Monday, September 30, 2013

The Top Shelf returns!

Back in the early days of blogging, some of you may remember that I had a blog called The Top Shelf. That blog focused on the "best stuff" for school librarians. I read a lot of library-related blogs and web sites, then shared what I thought was the best stuff from what I read. Sadly, it was abandoned in 2011 when Debbie and I began blogging here and using Twitter more. 

Now, though, I think it's time to bring back the Top Shelf concept, but with a different twist.

As we do walkthroughs, visit with you, check your websites and your Facebook pages, Debbie and I see lots of exceptional things going on - things that are worthy to be designated Top Shelf - so we're going to start highlighting them here. 

All Top Shelf entries will be labeled as such, so when you're looking for good ideas, you can click the Top Shelf label and see all of the tremendous things that MISD librarians are doing.

Today I'd like to feature a Top Shelf worthy newsletter from Vanston Middle School. It was created by Carmin Langford, who is a first year librarian. 

New librarians in MISD all have the same goals for their first year. One of these goals is
Build a relationship with the campus principal.  Communicate at least four times during the year about the library program.
This newsletter is one way Carmin is using to let her principal know what she is up to in the library. It's visually appealing, packs a lot of information into two brief pages, and was created with plain old Microsoft Word.

Congrats to Carmin for her Top Shelf newsletter!

September news letter from Mary Woodard

How do you communicate with your principal? Share your ideas in the comments.

1 comment:

  1. Great job Carmin!!! Your newsletter is super and clearly shows how hard you've been working this 6 weeks.