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Harnessing the power of your classroom library

I could easily be frustrated by the number of teachers who ask for resources that I already know they have in their classrooms, instead, I see this as a problem that I can help solve. 
It is all very well repeatedly telling them that they need to use the library catalog more effectively. The fact is, they don't and won't, and why should they? It is the role of the library to provide easy access. Sometimes they need to learn how to do it and other times they just need me to do it for them.
But, what if they could get the information they want at the click of a single link? They would feel independent and be able to access what they need - when they need it.
Every classroom in the primary school at UWCSEA has around 500 books in it. It is not a reasonable expectation to think that every teacher will know every book. Here's how I can help....
I already have a LibGuide explaining classroom collections but is even this too complicated?

Recently a teacher asked "What is the best…