Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Received my annual SCSD Media Services "yearbook". 

One copy for each library and one for the Central Office.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


During my 11 years at the high school, I have seen a steady decline in the use of our nonfiction books. With the exception of collections developed to support specific assignments, the only nonfiction books that get much activity are those that are read for entertainment. Examples would be FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY, THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS and UNBROKEN. 

Cookbooks, books about animals, gardening, and individual countries are out of date, unattractive and go untouched.

Most of these books have not been checked out in the last 6 years.

Cleaning out the clutter will allow us to freshen up the look of the library.

I'm now in the process of genrefying the fiction collection, as we have done at SMS and Lakeview.

Friday, July 25, 2014


New counter high seating for the high school media center.

I purchased these locally and they unfortunately only had three or I would have gotten more.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Talking IowaBIG and the role of the teacher librarian at the tweetup.


I meet the coolest people through Twitter!
That would include @ediecroook.

And because we connect, the coolest things happen.


7-8-14 to 7-20-14