Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Library Work, 3/7/11-3/11/11

The monitors returned to audit Title I equipment (I thought we were done). The LIS was in and out of the library for most of the week. I continued to shelve books and assist students with their learning needs. The LIS and I reviewed and matched serial numbers and MCS numbers to classrooms and teachers. The task has been tedious and cumbersome. We will continue next week as I understand. We still need to account for other equipment in the school that is not funded by Title 1. It has been a challenging week with testing. One whole day the library was shut down and devoted to AMSI training (for the LIS) for the new electronics system and scanner for equipment. Our schools' scanner is still not working. It has been sent back for repair. We are now preparing for end of year inventory approaching a deadline of May 6th. Spring break is looking better every day.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Library Work, 2/28-3/4

This week I hit the ground running in the library, preparing for a possible upcoming audit on Title I equipment. The LIS and I began on Monday looking for(misplaced) equipment. After matching the documents with computer generated stickers we set out to find the materials. The LIS had searched for three items over the past week that could not be located so she had resorted to documenting that they were lost. One was a computer, another was a DVD/VCR combo set and the third was an antiquated Quaser VCR. She revealed the items and district given numbers to me and I reminded her that I was issued a DVD/VCR combo at the beginning of the semester that was returned by a teacher that did not return for the second semester. We walked to my classroom and wallah there it was,the numbers matched. The LIS was ecstatic and deemed me as a librarian. She pointed out that the funny thing was that one of "us" had a piece of the so called missing equipment. The computer was found in another classroom. And the outdated VCR has not surfaced. Finding those items alone made the start of the week very productive. I am glad that I was on hand to say that I may have an item in my room and to check another teacher's room for the other item that was found. The remainder of the week was spent catching up on library work, shelving returned books and clearing the circulation desk. We continued inventorying equipment and by Friday someone did show up to monitor our Title I (NCLB) equipment. He said that we did a good job.

Library Work, 2/21-2/25

With Black History Month coming to an end, the last full week of February in the library was busy. Students checked out various materials on slavery, African American biographies and text of the same sort. The scanner for the OPAC system was down so I had to key every item that was to be checked out manually, taking a little longer to complete the usually rapid electronic task. After conducting several reference interviews I taught a few students how to evaluate their selected resources. Many students were completing their research projects and papers as well. In addition to servicing patron’s needs the Library Information Specialist and I continued to track equipment in preparation for a possible equipment audit. A Librarians work is never done.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Library Work, 2/14-2/18

This week in the library I continued working with the librarian to update the new equipment. After trouble shooting with the AMSI ADI Integrated Systems electronic scanner and web based program that monitors and counts electronics and other equipment issued via the library media center I created a notebook to track/document the outgoing equipment from the school. This equipment included computers, monitors, printers, TV's, DVD/VCR players, scanners etc.

Later in the week I did regular library tasks like managing circulation. I partially cleared the circulation desk of some of its clutter (due to a busy wee) of fiction titles mostly that were checked out by various classes. I also had the opportunity to work with a tenth grade English class that was visiting the library to work on a research project. Their research inquiries ranged from Yellow Fever to slavery. I was able to direct one student to the 600's to search the shelves that were beneath a decorative figure of a physician, and another I printed out a sheet that contained all the titles that covered slavery. I walked her over to the 300's then to the 900's and 92's. It was a busy week with Black History projects and research assignments in the making to say the least. Students were buzzing for information and excited about the spring time climate change.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Library Work, 2/7-2/11

Many of the teachers in our school have received new equipment, computers to be exact. This brief week of school (due to inclement weather) my time in the library was limited but busy. Due to the influx of electronics there was much work to be done to make sure every item was accounted for and documented. Reading serial numbers, bar codes and school district numbers filled my time in the library and throughout the school, traveling to various classrooms and offices to locate and label equipment appropriately. I also had the opportunity to get acquainted with the new electronic scanner system that is strictly used for electronics and technological materials. By the end of the week I surveyed the reference section of the library and found it to be plentiful but outdated. The LIS explained that most online resources are used for reference materials and research currently because it is so accessible and current.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Library Work, 11/8-11/12/10

This week my work in the library was brief due to Think Show projects. I spaced out the professional section to make room for the overflowing reference section. I also set up my students station so that jurors could view thier blog/Think show project. Several teachers and students were in and out of the library this week.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Library Work, 11/1-11/5

I just spent one class period in the library this week due to Think Show preparation. I continued reorganizing the reference section. I am in the 900's now (yeh!). As I re-shelved books the FBLA club prepared for a program and a field trip. Teachers were in and out collecting supplies for thier students Think Show projects.