Ditching Dewey #1: Dear Dewey, It’s Not Me, Its You. The Dewey Decimal System (DDC).
Oh how you plague me. I despise the DDC and have essentially ditched it at my high school library. I know, I know, I know. I know all of the arguments that people will have about this. I know. But it simply had to be done. This process and reasoning is complex so I expect I’ll use multiple blog posts to cover all the details of my reasoning and my process. If you are a Dewey purist or someone who thinks all libraries should keep operating the same way now as we did 100 years ago, I encourage you to just scroll on past and not read this blog post, because what you read here may shock and offend you. I’ve never been one for doing things a certain way just because it’s the way they’ve always been done. Ok, like where do I even start?
Its old. Addressing the Arguments. Ditching Dewey Pt 2: Out W. The Old, In W. The New. This is the second post in my Ditching Dewey series.
Read Ditching Dewey Pt 1: Dear Dewey, It’s Not Me, It’s You. Home - SchooLibraryNJ - LibGuides at Rutgers University SC&I. Your School Librarian While this Guide curates some of the excellent material available to students, teachers, administrators, and parents in New Jersey and beyond, students with school librarians have access to far richer collections of professionally selected age-appropriate resources.
In addition, students with access to school library programs have access to instruction to support the development of information skills, critical thinking, productive and authentic inquiry, as well as readiness for college and career. Recent Webinars & Events. Library Celebrations. The library as 'third space' in your school. Supporting academic and emotional wellbeing in the school community Lori Korodaj, teacher librarian at Lake Tuggeranong College in the Australian Capital Territory, shares how her school is embracing the school library as a ‘third space'.
Elizabeth Hutchinson. Why I chose not to genrify the fiction section. Organizing fiction sections by genre in school libraries has, in many ways, moved beyond a trend into the mainstream.
And it can make so much sense. Students ask “Where are your mystery books?” And in a fiction section organized by genre, it’s a snap to answer that question. Nonfiction is organized by subject, and genre is the close equivalent for fiction, so it can be a very intuitive system. Canadian School Libraries Research Toolkit – Canadian School Libraries. The CSL Research Toolkit supports school library practitioners as they explore their own practice through research.
21CLHK11 Leadership Orientations (Stefanie Gaspari) - Google Slides. What is a Teacher Librarian? A qualified teacher librarian is defined as a person who holds recognised teaching qualifications and qualifications in librarianship, defined as eligibility for professional membership for the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).
Within the broad fields of education and librarianship, teacher librarians are uniquely qualified. The School Librarian: Your Ultimate Digital Resource. Leadership: Beyond the Memes. By Susan D.
Ballard and Kristin Fontichiaro • February 2019 Almost 160 years ago, the French journalist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr observed, "The more things change, the more they stay the same. " This epigram is an apt description of what school librarian leaders need to bear in mind in navigating the ever-changing educational and information landscape. For while our profession pushes school librarians to be aware of pedagogical, technological, and societal shifts, it is in mastery of the underlying dynamics of power, authority, and school culture that a librarian moves from innovation instigator to someone who is trusted to champion high-impact growth. Few guideposts exist for navigating those complex networks, and even the most strategic and prepared among us will experience a situation that is the result of dealing with the age-old stumbling blocks of individual personalities and group dynamics. First, speak the language of stakeholders. Leadership doesn't mean working in a vacuum.
-the teacher librarian in the 21st century. School Library Management. Resources for School Librarians - Index Policy Manuals and Other Management Tools How to set up a school library for Non-librarians What Do I Do With All of These Books?
The 12 Most Important Things to Do . . . in the First Week of Your New Job. Getting started in your school library — an operations checklist. Back-to-School Checklist for a Learner-Ready School Library. What’s on your school library back-to-school checklist?
Do you have a learner-ready school library? I’m kind of like a second-grader when it comes to a new school year. I love new school supplies and the excitement of seeing all the people I’ve missed over the summer. My feelings about a new school year may resonate with you, but sadly they do not resonate with all of our learners. Keeping Data: What and How I Plan to Keep Track. Every year I enjoy looking at the year-end reports that people share. I always find it interesting what and how people represent their library. However, I often think, “Man, I wish I would have thought to keep track of that or taken pictures of this.”
Yet, when a new school year rolls around, I do not always make the needed change. Infographic Review of 2016. Library Reports as Infographics – Librarian Design Share. For those of us in school and academic libraries, the end of the semester and school year is a time for reflection and…reporting (womp womp). Rather than send out the same old charts, graphs, and narrative reports, why not turn a chore into an exercise in graphic design? It’s a great opportunity to learn a new graphic design tool like Canva, Publisher, or Illustrator, and may even give you a chance to think about what numbers and data mean the most to you and your library. Today’s designs are two different examples of library reports as infographics. The first comes to us all the way from New Zealand! *School Library Annual Reports: Examples Curated by Jennifer LaGarde. School library support. Schoollibrarianmindset.
Future Ready Librarians Resources. What is a Kanban Board? A kanban board is an agile project management tool designed to help visualize work, limit work-in-progress, and maximize efficiency (or flow). Kanban boards use cards, columns, and continuous improvement to help technology and service teams commit to the right amount of work, and get it done! Kanban has come a long way from its origins in lean manufacturing thanks to a small but mighty group of kanban enthusiasts. David Anderson’s work defining the kanban method helped bring kanban into the software and services space, and Personal Kanban, by Jim Benson and Tonianne DeMaria, helped expand the applications of kanban to places you wouldn’t believe. Inspired Libaries - Home. How To Speak Administrator - School Library Journal. In the last 18 months, our district realized we have been ignoring one of the most powerful sets of allies and tools in our prime focus to improve literacy.
Librarians and libraries have been around, but we have treated both as catchalls: for tasks, for events, for a lot of things other than their true purpose and the work that librarians are educated and qualified to do. Administrators Mike Daria (left) and Andrew Maxey (right) share their advice on advocating for school libraries. We are administrators in the Tuscaloosa (AL) City Schools. Our district’s need is not unique. Most schools need to improve literacy. They did. Connect With Your Principal. Smartsheet - Meeting templates. Meeting minutes provide an important record of proceedings, whether it’s for a corporate staff meeting, a board meeting at a nonprofit organization, or an informal committee meeting.
Being able to quickly take notes keeps meetings on track and provides a clear summary to those who weren’t able to attend. To streamline the process of taking meeting minutes, simply use a template that is formatted to fit your needs. Below you’ll find a comprehensive selection of free meeting minutes templates for Word. Videos. For Administrators – Canadian School Libraries. Canadian School Libraries Journal – A publication of Canadian School Libraries: ISSN 2560-7227. Literacy Matters! - Home. A Back To School Challenge. Yesterday, I stopped at Starbucks on my way home and had a conversation with a barista named Ryan. I’ve replayed it about a hundred times since walking out of the coffee shop with my latte. I doubt I’ll ever forget it.
Ryan: “Those glasses are amazing. You look like, like…. a really cool librarian.” The Atlas of New Librarianship is going Open! ProQuest Ebook Central. Start With Why.