April 3, 2009

Librarians: The Challenge!

The quotable Ms. Yingling has a cool challenge on her blog.

She wants to know...

"Here's the challenge:
1. List the number of students in your school and volumes in your collection.
2. State the year your library was built and/or refurbished.
3. List one BEST feature and one worst feature of your library.
4. Tell us one dream you have for your library.
5. Include a picture(s) if possible."

Here's the answers from my media specialist (I'll add pictures later).

"How many students do we have? 1400ish now....have had close to 2000 at one point

How many books do we have in the library? 30000 includes prof. and audio

What year was the library built?  (1996?) yes

What year was the library refurbished?  (2006?) summer before 2005/2006 school year

What is the BEST feature of the library? openness and room to have different areas of instruction

What is the WORST feature of the library?  lack of equipment storage near by.  Used to have it where the DRA room is but we were losing too many books when teachers were asked to check them in and out on their own....part was due to computer issues. 

What is one dream you have for the library?  To have teachers utilize the resources to the fullest...databases, software, books.  Some feel like there is not enough time to teach this.  Not feel like it is a place only to get books or to send their kids when they want to get "a break" from them (yes they do this!). "

Put up yours and send her a link.  Can't wait to see what's out there.