June 25, 2010

New On the Job

Terrible cover, but this is a good solid overview of the stuff you need to be aware of going into your first year as a school librarian.  I hope they update it in the next year or two but it's not way out of date or anything.  It's short, sweet and full of all the things you need to at least be aware of for year one.

I especially like that they make you think of your philosophy/vision first and base everything from there.  Keeps you focused.  It's a good handbook for getting and keeping organized, advocating your practice, and general grounding information.

I'll definitely be referring to it for advice often when the crazy hits!

New On the Job by Ruth Toor and Hilda Weisburg