Monthly Archives: January 2013

Genrefication-done

The great genrefication project of 2012-2013 is now complete (or at least 90 percent complete). The books are all settled in their nice new genre shelves. I want to use this post to take a look back at the process. … Continue reading

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Big Changes are Coming

I am in the middle of a huge project in my library–organizing the fiction section by genre.  I’m taking advantage of the long weekend to re-shelve the books that we have been working so hard to get labeled by genre.  … Continue reading

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Numbers never lie, but they can be deceiving

In my mind, circulation numbers have been a long-standing measure used by libraries to assess and communicate impact. When I moved into the library from the classroom, I began using circulation data to judge my effectiveness (I didn’t have student … Continue reading

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The Power of Relationship

I was recently reminded of the importance of relationships in promoting literacy.  A student stopped in the library to say, “Mr. Grossman, do you have a new book for me?  The last two books you recommended were great, so I … Continue reading

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2013 Own your health

One of my goals for 2013 that is not related to teaching is to take charge of my diet and exercise routines.  During 2011, I ran over 500 miles.  Last year, however, I let my commitment to diet and exercise … Continue reading

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