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The Art of Weeding | Collection Management

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Getting rid of books can feel uncomfortable and look bad to community members, but careful weeding is key to the health of a collection.
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Wonderful Parody Video for Library Orientation!

Unread Book is presented by Pogona Creative and the Orange Public Library in association with Chapman University and was originally prepared for National Lib...

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, August 29, 2015 8:26 PM

Only 4 days until our first class of 6th graders come to the library. I am starting my orientation with this video! Even with SIXTY-ONE sections of language arts classes, I think I'll still enjoy it.

Carlos Silva's curator insight, August 29, 2015 11:01 PM

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Six Back-to-School Goals for Teacher Librarians | Tech Tidbits

Six Back-to-School Goals for Teacher Librarians | Tech Tidbits | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Librarians can jump-start the school year by setting some essential goals. Here, teacher librarian Phil Goerner tackles his top six objectives and lays out a plan for achieving these goals, which range from creating new maker space projects to engaging teachers in professional development.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, August 29, 2015 5:23 PM

I had 5 of the 6 goals Phil mentions already on my list. At middle school, I'm leery of focusing on banned books, but  the idea of fREADom has given me something to ponder.

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Six Tips for Building Book Displays That Matter

The Adventures of Library Girl: Six Tips for Building Book Displays That Matter | School Libraries | Scoop.it

Jennifer LaGarde writes: "Sure... book displays wrapped in caution tape during Banned Books Week are good fun and raise awareness of an important topic, but I just don't think that's good enough.  Too often we view our displays as a way tocommunicate an idea, when really we should think of them as a chance to connect with kids.  Every display presents us with an opportunity to tackle big things: to address individual student needs, to awaken dormant readers, and to engage all kids in meaningful conversations about books, reading and their lives as learners.  What's more, it is my strong belief that every display we build sends a message (not just to our students, but to everyone who walks through the door) about what we value and the purpose of our work with students.  Why would we waste that valuable real estate on displays that don't tell the real story of how librarians make a difference for kids?"

Sure... book displays wrapped in caution tape during Banned Books Week are good fun and raise awareness of an important topic, but I just don't think that's good enough.  Too often we view our displays as a way tocommunicate an idea, when really we should think of them as a chance to connect with kids.  Every display presents us with an opportunity to tackle big things: to address individual student needs, to awaken dormant readers, and to engage all kids in meaningful conversations about books, reading and their lives as learners.  What's more, it is my strong belief that every display we build sends a message (not just to our students, but to everyone who walks through the door) about what we value and the purpose of our work with students.  Why would we waste that valuable real estate on displays that don't tell the real story of how librarians make a difference for kids?


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, December 2, 2015 12:21 PM

There's a LOT to ponder--and act on--here. Be sure to click the links to see more on Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell's thoughts about displays, and think about your school population. What story is your library telling through your book displays?