jmHi, my name is Joanna Marek. I am currently the school librarian at Spring Avenue Elementary School, in La Grange, Illinois. I find great value in using images to create context and background knowledge to expand learning.

My passion for primary sources started at a Library of Congress Summer Institute for Teachers. This week-long professional development was one of the best learning experiences I have had in my career. I highly recommend it to all educators who are looking to enhance their teaching and incorporate visual literacy into the curriculum. For more information on the Library of Congress opportunities, visit the LOC website.

Thanks for stopping by this site. I welcome your feedback, suggestions, and success stories from incorporating primary sources into your lessons.

Joanna Marek, MLIS, MAEA
School Librarian
Spring Avenue Elementary School
La Grange School District 105