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EXPERIENCE LOG

Name: Mary Hoover



School : Henderson Hopkins Grade Level: K-8



The experience log is a detailed account of the levels and types of activities completed in the field. The candidates will objectively
document their experiences. The log will have the following parts: time spent on experience, detailed description of experience, role
played during experience, reflection on experience (what was learned during the experience), how experience impacts student
learning, relationships among factors that impact student learning with references to current research literature, relationships built via
the experience (when appropriate). This extensive log provides an opportunity for candidates to demonstrate best practices and make
connections between current research issues and school-level practice. An entry into the experience log will be completed at the end of
every day. The cooperating SLMS will have access to the final log and use it in addition to the final checklist to evaluate the
internship.






Date Time Spent
on
Experience
Description of
Experience
Role Played During
Experience
Learned from
Experience
Impact on Student
Learning
Relationship(s)
Made to Current
Ideas in Field
6/11 8-9am Intro Meeting Worked with
supervisor to
determine my role
and go over the
rubrics and
supporting
documents.
Found that my
needs should be
met by the summer
programing and she
would be working
with me to ensure
all the rubric
requirements are
met.
Students will be
able to have a well-
organized
experience with
both parties being
prepared for the
internship.
Librarians
promote student
learning through
technology,
literacy, and
collaboration
with
teachers.

(Dees, Dianne, et
al. (2010))
6/11 9-9:30 am Review the
Library Media
Handbook
Saw what new and
current librarians in
Baltimore city are
required to do and
become acquainted
with the citys
library media
programing.
Found that there is
a lot of
customization
allowed for schools.
Different schools
might be able to
purchase different
systems depending
on their budget.
However there are
some systems in
place to make sure
that standardization
happens.
Students benefited
when there is a well
run district
programing. This
handbook was just
developed last year
and is to help new
librarians get their
feet wet and
understand
Library needs
cohesive
vision/mission
and district
support .
(Donham,2008)

6/11 9:30-10:30 Update Library
Spreadsheet
Worked on the
administrative side
of things to catalog
information.
Was able to see that
the librarys role far
extends that of just
a classroom teacher.
Students benefit
from a well-
organized and
cataloged library.
As a program
administrator
media specialists
are responsible
for the
management
and evaluation
of the collection.
(Bishop,2007)
6/11 10:30-11:30 Gale Presentation A sales man from
Gale came to
market his new
database.
The librarian is a
decision maker in
the school and
needs to develop
relationships with
vendors and stay
current about new
technology.
Students need
interactive
resources that will
be used in their
classes and the
library.
Todays
librarians are
experts in
integrating
appropriate
technology
across all
curriculum
areas. (Barrata,
2011)
6/11 11:30-12:00 KOHA-
Circulation
Familiarized myself
with the citys
cataloging system.
Learned about
KOHA and how it
is used in the
district.
An organized
library benefits all
stakeholder and
students. Having a
circulation system
attributes to this.
Circulations and
promotions of
collections are
primary
considerations in
the management
of collections.
(Bishop, 2007)
6/11 12-1pm Lunch n/a n/a n/a n/a
6/11 1-2 Shelving Shelved books for
the librarian.
I became more
familiar with the
Students are able to
check out books
The school
librarian creates
layout of the library
and the collection.
more frequently is
shelving is kept up
to date.
an environment
that is that is
conducive to
active and
participatory
learning,
resource based
learning and
collaboration
with teaching
staff.
(Empowering
Learners, 2009)
6/11 2-2:30 Tour of
technology
I got to see the
laptops, nooks,
ebooks, promethean
board and other
tools the library
stores.
I was able to see
some of the
practical tools that
are used in this
library.
Students benefit
when all parties
understand the
technology and how
it can be used.
School libraries
should be "built
by professionals
who model
leadership and
best
practices for the
community to
ensure that
learners are
equipped
with the skills
and knowledge
they need to
succeed in the
technological
society of the
2Ist
century"
(Johnston, 2014)
6/11 2:30-3:30 Conversation with
librarian about
current issues
The librarian and I
had time to talk
about certification,
being on the admin
team and what
leadership has
looked like in the
library.
It was great to see
how a librarian can
be part of the
leadership team and
partner with the
administration to
help improve the
school.
As a result of a
leader librarian
students get to
interact and see the
librarian outside of
the library space.
The
responsibility
brings an
ongoing
commitment to
the changing
curriculum,
innovative
teaching, being
knowledgeable
of how students
learn, embrace
and understand
the integration
of technology
and student
learning
(Empowering
Learners, AASL,
2009)
6/12 8:00-9:00 Helped input
Grades and talked
with supervisor
about new library
construction
I helped the
librarian put grades
into their
gradebook.
