Librarians and libraries are amazing!!!! But… unfortunately sometimes not everybody knows that or even understands what we do. If there was ever a time to toot your own horn, the time is now! Promote your services, brag on what you do, show the value of school libraries!
It is so important to not only have diverse books in our libraries but also to promote those diverse books. The books we choose to share with students or highlight show students what is important and what we value! So if diversity is something you find important and value, find ways to highlight and promote … Continue reading Promoting Diverse Books with Technology
Okay, so most people on this blog already know the importance of the library and the amazing things we can offer teachers. However, most teachers may not be aware of the services you can offer or even the resources you have available to students and staff. I’ve created flyers to advertise to teachers about the … Continue reading Promoting Library Services and Resources
If you have ever been lucky enough to be on a flexible schedule, you know the benefits of it on student learning and teacher collaboration. Most research points to flexible schedules in school media centers as beneficial to student outcomes. It’s amazing that most schools remain on fixed library schedules. I was in the position … Continue reading Promoting Flexible Schedule
There are many ways to advertise what you do to teachers, administration, and parents. One of the best ways to show what you are doing and what is coming up on the radar is through a library newsletter. One of the first things I hear from other librarians when I say “create a newsletter!” is… … Continue reading Create a Library Newsletter
I have loved my administration in all of my positions. However, one thing I realized is that they don’t actually know everything that I did during the school year in the library (activities) or behind the scenes (collection development, fund raising). Creating an annual report was a great way to sum up the year, brag … Continue reading Brag on Your Year! Annual Reports