I came back from the School Library Journal Leadership Summit refreshed, rejuvenated and inspired (more on that later) but I also came back with a slew of new books.
I could have just added them to my Library collection, but I thought I'd get more bang for my books by sending out a simple email to my staff:
What can the Library provide to make your Job easier?
I linked the question to a Google form and told my teachers and staff that each respondent would get a free book for their classroom.
Um. Responses. Lots.
And they're not pie in the sky requests (although sometimes those are a fun challenge) and they're not responses I feared like "It's too noisy in the Library" - they were awesome requests for things that had never even crossed my mind.
Totally worth giving away my books.
The best email I ever sent.