Looking Back @ How to Inventory the School Library Collection

Are you avoiding a School Library collection inventory because it seems like such an overwhelming task? Understand why we inventory our collection and how to do a series of mini-inventories over time so it’s a satisfying undertaking instead of a dreaded one. Read on … Continue reading

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Looking Back @ Becoming a Culturally Responsive School Librarian

We can’t be satisfied with promoting a heritage celebration for a month. We must be responsive to cultures, races, and ethnic groups throughout the school year, and work diligently to build respect for diversity within ourselves, our library collection, and our Library Lessons. It’s the only way our students can learn to love themselves. Continue reading

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Looking Back @ 2 Library Lessons for Your Weeded Fiction Books

Every year I weed a hundred or so low-circulation books from my Fiction area, but I’m never really sure they deserve to be discarded. Even books that have deteriorated or are damaged scream “Save me!” Does the School Librarian in you cringe at the idea of throwing away books? Then here’s 2 Library Lessons that involve students in meaningful and authentic activities while giving new life to those “trash” books. Continue reading

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