Technology has played a huge part in this new set up! QR codes are becoming very popular everywhere but most importantly in the library. The QR codes are used for multiple things throughout the library. When signing in, it helps keep a documented log of library patrons. The QR code takes them to a Google Form which they fill out. Not only does this give the teachers a time stamp, it also propels students to use their iPads in educational ways.
Students find a QR code on the back cover of nearly every book. When the student scans this code, it takes them to a book trailer. The trailers give the students a quick 1-2 minute spiel on the book. The students can use this to quickly decide whether this is a good fit book for them.
To acclimate students to the new library set up, they participated in a QR code scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt gave students a renewed excitement for spending time in the library while familiarizing themselves with the new layout. Students also had a chance to give feedback and find books of interest.
Blog Post By Anna Johanns, HS Tech Team Member