Jazz Up Your Monthly Reports Fran Bullington March 15, 2012South Carolina Association of School Librarians Learning Commons Presentation
Basic BeginningsIn the fall of 2006 when I became the lead librarian at Boiling Springs High School, I wanted to continue the sharing of monthly reports that my predecessor had done. Looking back now at the reports I submitted, I am embarrassed! Those reports in no way, shape, or form were conveying how vibrant our library program was.So I began a quest to perfect my reports and share that with you here. Many photographs have been altered because I have not obtained permission to post those students’ pictures.
“Just the Facts, M’am”
Baby Steps: Two Additions
Next Step: Photographs Erin B. and Amanda W.
Huge Step! Multiple Pages
Page Two Charts Cumulative Data Class Visits by depts.
Page Three Class Visits to Computer Rooms by depts Library and Computer Room Usage by depts comparison
Page Four Circulation by groups Pie Chart analysis Circulation by Dewey classification
November Report: Changes
Telling a Story Comes First
Changing to PowerPoint Boiling Springs High School Library Media Center January 2012 Monthly Report
Why PowerPoint? Easier to Edit
More Colorful Charts
Can Fit More Info on Slide
Transparency: Publish Your Reports!
Many Examples on the WebYou’ll find many more examples on the web of others’ monthly reports. I share several in the blog post “Advocacy: Monthly Reports” that you will find in the bibliography on the next slide.Please feel free to contact me if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
BibliographyBullington, Fran . "Advocacy: Monthly Reports « Informania." Informania. N.p., 6 Nov. 2010. Web. 15 Mar. 2012. <http://informania.wordpress.com/2010/11/06/advocacy- monthly-reports/>.Bullington, Fran. "Library Reports ." Boiling Springs High School Media Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2012. <https://sites.google.com/site/bshsbulldog/library- ingo/newsletters-and-reports>.Bullington, Fran. "Worth the Effort! « Informania." Informania. N.p., 10 Nov. 2010. Web. 15 Mar. 2012. <http://informania.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/worth-the- effort/>.