August 6th - New teachers report
August 12th - All teachers report
August 21st - Students report
Between now and August 21st, we are going to think about policies and procedures. As two new librarians, we're sure to have our own ideas - new ideas, different ideas. Some will be good and some will need adjustments and tweeking.
I found these signs around the library, last year's RULES.
So, in thinking about this year, seeing those signs weighs on me. Our goal is that our entire school community feels welcome and wanted. We want everyone to see the library as a place they belong - to sit, to stand, to relax, to study, to research, to read, to communicate, to create. We need to develop policies and procedures that will encourage all of that (and things we haven't yet thought of!). It's also important to be concious of the way we are communicating the ideas. How can we phrase things in a positive way? A welcoming way. A way that says to the school community that the library is OUR space and everyone is welcome in it!
Our superintendant, Dr. Moran, shared this You Tube video on Twitter. It was made by librarians and students at New Canaan High School.
How do you feel seeing this video? What do they make you think? Are you welcome? Are you wanted? What will you do in this space? Is this somewhere you want to be?
What policies and procedures are vital to respecting the needs of all library users?