I got to see what
grade system they
used and how to
work the online
platform.
Students are held
accountable for the
work they do with
their librarian.
For library
media specialists
to be true
instructional
partners they
must be actively
engaged in
assessment with
students.
(Harada &
Yoshina, 2010)
6/12 9:00-9:30 Student
Conferences
Students came to
meet with the
librarian about the
books they created
and corrections that
needed to take
place.
I was able to listen
to the conferences
and use these as a
model for my future
classes.
Students had one on
one time with the
librarian and were
able to take
ownership of their
product. They
understood what
needed to be done
in order to ensure
their product
became finished.
Discussions with
students during
the inquiry
process provides
the student with
critical
assistance and
feedback as
he/she works
through the
process.
(Langhorne &
Rehmke, 2011)
6/12 9:30-11:15 Kindergarten
Graduation
We attended the
kindergarten
graduation.
We were a part of
the graduation and
met with parents
afterward about
their students
achievement.
Students and their
parents could see
how involved the
librarian is in their
students lives.
The library must
be the heart of
the school and
the teacher-
librarian must be
a proactive team
player
(Brown,2004)
6/12 11:15-12:50 2
nd
Grade Class Lesson on fairy tales
with an
accompanying
audio book.
I got to see the
librarian teach a
lesson and start to
watch her
management style.
Students were able
to get direct
instruction from
their librarian and
access information
about the structure
of fairy tales.
How we teach as
librarians is as
important as
what we teach.
(Small et. Al,
2012)
6/12 12:50-1:30 Lunch n/a n/a n/a n/a
6/12 1:30-3:00 Library
Reorganization
The new library is
currently finishing
construction. We
put up shelving and
started recataloging
books that had
incorrect labeling.
I may have to go
through library
construction one
day and this helped
me prepare for that
possible experience.
Students will
benefit from a well
thought out and
organized layout.
Students need a
library that has
easily accessible
and well
organized
materials.
Students will
come to the
library more
frequently when
they know how
to find the
materials they
need. (Hembree,
2013)
6/16 12:00-2:00 Destiny
administration
interface
Helped remove
books from Destiny
which had been
previously weeded.
Destiny may be an
interface I use in the
future and it will be
useful to know how
to use.
Students have an
accurate picture of
what is in the
collection.
The ultimate
purpose of
collection
development is
to make
materials
accessible to
users.
(Bishop,2007)
6/16 2:00-3:00 MSDE Library
Report
Looked over past
documents and
helped submit data
for this years
library.
Reviewed the
components of the
MSDE report and
how the document
is filled out.
A librarian who
understand their
collection and its
strengths and gaps
can better service
Evaluation can
serve multiple
purposes. Like
assessment,
evaluation can
students. inform the
library media
specialist about
what is working
well and what
needs
improvement. It
can also inform
administrators
about the
program.
(Donham, 2008)
6/16 3:00-4:00 Destiny
Administration
Interface
Helped remove
books from Destiny
which had been
previously weeded.
Destiny may be an
interface I use in the
future and it will be
useful to know how
to use.
Students have an
accurate picture of
what is in the
collection.
The act of
weeding in itself
creates
opportunities to
learn the
collection.
Because online
catalogs abound,
it is
comforting to
use more of the
senses
in working with
resources.
(Dickinson,
2005)
6/17 8:00-4:00 pm All Day
Professional
Development:
Learned how to use
the districts new
technology
Librarian must first
understand how the
systems work in
Students will be
able to collaborate
in real time, share
All library staff
members are
expected to
Microsoft Office
365
initiative through
Microsoft Office 365
which is an online
platform to access
office tools.
order to facilitate
teaching other
teachers and
additionally
students.
documents, have a
calendar, and be
give an email. These
are all important
real world skills.
continually learn
new skills, stay
in touch with
new trends, and
incorporate new
technology into
their work.
(Blackiston,
2011)
6/18 8:00-8:45 Library
Reorganization
Cleaning up the
library space.
Making sure desks,
and tables are in
order. Also, we
packed up the old
computers so space
for new computers
could be made.
An orderly library
helps create an
environment that
fosters learning. It is
a good idea to have
general
norms/procedures
for library upkeep.
Students need an
environment that
allows them to feel
safe and foster
learning.
All the small
daily
tasks done in the
background
that contribute
to the overall
maintenance
and outward
credibility of the
school library
program.
(Busch, 2011)
6/18 8:45-9:15 Met with principal The principal
stopped by and I
got to learn more
about the school
and the
stakeholders that
are a part of this
building.
Understanding the
vision and mission
of the principal and
stakeholders is key
to knowing how to
create the vision
and mission for the
library.
In order to
backwards plan for
student success we
need to have a
school wide idea of
the mission and
vision.
