Oak Park and River Forest High School Library April, 2011 Monthly Report
Highlights National Library Snapshot Day: A day in the life of the OPRFHS Library.
Highlights National Library Week/National School Library Month Student Center Display Teacher response to the Playaway collection: My students (who are often resistant readers) have greatly enjoyed the use of the Playaways in my classes…I think this helps close the reading gap for them and has proven quite beneficial in their comprehension. More importantly, their enthusiasm for the novels we have read has increased …I cannot properly express how much it has improved my classes.
Highlights Purchased new databases for next year that will improve access to quality materials for teachers and students.
Highlights “Survival” Book Display “We Got Issues” Book Display
Highlights Attended the D219 Tech Conference at Niles West HS, April 9th Met with IT Department regarding Web 2.0 library initiatives Attended the “Information Literacy Summit 2011” at Moraine Valley Community College, April 19th Participated in Booklist’s webinar: “Superbooks: How Graphic Novels Can Save Your Library,” April 14th Attended “One Book, One Chicago “ event at CPL where Neil Gaiman spoke, April 12th
Collaboration (online pathfinder made for each of the following) Strimple – Playwrights Project (scripts pulled) Silver – Intro to Psych final project (books pulled) Bayer – Genome Debate (books pulled) Rosas – Junior Theme (books pulled) Farley – Genetics Glogster (books pulled) Hanson – Affirmative Action Debate (books pulled) Maloney & Noble – Junior Theme (books pulled) Stovall – Junior Theme Walter – Life War Project (Life magazines and books pulled) Gonzalez – Picasso research and interview movies used Windows Movie Maker and flip cameras (books pulled) Fox – Junior Theme Tsilimigras / Booth – Junior Theme Alexander – Junior Theme Williams – 2nd Semester Research Paper Mertz – Speeches by DuBois and Washington
Collaboration Bellamy – Book Talk Strimple – Scene Selection (scripts pulled) Collins – Drawing books Campbell – Painting books Goldberg – Middle East Cultures project