Basic Training October 2012

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  • Introduce ourselves and welcome folks
  • This workshop is only two hours long and will be an overview of the new library funds law. The objectives for today are:


  • 1. Welcome toLibrary Basic Training Peter Doering SCCOE Lonni Gause SCCOE
  • 2. Introductions Name, school and district How many hours you work How long have you worked in a school library Your favorite thing so far
  • 3. Today’sOutline and Handouts
  • 4. Where Do I Start? A School Library Handbook
  • 5. What is yourLibrary Mission?
  • 6. Library MissionThe mission of the library mediaprogram is to ensure that studentsand staff are effective users of ideasand information.
  • 7. Providing Information SkillsHelping PromotingTeachers Reading TeachAdministrative Duties
  • 8. LibraryOrientation
  • 9. Library Orientation Skills1. How your library is organized: • Give a tour of the library • Fiction/Nonfiction- differences; • Dewey Decimal system; • Location of special collections.2. Library policies and rules: • Care of books and materials; • Rules for behavior and consequences.3. How to check out materials: • Procedures for check out • Time period for checkouts; • Overdues and fines.
  • 10. Library Skills
  • 11. Library Skills1. Parts of a book/resource:  Author, title, call number, etc.2. Types of materials and how they are organized:  Fiction/nonfiction;  Dewey Decimal System.3. How to find materials in the library:  Use of the online catalog  How to search by author, title, keyword, subject;  Website
  • 12. 4. How to find materials online:  Online searching skills.5. How to use specific resources and collections in the library:  Printed materials – almanac, atlas, dictionary, encyclopedia, and other specialized resources;  Bibliographic information, indexes, table of contents;  Databases – online searching skills specific to each resource.
  • 13. Break ------------Cupertino Room 10:45 – 11:45
  • 14. BuildingLife-Long Readers
  • 15. English Language Arts Standards• By the end of 3rd grade, students must be fluent readers• The goal of effective language arts instruction is to: – Accomplish lifelong readers – Find balance of: – competence – motivation – accessibility – experience With print
  • 16. Accessibility• Display – Books face out – Eye level• Variety of Resources – Magazines, newspapers, action cards, comics, graphic novels• Interest Level vs Reading Level: Meet your readers where they are• Schedule – Lunch, recess, after school, 2nd half of period
  • 17. Motivation• Market titles/Books-to-film• Lists of titles: Website resources • If you liked….. • What do I read next….• Genres• New book displays• Book Talks: Quick and Simple
  • 18. Curriculum/Teacher Support• Topic/Unit lists• Promote new titles• Announce award winners• Ask for recommendations & input• Support for current events• Bibliographies
  • 19. ModelingOral Reading – Before you read – While you read – After you read• Language Play – Poetry, riddles, word games• Enthusiasm is Contagious!
  • 20. Information Literacy Skills
  • 21. Information LiteracyA broader set of library andcommunication skills that enable aperson to: Find Understand Evaluate Use…………… ……..information effectively
  • 22. The Big6 TMStep 1 – Task DefinitionStep 2 – Information Seeking StrategiesStep 3 – Location and AccessStep 4 – Use of InformationStep 5 – SynthesisStep 6 – Evaluation CRLS Research Guide
  • 23. CollectionDevelopment
  • 24. Customers Who (students/teachers/parents) What Grades (elementary/secondary) Reading Levels Interest Levels What Languages Interests (girl/boys, fiction/nonfiction)
  • 25. Curriculum Know what textbooks your school is using ◦ Big projects ◦ Focus on subject areas ◦ District curriculum maps and guides
  • 26. Collection Assessment Titlewise: ◦ Collection size ◦ Average age ◦ Number of titles per student ◦ Collection distribution (Dewey range) California Library Standards Run Reports What is being used Listen to your students and teachers
  • 27. Selection Policy
  • 28. Weeding
  • 29. WeedingWHY WEED? No room for new materials on shelf Collection is unused and unattractive Full shelves give illusion of a good library collection To correct mistakes in selection Maintaining unneeded materials is time consuming
  • 30. Procedures for Weeding1. Decide which materials need to be removed2. Remove the item from the shelf3. Delete Catalog records4. Stamp the book “Discarded”5. Remove school markings6. Check school policy for removal7. Physically discard
  • 31. Purchasing
  • 32. Guides to Help Online book lists Vendor book lists and ideas Periodicals ◦ School Library Journal ◦ Hornbook ◦ Booklinks Award winnersDon’t Make Selections Blindfolded
  • 33. Purchasing Steps1. Identifying what you wish to purchase2. Identifying what funds are available to make the purchase3. Making the purchase4. Verifying that the correct items are received and approving payment
  • 34. Processing
  • 35. Physical Processing Spine labels Date due slips Barcodes Special Labels ◦ AR Reading Levels, Genres, Title 1 Covers ◦ Mylar/Laminate Processed vs. Do-it-yourself
  • 36. Processing Periodicals Prepare a periodical check in card/sheet for each title Check-in each issue as it arrives Process for display/check out Review for missing issues Create a periodical holdings list
  • 37. Cataloging
  • 38. What theySee
  • 39. What weSee Full BriefIncomplete Records
  • 40. ChallengeProcedures
  • 41. LibraryAdvocacy
  • 42. Events and Ideas Advertise in Newsletters Back to School Nights Announcements – Have Games Hold Contests Book Clubs Author Visits Just Get the Word Out – Every Chance
  • 43. Statistics Library usage Examines trends for ordering Reporting and justifying requests Database reports – a lot to choose from Classes/small groups/after school
  • 44. Statistics Time managementTell the whole story. Include: Time spent on inventory Preparing bibliographies, pathfinders, etc. Troubling shooting computers Training assistants, students, volunteers Preparing overdues Shelving books Repairing books Purchasing/weeding Preparing for classes
  • 45. Closure Questions Website: Evaluation Thank You for Coming