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Displays, Displays, Displays

I use to be so good about posting photos of all my library displays! My first year working at a school library had me making just the displays for the elementary school. However, when I took over making displays for the elementary, middle, and high school … I didn’t have time to post pictures of them as frequently. >.< I’d stay after work getting them up and then head home to do homework. Long days! 🙂 I loved making all of these displays, so here is a .pdf with photos for all the K-12th grade library displays I made during the 2015-2016 school year. I am frequent Pinterest.com user and I am often inspired by other library displays. I get really into making these and hope you like them! 🙂

I still need to make one of these documents for the 2014-2015 school year, but for now you can see those throughout the blog. 🙂

Enjoy!

-Dom

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Philosophy of International Librarianship

Hello fellow library friends,

I’m so close to graduating and currently finishing my final classes! I’m definitely excited, but also ready to finish. 🙂 I’m taking two classes, my final project class and a two-credit class on global librarianship. I didn’t really know what to expect in the two-credit class, but I am really enjoying it. I have never taken a class like it and just turned in my first assignment…. So fingers crossed! I’m proud of the work I turned in, but the assignment was really a first for me. I’ve always taken classes related to teen/children services in public and/or school libraries near me or in the United States. This first assignment required us to write a persona sketch for a community member in Guatemala. This is just one of many assignments leading up to a large group project for the class. I really enjoyed it, but did find it challenging to write about a culture I knew nothing about.  I learned a lot and did a ton of research! It was eye opening and I’m excited for the final project at the end of the class. The assignment also had us share our personal philosophy on international librarianship. My personal philosophy, which I submitted for the assignment, is below and I’d love your thoughts. Do you agree or disagree? Why?

Best,

– Dom

Part 2: Philosophy

            My personal philosophy for international librarianship is that librarians are information guides, intermediaries, teachers, students, and advocates for their community. The library is a place where new and emerging information technologies are combined with traditional community information resources (Freeman, 2005, p. 3). Libraries are places that continually foster a love of reading and the ethical exploration and preservation of information. I am a strong believer that we all have our own story and this provides us with individually unique outlooks and sets of gifts (Northwestern University ABCD Institute, n.d., p. 2). International librarianship is aiding in the creation of spaces where community members are able to share those gifts with one another.

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After School Program

I work in the after school program and came up with a new sign solution for us to use. The kids are divided in to rooms by grade level and we always put signs in our doors if we take the kids somewhere else in the school. I realized we all where waisting a lot of paper and making numerous signs each day. I made these laminated signs that each room leader can circle where in the school they are that day. All they have to use is a dry erase marker and then hang the sign up!

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Staff Appreciation Week

The students made framed us word art with words they thought described us! 🙂

The parents also put our faces on different band photos and hung them all over the school! lol

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A Day of Organization

I bought some inexpensive clips to hang up the bulletin board boarders. Saves on shelf space by hanging them up!

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Happy Wednesday!

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