It’s a new school year, with the emphasis on new. Our library team has new members, a new look, and a seemingly endless supply of new ideas. All this newness is refreshing and inspiring, but is only possible because we spent the last twelve months thinking about who we are and how we work, both individually and with each other. This ‘year of thinking’ allowed us to create a better working environment, as well as a three year plan for the future of the library. A recent google study talked about “psychological safety,” having an environment where everyone is free to share ideas, and encouraged to try something new without fear of humiliation. We are only three weeks into the school year, and it’s evident that we have “psychological safety” and it’s inspiring!
A look at some of the newness –
The amazing Jordan Ellis, created a new look for our library circulation desk.
An inspiring mural by Coral Helms to honor recently retired team member Debra Wilhoit.
Students take a ‘quick trip’ through the Gink, inspired by Shel Silverstein’s poem. Creative talents of Lower School Librarians, Janna Miller and Adrienne Johnson.
SMALLLab in the Library
Pokemon inspired book display by Middle School Librarian, Corley May
Redesigned Lower School collaborative space, complete with green screen and white board walls.