Pictured here with Carlsbad Unified School District’s March 2013 Classified Employee of the Month, Kelly Elementary School Library Media Technician Sherri James, are her valued Library Helpers. These fifth-graders, who were selected last fall after applying for the position, devote 30 minutes a week (often giving up recess and lunch time) to their multifaceted tasks. Each is responsible for the neatness of “their” library shelf and for an assigned group of K-2 students.
Sherri James reports, “The Library Helpers make a valuable contribution while gaining confidence and other skills. To the younger kids, they’re rock stars!”