Today our library participated in a South Carolina Association of School Librarians’ Snapshot Day. This is an effort to capture the essence of what happens in a library on a single day. Here are the numbers we crunched, but this does not show everything. I spent time visiting two classes today to introduce and go over some alternatives to using PowerPoint for upcoming presentations. That is not reflected in this list. Nor is it reflected how many phone calls from teachers that we dealt with–which are frequent. It was an interesting day, none the less. We had a our Poetry month drop-in breakfast this morning to reward those students who actively engaged in our poetry themed activities throughout the month before school ever began. The classes that DID visit the library today had research needs on decades, Gatsby, and controversial topics for argumentative papers. We sought to pull as many print resources as we could to supplement their online research, and spent time pointing to databases for finding current articles to match their often funny topics. It was a good day!!
There is a steady stream a photos being shared from various SC Schools’ Snapshot activities. This year the stream is slower than last year, as we are requiring a written (yes, written) form explicitly giving SCASL permission to use the photos for any media generated. BUt all the photos will be put to good use, like showcased here.