School Libraries, Student stuff

Getting the news out

There's that old adage, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Since we can't effectively create displays for students or do in-person Readers Advisory, we've started an occasional newsletter. It's promoting our services as well as other websites and resources that we think our readers will find helpful/useful/interesting. This was what we started with: But that… Continue reading Getting the news out

Books, Collection Development, Student stuff

Will our ebooks fly off the screen?

While at my last school, I was asked to present on ebooks and our school's experience. Porter's is a 1:1 iPad school and virtually all of the student's textbooks were digital, so when one third of the students responded saying they preferred print was not a surprise. Some of the answers why included that because… Continue reading Will our ebooks fly off the screen?

Books, Collection Development, Student stuff, Work Stuff

Getting a little giddy

In March, just after we closed due to COVID, the library's focus was on supporting our history classes doing research (around 600 students, all researching away... just a little crazy, right?). So we added EBSCO's Academic and High School ebooks collection, entering 3500+ MARC records into our catalog while encouraging students to search the whole… Continue reading Getting a little giddy

Collection Development, Conferences, Work Stuff

The past five years in 21 slides

Ok, maybe not everything that's happened in the past five years, but this is a short distillation of the Really Big Project we've been working on in the library. One of the other librarians and I presented this today at the NELA 2020 conference. There's so much more I could say about the nitty-gritty but… Continue reading The past five years in 21 slides

Student stuff, Work Stuff

Go!

A short while ago I posted Ready? Set? and so now, clearly, it's time for "go"! "Go" started yesterday, the first day of classes (remote) for the Upper School. Our Middle and Lower Schools are still doing some orientation work, but those students are on campus, getting used to the new spaces and pathways and… Continue reading Go!