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Too Many Hats!. Managing Multiple Libraries Without L osing A ll of Your Sanity!. Limitations. You are 1 person You CANT do everything at each campus as a Multi-Campus Librarian You CAN do a few things at each campus well and make the most of your situation You are not alone. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Too Many Hats!

Too Many Hats!Managing Multiple Libraries Without Losing All of Your Sanity!

LimitationsYou are 1 personYou CANT do everything at each campus as a Multi-Campus LibrarianYou CAN do a few things at each campus well and make the most of your situationYou are not alone

Goal Setting/AchievementTry to keep your goals manageableRemember there is only one of you and you have multiple full-time jobs so you cant do it allTry to create goals you can work on in stepsFloat to Campus A and work, then to Campus BTry to work with your aides (if you have them)My aides are the only reason I can achieve most goalsGoal Examples: SS Section, Fairy Tales, Splitting library, Improving Non-Fiction Circulation, Advertising Electronic Resources, Working with Teachers3Tips and Tricks for Multiple LibrariesGo Paperless (as much as possible)Use digital budget filesForce vendors to email youForce teachers to email you (if necessary)Keep digital copies of things you likeGoogle DocsUse to manage lists you need shared access toGoogle CalendarUse to set up library schedules for teachers to book timesGoogle Docs Memorial lists, supply lists, teacher needs, how tosGoogle Calendar so you know at a glance which teachers are using which library and you can plan your dayAmazon Even if you dont order with them the lists are great for keeping track of new books, series, student requests, and can be shared with the community in case someone wants to buy you books!4Tips and Tricks for Multiple LibrariesDecide if you will float or have a set scheduleOne office or manyHow flexible is your district?Learn to use Sticky Notes

Learn to use Snipping tool

Join a Library ListServ if you haventhttp://lmnet.wordpress.com/subscribe/

Google Docs Memorial lists, supply lists, teacher needs, how tosGoogle Calendar so you know at a glance which teachers are using which library and you can plan your dayAmazon Even if you dont order with them the lists are great for keeping track of new books, series, student requests, and can be shared with the community in case someone wants to buy you books!5Tips and Tricks for Multiple LibrariesAmazon Wish ListsEasy way to track books on the fly1 list per campusHave aides create and share lists with youStudent book recommendationsTeacher requestsNext book in a seriesUse your library software program to better track popular titles/student interestsGoogle Docs Memorial lists, supply lists, teacher needs, how tosGoogle Calendar so you know at a glance which teachers are using which library and you can plan your dayAmazon Even if you dont order with them the lists are great for keeping track of new books, series, student requests, and can be shared with the community in case someone wants to buy you books!6Purchasing/Cataloging TipsBookList free PD webinarshttp://www.booklistonline.com/webinarsDelegate to AidesTracking teacher requestsTracking student requestsTracking new books in seriesProcessing new books (when possible)Book List Free!!!!! Lots of new titles without the need of looking through catalogs, chance to hear directly from publishers/authors, lots of topicsAides catalog when record is available in Destiny, leave me stacks of books that need original cataloging or Marc Magician Cataloging for when I can get to it.

7Purchasing/Cataloging TipsLimit the number of vendors you useAim for a few big orders instead of many small onesBut dont try to order for all campuses at once!If you can get free Marc Records, use them!Figure out a system for barcode tracking and use itSet up a system at each location for titles you need to work on when you visit.Book List Free!!!!! Lots of new titles without the need of looking through catalogs, chance to hear directly from publishers/authors, lots of topicsAides catalog when record is available in Destiny, leave me stacks of books that need original cataloging or Marc Magician Cataloging for when I can get to it.

8Web Design for the Busy

My SiteWeb Design for the BusyCopy some easy html to use as a template in notepad (word doesnt like html)How to Embed a linkHow to change font size, colorScrolling MarqueesUse Shelfari to add color to your pageSet update reminders on your calendar so you dont forget to check your page periodically.Easy HTMLUsing ShelfariDestiny InstructionsExplain Shelfari, and web design10Book Talks/AdvertisingRead when you can, try to get your aide to readEncourage student reviews in your card catalogUse QR Codes/Digital Content uploads to provide access when you arent available

Free QR Code GeneratorDepends on your schools policies for electronic devicesHardest part to maintain if you have multiple campuses because you have to plan it more. 11ResearchKeep things simple (single password access)Train teachers/aides so they can assist students in your absenceWork with Technology teachers especiallyTry to convince teachers to plan ahead and let you know they are coming so you can plan too.Research InstructionsDepends on your schools policies for electronic devicesHardest part to maintain if you have multiple campuses because you have to plan it more. 12Adding Technology/E-booksE-books Overdrive (Public Library)Follett Shelf (School Library)Storia (Elementary Library)Technology IssuesCirculating laptops/tabletsStart small (teachers, class sets)Train library staff to trouble shootUse Library Software when possibleKeeping databases/resources accessible from a variety of platformsE-Textbooks?

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