Welcome back from summer everyone! I hope everyone's 2016-2017 school years are kicking off well. We have a lot of exciting things going on in our library this school year. I've been so busy that despite being in school since the beginning of August, it is only NOW that I have time to write up a blog. The beginning of the school year is always a sprint at the very beginning of the year for a TL. Book talks, library orientations, and all other kinds of things bog us down at the beginning of the year. However, I now have a moment to breathe before the crazy month of October hits for me to site down and write up a few things about the beginning of my school year.
Last year, I shared in THIS post about my virtual book catalog, one of my favorite tools I have as a teacher librarian. If you're not familiar with this tool, take a look at the old blog post to understand how this works. I almost tried to think of a new way to do book talks this year, but I said to myself, "If it's not broken. . . .don't fix it!"
So instead, I've decided to stick with my Prezi presentation and share with everyone an updated version for this school year. I've added a bunch of new books and have a great new way of organizing them. Take a look at the picture below for how I used to organize them.
And now take a look for how this updated version looks.
As you can see, I've organized the book into genres. This makes it much more helpful when you are searching for that perfect book. You can now see exactly what you have in each genre.
I've also updated with new titles and book talks. Please feel free to take this presentation and use it. It is a public and reusable Prezi. You can access the Prezi HERE.
Enjoy! Have great book talks! Back with more back-to-school blog posts soon!
Jennifer Zimny has been a teacher librarian at Ponderosa High School for the past three years and previous to that, she was the drama teacher for 9 years. She holds a BA in Theatre from CSUS, a teaching credential in English, and a teaching credential in Library Media Services from Azusa Pacific University
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