I had the opportunity last week to eludicate my vision for the school library to the elementary faculty. I did so using this Prezi. The big points:
The goals of the library:
- Create a library space that is welcoming, attractive, and organized.
- Instruct students in research and information literacy.
- Support recreational reading by students.
- Support the curriculum of the school through print and digital resources.
Statistics on the elementary library:
- 7,330 holdings
- 19 per student
- Average age is 1990
A good school library includes a solid collection plus programming and teaching.
But a great school deserve a great library.
This can only happen together.
Then I discussed some initiatives – leveling all the books in the library, coordinating library and tech instruction, and working in the classroom with teachers.
Dr. Pasco’s law: The quality of our library tells students what we think they deserve.
My law: This is my classroom, but it is your (and the students’) library.
How can I help you?