The True Adventures of a High School Librarian

The True Adventures of a High School Librarian

Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Week in The Library@HHS January 13-17, 2014



Public Library Connections:

Katie Jane from the Hoover Public Library is something all of us look forward to every month.  This month Katie Jane read Crankenstein by Samantha Berger.  Ms. Vann & Hollis' kids loved how cranky Crankenstein was!  Katie Jane then told a story and used felt board pieces to build a "food" man.  The kids loved guessing what food would be used for hair, eyes, legs, etc.  



Professional Development:

Librarians are coming out of the stacks and becoming leaders in their schools.  Recently our district made the decision to begin moving away from iPads and moving toward Chromebooks.  In an effort to prepare teachers at HHS for this change a four part PD series is being offered via The Library@HHS to assist teacher with the transition and with becoming device agnostic.  The first session in the series was offered all planning periods on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.  This session addressed the basics of accessing the HCS GAFE, Google Docs and Presentations.

Click on image for presentation & follow up

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Mrs. Crystal Camp and I attend the BER PD Session, What's NEW in Young Adult Literature, presented by Patti Tjomsland.  These sessions are well worth the cost.  As a high school librarian it is impossible to read all of the new books that come out every year.  Patti does that for us and then treats us to an entertaining day of book talks.  I always leave these PD sessions with a list of must read and must purchase titles and ready to book talk new titles with my students.  






Parent Connections:

Dr. Grant used our beautiful library to present an informative session for parents regarding the PSAT & PLAN.  We love our HHS parents!


Support:

Support after PD Sessions is just as important as the PD Session itself.  Our calendar was filled the rest of the week with one on one and small group follow up sessions to assist teachers with the transition to using GAFE.  I learned just as much from the teachers as they learned from me.  







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