Category: Collection Development

Why School Librarians NEED the “Great Graphic Novels” committee..

Why School Librarians NEED the “Great Graphic Novels” committee to get it right

I love graphic novels. My students love graphic novels. Every book order I have made over the past year has consisted of many graphic novels, comics, and manga series. I know that YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, puts out a Great Graphic Novels for Teens that highlights some of the best graphic novels and comics published that year. For teens! This should be a resource that YA librarians (public and school) should be […]

What I Learned from My First Year in a School Library

What I Learned from My First Year in a School Library

“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” –Albert Einstein I spent two years learning about the ins and outs of being a school librarian. I read the text books. I listened to testimonials. I observed some of the greatest school librarians in the state. I interned at two schools. I followed all the education blogs. But nothing quite prepares you for your first day on […]

The Unconventionally Genrefied Library [Part 2]

The Unconventionally Genrefied Library [Part 2]
Posted March 1, 2016 / Collection Development

  The Unconventionally Genrefied Library Part 2: Why I Chose My Genres & What They Are A while ago I posted about my decision to genrefy my school’s library. I know that many new librarians would probably not want to tackle such a major overhauling project in their first year. But it only took me four months to realize just  how important understanding your community’s needs. In my case, my students needed a way to browse […]

The Unconventionally Genrefied Library [Part 1]

The Unconventionally Genrefied Library [Part 1]
Posted November 30, 2015 / Collection Development, My Week In The Books

  The Unconventionally Genrefied Library Part 1: Why Genrefy? Why Unconventionally? I have been working at my first school library for 3 months. It has been a wild ride so far, but I have enjoyed every minute of it. I am getting into the classrooms, I am organizing technology, and students are coming in and checking out books! I love being able to help them find books they will actually enjoy (as I have a […]