Looking @ Overdue Library Books & How to Handle Excuses

Overdue library books are a perpetual problem for School Librarians, but we need a friendly, non-judgmental policy that maintains book circulation and student reading. Here are some typical excuses from students, and tolerant ways to deal with them. #NoSweatLibrary #schoollibrary #overduebooks #overduebookexcuses Continue reading

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Looking @ A Customized Library Orientation for Teachers

Teachers have the most impact on students use of the school library, so it’s sensible to create a customized library orientation for teachers. Here’s how featuring materials for topics of study in each subject area is an invitation to collaborate on student library lessons! #NoSweatLibrary #schoollibrary #libraryorientation #teacherprofessionaldevelopment Continue reading

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Looking @ Coordinating Collection, Curriculum, and Library Lessons

As school librarians, it’s our responsibility to develop a library collection that doesn’t rely on generic ‘balance,’ but one that supports our grade level curricula. More than that, we must also create Library Lessons that use those materials for meaningful classroom activities and worthwhile assessments. #NoSweatLibrary #schoollibrary #librarycollection #librarylessons #socialstudies #ELA Continue reading

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