Insta Love Through Gale Databases

Jan 19th, 2016 Library Issues, School & Public Library Collaboration Rachel Reinwald 3 min read

I know it seems a little overboard to say that, but teachers are going to LOVE us after we release our handouts for our new Gale database of online courses. The courses are real, approximately 6-week courses made through ed2go. These courses are usually offered through community colleges for around $100-500, so we’re already saving patrons this much every time they sign up for a…

2016 Resolve to Rock

So I’m coming in a little late this time, but hey, it’s still January right? This post started from I guess an initiative of sorts that Storytime Underground does every year to focus you on what you want to accomplish professionally this year. Last year my goals were more broad with networking and getting more involved with the library associations I’m in. I think I…

Lifecycle of a Teacher Book Bag

Dec 28th, 2015 School & Public Library Collaboration Rachel Reinwald 9 min read

I figured I’d start adding more posts than just book reviews and storytime plans. I am the school services librarian at our public library. It is rather small but our local school district only has one district librarian and 4 schools and I cover additional schools on top of that. What are Classroom Connections? So we have a teacher book bag which is called our…

Field Trip

Nov 14th, 2015 School & Public Library Collaboration Rachel Reinwald 1 min read

Last week, the 2nd graders took a field trip to the library. We showed them what happened to a book from when we order it to when it is processed, checked out, and returned. The students learned about the parts of a book and how the call number worked, and then they each searched for 3 books to check out. These were some of the…

1st Annual Media Literacy Week

Nov 6th, 2015 School & Public Library Collaboration Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

Finally, some attention to an important topic. We have Common Sense Media’s new Digital Citizenship lesson packages, the usual how-to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, [insert teenage social media here] without getting arrested, kicked out of school, or in trouble with parents. But there is more to it, and more for the elementary kiddos. This is the official website’s description: “Media Literacy Week is designed to…