Category Archives: Library Procedures

Passing the Torch

Dear new CMS librarian, You’re going to love it here. This school, this library, these students, these teachers…it truly is an amazing place to work and I hope that you’re as happy and fulfilled here as I have been these … Continue reading

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Library Procedures

Spending time at the beginning of the year practicing library procedures with students is essential for a successful year. I love my 8th graders this time of year, because they’ve got the procedures down. They know exactly how our library … Continue reading

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Making Connections

Every year, I like to have a guiding goal to focus my practice and teaching in the library. Trying to consciously focus on doing one thing really well throughout the year helps me to push myself and make our library … Continue reading

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Self Check-Out & End of the Year Wrap-Up

I know we say this every year…but GEEZ, this year has FLOWN by! I cannot believe we just have one week left of this school year. As I look back on this year, it has been so great and I … Continue reading

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Library Survey Results

Before the holiday break, my awesome principal recommended that all of the teachers take some time and have their students complete anonymous surveys to provide feedback on their class (questions ranged from teaching, relationships, classroom environment, respect, etc.). Being the … Continue reading

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Pondering Self-Checkout

  I’ve been interested in the idea of implementing a self-checkout system for the students for quite some time. I know there are lots of elementary librarians who do this very successfully. It’s definitely something that is born out of … Continue reading

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Library Scavenger Hunt

I’m feeling guilty for being a blog slacker, but it’s been crazy with state testing and finishing this semester of grad school. So I do have something quick to share. Doing a library scavenger hunt seems like a requirement. I … Continue reading

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