A few weeks ago, I was visited by a student in the School Library Media Studies Program at The University of Vermont. Since she is learning how to be a teacher librarian, she visited our school library to observe and ask me some questions. One of the themes that came out of our conversation was the notion of library programs working to “create a culture of yes” within their schools. Here are some simple examples of how we do this at Charlotte Central School.
A teacher asks – “Can you help me with developing print and digital resources for my next unit?”
A student asks – “Can I come to the library today at lunchtime to eat my lunch, read and chill?”
A parent asks – “Can I set up a time to visit the library and talk to you about book recommendations for my child?”
An administrator asks – “We are trying to connect staff with middle schoolers to support them as they navigate their new Personal Learning Plans. Can you help?”
A parent asks – “Can I access the school’s digital resources from home?”
A teacher asks – “Can you visit my classroom and teach my students about evaluating primary sources?”