If any librarian in district wants something ordered more than one year (or more than the trial period) there has to be ample graphs and charts to show usage so it can be passed up through the bureaucracy.
So any time it comes up where we realize that so much data gets collected, the supervisor in charge of submitting these PO’s replies, “Well yeah, that’s good, now we have proof the students are using it and we can order it again.” Shouldn’t proof of EBSCO/GALE usage be that students are submitting papers/inquiry projects?
I also don’t know if anybody here has problems with cameras during meetings but it pops up every so often here in my district. Teachers levy unnecessary consequences on students for not turning on cameras during class. Lots of students do not have ideal learning circumstances and many have to listen to class while working. In addition, teachers were at one point in the pandemic penalized for not turning on cameras during meetings. If I had a nickel for all the scolding I received, I wouldn’t have to work there anymore. Any time I bring up the privacy argument admins make the same two statements:
For teachers: It’s not collegial and it’s impersonal to have your camera not activated.
For students: What if they’re cheating/doing something else.
I understand I could be in the wrong and the more I talk to colleagues about this, I realize there is an age divide.