School librarians
must be seen as
a leader.
Leadership
requires
becoming an
active member
of the local
global and
learning
community, the
school librarian
can build
relationships
with
stakeholders to
develop an
effective school
library.
(Empowering
Learners, AASL,
2009)
6/18 9:15-11:00 Weeding donated
books from the
shelves.
Books had been
donated in the past
but had never been
cataloged or labeled
with a bar code.
They had just been
shelved randomly
by a previous
librarian. My goal
was to start
identifying and
weeding these
books.
I learned how
important it is to
have policies and
procedures for
donations. We are
still not finished
trying to weed all of
the uncatalogued
donations from the
shelves from a
previous librarian.
Students need an
organized library
with relevant
materials. When
uncatalogued books
are randomly on the
shelves it is hard to
find the materials
you need.
The process of
carefully
weeding a
media center to
remove
outdated
materials is as
important as
selection.
(Bishop, 2007)
6/18 11:00-11:45 Lunch N/A N/a N/A N/A
6/18 11:45-1:00 Shelving books I tried to shelve
books that had been
incorrectly shelved
by the student
Learned the
importance of
training student
volunteers correctly.
Students need
autonomy and
ownership in the
library. Having
Maintaining a
collection is as
important as
circulating it.
helpers. They
typically put them
in the right area but
not always in the
correct order.
I spent the time to
day shelving books
that had been
shelved incorrectly
by student
volunteers.
student
helpers/volunteers
can foster this.
However, they must
be trained correctly.
(Donham, 2008)
6/18 1:00 HVAC was broken today. Due to the extreme heat in the building we were dismissed at 1:00
6/19 8:00-9:00 Worked on
bulletin board.
Librarian had the
materials to go onto
the bulletin board
and I put them up.
Learned about the
librarians bulletin
boards and what
she likes them to
look like.
Helped to create a
vibrant and rich
environment for
student learning.
It is crucial for
library media
specialists to
advocate their
services in a
proactive way.
(Plunkett, 2010)
6/19 9:00-10:00 Worked on the
destiny system
trying to find
help/support
documents.
The librarian I am
working with needs
some support with
the Destiny system
so I tried to find
documents that
would aid with this
online.
I am becoming
more familiar with
Destiny and how to
navigate it.
Students are only
able to have a
positive experience
with Destiny if the
Librarian first
knows how to work
it.
Libraries should
have
accessibility to
students
anytime and
anywhere.
Online
catalogues can
create this type
of 24/7 access
that is important
for students.
(Lawrence, 2014)
6/19 10:00-11:00 Read over
reports/updates
librarian had
Reports that need
submitted to the
higher authorities in
I was able to
become more
familiar with
A library that is the
heart of the
school is one that is
The library must
be the heart of
the school and
written the building I read
over to edit for the
librarian.
reports I may write
in the future and
what they could
look like.
most effective for
students. Creating
these reports shows
the stakeholders
why the library is so
important.
the teacher-
librarian must be
a proactive team
player
(Brown,2004)
6/19` 11:00-11:45 Lunch
6/19 12:00-2:00 Shelving and
Reorganization of
the Easy Book
Section
Over the year
without any
support the
librarian hasnt
been able to upkeep
the organization of
the sections. I first
organized parts of
the easy book
section and then
shelved materials
I am becoming
much more familiar
with the books in
the collection and
the way books are
organized in a
library.
Students benefit
from a well-
organized library
where materials are
easy to find.
The best school
library media
collections is of
little use unless
the materials in
the collection are
promoted and
circulated to
students and
teachers.
(Bishop,2007)
6/19 2:00-3:30 Weeding the easy
book section for
donated materials
Before the librarian
had come
community
members and
organizations had
donated materials
to the collection.
These materials
were never labeled
or cataloged they
were shelved with
the rest of the
I understand the
enormity of the
tasks that need to be
done in a library. I
also have realized
how important an
assistant or parent
volunteer could be.
My librarian would
have much more
time if there was an
extra set of hands.
Students are only
able to know look
up materials in the
collection if they are
cataloged. It is
important for
donated materials
to be cataloged.
The act of
weeding in itself
creates
opportunities to
learn the
collection.
Because online
catalogs abound,
it is
comforting to
use more of the
senses
collection. in working with
resources.
(Dickinson,
2005)
6/20 8:00-9:30 Withdrawing
books from the
collection
I used the scanner
to scan book
barcodes and make
an excel spread
sheet of the books
that we were
withdrawing from
the shelves. Then I
used this document
to withdraw the
books from the
collection.
It was useful for me
to have more
practice using the
scanner, excel and
withdrawing books.
Students need a
relevant collection
where a librarian
has consciously
thought about what
materials are
needed and what
can be removed.
