Day in the Life of a School Librarian

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Presentation for LIANZA Library Assistants Day highlighting the range of tasks undertaken by school library teams and linking the intersections between schools and public libraries.

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Day in the Life of a School Librarian

  1. 1. A Day in the Life ofa School Librarian
  2. 2. A Day in the Life ofa School Librarian
  3. 3. So ……
  4. 4. So ……What do you think I do all day?!
  5. 5. Days of the oldschoolyard ……..
  6. 6. Days of the old schoolyard ……..What memories do you have of your school librarian?
  7. 7. Structure of a School DayNo two days are the same but a typical day is: 08.55 – 09.50 Period 1 09.50 – 10.00 Roll Call 10.00 – 11.00 Period 2 11.00 – 11.30 Interval 11.30 – 12.30 Period 3 12.30 – 13.30 Period 4 13.30 – 14.10 Lunch 14.10 – 15.20 Period 5 (includes SSR)
  8. 8. 8.00 – 9.00am
  9. 9. Getting set for the day ………Check emails and booking sheetOpen Twitter, Diigo, Bitly & LivebindersRespond to correspondenceTake bookingsOpen libraryAttend staff briefing
  10. 10. 9.00 – 10.00am
  11. 11.  Year 9 class booked for 1 st orientation visit with their English teacher  Tour  Dewey Game  Important bits about the library  Story
  12. 12. 10.00 – 11.00am
  13. 13. Book selection from consignment delivery  Appraise non fiction books for curriculum content
  14. 14.  Meeting with teacher about new Year 13 English standard  Discussion around task and selection of suitable texts
  15. 15. 11.00 – 12.00pm
  16. 16. Morning tea  Discussion with teacher about lesson – Encyclopaedia Quiz
  17. 17.  Year 10 class booked into classroom  session on ways to use Google vs. Sweetsearch
  18. 18. 12.00 – 1.00pm
  19. 19. Lesson Planning: Put together a Livebinder for classes starting a unit on Earthquakes through Y11 Science
  20. 20. Select books to show Book Club at lunchtimeDecide on which ones I will reviewChoose a section from a book to read aloud
  21. 21. 1.00 – 2.00pm
  22. 22. Quick lunch at my desk and then ………Book club in the library classroom
  23. 23. 2.00 – 3.00pm
  24. 24. SSRYear 9 Orientation lesson #2 in the library classroom  Library Catalogue session  Two activities – Dewey Story & Library Map
  25. 25. 3.00 – 4.00pm
  26. 26. Study CentreLesson Planning: with Kaiawhina for Y11-13 Maori research assignment
  27. 27. My Research PlanWhat will I do first?What will I do next?What am I confident about doing for my research? Finding good information Forming good research questions Taking notes Something else ….. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________What do I need help with for my research? Finding good information Forming good research questions Taking notes Something else ….. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________How will I present my information about my person?
  28. 28. 4.00 – 5.00pm
  29. 29. Professional ReadingPlanning for the next day  Checking bookings  Preparing for classes  Collecting together resources  Shelf check and tidy
  30. 30. The intersection betweenschool and public libraries
  31. 31. The intersection betweenschool and public libraries ……………. How can we work together?
  32. 32.  Linking to each other in the minds of our users
  33. 33.  Linking to each other in the minds of our users Meeting together, talking to each other
  34. 34.  Linking to each other in the minds of our users Meeting together, talking to each other Shared understanding of what we all do
  35. 35.  Linking to each other in the minds of our users Meeting together, talking to each other Shared understanding of what we all do Linking to the curriculum
  36. 36. Other ideas????
  37. 37. Contact details:sengaw@windowslive.comTwitter: @motherofwinterWordpress: sengaw.wordpress.com tertiaryprep.wordpress.com
  38. 38. Imageshttp://flic.kr/p/7nAsLthttp://flic.kr/p/67Ypfphttp://flic.kr/p/aLZPeXhttp://flic.kr/p/4DpfcG

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