“The true library and librarian is not just contained to a specified room, it is the reality of being involved everywhere with everyone, at any given time. Once contained in a book room, now the librarian in the 21st Century opens resources to individuals, along with opportunities. There can be no greater gift than to passing this view of life onto individuals who will keep passing this torch to another.” – Harry Brake and his personal philosophy.
The ASF School Mission: The American School Foundation, A.C. is an academically rigorous, international, university preparatory school, which offers students from diverse backgrounds the best of American independent education. In all aspects of school life students are encouraged to love learning, live purposefully and to become responsible, contributing citizens of the world.
Vision: In support of ASF’s mission, and in partnership with ASF families and community, the American School Foundation Upper School Library will empower individuals to become technologically literate, independent, lifelong learners and problem solvers in a 21st Century environment, nurture a love of reading, and promote the responsible, ethical use of information technology alongside research in a global society.
Philosophy: Educating and preparing Global Citizens amid a changing and information-rich 21st Century world. As a Media Specialist, Librarian and former educator, it is vital to reach students as if in the classroom teaching everyday in a comfortable environment. There should be no lines between that of an educator and that of the Media Specialist/Librarian. Serving as a mentor to school districts and students, both college and high school levels will fully utilize the skills and techniques of the 21st Century Learner.
American School Foundation A.C. Bondojito 215, Col. Las Americas Mexico City Mexico 01120 email@example.com
Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Professional Email: email@example.com
Twitter: Michigan01 Skype: harry.brake
Instr. Collaboration Summer 2006 Informational Searching Fall 2006
Access and Legal Issues Fall 2006 Core Resources Spring 2007
Children’s/YA Lit Spring 2012 Introductory Seminar Spring 2012
Informational Literacy & Academic Standards Fall 2012 Strategic Library Mgt. Fall 2012
Library Advocacy Spring 2013 Collection Mgt. in the Elect. Age Spring 2013
Library Practicum Fall 2013 Intro. to Elect. Cataloging Fall 2013
Justifications and Self Assessments
Standards and Artifacts
I. 8th Grade Middle School Author Study Unit – Scott Westerfeld
II. 4th Grade Literacy Lesson