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Modelling different types of behaviours; positive, inviting,
How Can I/we help attitude?
I find that simply making the space - and myself - fun and inviting has made a huge difference to the numbers of students 'wandering' into the space.
Last year a couple of kids made up a 'tongue in cheek' poster with a play on words rhyming with my surname and quietly stuck it over the top of my 'Welcome to the Library' sign. It was cheeky but not inappropriate and they loved the fact that I left it there all year! They brought their friends in to see it and the word quickly spread around the school that the library was a fun - and funny - place to be.
Meanwhile, I was interacting with students who wouldn't otherwise have entered the space and introducing them to the lovely services and materials on offer.
A win/win for the library I think.