Saturday, 28 July 2012

Classroom Library Organizer

Keeping up with the books in your classroom library can be daunting! My daughter found an awesome site this summer that makes it much easier. 

Using Booksource's Classroom Organizer, you can load your books by entering ISBNs or by using a mobile app to scan them, and your students check them out by going online. It keeps up with everything, including due dates, and even prints reports (so you can see which books are checked out most, which students are using your library, etc.)!

From the website:
Classroom Organizer is a web-based program that allows users to maintain and inventory books in their classroom library. With this amazing tool you can:
- Add existing titles
- Import your student roster
- Enable students to check out and return books
- Run assessment reports on student and title activity

Update 9/1/12: Joanna has been using this in her 7th and 8th grade Reading & Language Arts classroom for the past month, and she loves it! I think you will, too!


  1. Nancy, I downloaded this and tried it out. It is going to be wonderful and especially helpful with book selections for the studentin finding best fit books, and now being able to take them home stress free. It will even tell you how much you can sell them for online! Thanks, I had read about it but was not motivated at the time to try it.

    1. I'm glad you think it will help you! I entered around 150 of Joanna's books into her Organizer page on Saturday. It's great! If you have multiple copies of a book, choose to add the column "Location". It has a place to add the number of additional copies that you have.