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  • 1. OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY October 2010 Monthly Report
  • 2. LIBRARY HIGHLIGHTS Chicago Pull-out Collection Created Drama Scripts Pull-out Collection Created
  • 3. HIGHLIGHTS Jennifer Donnelly visited and spoke about her latest novel, Revolution.
  • 4. 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:
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. 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
  • 10. OCTOBER STATISTICS
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  • 12. OCTOBER STATISTICS

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