Common Core: An Unparalleled Opportunity for Elementary School Librarians to Shine

November 6, 2013

In this Demco-sponsored webinar, author and librarian Toni Buzzeo will lead a lively discussion of the Common Core through the librarian’s lens.

The Common Core State Standards curriculum has brought us to an unprecedented time where the national curriculum for Reading and Writing so closely matches the instructional knowledge base and skill set of school librarians. Our opportunity to shine — and to become indispensable instructional leaders in our schools — is now. However, if we fail to engage, this may also be our last real opportunity to secure our essential roles in schools.

Learn how to:

  1. Identify which of the new Common Core State Standards for Reading and Writing mirror the skills school librarians are uniquely prepared to teach
  2. Approach teachers with suggestions for meaningful instructional partnership to meet the new standards
  3. Play an active and essential role in teaching these standards whether your library program is fixed or flexible


Toni Buzzeo

Toni Buzzeo

Working from her colonial farmhouse in Buxton, Maine, and her sunny winter nest in Sarasota, Florida, New York Times bestselling children’s author Toni Buzzeo also wears the hat of a seasoned educator. A former college and high school English teacher, Toni became a practicing Library Media Specialist and was named the 1999 Maine Library Media Specialist of the Year. Wearing this hat, she writes many professional books and articles, as well as Common Core curriculum based on children’s literature. Toni also teaches and writes promotional guides for children’s books. Learn more at


Matt Mulder

Matt Mulder

Executive Director of New Growth Initiatives at Demco, Inc.
Matt Mulder is Demco's Executive Director of New Growth Initiatives. Focusing on increasing community engagement, Matt develops solutions that help libraries understand their patrons’ needs and that achieve measurable impacts.