I wish I had pictures right now of the way some of the school libraries look. Here are some of the things that I’ve noticed:
- not in use
- barely existant
- clean and tidy, organized, but few books (very little relevance)
- a complete disaster
In better shape are the SAL rooms (self access learning). Being the bibliophile that I am, the state of the books made me want to cry. So, I’ve been working with teachers and will be working with library teachers to get things a bit more organized. After going through a lot of information about library organizing software or online databases I found LibraryThing.
This is the best online database I could find that suited our needs. I was able to look up most of the books (and some are a bit obscure) by just imputing titles.
I will be training some library teachers how to organize their stocks.
The next task is to devise a check out system.