Target Date: Friday, Sept. 7 - 11:00 - 2:00
Baked Potato/Salad Bar for the staff

Purpose: "Show off" Library - self-guided tours of resources.

Plan: Salad and Potato Bar available
  • Computer desktops with research resources bookmarked and/or running.
  • New and/or thematic materials in a display - possibly using Library carts.
  • Have pads of paper or post-its available, along with pens and pencils.
  • Info about Founders Conference out.

Hand-out: What your Library can do for you...

Plastic plates, forks, knives, napkins, water and sodas
  • baked potatoes (cafeteria cooked them?)
  • sour cream
  • butter
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt/pepper
  • chives/green onions
  • lettuce
  • garbanzo beans
  • tomatoes
  • red onions
  • shredded carrots
  • chopped celery

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I just read a suggestion for school librarians that seemed like it might
be helpful, so thought I would forward it to you. :)
Hope your summer is going well, see you tomorrow!



I was a elementary librarian for 32 years. The tip I have my teachers loved. At the beginning of the school year I would put all the new books and new curriculum materials on display. I always had plenty of pencils and stickies for the teachers to write on. When the teachers found something that they could use they would write the title, author, and call number on a stickie. When they returned to their room they could file these stickies with the appropriate unit as a reminder of the new library materials.

I also encouraged the teachers to take photocopies of the library material covers and note the call number that they use during a unit.

At the teaching time hand the photocopies to the library and it is so much easier to pull the materials. Notes can be added by the teacher and librarian about the library items to the photocopies for year to year reminders. This saved so many teachers extra stress. It is so easier than trying to remember the name of that little pink book that was like a journal.

If nothing else, my lesson materials were well organized!

Retired Librarian
Vienna, Va