Friday, October 24, 2008

Library Realignment

Sorry, kids, no books this week because I've been moving furniture to align with updated library reality. (Pictures of library coming soon!)

Disclaimer: I stink at being a Media Specialist ("You want a smart board, Young Teacher Whom My Sweater Predates? How about this lovely filmstrip projector?"); I reek less as a Librarian (have managed some instruction this year); do okay as a Readers' Advisor. Hence philosophy:

In an ideal world, I would be able to instruct students how to find books they like by themselves. I am here is to get the right book to the right child at the right time. Can't conference with each of 600 students each week, so need to configure the library so that good choices are staring students right in the face.

New project is to put themed sections scattered throughout the fiction section. By the Matt Christopher books, I will put a "Sports" section with a list of books as well as the books themselves. That way, if students are wandering aimlessly (as they often do), they might see a cover that catches their eye. I'm working on lists of spy books, Ancient History, horror, problem novels, humor, etc. I'll be glad to share these one they are done.

The most important thing is to keep students reading and enjoying books. This will make the library and books themselves do a little of the work!

3 comments:

wlomano said...

Wondered where you've "been" the last few days.

So what you're saying is I'll be moving and shifting come Tuesday?

I gave up on attempting to "read" Inkdeath; will have to listen to the audio book of it. Liked Life as We Knew It; started The Dead and the Gone (both audio books) and so far so good.

Mrs. F-B's Books Blog said...

You are crazy!

I stink at being a Media Specialist ("You want a smart board, Young Teacher Whom My Sweater Predates? How about this lovely filmstrip projector?"); If you had the money for this, you'd surely be world class!

I reek less as a Librarian (have managed some instruction this year); Why don't teachers use us to our full capacity?

do okay as a Readers' Advisor. You ROCK at this!!!

Mrs. F-B's Books Blog said...

PS I forgot to say your new project sounds like it should be really helpful!

Erin

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