Please help with collection management and fill out this form with suggested titles for our library!
What is a makerspace?
In our new building next year we will have one of the first dedicated makerspaces in the district. Which means we gotta figure this out this year! Over the remaining portion of this school year we are going to introduce different themes to our school culture. Making can be high tech or low tech - the point is to explore and have fun and try new things (even if it means failing every once in a while!). Here are my ideas of things we can do this year...
Today, let's set up a calendar of what we'll do over the next 8 months and when and start thinking about what we'll need to prepare for each session!
FUN FUN FUN! The whole idea here is to get students excited about coming back into the library.
what I'm thinking:
1. displays and library decor
2. libraryish events - book clubs, that sort
3. makerspace - all things tech. coding, programing, circuitry etc
4. makerspace - non tech - crafting, making, legos etc.
do we want to break into those groups or keep everyone together?
how often? ideally once a month at least for each category - but not in the same week...
When? lunch? afterschool? etc....
What does this mean exactly? Collection Development.
Basically this is the process that I, as the media specialist, use to decide what materials we have in our library.
Each month I'd like you to submit titles that you believe we should have in our library collections. What to consider:
Do we need to meet regularly? do you want to meet regularly? Or do you want to just meet virtually to submit titles?
What do you think our student body wants to read? I would love for us to collect data on their reading interests... perhaps a survey online and in person through lunches would be helpful... thoughts?
Welcome to our first meeting. The goals of the SLAC are:
Today I would like for us to brainstorm on the following topics: