New nonfiction shelving at South East Junior High School Library in Iowa City, Iowa. It doesn't just look pretty, it also increases circulation! In the same time period last year, nonfiction books circulated 248 times. Since the new shelves went in, it went up to 294! Weeding and being able to find books makes a huge difference to access!
Teacher Librarians in Iowa TEACH students reading strategies. At Hills Elementary School Library in Iowa, students each got a small passage from a Dr. Seuss book and drew a picture of what they VISUALIZED when reading the text. Using text evidence to support what they draw.