Oak Park and River Forest High School Library October 2010 Monthly Report
Library Highlights Chicago Pull-out Collection Created Drama Scripts Pull-out Collection Created
Highlights Jennifer Donnelly visited and spoke about her latest novel, Revolution.
Library Highlights “When researching in the library with my class it helps me keep on track as to what sources my teacher wants me using.” “It’s almost like a treasure hunt!” Student reaction to assignment pathfinder: Student reaction to historiography project:
Library Highlights Gave presentation on our collection of playaways to special education. 397 books weeded from 900s Three Cups of Tea display on 2nd floor
Library Highlights Changed our catalog appearance to Destiny Quest. Started student book reviews on the blog Started a book suggestion box on the third floor Created Horror Fiction Display on 3rd floor “I just wanted to say thank you again - this is such a help - I cannot even express. Looking forward to the project!” “Thanks for the awesome resource lists and wiki page they’re great!” Teacher Reaction to wiki pathfinder and resource lists.
Examples of Collaboration Assignment pathfinder wiki pages created for: Bardo Costopoulos – Also provided books Crawford – Also provided books Erickson – Also provided books Hanson – Also provided books Messer – Also provided books Nash – Also provided books Remack – Also provided books Schwartz – Also provided books Walter – Also provided books Williams – Also provided books Vance – Also provided books
Examples of Collaboration Worked in the library on definitions of racism for Coughlin’s class. Worked with Collins’s Art Foundations classes on an Artist project. Pulled lots of art books on visual artists, sculptures, graffiti artists, pop surrealists, etc. Worked with Steve Goldberg’s Middle Eastern Studies classes on selecting a topic and researching a cultural aspect of a country or ethic group. Pulled Middle Eastern cultures books; also demonstrated how to use JSTOR and Project MUSE for topic ideas Created Turabian handout Refined Assignment Strategy and posted to wiki Attended Illinois School Library Media Association conference and brought back innovative ideas for our library.
Examples of Collaboration Pulled Italian cookbooks for Italian class Taught a lesson on proper citations to Environmental Science for their population paper Integrated web 2.0 into Remack’s Plate Tectonics project using Glogster. Student Example Gave booktalk for Ms. Blackwell’s independent reading unit Presented Prezi, Glogster, and Xtranormal as web 2.0 presentation possibilities for Odyssey project. Created14 resource lists in catalog for Odyssey Project Pulled books for career/college project Gave booktalk for Curtis’s independent reading project Created resource lists on the catalog for various genres for easier student searching