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1 October 2013 Julie Stephens, M. Elem. Ed/M. LMS NBCT, 2003 MSOTY, Exemplary Elementary Media Center

2   Retired 2007 (18 years in regular classroom/10 in library)  Real Estate Agent  Sales Associate with Surpass  Consultant for Calhoun-Gordon County Library  Quilting teacher at Sew Sue Fabric & Quilt Shop  GiGi to Anagail and Olivia Kate Who am I?


4   Not sure…  Possibility Millicent’s first choice cancelled!  Time away from work…paid, if I put in a plug for Surpass (I will be available during break to talk to any Surpass users or those who might be considering new library automation software and I will briefly mention some new features of Surpass at the end of this presentation.)  No better work related fellowship than to be with a bunch of media specialists! Why am I here?

5   New books?  New technology?  How to become the Exemplary Media Center? What do they want to know?

6 Tips for understaffed, underfunded libraries run by underpaid, overworked librarians !

7  “Cutting libraries during a recession is like cutting hospitals during a plague.” (Eleanor Crumblehulme)

8 Determine the expectations teachers and administrators have for the library and you? Determine the expectations YOU have. Use the Exemplary Media Program rubric even if you aren’t applying. Assessment/Curriculum-and-Instruction/Pages/Library-Media- Services.aspx Assessment/Curriculum-and-Instruction/Pages/Library-Media- Services.aspx

9 Look for things to laugh about…stories to tell in the teacher’s lounge or share with your spouse Share funny quotes or comics * Right some of these down…you might can cash in on them someday (ever read 32 Third Graders and a Class Bunny?) Keep a portfolio Hold yourself to the same (or higher) standards as teachers

10 Document your day…prove you are indispensable! We are not who we use to be! Know the standards and incorporate them into every lesson. Build vocabulary! Smarty PantsSmarty Pants Look for FREE stuff: boxes, paper, loaner materials, volunteers (grandparents are tech savvy and available), apps…lets look at Aurasama

11   QR codes on steroids  Create a free account, get students to download app and join your library  Take pictures of parts of your library  Create videos or audio files that will be linked to the picture.  Specify places in your library for students to scan Aurasama

12 Sponsor events that pay for themselves (reading nights with silent auctions…book baskets) Do little things that mean a lot. Steal from the best…tap into the expertise on LM_net, Pinterest, COMO, consortiums, SLJ, Library Media Connections Share your expertise Have fun with book spines

13 Challenge others to play with spine poetry.



16 Even if you can’t afford, the technology, stay up with the latest trends/up and coming technology (just in case…) (Fliers available)


18 “Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use the library, the doors to learning are always open.” (Laura Bush) “At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better.” (President Barack Obama)

19   E-book Integration  Library Trek-must have Web Safari (open to outside)  Lexile Labels-customizable  Reminder/Overdue Notices  Ability to “Hide” Safari reading lists  Lots of new category icons Surpass Update

20   Novel about the moral and psychological growth of the main character back Bildungsroman

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