weekly as a guest reader for a local Montessori school.