Research Pathfinders

Pathfinders organize informationI have been a columnist in some Madison-area community newspapers for about 10 years now (VOICES and now Ambassador Times Journal).  I write about eduation and early literacy under the banner "School Matters". 

Often, the topic is sharing early literacy skills with children.  Other times, I write about great picture books, chapter books, and teen reads.  I've written a few columns on how books are organized in a library and research "tips 'N tricks. 

Regardless of what any one column is about, the theme is sharing experience, strength, and hope from a librarian.  From time-to-time, I have focused on monthly education themes.  Librarians, especially school media specialists, know that the best way to teach research skills is to model the process.

That is what a Research Pathfind is is all about.  Here are some that have created for my "School Matters" column that  I keep online.  All get many "hits" monthly, especially when that education monthly theme or celebration rolls around: