BEGINNING OF YEAR – Monarch Academy Library
Download new software or updates if necessary;
learn to use it and train others if needed
Global delete of last year's graduating class. Check for overdue and lost materials owed first
Global change of all other grades; change name of teacher
Input new student information
Input new staff information
Change calendar in library calendar
Change global due date
Check all computers, printers, internet, e-mail, to make sure all are functioning properly
Check library web page to make sure it’s working and that links are active
Check links to library subscriptions such as World Book, Grolier, Ebsco, Newsbank, etc. make sure they are working and don’t ask for a log in from school - if not working check to see if IP addresses were changed over the summer and notify the companies of the changes
Back up data after new installations
Update class list and print w/ picture for office and new teachers (LifeTouch)
Sort through summer mail
Throw out old catalogs, file new ones
Check in any new materials against packing lists
Call companies for missing/damaged materials if necessary
For preprocessed books - Check cataloging information and import to circulation computer; For other materials, download cataloging from Internet sources if available or do original cataloging
Spine labels and barcodes for materials not preprocessed
Genre labels; Accelerated Reader labels
Notify others of new materials/put new materials on display
Arrange delivery of equipment that was sent out over the summer to be cleaned or repaired
Set up new equipment; enter in inventory and on circulation computer; barcode/ Contact company if not working properly
Clean TV's and carts
SUMMER CHECK OUT
Check in materials borrowed/returned over the summer and shelve
Send reminder notice to parents regarding unreturned materials and have principals include reminder in their newsletters
Send reminder to staff regarding unreturned materials borrowed last year
Get updated class lists and schedules from office; schedules from teachers
Prepare schedule and post online
Notify staff members of LMS schedule
Update library folder for circulation desk by moving students to their new class; print barcode pages for new students; prepare bags
Compose and print parent letter (permission form)
Create a new letter for grade 5 (mentioning grades withheld & non-participation in the graduation ceremony if books not returned) –TALK TO JILL ABOUT THIS.
Update plan book
Plan lessons; special theme days and programs for year
Update powerpoint orientation lesson if necessary
Update notebook with student names/pictures
GET THE ROOM READY
Reorganize room if necessary
Check in and put away new supplies
Put out supplies for student use.
Display for front hallway
Put up book displays
New sign-out sheets (self check-out)
New signs (Name outside door, behavior expectations, fire drill procedure, etc.)
Labels for bookshelves, sections of library if needed
Personal items (plants, posters, book character stuffed animals, costumes, etc.)
Find and train volunteers
Create opening/closing procedures/plan for substitutes
Attend District meeting
Attend Building Staff Meeting
Get notes from staff meeting missed
Attend meeting or get information on special needs students
Meet with library staff to plan year; train on new software and equipment; special programs; changes in procedures, etc.
Create a staff handbook
Read confidentiality form and sign off on district website
Write Professional Development goals; schedule PD meeting with principal
Plan/present new teacher and staff orientation (possibly a video)
Attend staff leadership team meetings.
Meet with each grade level for long-term planning
Plan reading motivation activities for the year.
Prepare handouts for faculty/staff regarding library operation, programming, new materials, etc.
Collaborate with teachers individually or in small groups to plan lessons/units.
Review and formulate instructional goals for the year.