Pre-Conference Tours of San Francisco School Libraries & Arion Press

Tours are available of several school libraries, as well as Arion Press, on Thursday, February 6, 2015. Here are details:

Tour Maps

Everett Middle School (Gr. 6 – 8)
450 Church Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Contact person: Chalida Anusasananan, Teacher Librarian
Phone: 415-241-6344 x3315
Open for tour: 8am until 10am

Everett Middle School is located in the heart of the Mission District in a historic Mission building.  The library has views of Corona Heights, Twin Peaks and downtown San Francisco. Over the past five years, the school has experienced a lot of transition, but has had a full time Teacher Librarian the past two years.

SF Friends School (Gr. K – 8)
250 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Contact person: Jason Stone, Learning Commons Coordinator
Suzanne Geller, Librarian
Phone: 415-565-0400
Open for tour: 9am until 12pm

San Francisco Friends School is an independent K-8 coed school in the heart of the Mission district in San Francisco. Although the school is just 13 years old, and has only been in its current building for eight years, the program is rooted in the 300 year old tradition of Quaker education. The library program and collection grew steadily over the first years of the school, with a major transition last year. The library expanded to a second level in the building and opened a Middle School Learning Commons, to serve the school’s 5th-8th grade students, faculty, and parents in new and exciting ways. In just its second year of this new setup, the staff and school are discovering the advantages and challenges of a Learning Commons, and are happy to share both with any CSLA visitors in February. The SF Friends School is located in the old Levi Strauss factory.

Sanchez Elementary School (Gr. K – 5)
325 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Contact person: Rachel Cloues, Teacher Librarian
Phone: 415-241-6380
Open for tour: 1pm until 3pm

Sanchez Elementary School is a bilingual (English/Spanish) school of about 270 students, PreK-5. It is located in the heart of San Francisco, between the Castro and Mission neighborhoods and is open three days per week. The school library was remodeled three years ago with a grant from Target. Rachel Cloues, The Sanchez Teacher Librarian, will speak about the remodel experience.

Rachel taught 4th grade and elementary science for 10 years in Oregon and San Francisco. This is her fifth year as a Teacher Librarian in the San Francisco Unified School District.

Arion Press
1802 Hays Street, The Presidio
San Francisco, California 94129
Telephone: 415-668-2542

A tour of Arion Press will begin at 3:30pm and lasts approximately 1-1 1/2 hours, but participants can arrive to see the gallery as early as 3:00pm. The cost is $10 per person, with space for up to 15, first come, first served. The tour offers a rare opportunity to see a printing press that makes its own lead dies. Attendees will be fascinated by the the upper and lower case fonts, and Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore will come alive for them!

Please visit this link for more information about Arion Press and its tour.