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Library Power Renovation Timeline April Convene a renovation team of eith to ten members, including the school library media specialist, technology coordinator, principal, custodian, teachers, parents, and students. Poll the school community for ideas and suggestions. Develop a strategic plan and consider an overall theme. May Appoint job captains for various tasks. Assign captains to collect samples and price quotes from various vendors. Recruit additional volunteers. Negotiate tentative work schedules for district tradespeople. Arrange for networking of the school library center. June Submit purchase orders for furniture and equipment. (Do not delay this step- the time period between purchase and delivery can be several months.) Install the network. Assign four to six workers for a week to ten days to remove the collection from the shelves and box it for temporary storage. Assign two district painters or six volunteers working for one week to paint walls. Assign volunteers for up to two weeks, depending on their numbers, to lightly sand and rough up metal shelves for painting. July Assign six to eight teachers, parents, and adult or student volunteers working for two weeks to paint the bookshelves. (This includes drying time and a coat of polyurethane finish for durability.) Apply decorative stenciling or wallpaper borders. Assign six to eight workers to return the collection to completely dry shelves. Install blinds and window treatments. August Assign three or four volunteers to assist your custodian to receive and place new furniture according to the redesigned floor plan. Assemble any tables and other pieces that require minor assembly. Arrange with custodians to clean and wax floors. Place area rugs in proper activity and learning areas. Decorate the center with accessories. September Celebrate your accomplishments with several grand openings for students, teachers, parents, and community partners. Publicize your success with local media, including community newspapers, local televisions stations, and radio. Recognize all those who have made contributions to your new school library media center.
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