librariantiffpresents.wikispaces.com
Library/Librarian
Sacred Cows & Stereotypes

Define: google.com
shh...libraries are quiet!

libraries are just for research

librarians are meek

the dewey decimal system
Flickr CC Photo...
The
Librarian
Lonely
Librarian
My Missing Pieces
Connected Librarians
librarians are stern & mean

Flickr CC Photo by Michael Dalby
give smiles & build relationships

Flickr CC Photo by Daniel Y. Go
give smiles & build relationships
Survey Says…
Survey Says…

Is the librarian
approachable and helpful?
!

96% say YES
librarians are old school

Flickr CC Photo by bookfinch
librarians are thought leaders
Free webinars on the
first Monday each month
at 7PM Central Time!
Focused Twitter chat
the second Monday!

Live newscast o...
Follow on Twitter
@GwynethJones
@JoyceValenza
@JenniferLaGarde
@ShannonMMiller
@NikkiDRobertson
@MatthewWinner
@SOMSlibrar...
look like a librarian...

Flickr CC Photo by Auntie G
...or the “teacher” look

Flickr CC Photo by
TheUglySweaterShop
Dress for Success!
librarians are meek, humble, and quiet

Flickr CC Photo by Amboo Who?
be an advocate for your library
...it’s NOT bragging!
Flickr CC Photo by theparadigmshifter
blogging as an advocacy tool

brand your library!
Promote Library Events & Activities
Library’s
Physical
Space
libraries are boring & sterile

Flickr CC Photo by Paul Lowry
create an inviting & colorful space
Survey Says…

Is the library a place where you
feel comfortable and welcome?
!

92% say YES
the more books, the better!

Flickr CC Photo by Johannes Gilger
Weed It!
high quality collection
Dewey Decimal System
Genrefied: Fiction & Nonfiction
What was i thinking?
Genrefied: Fiction & Nonfiction
Fiction
Genres
visually appealing
Survey Says…
How do you feel about the way
our library is organized
(by genre)?
!

I love it and think it's amazing!
I lik...
Library
Policies &
Procedures
Overdue
Fines
Flickr CC Photo by
Miss Wetzel’s Art Class

Fine Forgiveness
Holder
of the
Scanner
Self
Service
for
Students
self check out procedure
return procedure
Management
Style
Shh...
let the library come alive
Protector of the Books

Flickr CC Photo by El Miali
get the books in students’ hands
creative
displays
expand their reading horizons
promote reading in creative ways
Flexible Scheduling = Good
Fixed Scheduling = Bad

Flickr CC Photo by www.planetofsuccess.com/blog/
find what works best for
your situation & your students
keep track of what you do
Flickr CC Photo by Richard Garside

teachers will come to me if they need me
reach out to teachers
if at first you don’t succeed...
Teaching
Library Lessons Only Happen HERE
Venture out of the library!
your lessons can be virtual!

lip
F
he !
T
ry
ra
Lib
and CONNECTED!
Wikipedia
Teach
Best
Practices
and
Appropriate
Use
The library is for RESEARCH
technology
reading for pleasure
search and research skills
Flickr CC Photo by vinoth chandar

digital citizenship
Survey Says…
Do you feel the lessons and
activities during class library
visits are helpful/informative?
!

Always
Sometim...
find balance in your
library’s focus
rt
po
up
ip
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sh
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n
lu
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ic
iz
s
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t
ar
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Ci
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ea
C
l
es
Pl
R
ita
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g
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f...
It’s not about locking things down...
Flickr CC Photo by Bridget Coila

It’s about opening doors!
Tiffany Whitehead
!

School Librarian
Central Middle School
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
!

