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Cooperative Agencies

A group of libraries in Tennessee joined together to form a consortium called Tenn-Share to save money when purchasing databases. The Tennessee Electronic Library is one off-shoot of the cooperation of this group. Director Penny Frere answered a few questions about Tenn-Share.

Cooperative Agencies

A group of libraries in Tennessee joined together to form a consortium called Tenn-Share to save money when purchasing databases. The Tennessee Electronic Library is one off-shoot of the cooperation of this group. Director Penny Frere answered a few questions about Tenn-Share.

Assistants Needed, Wanted or Discouraged?

Do you allow students to serve as library assistants? This can be a very touchy topic in elementary schools. Should the children ever be released from class to work in the library? How can you train, manage, and supervise students when you are already swamped? How do you correct errors and maintain positive attitudes? How [...]

Assistants Needed, Wanted or Discouraged?

Do you allow students to serve as library assistants? This can be a very touchy topic in elementary schools. Should the children ever be released from class to work in the library? How can you train, manage, and supervise students when you are already swamped? How do you correct errors and maintain positive attitudes? How [...]

The Reading Race

Practically Paradise was quiet last week as we prepared for our annual book fair. I hear from some traveling teachers and technicians that some schools do not create such an elaborate event as we do, so I thought I’d share some of what you’ll find during our book fair this year. Why should we work [...]

The Reading Race

Practically Paradise was quiet last week as we prepared for our annual book fair. I hear from some traveling teachers and technicians that some schools do not create such an elaborate event as we do, so I thought I’d share some of what you’ll find during our book fair this year. Why should we work [...]

Busy Yet?

School has been in session for most of us for several weeks. If your environment is like mine, you are beseiged with opportunities to help, classes demanding more frequent check-out’s, and requests for lesson collaboration. It is exciting to work in an elementary library. Every morning I have my own schedule planned visually in my [...]