This week, I am having a few issues with this site! Images will not upload properly – so this post will have to be text only until I have managed to find the solution.
Visiting other school libraries
I have been asking around for suitable libraries to visit in order to gather as many ideas as possible. Last week, I began to compile a “wish list” so that I could clarify my thinking about the new library. I have now contacted a range of colleagues and have some visits in the pipeline.
There are a lot of library designers and furniture suppliers out there and I have been in touch with quite a few to ask if they can send pictures of their designs. I am planning a display for the Library that we can use during Open Morning and also to inspire the students and staff.
The stock-take was completed last week and an Initial Assessment Report on the Library was sent to the Headmaster and my Line Manager, Mr Haddon. This will enable us to have a baseline against which to measure the future development of the Library.
This week, I am continuing with the following things:
Assessing and weeding all stock
Cleaning, repairing and re-cataloguing remaining stock
Designing and printing new guiding and signage
Beginning to plan displays – particularly with Open Morning in mind
Getting to know staff and pupils
Developing the Library Online Website
The Library is now open at lunchtimes as well as after school for all pupils – see previous post. A small collection of magazines has been started. I am also planning how to involve the pupils as Library Helpers – note not Librarians!
Now, I also have to think about how to promote the services of the Library and especially this website – more on that soon!
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