About the Librarian

Mrs. Billingsley has been teaching in the Clover Park School District since 2001. She taught 5th grade for 8 years at Southgate and then taught Library for six years. A few years ago she landed at Custer for second grade and now is back to the Library. In her free time, Mrs. B. likes to READ and play with her six grandchildren. She also likes to go traveling, hiking and sailing. She is active in the Lakewood community along with her husband, Alan(Mr. B.) who is part of the Clover Park Rotary. They both like to take their yellow labs to the beach and to different dog field trials. Mrs. B. has a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood/ Elementary Education from Central Washington University, and her Library endorsement certificate from Antioch University. 

Technology Instruction: 

Library Instruction: 

All students will learn how to find what they would like to read in the library, by learning how libraries are organized. They will learn the genre of books they like to read,as well as, what a "just right book" is, and how to choose one. 

Students grades 3-5 will learn some skills for doing research and how to use our district data bases. They will learn about why "Googling" a subject that has 2,000,456,043,347 hits is not an efficient way to find reliable and accurate data for a topic, and how our specific data bases can help them  be more efficient in their searches. 

Students will also be instructed in plagiarism and copyright, and how to give credit where credit is due, by citing their sources.