• Meet the Library Ladies

     

    The Library Ladies is a partnership between Louise Chambers (Media Specialist) and Laura Jones (Library Assistant). Together we ensure the Hayhurst Library is open all day, every day to support students, staff, and families.

     

    Our Philosophy:

    We believe the library is a community, not just a place or a collection of books. Diversity and racial justice are cornerstones to our philosophy, both in resource collection and curriculum. Our goal is for all users to feel safe to explore, experiment, create, collaborate, express themselves, and learn. Learning experiences focus on 21st Century skills development through a variety of instructional methods. We believe failure is equally important to student growth and development into leaders and citizens who are ready to participate in their community. This is a place where teachers and students are collaborators, innovators, and co-teachers.

     

    Who We Are:

     

    Louise Chambers, Media Specialist Louise Chambers - Teacher Librarian

    I have 14 years teaching experience and previously worked as a K-5 Reading Intervention Specialist. I have a Master in Teaching (Elementary Education) and am working on my Master of Library and Information Science through San José State University. My other passion is performing, and I have worked as a professional actress in the Pacific Northwest for 15+ years since completing my Bachelor of Music (Voice) at Portland State University. I love cross-disciplinary education that integrates the arts and humanities, so being part of a community that values STEAM is thrilling!

    Email: lchambers@pps.net   Hours: Wednesday (PM), Thursday, Friday

     

     

    Laura Jones, Library Assistant Laura Jones - Library Assistant

    With a degree in history and two daughters who attended Hayhurst I am thrilled to be a part of the Hayhurst community.  As a kid you could often find me hiding in a backyard tree with a book so working in a library is my dream job! My first job with PPS was at Hayhurst/Odyssey 15 years ago.  I also worked at Kelly ES and Lincoln HS before coming back to Hayhurst and Odyssey and prior to PPS I worked in public libraries.  My favorite books as a child were Nancy Drew mysteries and that’s still my favorite genre, but I love discovering new reads. 

    Email: ljones2@pps.net    Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (AM)