September 6, 2006 by aklibrarian1
One of my favorite aspects of library service is when we have just the right material for a teacher, right when she needs it. Twice in the last 24 hours I have been able to experience that. The first was when an SFA facilitator asked to borrow four copies of “Danny and the Dinosaur”. I checked the out and put them on the desk of the person who was traveling to the school today. I got back to my desk, checked my email, and found a note from the person traveling. She asked for four copies of “Danny and the Dinosaur”. I let her know that they were already on her desk.
The second time was with a teacher that I invited into the library yesterday afternoon so we could talk about a project that I want to do with her students. I wanted to collaborate with her about teaching some research skills to students. I didn’t tell her that part as her class was coming in and I didn’t want to take much of her time. Imagine my surpise when she emailed me an apology for not showing up, this morning. She included a couple of sentences that she wants to talk to me about teaching some Internet research techniques to her sixth graders. I am going to use the program at Connexions to build a module today and teach it tomorrow.