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I have been an elementary teacher for 20 years, but now I have decided to try the job of librarian. I want to learn more about the job.
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Overdue books

I need some ideas on what to do about overdue books. I am an librarian for K-4. When the other students check out books, my overdues sit at a table and wait. It doesn't seem productive, but I do not want to reward them, some have had their books out more than four weeks. Then what happens after you have sent home mutiple notices? How will I get these books in? Deborah

Posted on September 14, 2008 at 9:57am — 2 Comments

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At 8:51am on February 1, 2012, Mike McQueen said…

Greetings Deborah,

I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight.

If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!


Mike McQueen

Teacher Librarian at McLain HS

Lakewood, CO

At 7:37am on May 27, 2009, Mike McQueen said…
Hi Deborah,

I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.

Mike McQueen

LET'S NETWORK HERE TOO (request me as a friend):
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At 11:38pm on May 26, 2008, Naveed Ahmad said…
At 1:01pm on May 26, 2008, Deborah Bradford said…
I can use all the help I can get. I am very new to the job. I wanted to spend the summer looking at web sites. My question right now: What should a k-4 library look like? Thanks, Debbie

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