Goals for the 2013-2014 School Year
Every year I tell myself to make some goals. This year, I have decided to write them down, or type, so that I can actually try to achieve the goals.
- Make myself more available to students and teachers. Each year, I feel like I have to tell students and teachers that I have other groups in the library, so don't interrupt. I feel like I am being mean, even though I am required to see these groups. We have a new principal this year, my 3rd in 4 years, so I have already met with her about this topic. Hopefully we will be able to work together to make the library/media center more available.
- Keep up on cataloging and processing books. I feel like this is always the last thing on my to do list. I have a shelf full of books that need to be cataloged. I found out that I am running on an old version of the circulation system, so getting that updated is first. I have already contacted my building tech to help with this issue.
- Incorporate more technology into my lessons. Congratulations to me! I finally have a Smart Board! Now I just have to figure out how to use it and implement it with my lessons. I have already created one for my Shelf Elf lesson plan.
- Continue writing grants for technology. Last year I worked closely with a parent (our now president of the parent association) and we received $1,000 for new iPads. We were able to purchase 3 with these funds. We now have 5 iPads available for use. I will make sure to incorporate these into the lessons, as well.