Books, Collection Development, School Libraries

What’s on your shelves?

With one exception, the school libraries I've worked in have needed some serious collection pruning; MPOW is no different.  Usually it's the problem of having a lot of stack space and not enough time/staff to really weed what's there.  I'm of the firm belief, however, that pruning and judicious deletions are an absolute necessity! Why? … Continue reading What’s on your shelves?

Collection Development, Life Related, Links, Privacy, School Libraries, Student stuff, Techno Geekiness

Minor Musings

Books, Reading, etc. As part of a major push to create a strong YA section in our library, we're looking at diverse authors/characters and great NF to get us there.  Also loving this list of hybrid books and this list of women in translation. There are adult books that reference children's lit - another To… Continue reading Minor Musings

Musings, School Libraries, Student stuff

What’s your corporate message?

One of my colleagues was talking about corporate messages, the subtle ways in which schools (and corporations, obviously) show what they really believe and value - not always the same thing as what they say they believe and value.  For example, a school that says that it values diversity, but has an all-white faculty.  Or… Continue reading What’s your corporate message?