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.
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
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.
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
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
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 http://nancykeane.com/booktalks/
Curriculum/Teacher Support• Topic/Unit lists• Promote new titles• Announce award winners• Ask for recommendations & input• Support for current events• Bibliographies
ModelingOral Reading – Before you read – While you read – After you read• Language Play – Poetry, riddles, word games• Enthusiasm is Contagious!
Customers Who (students/teachers/parents) What Grades (elementary/secondary) Reading Levels Interest Levels What Languages Interests (girl/boys, fiction/nonfiction)
Curriculum Know what textbooks your school is using ◦ Big projects ◦ Focus on subject areas ◦ District curriculum maps and guides
Collection Assessment Titlewise: www.titlewise.com ◦ 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
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
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
Guides to Help Online book lists Vendor book lists and ideas Periodicals ◦ School Library Journal ◦ Hornbook ◦ Booklinks Award winnersDon’t Make Selections Blindfolded
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
Physical Processing Spine labels Date due slips Barcodes Special Labels ◦ AR Reading Levels, Genres, Title 1 Covers ◦ Mylar/Laminate Processed vs. Do-it-yourself
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