Learning to Library: Day 2

So it’s my second day (and second week) as the library media specialist at Wells Memorial School in Harrisville, NH

This is important because 1) I have a lot to do and 2) I have a really, whole lot to do.  Like, a lot.  It’s also important because it’s been a long time since I had a class of my own and, let’s be honest, my street cred is a bit weak at this point.  So…I have a lot to do.

One of my favorite things about working at Antioch is our faculty. They’re largely still in the classroom full or part time and those who aren’t, well, they were in the classroom. Recently.  Really, really recently.  So now it’s my turn to brush the dust of my pedagogy. So far I’m feeling hopeful largely because of the cheers (yes, really- CHEERS) that greeted me in the 1/2 room when the teacher introduced me and announced that the library would reopen after the holiday.  They actually, really, truly CHEERED about that.

So first thing first- I need to order some books.  Our collection is great but it could be so much more great, if you know what I mean. Today I’m going to be looking at our graphic novels and our award winners- we need to have more of them in here.   I have an awesome volunteer coming in to help with Mount Shelvmore, so we’ll make a bit of progress on that.  So…wish me luck.  I get kids the first Tuesday after break, so I have exactly 2 days (weeks?). And I’m meeting the 3rd and 4th graders at 10:30.

Wish me luck. Did I mention I have a LOT to do today?

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