I saw this video posted by Julie Greller on A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet a few weeks back (see her post here) and just had to share. It's a little over the top, but I have to admit that there are days when I feel at least a little bit like this, although I would NEVER say what I am thinking out loud like she does.
Can you imagine what would happen if an elementary school library media specialist went on a rant like this? Oh my! Yeah, you'd get to go on a break alright...a permanent break. This blog post did get me thinking, however. If this is really bothering me so much, what can I do to fix the problem? Then I came across a post from Kelly Butcher on The Lemme Library (now called The Book Butcher) blog about red light and green light shelves. You can read the post here.
It is such a simple idea, but it's brilliant! So this week I am totally going to try it out and see if it works. I made a PowerPoint to review check out procedures and book care and included red light and green light shelves in it. I can't wait to try it out. Then maybe I can watch the video below that I found on the Effective Teaching Articles blog and feel "The Joy of Books" again. =)