Monday, September 9, 2013

Roles for Browsing Time

During Browsing:

  • My role:
    • to support, as I am able, the choices students make for pleasure and instructional reading. I know the collection very well, and can often make informed suggestions.
    • to organize the collection so that students are best able to find what they are looking for.
    • to create systems and train staff to facilitate the ease of use in the space
      • half time assistant who can usually cover for me when I am out of the room
      • will teach anyone who asks how to use the computer for checkout
      • the clipboard functions in the absence of either
    • to minimize distractions for browsing students (especially if there are multiple activities happening simultaneously)


  • Teacher's role: to provide access, supervision, and support to students in choosing reading material