I have turned this original post from the School Library Media Specialists Group into a discussion in the Florida Thinkfinity Group since it may be a welcome discussion for many educators...
I am asking for help from anyone out there... I have to manage two library media centers located a few blocks away from each other. My question is does anyone know of a good virtual scheduling program or method that will help me communicate available times with my teachers and allow them or myself to make changes seamlessly? Keep in mind that two media centers means two schools with two sets of faculty and ONLY one media specialist. Help... anyone? I will consider any and all ideas... at this point I am stumped! Thanks in advance for any and all responses.
Is your school using Google Apps for Education? If so, using appointment slots would be ideal. The other option I have suggested to users is Meetme. Meetme allows you to display public availability, I envision creating a Google Calendar with just your office hours availability and then linking it to Meetme. Then, you will have a public link to your office hours where staff can sign up (without a sign in). The system will then notify you of the meeting request so you can confirm.
Milene, elementary media specialists in Pasco will be split between two schools this year. I imagine lots of tasks will be more manageable with the use of technology.
Dropbox might be very useful to you as you physically move between buildings. Drop files and share from there with no worry for size and this way, most documents will be in one place.
Try creating a "media form" for teachers to complete via Google Forms. You can have them indicate what sort of assistance they are looking for and suggested time frames. This way, a teacher can access the form 24/7 and you might get a chance to preplan!
Perhaps it will be possible to coordinate needs for both places so you do not have to 'reinvent the wheel'. If you are doing research and inquiry activities, plan on doing it in both places.