Librarians need
to follow the
step by step
procedures
outlined in their
manual or
protocols for
withdrawing
materials from
collection.
(Bishop, 2007)
6/20 9:30-11:30 Boxing up
withdrawn books
I had to find boxes
throughout the
building. Then I
used these boxes to
start organizing the
withdrawn books
into a section of the
library. I also called
a few organizations
to see if they would
pick up our
withdrawn books.
As we make room
in the collection for
new materials we
have to withdraw
books from the
current collection. It
was important to
follow proper
protocol to
withdraw the
materials in the
correct manner.
This process helps
create room for
more relevant up to
date materials that
are important for
students.
Maintaining a
collection is as
important as
developing it.
Collection
maintenance
involves two
major processes
inventory and
weeding.
(Donham, 2008)
6/20 11:30-12:30 Lunch
6/20 12:30-1:30 Labeling I created labels for It was useful for me Students need a You need to
nonfiction shelves the non-fiction
shelves and then
put the labels in the
correct location.
to get to know the
areas of the non-
fiction section. Also,
labels are very
important and are
something I will
want to use in my
library.
well labeled library
so they can find the
materials that they
need.
position and
label you
collection in
such a way that
it is easy and
accessible for
students to
access materials.
You should
evaluate your
labels and/or
methods if
students seem to
be reluctant to
engage with or
find materials.
(Hembree,2013)
6/20 1:30-2:45 Reorganizing
books in the
fiction section
Since my library has
not had an assistant
many of the sections
have gotten very
disorganized. I
started reorganizing
the fiction section
today.
It was great practice
for me to organize
the collection and
get to know the
materials in the
fiction section.
Students need a
fiction collection
that is organized so
they can find the
materials that they
need.
The school
library program
ensures the
collection is
centralized and
decentralized as
needed to
support
classroom
activities and
other learning
initiatives in the
school.
(Empowering
Learners, AASL,
2009)
6/23 8:00-9:00 Organized
Materials
Helped organize the
back cabinets where
materials are held.
Understanding the
layout and structure
for all the materials
is very beneficial for
me.
In order to best
meet students
needs librarians
need to be aware
and organize all the
materials they are
able to.
All the small
daily
tasks done in the
background
that contribute
to the overall
maintenance
and outward
credibility of the
school library
program.
(Busch, 2011)
6/23 9:00-9:30 Selected read
aloud book for
first graders
The librarian helped
me select a book for
the read aloud
today. We went
with Creepy
Carrots.
I loved getting to
read a story aloud.
Think about where
to pause and what
type of questions to
ask. Getting all
students engaged
and understanding
the story was my
goal.
Students need to
become enthusiastic
readers and a read
aloud can be a great
way to foster this.
One of the
hallmarks or
coordination is
that it goes
beyond the
instantaneous
quality if
cooperation. The
advance
planning allows
consideration for
the best way to
meet students
needs. (Buzzeo,
2008)
6/23 9:30-10:30 Checking books As students needed It was great practice Students need Access to
in/out I checked in old
books and checked
out new books to
the students.
of how to work the
catalog and talk
with students who
may be missing
materials.
access to materials
and quick and easy
check in and check
out procedures.
information
involves both
intellectual and
physical access.
Physical access
refers to an
environment
that permits the
unimpeded
location and
retrieval of
information.
(Bishop, 2007)
6/23 10:30-11:30 Read aloud with
first grade
students and story
prediction
I read aloud to the
first grade students.
Students then
created predictions
of what would
happen next.
I loved getting a
chance to
experiment with
read alouds. Placing
emphasis on
different words,
word definition and
making predictions
were all a part of
our work.
Students need
exposure to current
literature and
opportunities to
make text to text,
text to world and
text to self-
connections.



Although the
primary
responsibility for
addressing
illiteracy lies
with the
classroom
teacher, the
library media
specialist can
play an
important role in
the supporting
literacy
development.
(Donham, 2008)
6/23 11:30-12:30 All about me
books with
Students created all
about me books
We worked on
books that talked
Students became
authors and could
Effective schools
(and teachers)
students with the librarian. I
helped facilitate this
lesson.
about students
families, students
goals and students
favorite books. We
helped students
edit, revise and
make their final
copy.
tell us more about
themselves.
understand the
profound
difference
between simply
covering the
curriculum and
teaching for
understanding.
(Harada &
Yoshina, 2010)
6/23 12:30-1:30 Lunch
6/23 1:30-2:45 Readers advisory
with various
students -
shelving materials
I helped students
find relevant
materials and books
they were interested
in. When there was
not any students to
assist I started to
shelve materials.
I continue to learn
how to conduct an
appropriate readers
advisory with
students of multiple
ages. The more
practice I have the
better!
