Orientation, Making, and Welcoming Everyone into the School Library

Happy back to school! I know most of us have been back for a while, but oh man, I feel so drained after school for most of September. There's so much going on: launching clubs, processing new books, meeting & getting acquainted with new staff, and oh yeah, that minor detail called orientation. Since my school …

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Welcoming Staff & Students Back to School

Hi Friends! Pretty sure I'm in the majority when I say I do my best to welcome my students into the library at the beginning of the year. There's bulletin boards, displays, intros to new programs, and so much more! I also do my best to welcome my staff. Not sure about you, but I'm constantly trying to reinforce to my staff that the library is not the same place at the library we experienced when we were kids. Unless there is testing, I never SHH my students. We are more than just for checkout. So I created two things for back to school this year that I wanted to share with you: one is specifically for new staff and the other is for both staff and students.