Classroom to Library

Discussion in 'Library/Media Teachers' started by heatherberm, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. heatherberm

    heatherberm Cohort

    Aug 20, 2014
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    Jun 28, 2018

    I'm just about to wrap up grad school and my library media specialist certification. While I'm planning on being in the classroom setting for the upcoming school year, I'm going to start looking at moving into the library for the 2019-2020 year. I know there are at least a few people floating around who've made a similar change, and I was wondering if you had any advice for things I might get some experience with or brush up on over the next year. Trainings to look into, books to read, that kind of thing. Things that have come up that you wish you'd known more about or been more prepared for. I'm obviously already pretty comfortable with the instructional side of things, and I'm comfortable with many forms of educational technology. Having never interviewed for a school library position, however, I guess I just want to be as prepared as I can be.
  3. Ima Teacher

    Ima Teacher Maven

    Oct 25, 2005
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    Jun 28, 2018

    My BFF just got a position as a high school librarian. She comes from early elementary special education. I helped her brush up on current young adult literature and library trends before her interview.
  4. dgpiaffeteach

    dgpiaffeteach Aficionado

    Jul 5, 2011
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    Research skills is huge for us, at least at our junior high and high school. Our librarian does so much about finding good resources, evaluating resources, advanced search techniques, etc...
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  5. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    Jun 30, 2018

    If you can start gathering up lessons and projects for library activities, particularly research skills, that would be a great idea. I don’t know what grade level in the library you are intending to look for, but research skills will be big at any grade.

    Think about how you will want to organize your library. Will you be genrefying? Will you have stations?

    Think about the policies and procedures you might want to implement.

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