Librarian, Rivera Elementary
(940) 369-3812 | firstname.lastname@example.orgInput • Learner • Intellection • Achiever • ConnectednessI am excited about starting the new school year as the librarian at Rivera Elementary! This will be my 4th year as a librarian and my 12th year in education. I graduated from UNT with my bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies in 1998, and received my masters in Library Science from UNT in 2019.I live in Denton with my kids Carrie and Kevin, a cat, two parrots, a bearded dragon, a school of fish, and a flock of chickens. Carrie is a sophomore at UNT, and Kevin has just started graduate school at TWU. I have another son, Andrew, who lives in Tennessee. When I am not at the library (Rivera's or one of the Denton Public Library branches), you can usually find me in my backyard with my chickens, gardening, or reading.My Philosophy:
I believe that knowledge is power, and that a librarian’s primary responsibility is to ensure that every student has access to knowledge, in the form of books, technology, and information.
I believe that a librarian should foster a love of reading. Reading is truly a window to the world, and it is fundamental to learning and personal growth.
I believe that a librarian should promote learning through inquiry, providing opportunities to learn, experiment, and collaborate in a variety of ways.
I believe that a librarian should teach ethical behavior in the use of information, that students should be taught how to find and use information of all kinds in a responsible and safe way.
I believe that a librarian must provide and advocate for equitable access to information. Librarians must enforce intellectual freedom: the freedom to read, seek information, and speak freely as guaranteed by the First Amendment.