Irene and I decided to work on a library guidebook. It is now available on the common drive. We are having our LAG committee look and make suggestions. Actually, since it is the end of the school year, I don't think they are looking right now.
Anyway, I wanted to make a PDF file because you can have chapters on the left. That way, people could click and jump from section to section. I explained to one of our tech teachers what I wanted, and he suggested using Word, saving the document as a html, and setting bookmarks and hyperlinks. Now, I have done something similar when I was handcoding webpaged. It is funny how I never thought of doing it in Word. If anyone wants to know how, leave a comment, and I will post the gory details. It is not hard.
So, now I have a document with a Table of Contents at the top. Click on each name (like Copyright), and you will be taken down to that section. We put information about study halls, classroom use of the library, lab (lab is part of the library), circulation, copyright, textbook room (yes, we deal with that, too), and equipment. We probably have more sections, but I can't think of them right now.
We have permission from the principal to speak at the regular teacher meeting for five minutes and the new teacher for ten. We will mention the handbook and go briefly over copyright. For the new teachers, we will print out a copy of the handbook. They get so much information in that one meeting, we thought it was best not just to mention the common drive version but to also give them a hardcopy version.