I am preparing the annual budget for next year’s spending and in the process explaining to the business manager that using digital resources in school does not that they are cheaper than the old, hard copy/print resources. I am explaining that the digital resource world does not necessarily mean free and that some of the better digital resources have an annual cost linked to them.
The annual library report will also stress that the skills that the teacher (or school) librarian has and the knowledge they can impart to students is even more important in today’s learning climate. The staffing for next year will again be considered and I will have to report on what the library staff have contributed to the learning environment this year and what we plan to do next year. We have a number of ICT projects that we are in the process of developing to support the work we are doing with classes and individual students and teachers. There are various ways to present evidence for the statements in my report and there I thought I would try to present some of the statistics visually as an infographic. At the moment it is a “work in progress”.
Information from my PLN meant that I came across the video below which summarises some of the arguments I have been making to my school administration
The video below was produced by the New Jersey Association of School Librarians with funding provided by its advocacy partnership with LibraryLinkNJ.