When I write these reports, invariably, I start several of them thinking that not much happened this month; and then, when I finish, I am astonished at how much did happen! April was one of those months because we missed a week for Spring Break, and also because teachers often spend more class time preparing for tests and trying to instruct students up until the last possible moment. However, when I see the fun activities and events, the beauty of poetry month offerings, and the insane activity that goes on behind the scenes particularly with Chromebook troubleshooting and tech issues, I realize that our job in the library is never the same and never easy. We continue to work on genrification of our collection, endless strategizing about the end of the year Chromebook retrieval/summer repair process, weeding galore, multiple collection development analyses, a very fine start of the diversity audit process; and mostly, striving to assist students and teachers in helping them find just what they need for success in the classroom or for personal enjoyment.
MISSION & GOALS
At Ralph Chandler Middle School Library, our goal is to ensure that learners leave here as competent, critical, and ethical users and producers of ideas and information. It is our mission to prepare lifelong learners; information literate young people able to determine their information needs, recognize and utilize relevant and credible resources, while evolving into impassioned readers. We seek to underscore the profile of a South Carolina graduate by encouraging students to be creative, innovative, collaborative, self-directed critical thinkers, who become adept at problem solving and who attain a global perspective.
INDIVIDUAL AND CLASS VISITS
04/01 - Byce - 6th Grade Book Checkouts - Periods 1,4,5,7
04/01 - Barnes - 7th Grade - Audio of the Watsons Go to Birmingham
04/05 - Barnes/LaGro/Ritchie - 8th Grade Book Club - Periods 2,4,6,7
04/08 - Berkeley/Going/Randall - 7th Grade Book Launch - Period 3
04/10 - Wilbanks/Koehler/Hamilton - 7th Grade Science Speaker - Periods 1,2,5,6
EVENTS/ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS
04/01 - Before School Book Club - Restart by Gordon Korman
04/30 - Bagels and Books - Posted by John David Anderson
04/10 - Baby Shower - Sarah H. Brown
APRIL IS POETRY MONTH!!
04/25 - Tech Specialists/Media Specialists - Greenville High - 1 - 4 pm
04/15 - Mrs. Walton attended the Military Book Club at The Poinsett Club
04/27 - Mrs. Walton assisted with book signing/author event for the Greenville, SC, community at Indie bookstore Fiction Addiction - 11am - 1 pm
04/27 - Mrs. Walton and Ms. Cornish assisted with book reading/author event for Simpsonville Community - Bourbon and Books at Arizona Grill - 4-5 pm
Suzette Cornish and Candace Walton