Planned: monthly library newsletter to keep our school community abreast of library happenings and resources
Reality: one, perhaps, two newsletters a year
Fix: create a template that will simplify the process of creating the newsletter
Searching for Exemplars
Because I tend to be a perfectionist (I know, those of you who know me well are shocked), I wanted to locate some exceptional school library newsletters for inspiration. I was surprised that my searches provided very few results, however, I did find several that provided me with food for thought as I worked on our template.
The first two examples are from slideshare allowing you to go through the entire newsletter if it is multiple pages.
To view two other newsletters, click on the links below.
Are other school librarians also having difficulty finding time to create a monthly/quarterly/once a semester newsletter? Is that why my searches on Google and Libworm produced few results? Or are school librarians just not posting the newsletters online?
As we advocate for our programs, we need to strive for transparency. In today’s connected world, that means posting information online for our communities to see.
BSHS LMC Media Matters
Below is the January 2011 issue of BSHS LMC Media Matters. It still needs some tweaking, but if I were to try to perfect it anymore, it would go the way of past issues that I had every intention of finishing (but never did).
If you know of any other online school library newsletters, could you post links to them in the comments section?