Venn Librarian

Reflections about the intersection of schools, libraries and technology.

  • Tag This!

  • August 2010
    S M T W T F S
    « Jul   Sep »
    1234567
    891011121314
    15161718192021
    22232425262728
    293031  
  • Prior Posts

  • Copyright

Is summer really almost over?

Posted by lpearle on 14 August 2010

When you work in a school, summer vacation is endowed with the same reverence it was when you were attending school: it’s a time of relaxation and renewal.  Even if you have to work during the summer (as I do), it’s still “vacation work” – slower paced, more project-based, etc. than “real work.”

This summer has had two major projects: the Big Move to the ‘new’ space, and working on organizing the archives.  Each has posed great challenges as the summer has progressed, and are no where near finished.  Yes, I know that archives work is never done, but I had hoped to be a little further along by the end of the summer.  In little over a week, pre-season athletics starts.  Teachers have been drifting in (and out) with greater frequency than earlier this summer.  So clearly, vacation is nearing its end.

It’s with something of a shock that I realize that I have only three weeks to:

  • create a scavenger hunt and plan the next two projects for our History 9 classes (in collaboration with the teachers, of course)
  • plan teacher orientation/training with our Upper School Technology Coordinator
  • think about Welcome Back swag for our US teachers
  • update our website
  • go through the many twitter and blog posts with great links, adding to our blog and our Delicious links
  • pull out interesting new arrivals for students to oooh and aaah over
  • continue working on Libguides for our Government class (the elections and Africa are two of the broad topics they’re covering)
  • etc etc etc

All this on top of finishing the move and all the other day-to-day library stuff.  Still, it’s been a good summer… if only it were another month long!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: