I am now officially an Elementary School Librarian! I was fortunate to find myself to be an early hire, with a job secured before the 2009-2010 school year was out. This gave me the opportunity to get a jump-start on creating my program. Creating an inviting and easily accessible physical space was my first challenge this summer. Assembling volunteers was at the top of the to-do list as well. With the support of a few dedicated school-parent volunteers and my amazing mentor teacher from Willamette Primary School the physical space is just about ready for students. The digital space is a huge work-in-progress! (I just obtained access to the school web page yesterday.) There is much to do to make the library homepage an attractive and useful resource. I did find the following web resources to help me with this task:
From Resources for School Librarians: http://www.sldirectory.com/libsf/resf/wpages.html
From the University of NC School of Ed: http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/969
From Joyce Valenza: http://www.sdst.org/shs/library/evallib.html
Now on to another extremely important task – planning my curriculum!