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How to improve circulation numbers in high school?
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Would some of you please share with me what you have done to improve circulation numbers at your high school library?  Any responses would be greatly appreciated!Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Suzanne Feb 28, 2012.

Sports Books For 1st Graders

Does anyone know of a good series of books on sports for 1st graders?

Started Jan 26, 2012

Print books versus ebooks
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Have you found that more of your junior-high and high-school students prefer print books or ebooks?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shauna Dalton Jan 27, 2012.

Should one-to-one high schools go totally digital?

Should high schools with one-to-one laptop programs remove all books and go totally digital like Cushing Academy did?

Started Oct 15, 2011

 

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Fun Thanksgiving Activities Involving A Book

Hi,Do any of you have any ideas for a fun activity to do during Thanksgiving week involving a book that will be read aloud the week before?See More
Oct 30, 2012
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"Have you found checkout procedures at the k-5 level that you really like? If so, what are they?"
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Stretching Your Budget

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Oct 10, 2012
Suzanne replied to John Wellcome's discussion How to improve circulation numbers in high school?
"I use lots of book displays and hang pictures of book covers just outside the library. I also create booktrailers for various books or a booktrailer that just has covers of books on a theme. I embed these on the library website. I read a lot of the…"
Feb 28, 2012
bj neary replied to John Wellcome's discussion How to improve circulation numbers in high school?
"I do all of the above and we also have separate genre areas in our front part of the library known as the magazine area and students love browsingand checking out the realistic fiction, multicultural fiction, graphic novels, supernatural,…"
Feb 24, 2012
Ronda Scroggins replied to John Wellcome's discussion How to improve circulation numbers in high school?
"The best thing I ever did was to label my award winners.  Right after that was done, my secretary and I noticed a huge difference in: 1) The # of books returned with comments by students that they didn't like the book.  2) The amount…"
Feb 23, 2012
John Wellcome replied to John Wellcome's discussion End of school year collection development in the group Elementary School Librarians
"We do the battle of the books here in Alaska. There are 15 books that the kids who participate in the battles have to read, and a new list of books is picked each year."
Feb 19, 2012
Kelly Farrow replied to John Wellcome's discussion End of school year collection development in the group Elementary School Librarians
"I'm working on ordering the Rebecca Caudills, our state kids' choice award books. Do you have a state list you follow? Our kids really love getting to vote on these titles each year!"
Feb 8, 2012
John Wellcome replied to John Wellcome's discussion End of school year collection development in the group Elementary School Librarians
"Thanks!"
Feb 8, 2012
Barbara Gogan replied to John Wellcome's discussion End of school year collection development in the group Elementary School Librarians
"Diary of Wimpy Kid new Rick Riordan 3rd of 3 Kane Chronicles coming out in May Ranger's Apprentice all the Bone graphic novels Calvin & Hobbes Origami Yoda & Darth Paper Elephant & Piggie Lego Harry Potter, Star Wars, minifigures,…"
Feb 8, 2012
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End of school year collection development

The end of the school year is rapidly approaching. I will probably only put two more orders in for books from Titlewave. What are the hottest titles in your collection right now?
Feb 7, 2012
Jo-Anne Gibson replied to John Wellcome's discussion How to improve circulation numbers in high school?
"You've got a lot of great suggestions already.  One unit I do with high school students is to show them all the banned or challenged books that we have in the library and then have a discussion about the importance of intellectual…"
Feb 5, 2012
Jennifer Y Baker replied to John Wellcome's discussion How to improve circulation numbers in high school?
"Hi John,  If you don't already have a manga collection, you will likely find skyrocketing circ numbers by adding them.  Our nonfiction circulation went up 37% after adding manga."
Feb 4, 2012
Melinda Boston replied to John Wellcome's discussion How to improve circulation numbers in high school?
"Do you have a new book display? A suggestion box where students can request titles helps, as does a book club where you can promote what you have and find out what they want to read. Unfortunately, you need $$$ for this!  Grade nine…"
Feb 3, 2012

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Bozeman, Montana
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I am in my sixth year of service as a teacher-librarian II. This is my first year as the librarian for the Lodge Grass Public Schools on the Crow Indian reservation in Lodge Grass, Montana.
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At 3:04am on January 24, 2012, Mike McQueen said…

Greetings John,

I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight. If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us http://www.facebook.com/SupportSchoolLibraries . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!

Sincerely,

Mike McQueen

Teacher Librarian at McLain HS

Lakewood, CO

 
 
 

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