Thursday, March 28, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
Today I asked the WEMTA Listserv for some help on the names of titles of autobiographies for my middle school students. Here are the titles:
- The Lance Mackey Story
- A Reason to Believe: The Blaise Winter Story
- Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka
- Bill Peet: An autobiography
- Small Steps by Peg Kehret
- Knots on my yo-yo string by Jerry Spinelli
- My life in dog years by Gary Paulsen
- King of the mild frontier by Crutcher
- Hole in my life by Gantos
Thursday, June 28, 2012
If you are thinking about going to the bookstore format instead of using Dewey make sure you think about it a lot before you start moving books. I think that my students will benefit from this change but it is a lot of work. I first weeded and inventoried. Then with my printed out inventory list I looked at the list to try to figure out main category headings for my sections. I thought since I lived 35 miles from my school I could cut the inventory sheets into the main categories and subcategories and then go in and just pull the books from the shelf. I found that it was a good way to start but I really needed to have my hands on each book. I have spent many hours dividing the books up and just when I think that I have a section done I figure out that it should be different. Now that I am getting close to being done I don't know what to call this section. I want to pull some of my everybody fiction in to it but not all. I am thinking that in my holiday section I would like to have the everybody fiction that deals with a holiday in that section. When I finally get this section done I will post some pictures of what the shelves look like. I think it will look better when we move into our new library in the fall of 2013 because I really don't have much space in our current library.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
The author of this book is from Eau Claire, Wisconsin and is a Library Media Specialist at a local elementary school.
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Sunday, May 13, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
I have finally finished weeding the everybody nonfiction section. I then did inventory on the section and marked the missing books lost. This allowed me two times to get my hands on the books. I carried a sheet with my categories on it and kept adding as I went through. I am now ready to start dividing up the section. As I was working my way through this section I tried to figure out how to divide the section. I debated with the biography books as to whether to put them in the sections with their subject or make a people section and divide them by their subject in the people section. I really had to think about the way my students might use the books. I decided that I was going to create the people section and divide by subject. It will be interesting to see what other categories I will have to rethink. I am excited to get this process going. I don't work during the summer but I have an aide that keeps the library open during summer school so I am hoping to have the section into piles for her to redo spine labels.