Library Projects

Managing Subscriptions/Databases: Starting Out and Maintaining Them

Managing Subscriptions/Databases: Starting Out and Maintaining Them

A helpful guide to managing subscriptions. Templates for emails to send out to vendors, editable checklist that you can use to make sure you've done everything for each subscription, connecting databases to Destiny Follett advice and more. This is helpful for first time subscriptions to maintaining subscriptions year to year. 

Library Orientation for Teachers: Where Do I Begin?

Library Orientation for Teachers: Where Do I Begin?

Here are some ideas that will help you plan your next library orientation presentation for staff at your school. This includes my slides, and information on the activity I used. Hope it gives you ideas for your own.

Canva: An amazing time saving, free Poster/Infographic creator

Canva: An amazing time saving, free Poster/Infographic creator

This free website lets you create awesome posters, annual library report pages, promotional materials, labels, infographics, etc.! Learn more about how to use this and how I use this in our library.

Digitizing Your Library: Follow Up

Digitizing Your Library: Follow Up

Check out the follow up questions and answers from my presentation at the online free 8th annual conference put on by The Library Journal's The Digital Shift. Links to find the archive of all presentations from this event. Enjoy :) I had a great time presenting and especially getting ideas from others. 

Digitizing Your Library: A Free Online Presentation

Digitizing Your Library: A Free Online Presentation

I'm presenting at a The Digital Shift this October 2016. Sign up for free to learn from amazing professionals with experience from all different areas. 

 

Enhance Your Library: Save Time & Build a Smarter Collection - Join My Webinar

Enhance Your Library: Save Time & Build a Smarter Collection - Join My Webinar

Join my free upcoming webinar, Enhance Your Library: Save Time & Build a Smarter Collection. Learn about:

  • Purposeful discussions with teachers and students

  • Facilitating “subject chats”

  • Engaging DP, MYP, and PYP coordinators

  • Building relationships with new and existing staff

  • Making informed content purchases, especially for Extended Essay (EE), Theory of Knowledge (TOK), and Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)

 

Watch my Webinar about Technology on July 12th

Watch my Webinar about Technology on July 12th

I'm excited to be doing my first webinar this upcoming Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 1:00pm EST for The Partnership: The Provincial and Territorial Library Associations of Canada. It's free to sign up and it will be recorded so you can watch it any time.

A Fun Way to Promote Your Library Locally

A Fun Way to Promote Your Library Locally

Writing for local publications is a fun way to promote your library to the community. 

I wrote a book review about Life on Mars by Jennifer Brown for local magazine, Urban Family and was surprised at how many emails and positive comments I received afterwards. It's something fun, easy and free that anyone can do!

Planning Guest Visitors: Tips & Tricks

Planning Guest Visitors: Tips & Tricks

Looking to plan a guest speaker but not sure how to? 

Or are you just looking for a few ideas to make planning, networking and the whole process smoother?

I recently did a presentation at the School Librarian Connection with Stojana Popovska on this topic, so I'd like to share my experiences with planning Guest Authors as well as share the presentation itself. 

Series Stickering: Find all the Books That You Didn't Know You Were Missing

Series Stickering: Find all the Books That You Didn't Know You Were Missing

Having a hard time finding book 2 of a series when you know you have books 1, 3, 4 & 5? 
Didn't realize that a title was even a part of a series? 

Want an easy way to keep book series in order on the shelves?

Series stickering is the quick and easy solution!

Make Finding Books Easier for Teachers and Students!

Make Finding Books Easier for Teachers and Students!

We created small signs in the Non-Fiction stacks that helped staff and students to find where topics based on our school's curriculum were located. 

Shared Resource - The tables that we created for our stacks available as an editable doc that you can modify for your own library!