It is helpful for
students to have
someone who can
guide them to books
they may enjoy and
help them find
genres that they
may never have
thought of.
Readers
advisory is that
age-old
responsibility of
the librarian to
make the best
effort to connect
the
right book to the
right student at
the right time.
(Brodie, 2013)
6/24 8:00-9:00 Looked up
reviews for books
librarian is
thinking of adding
to the collection
I used the internet
to help librarian
decide on new
selections for her
library.
Great way for me to
keep up to date on
relevant childrens
literature and
young adult
literature.
Students want to
see windows and
mirrors into their
lives. We need to
make sure we keep
our shelves stocked
with relevant reads.
Responsible
collection
development
requires that
broad
consideration
govern the


evaluation and
choice of a single
item.
(Bishop,2007)
6/24 9:00-10:30 Check in/Check
out books for
various students
I helped at the
circulation desk
checking materials
in and out.
Continue to
familiarize myself
with the destiny
software and
checking students
in/out.
Students are able to
use the resources at
the library
effectively and get
to reading when
they have check
out/ check in
procedures they are
aware of.
Access to
information
involves both
intellectual and
physical access.
Physical access
refers to an
environment
that permits the
unimpeded
location and
retrieval of
information.
(Bishop, 2007)
6/24 10:30-11:30 Read aloud I read the story
Heat Wave to 2
nd

Graders.
Was able to learn
how to introduce
vocabulary, stop
and ask meaningful
questions and help
students relate to
the text.
Students were able
to learn new
vocabulary and
make connections
between their lives
and the text.
The school
library program
promotes
reading as a
foundational
skill for learning,
personal growth,
and enjoyment.
(Empowering
Learners, AASL,
2009)

6/24 11:30-12:30 Readers Advisory
for various
students
Helped students
pick appropriate
texts for their
interests and
reading levels.
Continuing to learn
how to best meet
the needs of the
students that I am
serving.
Students could find
interesting and
engaging texts that
they relate to.
Nurturing
readers is a
responsibility
shared by
teachers,
parents, children
and youth, the
greater
community and
library media
specialists.
(Donham, 2008)
6/24 12:30-1:30 Lunch
6/24 1:30-2:30 Creating new
library rules and
procedures
Helped mentor
librarian create new
rules for her
renovated library
space.
Helped me
brainstorm what my
rules may be when I
get my own space.
Students need clear
expectations about
what to expect in
their library space.
The key to
stress-free
library time is
classroom
management
proactively
setting up a class
to
limit
misbehavior.
(Holbrock, 2014)
6/24 2:30-3:30 Shelving materials Shelved previously
check out materials.
Continuing to
familiarize myself
with the way the
books are organized
and which books
are located in which
Students are able to
locate the materials
they desire when
they are placed
appropriately back
Maintaining a
collection is as
important as
circulating it.
(Donham, 2008)
sections.
6/25 8:00-9:00 Check in/ Check
out with students
for various
materials
Helped students
return and check
out materials
quickly.
Continued practice
with engaging with
students and
working the library
system.
Students are able to
access materials
quickly and
effectively.
Access to
information
involves both
intellectual and
physical access.
Physical access
refers to an
environment
that permits the
unimpeded
location and
retrieval of
information.
(Bishop, 2007)
6/25 9:00-10:30 Taught lesson on
persuasion with
the book Dont
let the pigeon
drive the bus
Used the book in
order to talk about
dialogue in a story
and how we can try
and convince others
to do thing,
persuasion.
Using a story to
teach a lesson is a
great practice for
me to help support
classroom teachers
content.
Students were
better able to
understand
dialogue and what
persuasion is.
The school
librarian
collaborates with
classroom
teachers to
develop
assignments that
are matched to
academic
standards.
(Empowering
Learners, AASL,
2009)
6/25 10:30-11:30 Talked with
Community
Talked with
coordinator about
It was great for me
to see another
There needs to be a
balance of time
While school
plays a central
Coordinator about
plans for next year
and the library use
what may happen
with the library
space next year and
feasibility of using it
for different
meetings and/or
clubs.
admin side of the
library and
participate in the
meeting.
usage in the library
that allows for the
most students to
benefits as possible.
role in childrens
development
they benefit
when there is
interaction
between the
school and its
community.
(Donham, 2008)
6/25 11:30-12:30 Reorganization of
materials in the
supply closet
Helped re-order
materials in the
supply closet. And
create a spreadsheet
for the nooks.
Important for met
to learn
organizational
strategies and to
learn how to label
and organize
technology.
An organized
library allows for
the librarian to
focus on servicing
the students and
staff. Additionally,
everyone has a
better picture of
what is available.
Students need a
library that has
easily accessible
and well
organized
materials.
