Sunday, November 5, 2017

Musical instruments, barcoded and cataloged

Stack of two clarinets in cases, in front of two trumpets in cases. In each stack, the top case's lid is open to show the musical instrument inside of it

Musical instruments are being sent home with students at Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts, just as quickly as I can barcode and catalog them. I am checking these instruments out to students, the same way that they would have a library book checked-out before they removed it from the library.

As the Instructional Materials Technician at SRCSA, I utilize an automated library-and-resource catalog to barcode and inventory textbooks. (I call myself a “curriculum librarian.”) As you can see from this post, the practice applies toward musical instruments as well. Shown are a couple of clarinets and a couple of trumpets that are destined to go home with students.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

‘Walk and Roll to School’ Wednesdays at SRCSA

Wednesdays are “Walk and Roll to School” days at Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts! For the first time this week, we closed the yellow gates to the school parking lot on Wednesday; I was out in my bright yellow-green, reflective vest helping to redirect motorists.

Friday, October 27, 2017

SRCSA: School resumes Monday, Oct. 30

Display sign in front of exterior, Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts. Lettering inside a glass case states, 'School resumes Oct 30th'

What a relief to return to work at Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts. Students are scheduled to resume classes on Monday, Oct. 30. According to statistics from Santa Rosa City Schools​, professional cleaning crews worked around-the-clock for a week to decontaminate schools and reopen them after the North Bay fires. The crews cleaned 2 million square feet of surfaces, and changed 3,000 air filters.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Bringing ‘librarian-mindset’ to my work at SRCSA

Someone asked me, “What is the last thing you are really proud of accomplishing?” Most recently I’m proud to bring a “librarian-mindset” to the role of Instructional Materials Technician (IMT) at Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Fire Relief Fund for victims of North Bay fires

In response to firestorms that ravaged communities in Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, and Napa counties, a North Bay Fire Relief Fund has been created by Redwood Credit Union (RCU) Community Fund in partnership with the Press Democrat and California Senator Mike McGuire (District 2, North Bay).