I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school…"
"Just got on this site-busy year. I'm really into using QR Codes. How many having a student(s) make a video of a few of the new books and post the QR Code around the school and the teachers' lounge/lunchroom. I'm going to have students…"
"I am late to this discussion but I have just joined and I wanted to give my .02. The email issue I fully understand and I appreciate the wanting to share your new holdings with faculty and staff - have you thought about having your students do some…"
"I realize you posted this a while ago, but since I just joined the site I thought I would share some things that I have done. I usually try to have one large order each fall and then smaller orders as the year goes on. After getting in the big fall…"
"That makes sense but how do you count statistics with this method? If i need to know which journals circulated and if any particular issue was more popular ...etc or if any particular Journal title was more popular than others....
"I've just joined, so hope I am not too late with an answer for you. I circulate magazines to our 4th and 5th grade students on an overnight basis. I found (at an office store) clear "job ticket" pouches that I barcode. My circulation…"
"Thank you for noticing and replying! I know we're busy and I know others have already done cataloging of journals but I'm hesitant to start a big production like that with one cataloger chugging away at our backlog! I finally decided to go…"
"I'm thinking of starting this in my elementary library. A few of the other schools in the district circulate magazines in laminated manila envelopes. The envelopes have the barcodes on them, not the magazines, so you don't worry about…"
I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - http://GettingBoysToRead.com. Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.
I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight.
If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us http://www.facebook.com/SupportSchoolLibraries . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!
Teacher Librarian at McLain HS
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Mansfield University Scholarship Program – Begin in January 2012
In an ongoing effort to recruit a new generation of school library leaders, Mansfield University recently received a fifth Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS) grant to fund scholarships for its totally online School Library & Information Technologies Master of Education degree program with school library certification. If you know of an educator or non-certified librarian seeking school library certification, please pass along the news that we are still accepting applications for the spring 2012 semester.
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