Had a great time at my first conference, and was happy to sit in on informative sessions that are relevant to what I am doing with my library. Heather Moorefield-Lang demonstrated some of AASL’s best websites and made me want to rush home just to try them out. Of course they don’t seem quite as easy as when she demo’d them, but after a bit of practice I’ll get it. I heard about popular books for middle school students, how to flip the library so students are more self-sufficient and how to use a program to track library usage (LibraryTrac). Knowing how important data is these days, having numbers to back-up why and how often the library is being used is a good way to show school administrators that libraries truly are the heart of the school.
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