Fall 2010 e newsletter

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Fall 2010 e newsletter

  1. 1. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 MS 80x Library Learning Commons eNewsletter Fall 2010 Chris Gibson, Librarian
  2. 2. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 Contents  Open access  Class visit procedure  Photocopy policy  Book return procedure  Online catalog  Online databases  Library data  Fall library programs  Tech support  Shout-outs  Find Library elsewhere  Suggestions  Contact me  Credits
  3. 3. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 Did You Know?  Periods of Open Access vary each day. Open Access periods can be viewed by 8:00 each morning at http://sites.google.com/site/libraryroom401/calendar and at  http://twitter.com/libraryroom401
  4. 4. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 The 4-1-1 on Library Visits To schedule a class visit for book circulation or for research, you can submit an online form at http://sites.google.com/site/libraryroom401/teache . You can also call me at x4011, or stop by. It’s best to plan in advance!
  5. 5. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 Photocopies  Room 401 is not equipped to make class sets of photocopies. Teachers can make individual copies to submit for photocopying downstairs. Thank you for your cooperation.
  6. 6. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 Need Room to Work?  Room 401 is available for teacher planning and collaboration anytime I am there, especially Friday mornings before students arrive.
  7. 7. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 FYI: Book Returns Students don't have to wait until Open Access to return their library material. They can come in anytime just to drop off their books.
  8. 8. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 Speaking of Books…  Students and staff can view our collection from any computer. Just click on CATALOG on the library home page at www.library80x.org
  9. 9. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 Online Databases  Our online databases are available 24/7 for students and staff at https://sites.google.com/site/libraryroom401/databases  See me for the password.  We offer Student Resource Center Jr. and Lit Finder.
  10. 10. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 Library Data Sept 13 - Nov 12 Total Book Circulation: 784 Grade 6 Circulation: 181 Grade 7 Circulation: 235 Grade 8 Circulation: 366
  11. 11. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 Library Data Sept 13 - Nov 12 Library Patrons (excluding whole classes and some teachers who do not sign in): Sept 13- Nov 12 Total visitors 965 Sept 13- Sept 30: 250 visitors Oct 1- Oct 29: 475 visitors Nov 1- Nov 12: 240 visitors
  12. 12. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 Library Data Sept 13 - Nov 12 Number of classes served Sept 13- Nov 12 Total 108 classes Sept 13- Sept 30 38 classes Oct 1- Oct 29 38 classes Nov 1- Nov 12 32 classes
  13. 13. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 Fall Library Programs Sept - Nov 2010  Scholastic Book Fair Oct. 12- 20 BOGO (Buy One Get One) rewarded students who submitted their school lunch forms. I want to thank our Principal Mrs. Mazique-Rivera and the classroom teachers who supported this SBF. We didn’t earn enough for a cash profit, but we did earn $552 Scholastic Dollars to purchase valuable books to support student literacy. (cont.)
  14. 14. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 Fall Library Programs Sept - Nov 2010 (cont.)  Creep Week Boys & Girls & Goblins! Creep Week will be in Room 401 the week of October 25th. It’s going to be a ghoulish Fun Story telling time for all.
  15. 15. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 Tech Support in the Library Sept - Nov 2010  DOE email How-to  Donorschoose grant writing  Engrade How-to If you missed any of these offerings, make an appointment to see me.
  16. 16. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 Special Shout-Outs  Shout-out to Ms.Turnham, who is collaborating on the Library Wiki at http://ms80xlibrary.pbworks.com/w/page/314 51687/Drama!  Her students are learning valuable research strategies which they can apply to all subjects.  Also, Ms. Turnham is taking steps toward becoming paperless (no small task). (cont.)
  17. 17. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 More Shout-Outs  Thank you Ms.Yvonne Picon. She gave me lists of students who turned in their school lunch forms. These students qualified for BOGO at the Scholastic Book Fair.
  18. 18. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 Class Shout-Outs  Shout-out to class 703 for borrowing the most books since September. Second runner-up is class 807.
  19. 19. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 Find the Library Elsewhere… Click on the links below:  Facebook  Delicious  Twitter  PBWorks Wiki
  20. 20. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 Find the Library Elsewhere…(cont.) Click on the links below:  Library Blog  Diigo  Room 401 Shelfari
  21. 21. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 Suggestions? Ideas?  I welcome your questions, ideas, and suggestions. You can post them anytime (even right NOW) at http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/Room401Support
  22. 22. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 Contact Information  Email cgibson04@gmail.com  Middle School 80x 149 East Mosholu Parkway Bronx, New York 10467  718.405.6300 x4011
  23. 23. Chris Gibson, Fall 2010 Thank you for your inspiration!  Buffy Hamilton  Gwyneth A. Jones  Heidi Marquardt  My Professional Learning Network on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/infodivabronx

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