The Styling Librarian
“In my opinion, books are the best accessory.”
My name is Debbie Alvarez. I’ve lived in Beaverton, Oregon and have been a children’s teacher librarian and educator for 15 years. I’ve been at the same school for 12 years but moved to Hong Kong in July, 2012 with my family to be a teacher librarian. I already enjoy connecting with teacher librarians in Hong Kong in addition to everyone I communicate with on Twitter and Facebook presently and also enjoy keeping up with the hundreds of library staff I’m friends with in Oregon. Until July 2012, I volunteered as the chairperson for Oregon Battle of the Books which now reaches over 12,000 children across the state of Oregon with over 410 schools participating. I enjoy seeing this program blossom through the years even after I handed over the baton.
Goal: I hope to address my concerns with the need to purchase new books vs. celebrate the fabulous books released over past years. I always share a variety- a balanced approach to the new literature and additionally the “oldies, but goodies”. The connection with “styling” is my way celebrating our connection with books continually through the years, taking pictures with books is always a fun addition.
Professional background: I’ve been a teacher librarian and educator for over 16 years. I’m also a passionate advocate of literacy and volunteer my time in various ways to extend literacy, research, and technology skills for children. I really enjoy working in an International Baccalaureate school community. I’ve worked in a Primary Years Programme school for over 7 years and enjoy learning through various workshops and trainings.
Quick note: This is my personal blog with my own personal opinions not necessarily those of my employer.