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Old 10-04-2015, 05:48 PM
 
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I'm what is referred to as a "teacher/librarian" because we have such a shortage of librarians in our district that they had to hire teachers to be librarians. It is something I've always wanted to do and my principal knew that and he moved me out of the classroom to the library. I LOVE IT! However, the library is a mess (no librarian last year...books are all over the place) I do not have an assistant. Any advice on how you get your books put back on the shelves would be greatly appreciated. Right now I think I have 4 carts of books that need to be shelved. But with everything being such a mess, I feel like every time I try to put books on the shelf I end up redoing that section. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!! I'm going back to school in January to get my certification...I LOVE this job


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Are the shelves in order? Shelf read the shelves-that means you're putting the shelves in perfect order. Then once the shelves are neat and tidy,and in order, put the books on the cart in order, then shelve the books on the cart. Find some slightly obsessive volunteers to help. Check with the senior citizen organizations in your town; some towns have a program where senior citizens volunteer in the town for tax breaks. I've worked with some and enjoyed the experience.

My first year in the library I did not have an assistant. It took me about 8 hours a week to shelve books, that figure helped get me an aid. It was a whole day that could have been better used. This was my routine:

Shelves were shelf read as much as possible, especially the popular sections.
I had 2 carts I used (because they rolled well). One was for fiction, one nonfiction. Books were put on the cart in perfect order. I would then shelve, and shelve and shelve. I did have a great group of student volunteers who would shelve fiction ( with supervision). Some times parent volunteers are willing to come in and shelve.
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