Sharing the library
Tips, Titles and Totals
I was lucky enough to attend the American Association of School Librarians national conference. My brain is reeling with ideas and plans and questions; things I need to assess and decide how they fit into my two middle school libraries.
While I was there I discussed with my fellow school librarians that while our role within a school is ever evolving, is continuously changing based on the needs of our students & faculty, it is EVER constant in providing access to quality books. Books, both print and electronic, both fiction & nonfiction, are the core of our programming.
As I am having this conversation with my peers, I received a link to an article about Readicide. Readicide is just what it sounds like -- a killing of the love of reading. The term was originally coined by Kelly Gallagher, a high school English teacher in an inner city school. He has written many books about Readicide (I own the book Readicide, which I have read and would lend to you!)
Want a quick overview of Readicide, how it plays out in a school regularly and methods to avoid it? Check out this great article Are You Committing Readicide.
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October 30 - November 12, 2015West circulation statistics: 680
East circulation statistics: 540
East Materials Hold: 23
West Materials Hold: 20
West Class Visits: 4
East Class Visits: 3
Please note Mrs. Seebauer was at a conference 3 of these days.
East days open to study hall: 7
West days open to study hall: 6
School Year Circulation Stats (Beginning August 13, 2015)