librariantiff@gmail.com
www.mightyli...
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  1. 1. librariantiffpresents.wikispaces.com
  2. 2. Library/Librarian Sacred Cows & Stereotypes Define: google.com
  3. 3. shh...libraries are quiet! libraries are just for research librarians are meek the dewey decimal system Flickr CC Photo by Steven Harris
  4. 4. The Librarian
  5. 5. Lonely Librarian
  6. 6. My Missing Pieces
  7. 7. Connected Librarians
  8. 8. librarians are stern & mean Flickr CC Photo by Michael Dalby
  9. 9. give smiles & build relationships Flickr CC Photo by Daniel Y. Go
  10. 10. give smiles & build relationships
  11. 11. Survey Says…
  12. 12. Survey Says… Is the librarian approachable and helpful? ! 96% say YES
  13. 13. librarians are old school Flickr CC Photo by bookfinch
  14. 14. librarians are thought leaders
  15. 15. Free webinars on the first Monday each month at 7PM Central Time! Focused Twitter chat the second Monday! Live newscast on the third Monday each month! ways to stay current
  16. 16. Follow on Twitter @GwynethJones @JoyceValenza @JenniferLaGarde @ShannonMMiller @NikkiDRobertson @MatthewWinner @SOMSlibrary @coxtl
  17. 17. look like a librarian... Flickr CC Photo by Auntie G
  18. 18. ...or the “teacher” look Flickr CC Photo by TheUglySweaterShop
  19. 19. Dress for Success!
  20. 20. librarians are meek, humble, and quiet Flickr CC Photo by Amboo Who?
  21. 21. be an advocate for your library ...it’s NOT bragging! Flickr CC Photo by theparadigmshifter
  22. 22. blogging as an advocacy tool brand your library!
  23. 23. Promote Library Events & Activities
  24. 24. Library’s Physical Space
  25. 25. libraries are boring & sterile Flickr CC Photo by Paul Lowry
  26. 26. create an inviting & colorful space
  27. 27. Survey Says… Is the library a place where you feel comfortable and welcome? ! 92% say YES
  28. 28. the more books, the better! Flickr CC Photo by Johannes Gilger
  29. 29. Weed It!
  30. 30. high quality collection
  31. 31. Dewey Decimal System
  32. 32. Genrefied: Fiction & Nonfiction
  33. 33. What was i thinking?
  34. 34. Genrefied: Fiction & Nonfiction
  35. 35. Fiction Genres
  36. 36. visually appealing
  37. 37. Survey Says… How do you feel about the way our library is organized (by genre)? ! I love it and think it's amazing! I like it better than other libraries I've used. It's okay. I don't like the way our library is arranged. 40% 41% 17% 3%
  38. 38. Library Policies & Procedures
  39. 39. Overdue Fines
  40. 40. Flickr CC Photo by Miss Wetzel’s Art Class Fine Forgiveness
  41. 41. Holder of the Scanner
  42. 42. Self Service for Students
  43. 43. self check out procedure
  44. 44. return procedure
  45. 45. Management Style
  46. 46. Shh...
  47. 47. let the library come alive
  48. 48. Protector of the Books Flickr CC Photo by El Miali
  49. 49. get the books in students’ hands
  50. 50. creative displays
  51. 51. expand their reading horizons
  52. 52. promote reading in creative ways
  53. 53. Flexible Scheduling = Good Fixed Scheduling = Bad Flickr CC Photo by www.planetofsuccess.com/blog/
  54. 54. find what works best for your situation & your students
  55. 55. keep track of what you do
  56. 56. Flickr CC Photo by Richard Garside teachers will come to me if they need me
  57. 57. reach out to teachers
  58. 58. if at first you don’t succeed...
  59. 59. Teaching
  60. 60. Library Lessons Only Happen HERE
  61. 61. Venture out of the library!
  62. 62. your lessons can be virtual! lip F he ! T ry ra Lib
  63. 63. and CONNECTED!
  64. 64. Wikipedia
  65. 65. Teach Best Practices and Appropriate Use
  66. 66. The library is for RESEARCH
  67. 67. technology
  68. 68. reading for pleasure
  69. 69. search and research skills
  70. 70. Flickr CC Photo by vinoth chandar digital citizenship
  71. 71. Survey Says… Do you feel the lessons and activities during class library visits are helpful/informative? ! Always Sometimes Rarely Never 44% 49% 6% 2%
  72. 72. find balance in your library’s focus rt po up ip S m sh e n lu e u ch ur ic iz s r t ar e Ci ur ea C l es Pl R ita r g i fo D g in d ea R y g lo o n h c e T Flickr CC Photo by El Miali
  73. 73. It’s not about locking things down...
  74. 74. Flickr CC Photo by Bridget Coila It’s about opening doors!
  75. 75. Tiffany Whitehead ! School Librarian Central Middle School Baton Rouge, Louisiana ! librariantiff@gmail.com www.mightylittlelibrarian.com @librarian_tiff on Twitter ! librariantiffpresents.wikispaces.com

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