Media Specialists

When your school has in-service training events for teachers, do you feel left out?

Are some of the workshops for classroom teachers sometimes irrelevant?

Ever wish there was a workshop just for media specialists, librarians and staff?


Here’s the solution!


Tommy Johns Presents has been offering specialized training for media center and library staff since 2005 at local, regional, and state wide conferences. He brings the same enthusiasm, humor and educational significance to these workshops as he does to his shows. These interactive and fun workshops inform, educate, inspire and motivate attendees to put into practice what they learn in the session.

Most of the titles are self-explanatory, but call me or send an e-mail if you have any questions about content OR if you need to customize the content to meet your needs.

All training workshops (except “45 Ideas”) are offered in a 45, 90 or 120 minute session, designed to fit your scheduling needs. These workshops are VERY affordable, since it gives me the opportunity to spend time in front of potential clients! Call or e-mail and find out more.

45 Ideas in 45 Minutes:

Proven Ideas for Promoting Reading, Media Center Services, and More!
(This is our most requested workshop!) 

Laugh and Learn:

Turning the Ha-Ha Moment into the Aha Moment! 

If They Only Knew:

Marketing Your Media Center and the Services You Provide to the People who Need to Know about It!

Becoming Indispensable:

Convincing the rest of the world that a well stocked media center and a well trained media staff are essential for student (and school) success!

Avoiding Burnout in the Largest Classroom in the School:

A Dozen Things to Know or Do

Making Your BookTalks POP!

We Need Help!

Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Volunteers

Give That Puppet a Hand!

Using Puppets in Storytelling and Teaching