I'm back from my live events and vacation! It's been a very exciting and fun-filled summer (except for the part where our vehicle broke down on the way home from Atlanta). I was able to get my new library lesson plans finished up and on the site on Monday. I've spent much of today planning some really exciting content for my blog and podcast. I'm also planning a webinar series that will start next week. Look for more information about the first one really soon!
With the first day of school quickly approaching for most of you (sorry to remind you...), I wanted to reach out and ask: What are you stressed about right now? Maybe you're a new librarian and you're totally overwhelmed (we've all been there). Maybe you've been doing this for a while and just need some fresh ideas.
Leave a comment and let me know what you are stressed about. I will use your comments to guide my content so I can make your life easier in the upcoming school year!
Question? What are my legal duties and the librarian legal duties when I take my class to the library. Yesterday, It was the first time I took my class to the library with the librarian. She had been absent due to childbirth. So, I did not think it was right she dismissed my class ten minutes earlier because she couldnt handle the class. I was running records for 5 minutes with one of my students because I had been use to that at another campus I used to work at. So. After many years it never ocurred to me to ask the must do librarian-teacher esponsability during the 25 minutes of library time. Please help me out with any information.
Alicia Wilson Wilson says
I would like to offer our 4th and 5th graders more engaging lessons this year. They were bored last year and behavior got worse and worse. I'm using elementarylibrarian for the first time and am glad for a resource to give me more options. I am going to use centers for the first time this year and am stressed about them flowing, first of all, but also stressed about centers that the upper elementary kids will learn from and look forward to participating in.
Kimberly Edwards says
Do any of you teach on a fixed classroom schedule? I have 6 classes at 50 minutes each day. I want to know if you have a plan time and how long your plan time is per day?
I am a first-year librarian that was just hired as a district librarian, so I will oversee the elementary, middle, and high school library. The elementary school has over 1,000 kids alone... needless to say I am overwhelmed. I will have several assistants under me that know how the library operates, but it seems like my job is simply to oversee everything. There is a tech person who teaches some library classes, a circulation desk full-time assistant, and a full-time assistant to help students find books that interest them while in the library. So what exactly should I be doing?!?! Any suggestions?
I was a library media specialist for 10 years and now I am returning to the library after spending 13 years in the classroom or as an itinerant/traveling teacher. Actually, I am returning to the same school where I was the media specialist previously. There is a brand new library and the previous library media specialist was amazing and had awesome, innovative and creative ideas and lesson plans. I am very thankful and excited, but very nervous about utilizing the new technology tools, creating engaging lesson plans, and managing the library/check-out/book purchasing/processing without a library assistant. There is so much work to do before school begins!