I'll be here soon (photo courtesy of Paul Appleton)
But first, back to school. We've had our library management system, Eclipse.Net, upgraded to Eclipse.Net Hosted over the summer and I'm happy with the results. Now there's so much more to do as I embark upon my second year at Surbiton High School. These are the main ones:
- Help run the EPQ program. The new head of sixth form at the school seems happy that I'm on board, so I better be damn well sure I do all right! As well as supervising a couple of students, I'll be helping with the taught part of the program. Should be straightforward...
- Sort out the school VLE. No wait, far too ambitious. I meant: BEGIN to sort out the school VLE. It's a fragmented, unused mess. My ultimate aim is to get it as close to something like this as possible.
- Run three fantabulous author events. I've lucked out this year and got Gemma Malley, Sophie McKenzie and Phil Earle coming in this year! Not a bad visiting trio eh?
- Do something amazingly fun for World Book Day. Reckon I'll cave in to the trend and devise some Hunger Games related activity.
There's all the other stuff of course: cataloguing, Information Skills sessions, acquistions, weeding, displays, borough literary quiz...yeah should be a busy one. But hey, it's all in aid of a bunch of lovely, intelligent, polite and only occasionally annoying bunch of teenage girls. So it's worth it!
What are your school library priorities for this year?