So it's the end of the year and most of us in library media world are taking inventory of our books, resources, and equipment. We're ordering the shelves -- getting those Dewey's in the right place -- and putting equipment in storage. We're marking off stuff on our year end checklist.
And that checklist is mostly tangible: turn in this order, complete that report, close up this lab, cover up those computers.
We need to take inventory of not just the stuff, but also of our library media program.
Did we reach our goals? (Hey, did we even set goals this year?!) What was our impact on reading? on helping students develop research skills and critical thinking skills? What about collaboration with teachers? How was our involvement in our school-based PLC's?
Have you taken inventory yet?