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@Anneticipation

Anne Weaver

Revisioning the School Library
Program

https://readingpower.wordpress.com/

• One idea: Teacher librarians should provide:
cutting edge programs
use evidence based practice
goals connected to school leadership priorities
informed by leading Professional Learning Networks
promote and report on programs

• One story: kill Sacred Cows
• One big question:
Is your library program satisfying your Principal and school leadership?

http://librarygrits.blogspot.hk/2010/03/tracking-myactivities.html
http://librarygrits.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/day-7-keepingtrack.html

Yr 5

Yr 6

Jackie
and
Megan

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PLN

• http://oomscholasticblog.com/post
/10-school-librarians-follow-twitter
• Twitter
• Find blogs
• http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/
• Real people
• Free PD
• Webinars
• State Library QLD and similar

Help Desk

IT Helpdesk in the
library run by students

Finding more time
• combine staff from Archives, bookhire, bulk printing, AV to cover counter duties
• design library so staff work area assists supervision
• books come covered from suppliers, or not covered
• issued textbooks now stored in library
• custom reports for automated billing, picking slips
• volunteers
• Online Booking System
• Procedures manual
• Digitisation and paperless office
• AHS library youtube site
• Training and skilling staff
• Library staff communication onenote
http://www.freestockphotos.biz/stockphoto/16192
http://pixabay.com/en/pimp-hat-purple-profession-26737/

Time
for: https://ahsmakerspace.wordpress.com/
AHS
Maker
space
follow
our
journey

Catalogue One Stop Shop, Federated Search
• How much time is taken by library website,
pathfinders?
• Removing barriers for staff and students to
connect with information – have catalogue
anyway, so make it effective
• ebooks for equity
• everything in one place
• can be accessed 24/7 – catalogue has app –
• LibraryLink app
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Makerspace Programming: outside class time
becomes more important
https://ahsmakerspace.wordpress.com
• Book clubs
• Board games
• Crafts
• Circuits
• Robotics
• Coding
• When: do not compete with assessment nor other schools events
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Programming: Make it manageable
• move staff practices to taking on these projects
• vary demands: high tech, low tech, low support
• number of bookclubs once per term?
• chunk – staff one makerspace activity each and term to develop and
learn
• connect to curriculum and extra curricular
• students take on leadership roles in making
• what can other teacher-librarians, staff, students, parents share, help
or donate?
• what do they want to learn?

Staff PD days (end of Term 2 start of Term 3)
Session 1: Are you making the most of the AHS library catalogue?
•New Federated search
•OverDrive Ebooks, Audiobooks, EBSCO databases, EBSCO eBooks, Clickview
•Refining searches to access digital resources
•Types of digital resources – tips for using them
•Pathfinders, Instructions

Session 2: Research Made Easy (RME) model
What is RME?
Why should students use this?
Why in OneNote format?
Examples of the types of resources provided, layout and special features.
How to incorporate the RME into research lessons.

Find
points of
intervention so
reading promotion
and
information
literacy is targeted
and
systematic

Connect with school IT staff
and technology

https://ahsmakerspace.wordpress.com/
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What did you write at the session beginning?
• that teacher librarians must manage time and resources to achieve
goals directly connected to school leadership priorities?
• about providing specialist cutting edge library programs using
evidence based practice?
• about promoting, sharing and connecting?

• about connecting with leading teacher librarians and educators to
select cutting edge programs best suited to your school’s goals?

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