Sheridan Library Update
August 15, 2013
Twitter for Professional Connections
The power of twitter for your educational life is that you can follow collegues, AND also national and international educational leaders to discover creative, innovative, cutting edge and just plain interesting ideas and trends surrounding everything you can or could do in the classroom. Here are some tweeters you might be interested in following:
As you find tweeters you enjoy following, look at who THEY follow to expand your feed (the messages, or tweets that come your account).
The library also has a twitter feed: @shslib with updates on interesting books, educational trends, authors and so forth. Follow the library, and it will follow you back!
An Open Letter to Students Returning to School
John Green (the guy in the video) is a phenomenal young adult author, by the way.
SHS Library 2012/2013...By the numbers
591 Classes used the library during the year
Service by Ms. Christensen ranged from indepth lessons to general oversight and
everything in between. Flexible scheduling – can meet needs on teacher/student
30,362 Individual students walked through the library’s doors
Total includes classes, students from study hall, credit recovery, students taking
tests, lunch students, students with passes from teachers, small groups working
on projects, etc.
4,273 SHS books checked out
There is no mandatory check-out or set book selection schedule as in the other
buildings. This number includes 450 public library books checked out through our
550 Additional books borrowed from public library
Not checked out through our system.
2,450 In-library book usage
Used for research or casual reading but not checked out.
420 AV items borrowed
Cameras, camcorders, flip cameras
SO, what do these numbers actually mean?
While these numbers are good for a school our size, there is no doubt that at times the library is under utilized. Schedule your class to come in to do anything from heavy duty research (with library staff instruction and support as you and the students need it), to project work (using the computers, scanners, cameras, printers), to casual reading (awesome!), to simply having your students type up a paper and anything in between. The only reason the library is here is to provide information, materials, equipment, support for YOU and YOUR STUDENTS! You are most welcome, schedule time today.
Cutting Common Core Confusion
I also shared a symbaloo (collection of weblinks) with you in the spring that had a wealth of general common core links. If you would like to revisit that, go to: http://bit.ly/Rd8nnR