Welcoming 17 new faculty and staff! This year my small, rural school welcomed a total of seventeen new faculty/staff. I am hopeful for the opportunities that come with a group of fresh new faculty. I am also overwhelmed with the challenge of… Read More ›
Two Heads are Better Than One: Share the Conference Fun with an Administrator from Your School – For Free!
by Jessica Klinker, Head Librarian, Franklin Heights High School, South-Western City Schools, Columbus, Ohio Do you know that amped-up, electric feeling you get during an amazing conference, so excited to take back the tools and strategies you are learning and try them out… Read More ›
Have you ever noticed the amount of garbage that leaves your school cafeteria on a daily basis? I never did until I was assigned to cafeteria duty. When it was time for the children to clean up after they were… Read More ›
Former U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower has some advice for school librarians: “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” Actually, this advice is good for all professions interested in reflective, continuous improvement. So much so that Stephen Covey developed the idea into quadrants… Read More ›
It’s a new year–time to reflect on the past year and plan for improvement! Taking this opportunity to see how your program fits in the culture of your campus is a very valuable exercise. Where do you fall in meeting… Read More ›
Often, when we talk about building collaborative cultures for school librarians, we talk about the importance of being seen as a teacher peer. But this week, let’s talk about being seen as a collaborative member of a campus leadership team…. Read More ›