Tip of the Day for 09/03/2014


I keep track of every minute of my day. For instance, maybe I spent two hours teaching classes, 1 hour processing new books, 15 minutes at recess duty, 1 hour planning my author visit, 45 minutes creating a bulletin board. At the end of the week I add all the minutes up, and every month I create a report detailing how much time I spent teaching, administrative duties, student support services, teacher support, volunteers, promotions, etc. Then I have a document available for administrators to see how my time is spent.

Submitted by Ruth Burman, Library Teacher, Massachusetts

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3 Responses to Tip of the Day for 09/03/2014

  1. OsaeLibrary says:

    Wow! That is really cool.

  2. Suzanne Savidge says:

    How about sharing how you actually get the diary done. And how do you handle questions from staff etc. Thank you

  3. mandymarie20 says:

    Great idea. I don’t think others realize how we spend our time. I think I’ll do the same.

    I do the work of the librarian and the clerk with only 2 days to get it done. It often feels like treading water. It might be nice, if only for myself, to document accomplishments.

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