It is great when you read something early in the year which you can carry with you in your toolbox of ‘useful stuff’ as you begin the year. As you begin the process of indoctrinating your new students to the ways of a new library, helping them to see the value of the library, the services you offer to the school and the students, and getting new staff up to speed with what you do. Judy O’Connell has posted on Hey Jude a wise and thoughtful writing which made me feel inspired and enthusiastic for the coming year. I heartily recommend to all school library staff that you head over and have a read. It is called The Time For Libraries Is Now. The slideshare is fantastic!
There is a video embedded in the post, which I can’t get to embed here which is a Core Video in which Lisa Oldham from the National Library Services To Schools, whom many of us have met and it is a great promotional video of the sorts of things that many school libraries in New Zealand are offering, could be offering, best get on and offer!