Explore 204: Library Transformation

Our library transformation was featured on this month’s “Explore 204” – a series of videos about the happenings in our district. Explore 204: Library Transformation from IPSD 204 on YouTube. To read more about the work we’ve been doing, check out some of these blog posts: Library Makeover: What We Gained by Letting Go 5 ReasonsContinue reading “Explore 204: Library Transformation”

Tips and Tricks for Genre Sorting

So you have decided to genre sort your library? Awesome! I don’t think you will regret it. There are definitely some things you must think about before you get started, though. Here are a few tips and tricks I have for making the process go as smoothly as possible. Do some research. What types ofContinue reading “Tips and Tricks for Genre Sorting”

Is Genre Sorting For You?

This year I decided to genre sort our high school library’s fiction section. Many have asked if I am happy with the decision to do so, and I would say “YES!” Here are some of the benefits of genre sorting… You now have a definitive answer when a student stops at the desk and asks,Continue reading “Is Genre Sorting For You?”

Library Makeover: What We Gained by Letting Go

This year I was blessed with a job in a high school library media center. The school is celebrating its 40th birthday, and many of the materials in the library are quite dated. My staff and I, with the ongoing help of parent and student volunteers, weeded 6,440 books from our collection this year.  During the process,Continue reading “Library Makeover: What We Gained by Letting Go”