Students will
come to the
library more
frequently when
they know how
to find the
materials they
need. (Hembree,
2013)
6/25 12:30-1:30 Lunch
6/25 1:30-3:00 Talked with
teacher about
future
instructional
project and
Collaborating on an
instructional science
lesson to support
classroom learning.
Then got to support
Continuing to work
on collaboration
and how to best
support classroom
teachers.
Collaboration is the
most useful way to
impact students and
support them in
their endeavors.
Regardless of
the grade level
of the students
you serve,
collaboration is
provided readers
advisory for
students.
students with
readers advisory.
the mission and
mandate of the
LMS. (Buzzeo,
2008)
6/26 8:00-9:15 Check in /Check
out with various
students
Helped students
return and check
out materials
quickly.
Continued practice
with engaging with
students and
working the library
system.
Students are able to
access materials
quickly and
effectively.
Resources made
available
through the
library media
program,
including the
media
specialists,
should be made
widely available
to ensure that
students and
staff have access.
(Bishop, 2007)
6/26 9:15-10:00 Talked with
coordinating LMS
about upcoming
instructional
project.
Planned what the
lesson might target
and what resources
I might use for my
instructional
project.
I learned the
standards for the
younger grades and
how to combine
science and literacy
standards into a
lesson.
Students are able to
see cross
connections
between
disciplinary subjects
The library must
be the heart of
the school and
the teacher-
librarian must be
a proactive team
player
(Brown,2004)
6/26 10:00-11:00 Read Aloud and
main idea lesson
with 2
nd
grade
class.
Used the book the
Man who Walked
between two
towers to facilitate
Becoming familiar
with how to use
informational texts
to engage
Students were able
to have increased
practice with an
important literacy
The library
program plays a
significant role
in the teaching
my lesson. audiences. skill finding the
main idea.
of reading
regardless of the
approach taken
in the classroom.
( Donham, 2008)
6/26 11:00-12:00 Lunch
6/26 12:00-1:15 Shelving materials
and checking the
nook log
I shelved checked
out materials and
went through our
nook logs to make
sure all nooks were
returned in correct
materials.
Gained experience
looking for
damaged books and
how to address
students when a
book comes back
damaged.
Students benefit
from a well-
organized library
where materials are
easy to find.
Students need a
library that has
easily accessible
and well
organized
materials.
Students will
come to the
library more
frequently when
they know how
to find the
materials they
need. (Hembree,
2013)
6/26 1:15-3:00 Small group
research
Small group of
students needed
help finding
resources for their
project.
Gained experience
helping students
find relevant
materials and
researching their
topics.
I felt that I could
help the students in
a more intentional
fashion since there
was only a small
group that I needed
to work with.
The mission of
the school
library is to
ensure that
students and
staff are effective
users of ideas
and information.
(Empowering
Learners, AASL,
2009)
6/27 8:00-9:15 Entering new
books into the
collection
Entered new books
into the collection
database, helped
create new labels
and bar codes for
materials.
Useful to learn the
best place to put bar
codes and the ins
and outs of entering
materials.
Students need
relevant and up to
date materials to
read.
Selecting
materials for the
school library
is a complex
process, and one
that school
librarians need
to plan and
develop.
(Howard, 2011)
6/27 9:15-10:30 Check in/ Check
out books.
Helped students
return and check
out materials
quickly.
Continued practice
with engaging with
students and
working the library
system.
Students are able to
access materials
quickly and
effectively.
Access to
information
involves both
intellectual and
physical access.
Physical access
refers to an
environment
that permits the
unimpeded
location and
retrieval of
information.
(Bishop, 2007)
6/27 10:30-11:45 Worked on
instructional
project.
Created my lesson
plan and worked on
the collaboration
document to show
Collaboration is a
skill I need to
continue to work
on. It is useful to
Students benefit
when all staff
members are
working together to
Preparation and
planning is
necessary for the
library media
to teacher/librarian. have time to work
on it at my
internship.
meet their needs. program to run
smoothly.
(Pappas, 2004)
6/27 11:45-12:45 Lunch
6/27 12:45-2:00 Helping with
grant work
Librarian is
working on a grant
I was helping read
over the grant
materials and
generate ideas.
Interesting for me to
see another role of a
librarian and get to
see what grant
writing looks like.
Grants can provide
funding for new
resources and
opportunities for
students.
If your school
library is your
field
of dreams, write
it (the grant);
the money will
come. Start
small.
(Anderson, 2011)
6/27 2:00-3:00 Shelving Materials Shelved previously
check out materials.
Continuing to
familiarize myself
with the way the
books are organized
and which books
are located in which
sections.
Students are able to
locate the materials
they desire when
they are placed
appropriately back
Curation: to
gather, organize,
and present
resources in a
way
that meets
information
needs and
interests, makes
sense for virtual
as well as
physical
resources.
