BCPS new librarian orientation training


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New Librarian Orientation
BCPS 2014

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BCPS new librarian orientation training

  1. 1. Welcome! Elementary and Special Schools Library Media Specialists BCPS New Teacher Orientation New Librarians – Elementary and Special Schools Breakout Amanda Cochran, S.T.A.T. Resource Teacher, Office of Digital Learning 8/12/2014
  2. 2. Circulation  Patron Barcodes  Check in/check out procedures  Renewals  Re-shelving
  3. 3. Patron Barcodes  Patron Barcodes can be found in Destiny
  4. 4. Patron Barcodes Continued
  5. 5. Patron Barcodes Management  Create Student Cards  Binder of Barcodes  Create Student Shelf Markers Sample Student LIB15 BCPS Username BCPS Password
  6. 6. Circulation Guidelines  50 Seamless minutes of instruction  Doing circulation every other week for intermediate grades, and increasing the number of books they are able to check out.  Making circulation a "seamless" part of the period, for instance by directing small groups/individual students to browse/check out books during the independent practice portion of the lesson.  Make the computer accessible for student checkout  Begin circulation procedures at the beginning of the school year
  7. 7. Tips for Circulation  Independent check out using Destiny and library cards Cindy Sexton- Villa Cresta Elementary  Call by table during independent work  Whole group checkout- play a couple of songs while browsing, the last song should be slow to signal time to wrap up browsing Sandy Bixby- Edgemere Elementary
  8. 8. Tips for Circulation  Student in grades 1-5 all scan their own barcode and books and I have the computer volume up high. I have taught them that the "ERRRR" buzz sound means freeze until the adult comes to the computer.  To help them with finding things, I have Destiny up and I have labels on each shelf and small posters/items as visual clues where certain categories of books are located. - Sandy Bixby- Edgemere Elementary
  9. 9. Tips for Circulation  My students are currently making the transition to typing in their userID for checkout instead of using cards or scanning barcodes. Anne Groth- Cromwell Valley Regional Magnet  The older grades are often working on projects in groups and as a general rule they know to "give themselves a 10 minute break" to complete their check-out and then return to what they are working on. Kathleen Wellen- Elmwood Elementary
  10. 10. Tips for Circulation  If the students are unable to locate materials in the time allotted to them during class, they know that they are always welcome during arrival and dismissal any day to exchange materials. This helps those who are leisurely browsers, as well as keeps popular Black-Eyed Susan books moving quickly. Susan Ciaccio- Orems Elementary  My fifth graders who may not need weekly checkout are aware that they can get up and check out during independent practice any week. This allows students who are not getting books to continue working and not have too much "down time". If they forgot their books, they are welcome to find a book to put on hold. Colleen Adam- Westchester Elementary
  11. 11. Check In Procedures  Students check books in as they enter the library  Homeroom Bins- collected at the beginning of the school day
  12. 12. Renewals  If a student scans the barcode of a book they already have checked out, it will prompt them to renew. This stops all book checkout until a button is clicked.  Try to limit renewals- especially popular or Black-Eyed Susan books.
  13. 13. Reshelving  Library Helpers- Intermediate Students  Parent Volunteers  “Adopt a Shelf” program- students maintain a shelf in the library to ensure organization
  14. 14. Digital Resources/Supports  Groupsite- Collaboration and Curriculum  Databases, Elementary Resource Models  Databases/Passwords- Updated June 17, 2014  ODL Wiki  Student Log-ins- New logins for grades Pre-K thru 4th Example: ADC007 cat123
  15. 15. Book Care  Taking care of books- K & 1st Grade Lessons in curriculum, need to address with 2nd-5th  Damaged books- Book Hospital location, contact parent, assess fine, “First Aid Kit”  Lost books/Fines- Contact parent, assess fine, check with principal or guidance counselor  Weeding Guidelines- Info on next page Book Hospital
  16. 16. Weeding Guidelines Library Collection Maintenance Weeding and Disposal Procedures Baltimore County Public Schools Department of Digital Learning 2014 Purpose Weeding or deselecting is an integral and important part of collection development in school libraries. It is essential that libraries evaluate the quality and content of all materials and delete unsuitable, dated, or unnecessary materials. Continued attention to the quality of the collection and related maintenance of the collection helps to ensure a highly effective and quality collection. Collections are not static. School libraries support the essential curriculum while providing and encouraging recreational reading for students and staff. Working toward this end, collections must be maintained in current as well as physically sound and factually accurate condition. Collection maintenance through weeding supports the following key points:  Library collections reflect the BPCS Selection Criteria  Utilization of space in the media center  Reputation for quality and currency of holdings  Removes the illusion of a well stocked library which impacts budget requests  Attractiveness and appeal of the collection Systemic weeding should be conducted using the schedule below. September 000-099 October 100-200 November 201-300 December 301-400 January 401-500 February 501-600 March 601-700 April 701-800 May 801-999 June Reference, Professional
  17. 17. Weeding Guidelines
  18. 18. Weeding Guidelines
  19. 19. Questions?