Session Number Th2-02

2018 Session
Genre-fy Your Collection: A School's Journey & the Research Behind It
Rachel Small, Teacher Librarian, Pine Glen Elem, Burlington Public Schools, and Pamela Harland
Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Discover how to restructure (genre-fy) your collection to make it student centered. For Rachel Small, teacher librarian in Burlington (MA) Public Schools, not only was it an opportunity to weed, get to know the collection, and find gaps"she was able to understand both her students' needs and the entire school curriculum on a whole new level. Elementary students now come into the learning commons throughout the entire school day to self check-in, find, and self-check out books. Pam Harland, will share the research behind the shift.