Monday, October 22, 2018

Advocacy with a Report


At the end of the nine weeks I gather all my stats and lesson notes from the grading period and create a report. I share it with my media committee and post a copy on the door to the library. I do this for a couple of reasons (1) It helps me to realize that even though my to do lists (that have become piles, that become folders of lists) are ever-growing I HAVE accomplished something. And (2) It's a good way to advocate for myself and my library programs.

No one knows what you're doing if you don't tell them about it.

Advocacy is also why I try to have something hanging in the hallway near the library. It's why I post on Twitter and started using Instagram this school year. It's why I have a school website and this blog.

Sure, it takes some effort and adds one more thing to your to-do list, but it's worth it.  People are often shocked to see how many classes go through the library or  how many books were circulated, or how many collaborative meetings I held.

Since it's difficult to read the image above, here are the highlights for the first nine weeks of the 2018-2019 school year:

  • 115 class visits
  • 11,233 items circulates
  • 287 students participated in Maker Mornings
  • 500 new books were added to the collection

    Do you create a report - either monthly or quarterly or at least at the end of the year? Let's inspire each other - share your ideas! 

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