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Monday, February 6 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Revamping the Elementary Library Space to Support Student Success

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Walking into an elementary library that has stuffed shelves of spine out books in alpha order by author is just not the most inviting environment for our youngest students. So how do we start making the shifts that will support students for successful discoverability for little (and bigger) hands? By considering how we display, shelve, label, sign, and organize individual books and sections in our libraries. The presenter will share her story of evolving three different elementary libraries and the lessons learned in revamping the spaces - including the differences and so many similarities - with weeding, organization, usage, and collection development. Join a discussion about ways we can support students (and staff) in finding what they want & need without relying on library staff assistance to make our elementary libraries more kid-friendly and usable for our schools.

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Jillian Heise

Elementary Library Media Specialist, Fox Point-Bayside School District
Jillian Heise is a National Board Certified Teacher with one Masters in Reading/Language Arts + another Masters in Library & Information Science. She has been an elementary Library Media Specialist in southeastern Wisconsin since 2017. Prior to that, she taught 7th & 8th grade ELA... Read More →

Monday February 6, 2023 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST