Running the Library

RUNNING THE LIBRARY

Top 10 Reasons Secondary Students Need Regular Library Time
Why do elementary students get to enjoy library every week, but middle school students depend on their teacher to schedule time in the library? Why?

In Charge of a Library Computer Lab? 22 Tips to Save Your Sanity
Can’t login. Can’t print. New student needs a login. Computer frozen. Mouse roller ball is missing. Printer is out of paper. Something is stuck to the mouse pad. The battery is dead. The R and F keys are reversed. Sound familiar?

New School Librarian? Ten Things To Do First
Being a new school librarian is fun, exciting, exhausting, overwhelming, and even lonely at times. In your first few weeks, you will probably feel all of these emotions, possibly at the same time. As you look around the library, you see so many things that need to be done. Who do you go to with questions? What questions should you ask them? What needs to be done first? Here’s a to-do list of the top ten things you need to do and think about before you deal with any new bulletin boards, displays, or even lesson planning.

Help! It’s Book Fair Time!
Want to run a book fair AND keep your sanity at the same time? It is possible, but you’ve got to get organized. Here are some things I’ve learned from running far more book fairs than I want to think about. You’re welcome!