WHS Library Annual Report 2014


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Annual Report of the Westborough High School Library program

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WHS Library Annual Report 2014

  1. 1. WHS Library Media Center Annual Report Anita Cellucci, M.Ed. Library Media Library Teacher 2013- 2014
  2. 2. Library Snapshot Comparison 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Usage Stats School Year: 2011: 16,772 total students* 360 classes 2012: 20, 673 total students* 674 classes 2013: 21,753 total students* 895 classes 2014: 23,924 total students* 13,189 walkins 1247 classes *Total students does not include scheduled classes but is a total of individual walk-ins, VHS, interns and independent study students. Note (also not included in totals): Current Year 2014: *Before school (7:15-7:25) 25- 50 student daily *Break: 25-75 students daily *Lunch: 75+ students daily *After School (2:00-3:30) - approximately 75 students daily
  3. 3. Circulation Statistics The number of items, books and other materials. circulated from the library: 2011: 2824 total items, 141 Interlibrary loan, 775 Fiction 2012: 3841 total items, 202 Interlibrary loan, 853 Fiction 2013*: 3335 total items, 347 Interlibrary loan, 799 Fiction 2014*: 13,275 Total items 10,796 English Texts 594 Fiction 1040 Non Fiction 262 Interlibrary Loan 583 Media/Equipment * Online resources, databases and ebooks are not included in totals * Students are also accessing items through instructional methods (ILL, ebooks, Online resources)
  4. 4. Collaboration Tools: LibGuides: research guides to help navigate through information on a topic and to guide students through ethical research with reliable and valid print and digital resources. Moodle: Course: Research (student orientation/instructional module for inquiry based research) Turnitin: Originality check, online grading and peer review Edmodo - learning management tool, online classroom and collaborative environment NoodleTools: Integrated tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, document/archiving/annotations, and collaborative research and writing
  5. 5. Collaboration Notes The goal of content teacher and librarian teacher collaboration for curriculum is for the librarian to provide instruction in an information literacy skill or concept as a result of planning with teachers as well as providing resources for the unit. A level 5 will also contain collaborative assessment, creation and reflection. This type of collaboration is considered a level 5. Levels: 1. No collaboration beyond scheduling the library 2. Schedule, pull resources 3. Introduction to resources, provide resources, schedule 4. Plan with teachers, offer suggestions as well as provide resources. 5. Provide instruction as result of planning as well as provide resources and assessment At this level, instruction takes on a different look as students become more adept at navigating through a global information environment. Instruction of information literacy will be a more "just in time" individual approach combined with instruction through virtual modules and platforms.
  6. 6. A snapshot of the LibGuide Log which shows a sample of collaborations within 65 active Research Projects:
  7. 7. Assessment and Testimonial: Westborough Reads Together Home of the Brave Feedback sample: English Teacher: “ I really enjoyed this novel and the fact that I was able to read this novel with two very different ELA classes. I also enjoyed the collaborations I had with other staff and teachers.’ WHS Para educator: “ I enjoyed the book and the discussion following very much as have a student in a class at WHS I am working with. I feel I can relate to his experience being dislocated from his family in a strange new world.” WHS History Teacher: “This book discussion was a great experience. Everyone was actively involved and loved the book. It was a quick read but one with a lot of depth for discussion. I look forward to participating again.”
  8. 8. Scientific Guided Inquiry: T.R.A.I.L.S Assessment - Example
  9. 9. Scientific Inquiry: Student and Library Teacher Conferences:
  10. 10. Collection Management: Continued Focus on creating a virtual reference library; focus on materials that will allow equal access to information for all learners 1. Updates to Library Media Center website 2. Deaccessioning of items from print collection due to content and age of publication. 3. Collection development for items that need to be added with next year's budget. 4. Collaborations/co-teaching, emails, conversations, demonstrations, survey's, and meetings have all played a part and will continue to be the accessment measures to insure that items are acquisitioned and deaccessioned as necessary and according to district policy. 5. Collection management and development will be an ongoing, continuous goal.
  11. 11. Professional Development and Responsibilities:
  12. 12. 1. Continue to move toward the Learning Commons Model 2. Continue to implement programming that builds community 3. Continue to implement curriculum and instructional practices that will move the library toward the goals for a 21st Century Transliteracy learning lab. 4. Continue to implement a district wide Guided Inquiry Problem Solving Process - implement CiSSL guided practice. 5. Continue to develop assessments collaboratively with content area teachers 6. Continue to work toward District Libraries Long Range Plan Continued Vision for the library going forward: :
  13. 13. Poetry Power - Slam Poetry We were one of 16 teams who made it to the Semi Finals this year! Competition was held at MassArt and Wentworth over Mother’s day weekend.
  14. 14. TAB: Library Teen Advisory Board Mentor K-8 students, Bookclubs, after school meetings and events in the library, assist with Westborough Reads Together and other library advocacy at WHS and WPL.