(Schiano 2013)
6/30 8:00-9:00 Meeting with
librarian
regarding summer
Met with librarian
and principal
regarding student
Great to hear about
programs and
partnerships for all
Students are able to
beat the summer
slide and earn
Researchers
have uncovered
evidence to
opportunities for
students.
reading and
partnerships with
the local library.
students. prizes by keeping
up their reading
over the breaks.
suggest that the
impact of
summer reading
loss on students
in general and
on at-risk
students in
particular, is
significant In
a single
academic year,
this decline
resulted
in an estimated
three-month
achievement
gap between
more
advantaged and
less
advantaged
students.
(McClure, 2014)
6/30 9:00-10:30 Partnered with
class to teach
lesson on animals
and where to find
animal books in
the library
I helped students
research the animal
of their choice and
then create a book
about their chosen
animal
Learned another
way to help
students engage in
non-fiction research.
Enjoyed helping
students cite their
sources.
Students are able to
gain valuable
research experience
while getting to
choose a topic of
interest to research.
When teachers
and LMSs
engage in
coordinated
instruction, all
members of the
school
community
benefit: teachers,
LMSs,
administrators,
and students.
(Buzzeo, 2008)
6/30 10:30-11:45 Check out/ Check
in.
Helped students
return and check
out materials
quickly.
Continued practice
with engaging with
students and
working the library
system.
Students are able to
access materials
quickly and
effectively.
Students need a
library that has
easily accessible
and well
organized
materials.
Students will
come to the
library more
frequently when
they know how
to find the
materials they
need. (Hembree,
2013)
6/30 11:45-12:45 Lunch
6/30 12:45-1:45 Shelving
materials.
Reshelved
previously check
out materials.
Continuing to
familiarize myself
with the way the
books are organized
and which books
are located in which
sections.
Students are able to
locate the materials
they desire when
they are placed
appropriately back
Curation: to
gather, organize,
and present
resources in a
way
that meets
information
needs and
interests, makes
sense for virtual
as well as
physical
resources.
(Schiano 2013)
6/30 1:45-3:00 Book Repair Repaired books that
had needed it.
Taped pages,
rebound books and
made a pile for
librarian to decide
whether to keep or
discard.
Students need
materials that are
well taken care of
and able to be used.
Maintaining a
collection is as
important as
developing it.
(Donham, 2008)
7/1 8:00-9:30 Finished taking
weeded books off
catalog
Librarian had
weeded books but
lost the scanned
document on her
computer of the
books weeded. She
had one printed
copy of the
barcodes of many
books she had
weeded. I used this
to delete the books
one by one from the
system.
Useful for me to
continue my work
with the catalog
system.
Students need an
updated catalog
that reflects the
current collection.
Many benefits
come from
weeding a
collection
including the
creation of more
space, ensuring
accurate
materials,
avoiding the cost
of maintaining
unwanted items,
and keeping a
reputation as a
source of reliable
information.
(Bishop, 2007)
7/1 9:30-11:00 Meeting about
New Teacher
Librarian met with
NTI leader to talk
It was great for me
to see how our
Librarians that are
trained can best
For the
instructional
Institute about the
presentation they
were going to give
in August to the
incoming librarians
to our district.
program at UMD
aligns with current
district protocols. I
learned about what
New Librarian
training is like for
this district.
focus and help
students in their
school.
planning teams,
the common
purpose is to
provide effective
educational
experiences
(Donham, 2004)
7/1 11:00-12:00 Review rubric and
expectations for
my internship
As I near the end of
my internship we
needed to go back
over the rubric(s) to
ensure that I have
covered all of the
areas. We made a
plan for how to
complete the
remaining items.
Good for me to
ensure I have a
complete and
fulfilling
experience.
Ensuring a
thorough training
now will ensure I
can best be
prepared to enrich
the lives of my
future students.
LMS works in
collaboration
with each staff
member to
evaluate job
descriptions on a
daily basis
(AASL,
Empowering
Learners, 2009)
7/1 12:00-1:00 Lunch
7/1 1:00-2:45 Shelving Materials Shelved materials
back into the
sections.
I continue my work
with the learning
the organization of
a library and
thinking of how I
may want to
organize my future
library.
An organized
library is one where
students can access
information in the
easiest manner.
Curation: to
gather, organize,
and present
resources in a
way
that meets
information
needs and
interests, makes
sense for virtual
as well as
physical
resources.
(Schiano 2013)
7/2 8:00-9:00 Organized craft
materials
I made sure
crayons,
construction paper
etc., were labeled
and placed
appropriately in
back storage.
Continue to learn
how important an
organized library is.
