One of my favorite things to do (personally and professionally) is to listen to podcasts while driving, cleaning, walking, or just about anything that does not require too much multi-tasking. As we unveil our new website, oelma,org, I decided it was a good time to showcase and profile a few podcasts that I listen to that have made a difference in my life. This is the first blog part of The OELMA Blog: Power of Podcast series.
The first one I wanted to profile is School Librarians United with Amy Hermon. Amy is a fellow school librarian from our next door neighbor state of Michigan and she is just a JOY to listen to and learn with. She has been regularly creating this podcast for four years now and I am quite obsessed about all things School Librarians United! This podcast is one for US...school librarians. She features topics we NEED to learn more about no matter where you are and what you do. Her guests are from all over the world and each one offers fresh perspectives, great ideas, and truth we need to hear about the work we do. I have listened to her for a few years, through the pandemic, and I cannot say enough positive things about the energy, passion, and real-life tools she shares through this podcast. Some of her recent topics include, finding joy, author visits, culturally responsive libraries, role as edtech specialist, and so many more. She also started a series recently called "Can I Just Vent?" which includes school librarians venting about things we can all relate to in some form or another. This episode was one that I NEEDED to have in my life and I cannot wait to hear more!
Treat yourself by listening to a podcast that re-energizes you, empowers you, and helps you feel a little less alone in the work you do in your school libraries. There is power in podcasts...especially in the podcast School Librarians United with Amy Hermon.
You can subscribe to School Librarians United on any of your podcast apps, or by visiting and bookmarking the official website: https://schoollibrariansunited.libsyn.com/.
Also: Amy encourages listeners to ask their administration if PD time can be attained through listening to podcasts. Here is the editable PD form. She includes it in the show notes of every episode.