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As an elementary educator for most of my career, I’ve had the privilege of working with a variety of learners—from inner-city students in North Carolina to university-level students in Chicago—but I found my true calling as the librarian at Hubbard Woods Elementary in Winnetka, Illinois. I’ve been called the...

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  • About the Author:

    Todd Burleson is the librarian at Hubbard Woods Elementary in the Winnetka School District in Winnetka, Ill. School Library Journal named Burleson the 2016 School Librarian of the Year. Read his blog here, and follow him on Twitter @todd_burleson.