Hello, I have recently been assigned to two libraries and am somehow supposed to serve two communities on a part time basis that requires full time work. This leaves me with very large and angry headaches. Anyhooo, I am looking for some tween/teen programming ideas that anyone has found successful that involve food, games, random odds and ends. I have a fairly substantial list myself but I am used to working with small children. I have to submit a reasoning on why my manager needs me to be available full time. So I am writing out a months worth of programs that can be presented to the age groups of 8-18yrs. Then of course the how, why, cost blah blah blah.
The other, important part of this is that one of the libraries I work at has an underserved community and is in a bad part of town. We are looking at programs to keep these kids engaged and out of trouble. So any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!
Hey Awesome Librarians!
I am visiting a 4th grade class tomorrow and the teacher would like for me to work about 30 minutes with the kids on something based about the book Hundred Dresses by Estes. Normally, I consider myself a very intelligent and creative individual, however, it is tomorrow and the teacher just called and left a message today. (After having me call them consistently for a week and receiving no answer) Any ideas would be vastly appreciated! Thanks!
I have just thought of another idea...Does anyone have some really fun activities about bullying? I have some wonderful things about bullying and discussion topics for it but I'm looking for two or three activities. So far I have a kind of Simon Says game...Simon says everyone with brown eyes hop on one foot etc.
I would like to get a list of all the Pennsylvania libraries that allow in-state residents to borrow ebooks through their library. I already know about the Free LIbrary of Philadelphia...How do I find out if there are others?
I'm putting together some statistics for our Board of Trustees - begging for money to buy shelves, basically. One of the questions I'm running up against, and unable to answer, is: how much of the collection should actually be checked out at any given time? I'm talking snapshot, not turnover.
I can find this information for academic libraries, and I'm finding some really interesting chatter about crazy-high numbers at highly specialized and experimental suburban branch libraries (hey, Lone Tree!) but I can't find a realistic, typical best practice for small (under-10,000-pop, under-50,000-volume), nonspecialized, single-site public libraries.
Does anybody have a guideline for small publics? A source to point to would be GREAT, but anecdotal data is awesome too. Thanks!
So, I have a question which I've been searching on Google for the answer to no avail.
I'm looking into getting my MLIS degree in the next year or two. Originally my plan was to do the online courses from University of Pittsburgh but now my mind has been wandering. Would it be possible for me to get a library science degree in the UK and come back to the U.S. to obtain a librarian job? I simply have no idea if jobs will accept an MLS (or MLIS) if it's from another country. I'm sure it's not impossible, but I thought I'd ask anyways!
Also, any insight you have to share on applying for a library science degree abroad would be great. :)
If anyone could give me some great advice about interviewing for a management position, I would be greatly appreciative. :-)
I have been working at a branch library with my district for four years and they are interviewing for a beginning management position in a branch. Does anyone know what kind of questions will be asked? I'm really nervous and am not sure what I should prepare for. :-)