Janet Boss

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Biography

As the librarian at Slade Elementary School, I am lucky to teach all of the students at Slade, from PreK – 5th grade.

I’ve been Slade school librarian since 2008! Before that I worked as the children’s librarian in several public libraries, and w-aaaaay back I was a researcher at a newspaper in Denver, Colorado. I have loved all my jobs and learned so much from my life as a librarian. Being at Slade Elementary School is my best job yet!

My Class Page

Lib/Lab Link

Our three guiding EXPECTATIONS in Library are:

Read

Students are encouraged to read, read, read! All kinds of fiction and informational texts, and using many different media including print books, e-books, reliable web sites, and online databases!

Research

Research involves using print and online resources. The amazing tools made available by the Wyoming State Library with GoWYLD.net for Kids are a primary focus, but students also learn about the importance of being discerning and choosing appropriate resources from the world wide web.

Explore & Create

Students of all ages learn the basics of coding, programming, and how technology impacts our lives. Makerspace and digital creation are a few of the ways students can express themselves and share what they have learned.

Lib/Lab Link

Personal Message

Feel free to contact me for reading or technology ideas, or to share your ideas and creations with me. Contact via email at jboss@acsd1.org or by calling the school office.

In addition to working with Slade students, I am part of the district-wide Librarians PLC. Our librarian team has been developing standards and expectations for all students in ACSD1. We’ve given presentations at state conferences, and to our local school board. Libraries are so much more than books, and the Librarians in our district are passionate about creating a space for lifelong learners in each school.

Office Hours

I’m in the building from 7:30-3:30, and technology is part of my life at school and at home. As you can imagine, I spend a lot of time on the computer, so I usually see my emails and text messages pretty quickly. During the school day I often have supervisory duties before or after school and at lunch time, but I try to respond to messages as quickly as possible.

Stay safe, keep reading and creating, and be mindful of yourself and others. #chooseKIND