We want you to meet some of our talented Nebraska school librarians. In today’s librarian spotlight, you will meet Megan Huenemann, librarian at Norris High School.
NSLA: What is your favorite book, author, series, or genre?
Megan: I do not have a specific favorite author as I enjoy so many but my favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird. I also love mysteries, sci fi and historical fiction. I specifically love historical fiction as I love reading about lesser known events and getting perspectives on what some experiences where like during those events or at different time periods.
NSLA: What are some ways you promote digital literacy and critical thinking in your school?
Megan: I try to promote literacy by having fun and eye-catching displays, doing my best to find varying topics and genres that students will enjoy, and having teachers model good reading habits. We also have various challenges throughout the year and offer prizes such as a coffee/hot chocolate certificate for students to get a drink from our Kcup collection or reading themed stickers for chromebooks and water bottles or even fidgets like stress balls.
NSLA: How has NSLA helped you grow professionally?
Megan: I have enjoyed attending conferences such as NETA and hearing/seeing what different librarians are doing around the state. With the rise of book challenges I have also very much appreciated the resources NSLA has curated to aid and guide through the tumultuous times.
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