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Welcome to Port Libraria
A Sharing Page for Librarians

The purpose of this web page is to share my professional and graphic creations and those of some of my colleagues with other librarians and media specialists.

The usual rules for educational sharing apply: You may use any of the materials and ideas located here free of charge as long as you do not use them for a commercial purpose.

It would be nice if you can give credit to the originator of any ideas/graphics you use, but it's not a requirement.

If not otherwise specified, materials on this web site are my work.

For updates and additions to this page, please visit the "new and improved" version of the site:

Potpourri of Library Resources

located at

Medal Template

Debra W. Waugh,
Librarian/Instructional Technologist
The Emmett G. Shufflebarger Library at
Graham High School
Bluefield, Virginia

BookSplash -- Welcoming New Teachers -- Tips for Starting the School Year -- Book Club Names -- Recommended Links -- Miscellaneous Tips

BookSplash: A Program to Promote Reading

BookSplash Ideas (PDF Document)

BookSplash Ideas (Microsoft Word)

BookSplash Events 2003/2004 (PDF Format)

BookSplash Events 2003/2004 (Microsoft Word)

Teaser Flyer (Small)

Teaser Flyer (Large)

Big Fish 1

Jewel Ornament

Information and Welcome Packet for New Teachers

Newsletter 1A - (Microsoft Word Format)

Newsletter 1A - (PDF Format)

Goodie Bag for New Teachers:

Small candies
Individual bags of microwave popcorn
A bookmark, and
Some novelties from Oriental Trading Company (
The novelties will include a metal belt clip compass key chain
(for when they feel lost in their new school),
something in a fish or starfish motif to remind them of the BookSplash promotion,
a plastic mug with a smiley face for when they need a friendly face, and
some resin dogs with bone welcome signs.
Of course, the newsletter will also be included
along with other informational materials and forms.

Other Information Materials and Forms

Collaboration Form (Microsoft Word)
Collaboration Form (PDF Format)

Colored Trumpets


Shonda Brisco's
Tips for Starting the School Year

Shonda Brisco is the Librarian at
Trinity Valley Middle School in Fort Worth, TX,
and is an active member of LM_Net.
Her favorite method of de-stressing currently is
taking a 4-mile daily walk in preparation for
a 5K run for a good cause next Spring.

  • Make yourself available to all of the teachers, especially the new ones. They'll appreciate your helpfulness in this new environment.

  • Set your library schedule as early as possible and make it available to everyone, including your administration.

  • Don't be so hard on yourself. Be realistic about what you can get done...and don't try to do everything perfectly.

  • Offer your teachers a library lesson guide so that they can write down the topics and dates that they plan for class research in the library. This will allow you the opportunity to gather some resources, collaborate with the teacher(s) on the assignments, and be prepared to team-teach, if possible.

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