Library Essential Agreements

Please visit the website of our resources: Santiago College Library, where you will be able to find events at the news library, book reviews, researching physical and digital resources and other materials for you. As a new librarian, I wanted students and teachers to see the library as a learning hub. In this sense, at the beginning of this academic year, I worked with teachers to organize with each class, from PG B to PYP 6, a direction for the library, as part of our way of promoting the extensive use of the library. The big idea behind this activity was to change everyone`s way of thinking about the role of the library in finding students` answers to their requests. Libraries play a central role in the implementation of programs in each school. In an IB school, the library promotes and supports the teaching and development of transdisciplinary skills, international orientation, IB learning profile and PYP attitudes and concepts. It partners with the whole school and community to ensure access to information on global issues and perspectives. In addition, the teacher librarian works with classroom teachers to help students acquire the information they need as researchers, lifelong learners and readers. From the 5th grade, students will have access to the college library.

Students in grades 5 to 8 can visit the library to research their research projects, develop information skills, and promote cultural or reading promotion activities, including PSP and MYP-related activities. In collaboration with classroom teachers, we have developed a large number of learning commitments in the library. Planning and teaching were organized in collaboration with teachers from all classes to ensure the success of this event. Learning commitments included a library tour, a treasure hunt, a vision of a movie about the library, the creation of signs to display essential chords in the library, listening to stories and much more. Some of these behaviors come naturally and others require a little more attention and focus. Grade 3 students have thought about what is easy for them and what they want to focus on. It`s an individual thing. It`s easy for some kids to go to the library and make books on time, but maybe they forget to use a shelf marker — that`s what they`re going to focus on this month. Students chose a behavior in a Graph Club graph, and we looked at the data and trends in each class.

Some children will focus on using a shelving marker, while others will work hard to get their books back on time. Whatever they choose, it makes the library a better place to be! The main agreements for the CDNIS Junior Library are: Be respectful and responsible. But what does the library look like with respect and responsibility? What behaviors would you see? During a 3rd year brainstorming, they imagined that each class between pre-children up to Grade 4 had one hour of library time in which they were assigned research and reading promotion activities related to the study units developed in the classroom. Starting in the first year, students have the opportunity to choose library books that they can take home. Our library has a collection of about 30,000 books, half of which are in English, in print and digital formats.