By: Dana Wright
Presenting to others is a wonderful and fulfilling way to give back to the library community. I have been supported and encouraged over the years by the leaders of OELMA. If you are asked to present or if you have something in your wheelhouse that you would like to share, I encourage you to step up!
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to share one of my passions with other librarians. That passion is sketchnoting. Sketchnoting is a wonderful and creative way to engage students. Not only does it engage, it helps students remember facts and concepts along with being relaxing and calming. I think in these stressful times, anything we can do to help alleviate the stress is appreciated.
I simply stepped in front of my classroom of Ohio librarians and treated them as the creative group of excited students they proved to be! I had fun and they learned the foundations of sketchnoting. In the past few months, many have reached out for lesson plans and resources.
OELMA, thank you for the opportunity!.