Thursday, September 12, 2013

It's That Time Again.....Time to Remind Students How to Find Books on Our Shelves

At the beginning of every year, I review with our students the steps they need to remember as they look for a book on our library shelves.  I am reminded just how many steps and skills the student need in order to navigate any library!  It is in this locating that students have to put all their skills together - search terms (which transfers to Google searches!), alphabetizing, number order, fiction, nonfiction, call numbers, and shelf organization, just to name a few.  Our greatest tool is our library catalog Destiny Quest, a perfectly named database because students really are on a quest to find their books.  At the end of the quest, they have a wonderful book to read.

I thought I would share a bit of this lesson to demonstrate!