I was fortunate when I started my job in the library that it coincided with the introduction of Accelerated Reader. This meant that every book had to be taken from the shelves and given a level; a process which took two weeks but allowed me to view and handle the majority of the books in … More Pictures in YA fiction
So I’ve spent the morning so far progressing with CILIP and, as part of this, I’ve been looking at other librarianship blogs. I found this post from Jenny Arch to be very interesting and the Prezi presentation she linked has given me some ideas. Two quotes I found thought provoking were: ‘A building that can … More The dream library
I mentioned a while ago that I am working towards CILIP chartership as part of my job. It took a long time to actually determine what was required in this process and it was only after meeting with my mentor that I began to really understand. I had my second mentor meeting this morning and … More CILIP progress
Before I became a secondary school TA and now librarian, I completed part of a teacher training degree in the primary age range. I am finding that, with the advent of Accelerated Reader, I am having to revisit some of the frustrations that I had during this training and my feelings towards reading schemes. When … More Reading Schemes
Inspired by my latest competition win of a football goal, I thought I’d write about reading hooks today. When preparing for Accelerated Reader, we naturally assumed that it would be the boys who we would have to lure in and bought up stock especially. As it turns out, there have been just as many girls … More Hooking readers
Really? Is there? I thought today I would write a short post about one of my other passions: Entering competitions. It shows how much I am influenced by tv that I watched a show called ‘Extreme Sweepstakers’ and thought ‘I could do that!’ A little bit of background; when I was a kid I would … More There’s more to life than reading?
…that make it worthwhile. Short and sweet today. There was a ray of sunshine in an otherwise pretty stressful day today. J, a student who can be very challenging (intelligent but with a dreadful home life and incredibly full of energy) finished his first ‘proper long book.’ It was one of the World Of Norm … More It’s the little moments…