Monday, October 19, 2009

Practicum Site Week 4

Sarah F
Practicum Analysis
Week 4
October 12-October 16, 2009

Day 7

“Spook up a Good Book” is the theme for this month’s circulation desk display. I spent most of my day planning this display and selecting the books that were going to be used. A spider web made of white yarn hangs in the corner of the display while books surround it. Books in the display include subjects such as: vampires, werewolves, spooky creatures and Halloween. I also attended a web based seminar entitled, “One Click e-Audio Books.” This presentation discussed downloadable audio books that could be purchased by the library for use by their patrons from home or in the library setting. There were four different collections including adult, young adult, academic and Spanish. All four categories had different pricing and collection models.

Day 8

I began to plan for my “Books into Movies” display for the month of October. Most of the morning was spent working on movie posters using Publisher. Movies are being released in the next two months that are based on popular book titles. The purpose of the display is to let students know when the movies are being released and what other titles are available in the catalog that relate to the movie. The remaining part of the morning was spent watching and listening to a history lesson taught in the library using the Smart Board. I had never seen this used before and enjoyed seeing new technology working well. The teacher was able to click on the board and move from question to question. The students were reviewing for a test on Roman history and this technology allows them to review together. Each student is given a remote and can press the correct answer to the question on the board.

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