Students need an
organized library
and so do teachers.
That way librarians
can effectively
communicate what
materials they have
and how to use
those resources.
All the small
daily
tasks done in the
background
that contribute
to the overall
maintenance
and outward
credibility of the
school library
program.
(Busch, 2011)
7/2 9:00-10:00 Small group
reading with 4/5
graders
Worked with a
group of 7/8
students with the
book Dyamonde
Daniel
Got to help foster
critical thinking and
questioning
strategies while
helping struggling
readers
comprehend a text.
Students are able to
get differentiated
instruction that
meet their needs.
The ambitious
goal of
graduating
every student
ready for
college or a
career will be
reached only if
we marshal all
of our collective
resources in a
concerted effort
to promote
literacy. (Smith,
Schiano, and
Lattanzio, 2014)

7/2 11:00-12:00 Lunch
7/2 12:00-1:00 1
st
Grade Lesson Taught my
instructional project
to the 1
st
grade
today. I was
infusing ecosystems
and writing into a
lesson.
Got to see how to
plan and implement
a lesson for 1
st
grade
and how to
collaborate with
other facilitator.
Students can see
how the curriculum
is integrated across
content areas and
they were able to
work on their
reading/writing
skills.
When teachers
and LMSs
engage in
coordinated
instruction, all
members of the
school
community
benefit: teachers,
LMSs,
administrators,
and students.
(Buzzeo, 2008)
7/2 1:00-2:00 Bulletin board Worked to put
together a bulletin
board that reflects
the summer reading
program.
Got to see the
importance to
students seeing
themselves on the
Bulletin Board and
the key components
of a Bulletin board.
Students want a
place where they
can learn
information and see
their work that they
have done. It give
students a sense of
accomplishment.
One of the best
ways to promote
a media center
collection is to
have an eye
catching bulletin
board. ( Bishop,
2007)
7/2 2:00-2:45 Shelving Shelved previously
check out materials.
Continuing to
familiarize myself
with the way the
books are organized
and which books
are located in which
sections.
Students are able to
locate the materials
they desire when
they are placed
appropriately back
Curation: to
gather, organize,
and present
resources in a
way
that meets
information
needs and
interests, makes
sense for virtual
as well as
physical
resources.
(Schiano 2013)
7/3 8:00-9:15 Library Prepwork Organizing shelves
to make sure books
are in the correct
order. Looked for
books that were
misplaced or may
have been in bad
condition.
I have seen the
importance of
finding library
assistants so the
main librarian can
focus on instruction
and collaboration.
An organized
library is one that
promotes student
learning and access
to information.
All the small
daily
tasks done in the
background
that contribute
to the overall
maintenance
and outward
credibility of the
school library
program.
(Busch, 2011)
7/3 9:15-10:00 Readers Advisory Helped students
find the appropriate
materials and books
that might be of
interest to them.
Important skill for
me to develop as I
begin my career in
the library science
field.
Students are able to
explore books that
fit their needs and
may expand their
horizons of what
books they like.
Readers
advisory is that
age-old
responsibility of
the librarian to
make the best
effort to connect
the
right book to the
right student at
the right time.
(Brodie, 2013)
7/3 10:00-11:00 Whole class read
aloud with the text
Green Eggs and
Ham
Helped facilitate the
whole group read
aloud and
monitored a small
table of 5-6 students
during the activity.
Great to work with
a group and help
facilitate a read
aloud.
Students benefit
from a shared text
and are able to use
the pacing and
phrasing of fellow
students to model
their own after.
Nurturing
readers is a
responsibility
shared by
teachers,
parents,
children, and
youth, the
greater
community and
library media
specialists.
(Donham,2008)
7/3 11:00-12:15 Lunch
7/3 12:15-1:30 Outside
presentation from
the organization
Blue Water
Helped manage
students for an
outside
presentation.
Students learned
about the pollution
of water and what
they can do to stop
it.
Got to see a great
interactive science
presentation and
help me realize how
vital partnerships
are with outside
organizations.
Students furthered
their understanding
of water pollution
and their
environment.
While school
plays a central
role in childrens
development
they benefit
when there is
interaction
between the
school and its
community.
(Donham, 2008)
7/3 1:30-3:00 Handed out thank
you cards and said
my goodbyes to
staff.
Went around to the
staff members I had
worked with to
hand out thank you
cards and say my
Reinforced the
importance of
developing strong
relationships with
the staff in order to
A well connected
staff is one where
collaboration is
likely to happen
and thus will
The library
media program
can be a
valuable asset to
the teacher and






goodbyes. foster collaboration. increase student
achievement.
everyone else in
the school who
is seeking to
cultivate
motivation
through success,
curiosity,
originality and
relationships.
(Donham, 2008)