BBS High School Media Center End of Year Report

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2013-2014 End of Year Report for the High School Media Center

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BBS High School Media Center End of Year Report

  1. 1. BBS HSMC End of Year Report 2013-2014 Ms. Kathleen, Media Specialist
  2. 2. A Year of Transition As BBS forged ahead with the Strategic Plan to implement a wireless campus and the BYOD policy for students, a welcome challenge presented itself in the HSMC. Keep up with current trends in student learning by changing the delivery of information and the way we envision library services or become obsolete.
  3. 3. We Chose CHANGE!
  4. 4. 24/7 Ubiquitous Access April was an especially busy month for the HSMC website—with over 80 page views on April 30—due to Honors 10 database research.
  5. 5. Anytime, Anywhere Research • Eleven databases for classroom/home use: – Science: Facts on File Health and Wellness – English: Bloom’s Literary Reference Center – Humanities: ABC-CLIO Humanities Suite – General Reference: Encyclopedia Britannica, Newsbank – Arabic: Al Manhal (trial)
  6. 6. Follett Shelf eBooks • 30 Reference Titles Added for classroom/home use • 120 checkouts for 2013-2014 • 15 Titles Added for 2014-2015 • Usage will improve as teachers promote and use these resources with students.
  7. 7. Maker Space The Green Screen arrived in late November. Once word leaked out that it was set up, students began to come. Students from Ms. Candice’s speech classes filmed first, and then Mr. Steve’s English classes scheduled extensively in March and April for Project Based Assessment. Thinking forward, the Green Screen could be the beginning of a Broadcast Journalism class in the High School or Middle School.
  8. 8. Gathering Space • Follett Tea for Kuwait Librarians—November • Arabic Author Visits— December • Buffalo Program • Turnitin.com Seminars—April
  9. 9. Gathering Space • Professional Development Seminars • Weekly Staff Meetings • Nerdy Book Club – Of Mice and Men – To Kill a Mockingbird – Pride and Prejudice – Lord of the Rings
  10. 10. Instructional Space • Academic Integrity Seminars—all incoming Grade 9 students • Database Instruction—Humanities, Science & English Classes • Google Scholar/JSTOR Instruction—Honors 10 • MLA/APA Citation Instruction—Psychology • Literacy Skills (using Table of Contents/Index) • As always, books—Arabic book circulation was over 400 books per month this year, on a consistent basis.
  11. 11. Challenges Ahead Encouraging teachers to utilize the HSMC space and resources, even with BYOD and wireless. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 Percentage of HSMC Bookings from 2011/2012 to 2013/2014 Percent
  12. 12. Challenges Ahead Continue to assess and re-evaluate the High School Media Center Vision and Mission in light of student learning needs through the resources and services provided.

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