Saturday, May 13, 2023

The End is Here

 End of Year Tasks for School Librarians

The end of the school year is a busy time for everyone, but it can be especially hectic for school librarians. There are a lot of tasks that need to be completed before the summer break, and it can be difficult to know where to start.

To help you get organized, here is a checklist of end of year tasks for school librarians:

  • Check in all returned books. This is probably the most important task on the list, as it ensures that all of your books are available for students when they return in the fall.

  • Weed the collection. This is a great time to get rid of any books that are outdated, damaged, or simply not being used.

  • Order new books. This is a great opportunity to add some new titles to your collection that will appeal to students' interests.

  • Create a summer reading program. This is a great way to keep students reading over the summer break.

  • Plan for the upcoming school year. This includes things like creating a budget, developing lesson plans, and ordering supplies.

In addition to these tasks, there are a few other things that school librarians may need to do at the end of the school year. These include:

  • Clean the library. This includes dusting, vacuuming, and mopping.

  • Repair any damage to furniture or equipment.

  • Take down any displays.

  • Return any borrowed materials.

  • Send out end of year reports.

By completing these tasks, school librarians can ensure that their libraries are ready for the upcoming school year. This will allow them to focus on providing students with the best possible learning experience.

Here are some additional tips for school librarians who are looking to get ahead on their end of year tasks:

  • Start early. The earlier you start on your end of year tasks, the less stressful it will be.

  • Create a plan. Once you know what needs to be done, create a plan of action. This will help you stay organized and on track.

  • Delegate tasks. If you have the help of other staff members, delegate some of your end of year tasks to them.

  • Take breaks. Don't try to do everything at once. Take breaks throughout the day to avoid burnout.

  • Celebrate your accomplishments. Once you've completed all of your end of year tasks, take some time to celebrate your accomplishments. You deserve it!

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