Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Great Beginnings

It has been a while since my last post because I have been so busy with my first official month as a librarian. Things are off to a great start. I completed my August advocacy data report for administration. It was a great way for me to evaluate my first month. Students are so excited about the new layout of the library and my abolition of fines. I have been integrating technology as much as my district IT staff will allow. I started a blog on the school web page and created a student group in Goodreads. I have three QR codes displayed in the library. The one to the left on the circulation desk so that students can find me online and two on a SC Junior Book Award bulletin board that takes them to a video about the nominees and my Youtube channel where my favorites include book trailers of the nominees. Students are still signing up for library notice by text and seem very excited by the idea. I am collecting applications for our book club and plan to begin by the end of September. I met with every student for orientation. Feel free to view the prezi for orientation.The sixth grade also completed a scavener hunt. The summer reading program concluded. I will post pics of the winners with their prizes on our school blog. My first month has been a whirlwind, but it has been so much fun. I am currently planning Banned Book Week, Teen Read Week and Wrestlemania Reading Challenges for September and October. More posts about these events will be forthcoming.


  1. Your library sounds awesome! QR codes are such a great idea. It's nice to see that you're helping the kids become tech-literate!

  2. Hi Eliterate Librarian,
    I am so glad that I found your blog! I have also been thinking about starting a book club in my middle school and would love to see a sample of your application. If possible could you please post this?
    Thank you,