A Day in the Life of a School Librarian

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A day in the life of….
Friday morning

Supervise 59 students in the Open Learning Centre doing their homework, reading or using PCs before school. Sign my son’s work experience permission form (he is in year 10 here). Notified SMT/PE staff that a ex-pupil’s picture is on the front page of the local paper after winning a silver medal at the Commonwealth games. Sort out double room booking problem of three classes in a room built for two. Advise students in the English class where books on optical illusions are and supply paper to a group writing a book! Catalogue and process the new Guinness World of Records book with it seems half the English class standing over me waiting to read it. Talk to data manager to prevent room double booking again. Followed up by email to the deputy head in charge of timetabling, Turn away students sent over to type up their geography project as at capacity. Talk to head of PE about return of textbooks.

Checked emails for anything urgent, replied with AOB for English team meeting this afternoon. 9:30 and my first chance to make a coffee, lets hope the day calms down for me to drink it.

Followed up with head of science proposed author to approach for a visit (sharing him with 2 other local schools) to Supervised break -25 students
Spoke to textiles teacher about new books she wishes me to order & stock in the OLC. Summarised the Schools Library Commission report, to use for my Monday performance management review, hoping to use the recommendations for next year’s objective setting. Spoke to textiles teacher about new books she wishes me to order & stock in the OLC. Supervised lunch – 81 students

Attended English subject meeting.

Gloria Clarke
Gillotts School
Henley-on-Thames
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