LeeAnna Mills, NBCT
       lmills@tcss.net
                  and
      Michelle Wilson
mwilson518@gmail.com
Just the Facts
 There will be NO state monies for 09/10
 Not the first time and probably won’t be the last!
 Will have ...
Ideas For YOU
 Join Professional Associations and Listservs
    AIMA
    AASL
    ALA
    AEA
 Learn to use social m...
Ideas for Programming
 Utilize and publicize the Alabama Virtual Library
 (AVL)
   September is National Library Card Mo...
More Programming Ideas
 Establish or continue a partnership with your local
 public library
   Share data with AR progra...
Ideas for Promotions
 Center your programs around books you already own
 with no cost incentives
   Lunch in the Library...
Ideas for LMC
 Encourage and educate faculty and students not to
  print unless necessary
 Be the place to collect paper...
More Ideas for LMC
 Make a wish list for LMC and post on webpage and in
  newsletters
 Use inexpensive plastic picture f...
Opportunities
 Rethink your focus or goals?
 Use this year to really clean up your collection!
 Possibly begin new supp...
Helpful Links
 AIMA – www.alaima.org
 ALA – www.ala.org
    Advocacy http://capwiz.com/ala/home/
    State of Alabama ...
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  1. 1. LeeAnna Mills, NBCT lmills@tcss.net and Michelle Wilson mwilson518@gmail.com
  2. 2. Just the Facts  There will be NO state monies for 09/10  Not the first time and probably won’t be the last!  Will have to learn to fundraise and go after grants  Reach out to your community for support
  3. 3. Ideas For YOU  Join Professional Associations and Listservs  AIMA  AASL  ALA  AEA  Learn to use social media as a professional network; it is unlikely anyone will get release time for Professional Development next year.
  4. 4. Ideas for Programming  Utilize and publicize the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL)  September is National Library Card Month  Orientation is perfect opportunity to introduce this wonderful resource to faculty and students  Use as a collaboration tool  Great opportunity to present to faculty as PD  Offer a parent workshop
  5. 5. More Programming Ideas  Establish or continue a partnership with your local public library  Share data with AR program and test lists  Possible resource for speakers/authors  Programming opportunities  Create a parent hospitality committee for your library media center  Grandparents’ Day celebration (elementary)
  6. 6. Ideas for Promotions  Center your programs around books you already own with no cost incentives  Lunch in the Library  Free homework passes  Free time on the computer (supervised)  Free or low cost coupons or prizes  Solicit & utilize free stuff from retail establishments, ask in person or use form letter, examples: movie posters, tickets to movies or movie rentals, coupons for food
  7. 7. Ideas for LMC  Encourage and educate faculty and students not to print unless necessary  Be the place to collect paper to be recycled and reuse  Wipe printer cartridges with baby wipes to extend life  Recycle folders – can be used to make “tent” signs  Enlist students to help by “Adopting Shelves”, place sign with their name and they are responsible for keeping that shelf or area in order
  8. 8. More Ideas for LMC  Make a wish list for LMC and post on webpage and in newsletters  Use inexpensive plastic picture frames for signs  Use extra Scrapbooking materials for signs, displays and posters…better yet, seek parent volunteers for this!  Digital picture frames are great way to post information and photos of library happenings  Repair books instead of replacing them
  9. 9. Opportunities  Rethink your focus or goals?  Use this year to really clean up your collection!  Possibly begin new support programs for the LMC  Friends of the Library  Solicit donations of good used books and those you cannot use could be part of sale or giveaway program  Become an advocate and begin to build parental and student support by informing everyone that we have no money this year!
  10. 10. Helpful Links  AIMA – www.alaima.org  ALA – www.ala.org  Advocacy http://capwiz.com/ala/home/  State of Alabama : http://www.legislature.state.al.us/  Listserves: LM_NET, ALMO and AIMA  Great website to explore:  http://www.librarysupportstaff.com/4schools.html#disp lays

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