Timeline

(Monthly To-Do List & Recommendations)

August | September | October | November | December | January | February | March | April | May | June/July

August

To Do:

Recommendations:

  • Join TLA or a professional organization of your choice for librarians
  • Discuss with your principal and then plan to attend the annual ESC 20 Library Resource Roundup and the TLA Conference, along with any other professional development opportunities you are aware of, especially if they align with your Librarian Self Report goals
  • If you plan to hold any author or storyteller visits, be sure to plan early

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September

To Do:

  • Update your Outreach Page on CMS
  • Begin placing orders
  • Complete requisition/receiving for periodical order by September 15

Recommendations:

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October

Recommendations:

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November

To Do:

Recommendations:

  • Continue to weed collection
  • In preparation for December book and AV spending deadline, ask teachers and students for purchasing requests
  • Analyze your ILL requests for purchasing possibilities

December

To Do:

January

To Do:

  • Review the Library Services Calendar for spring and, with your principal's approval, register for appropriate workshops, encouraging assistant to do the same

Recommendations:

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February

To Do:

  • In preparation for March book and AV spending deadline, ask teachers and students for purchasing requests
  • Analyze your ILL requests for purchasing possibilities

Recommendations:

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March

To Do:

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April

Recommendations:

May

To Do:

  • By May 15, End of Year Report is due
  • Final due dates
    • Books for students through 11th grade are due 2 weeks prior to the last day of school
    • Books for high school seniors are due 3 weeks prior to the last day of school
  • Libraries remain open for service (not checkout) until the last day of school
    (Elementary memo; Secondary memo)

Recommendations:

  • Plan activities for Childrens Book Week
  • Plan something for Teacher Appreciation Day
  • Register for TGIF sessions and for eCamp

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June & July

Recommendations:

  • Check ESC 20 catalog for professional development opportunities
  • Attend eCamp and TGIF sessions

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