Thursday, June 4, 2009

What do librarians wish teachers knew about the library?

Abby (the) Librarian has a great blog post to teachers, letting them know what librarians wish teachers knew about public libraries:

  • We would love to know about your assignments ahead of time.
  • We appreciate when you make sure there are resources available before giving your students an assignment.
  • Other teachers in your school (and in other schools) might be doing the same units that you are.
  • There are lots of different book-leveling systems.
  • We are happy to have your class visit, and your visit will be better if we know you are coming (and when and for what purpose).
  • We need your help to promote our programs over the summer and during the school year.
  • We'd love a copy of your summer reading list.
  • The public library may have more freedom to buy materials that aren't approved by the school board.
  • Many libraries offer teacher cards or school loan programs.
Here is the full article, which expands on all these ideas. Good talking points for sharing what we do when you reconnect with teachers in the fall!

What would you add?

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