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Fetch is the Newest Class Added to the School Library Basics Learning Pathway

Author // Sarah Mowery Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Does your school library automate with INFOhio's Library Services Platform? Learn about Fetch, INFOhio's online catalog for grades K-2 in this newly added professional development class in the School Library Basics Learning Pathway.

 fetchimageThe class, worth two contact hours, instructs users on how to use Fetch, a simple web-based library catalog search for the youngest of users. Lessons cover features of the library catalog including a visual search, reading program search, and advanced search options.

The School Library Basics Learning Pathway is being developed to help school librarians learn the basics for managing an Ohio school library and is ideal for new Ohio school librarians or Ohio school library staff who have not completed a graduate program in library science. Choose to complete individual classes in this INFOhio Learning Pathway or complete the full School Library Basics Learning Pathway to earn up to six contact hours.

Currently the School Library Basics Learning Pathway includes the newly added Fetch class and two additional classes, Introduction to INFOhio and Advocacy: Sharing the Value of Your School Library. Participants in the Advocacy class will learn about the importance of promoting their school library and develop a plan to help them raise awareness of the services and support available. 

Three more classes for the School Library Basics Learning Pathway are currently in development:

  • Library Management - Learn the basics of managing a school library including developing library policies and guidelines, shelving books, creating a library schedule, running reports, and more.
  • Collection Development - Participants learn the skills necessary to develop a collection that is up-to-date, accurate, and relevant for their students and teachers.
  • Information Literacy - Learn about information literacy, the structure of the information framework, resources to build information literacy, and tools to build information literacy into your communication and curriculum for your students. 

Stay tuned as these additional classes will be added to the pathway in the upcoming months. 

INFOhio is always happy to help! If you have questions or concerns, please contact INFOhio Support.

About the Author

Posted by: Sarah Mowery

Sarah Mowery is a Professional Instructional Specialist with INFOhio. She has worked in education for 16 years as a school librarian and technology coach in elementary and middle school settings. While in these roles, she's been an integral part of the building leadership teams working as a curriculum connector and integrating web-based tools. She earned a BA in Sociology from Bowling Green State University and an MLS with a specialization in PK-12 schools from East Carolina University. Sarah was one of the original INFOhio ICoaches when the program first began in 2013 and has a passion for sharing how INFOhio resources can transform teaching and impact learning for students and educators across the state of Ohio. 

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