Creating a Responsive Culture in Your School Library

A successful school library is one that students are eager to be in—not one they are required to be in. It isn’t enough for students to be scheduled into a library space. As school staff, how can we establish a culture that integrates the library into learning, social life and the school culture? In this webinar, we will look at a variety of techniques for assessing needs, attracting users and creating a flexible, personalized environment for your entire school community.

This event is offered as part of ALA Learning's Summer of School Library Learning.

Through participation in this event, learners will: 

  • Access various data points assessing library usage.
  • Develop ideas for widespread promotion of the library.
  • Engage in a Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle.
  • Develop strategies for creating an inviting atmosphere for the entire school community.

Kaycie Hoffman Blaylock has been in school libraries for nearly two decades. Prior to becoming a mom, she also served as a school principal, but she found nothing beats working in the library world. She is currently the Instructional Coordinator for Libraries & Curricular Resources for Alexandria City Public Schools.

Khris Hutson is enjoying his second year as a library media specialist for Alexandria City Public Schools. He works at Francis C. Hammond Library where he was previously an English teacher.

This event will be hosted in Zoom. Automatic captions will be enabled for this event. This event will be recorded, and registrants will receive access to the recording within a day after the event ends.

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