Well, it's official, I am a high school librarian. Time to start reflecting, what skills do I already have for this new space? I know the AASL standards, know about AASL's lesson plan database, know about AASL's Common Core Crosswalks. I know search strategies, information literacy, and reader's advisory. I am frantically reading YA literature. Still to learn, high school curriculum (Yikes!), high school humor, and my new staff (of over 100 people). I know about databases, but need to learn the ins and outs of the databases used by the kids. I know about our district's online campus, but need to learn how to use it with students.
I need some help! Do you have a "go to" database/resource that you couldn't teach without? I would love to know about it. Is there one book that I simply must read before I start back to school? Leisure reading or professional. Do you have a sure fire way to introduce yourself to staff and/or students, and to get to know them as well?
If you look at my YA reading list you will notice I have no problem reading YA fantasy! How about some help with the other genres?
I am a pioneer on a new frontier, and I could sure use some guides. I would love to hear from you!