Dorman High School Library Program

2009-2010 Library Media Center Annual Report




         Created by Cathy Nelson, Mel...
Dorman High School Library Program
                                                                    2009-2010 Library M...
Mission Statement
                                          Our mission is to ensure that students and staff are effective...
Summary of Student Usage Data

                                                                 Type/TimeFrame of Use     ...
E. Media Center Staff Involvement on School Instruction and Leadership Teams

                                            ...
As of May 28, 2010, 75 books and resources were still checked out to 54 students. A total of $3,446.54
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20   Bleach. 4, Quincy Archer hates you              Kubo, Tite.                          741.5 KUB/V4
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Year 3 (2011-2012) Weeding Project Goals

                                        Sections to be Weeded Year 3          Ju...
At-Risk Goal                        Basic Goal                         Exemplary Goal
                                    ...
E. Online Resources
                                        1. DHS LMC Web Site & Online Portals

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F. Collection Analysis

                                       The following chart represents the percentage of each main ...
600s Technology                                    1999                   1395               5.86%
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B. Offsite Presentations

                                               Copresented with Mary Friend, Shepard, Christophe...
IV. Promoting Reading
                                          Our mission is to ensure that students and staff are effec...
lounge and set up a room filled with our newest acquisitions, which allowed us to continue service
                       ...
Current Summer Reading Promotions:

                                               Required Reading /English CP

         ...
Report submitted by Cathy Nelson & Melanie DIllard

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Appendix One: By the Numbers
                                       15,569 .............................................Nu...
Appendix Two: Budget
                                       2009 -2010 DHS Library Budget
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Appendix Three: HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY RESOURCE COLLECTION STANDARDS
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Standards for Technology

                                       Computer workstations for student and teacher use have LA...
At Risk                 Basic                               Exemplary
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Appendix Four: Title MAP Analysis June 2010 (attached)


                                       Appendix Five: Information...
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Dorman high school annual library report 2010 final

  1. 1. Dorman High School Library Program 2009-2010 Library Media Center Annual Report Created by Cathy Nelson, Melanie Dillard June 2010
  2. 2. Dorman High School Library Program 2009-2010 Library Media Center Annual Report Table of Contents Serving the DHS School Community ............................................................................................................2 Managing the Collection ..............................................................................................................................4 Remaining Current in our profession .........................................................................................................11 Reading Advocacy ......................................................................................................................................13 Goals for 2010-211 School year .................................................................................................................15 Appendix 1: By the Numbers .....................................................................................................................17 Appendix 2: DHS Library Budget ................................................................................................................18 Appendix 3: High School Library Resource Collection Standards ..............................................................19 Appendix 4: June 2010 Follett Tidewater Analysis ....................................................................................22 Appendix 5: Information Literacy Standards Alignment............................................................................22 Dorman High School Library Program | 1
  3. 3. Mission Statement Our mission is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of information and ideas and to promote reading as a lifelong pastime. Library Faculty/Staff: Cathy Nelson, MLIS, NBCT Melanie Dillard, MLIS Jolene Barron, Media Assistant Purpose of this Report The purpose of this report is to share information about the library media center’s programs and resources. I. Serving the DHS School Community A. Individual Student Visits The media center is open from 7:30 to 4:00, providing time before and after the school day for teachers and students to visit and use our resources. There were 3,592 individual student visits (from passes) during the school day first through fourth block. When including students visiting with classes, there were 23,987 students using the LMC during the 2009 – 2010 school year. During student visits, we are often asked to provide assistance with locating resources and using computer programs. We use every opportunity possible to enable students and teachers to increase their information literacy skills. B. Class Visits The media center was open for class visits 180 calendar days this year. During that time, 850 classes visited the media center to use its resources. Total students using the library as a result of class visits equals 19,264. 55 classes were used for administrative purposes (various testing programs, TAC, Flu Clinic, etc.) C. Before and After School Use Dorman High School Library Program | Each morning there were approximately 50 students a day visiting before school. The library was open every morning of the school year except one day (a faculty make-up meeting.) While we did not count the actual number of students visiting in the morning, we sent out fifty passes each day, and so our estimated number of students using the facility before school is 8950. After School use was significantly less, and an estimation of 1800 students used the library at this time (based on ten students a day for 180 days.) 2
  4. 4. Summary of Student Usage Data Type/TimeFrame of Use Students Students from classes on passes 3,592 Students with classes 19,264 Students visiting before school 8,950 Students visiting after school 1,800 Total 33,606 D. Collaboration Many of our faculty use the library’s resources to facilitate learning as students research and complete projects. Although very little formal collaboration occurs, some teachers do request our help in planning portions of projects or in helping students begin their research. We continue to teach information literacy skills to classes as requested. These skills include locating and using resources in our electronic book catalog, on SC DISCUS, Internet searching strategies, web page evaluation, and citing sources using the MLA format. Several research projects completed this year have been successfully used by teachers in the past so now that we are very familiar with the students’ needs, we anticipate better service In this area for the upcoming school year. Both media specialists continued efforts to encourage more in-depth collaboration between teachers and the library. This is an area that needs improvement and will be addressed in our goals again next year. D. Departmental Usage This year our English department continued to use the media center and its resources more than other departments. Department # of Class Visits Business 2 Math 0 Career Specialists 4 Physical Education 7 Dorman High School Library Program | Consumer Science 1 Science 64 English 556 Social Studies 130 Fine Arts 11 Exceptional Students 24 Foreign Language 47 3
  5. 5. E. Media Center Staff Involvement on School Instruction and Leadership Teams At this time no media center staff members serve on a school instructional or leadership team. We would like representation in the following: Principal’s Leadership Team / Department Heads’ Focus Group School Literacy Team High Schools That Work Professional Development Team High Schools That Work Guidance Team F. Staff Development 1. Formal Presentations August: New Teacher Orientation Packet August: Back to School Faculty Meeting – brief introduction to staff 2. Informal Sharing Several teachers requested assistance this year on various topics, and Mrs.. Nelson or Mrs. Dillard worked with these teachers on a one-on-one basis as needed. Some topics and tools covered: Finding resources on SC DISCUS Using/setting up Streamline SC Accounts Finding videos on TeacherTube/YouTube/Discovery Streaming Using the electronic catalog Scheduling in the media center Using V-Brick Using Flip Video Camera Creating Movies using Windows Movie maker Using the library laptop/projector Adding content to and/or planning for class use of the library wiki II. Managing the Collection Dorman High School Library Program | A. Circulation Statistics 13,511 resources were checked out during the 2009 – 2010 school year. This is an average check out per student/faculty/staff of estimated 5 books during the year. Students often ask us for reading recommendations due to our familiarity with the library’s collection, and by asking a few questions of the student, we can help them locate one or more titles that might interest them. Our success rate in so doing has been high, thus leading to more requests and, therefore, more checkouts. 4
  6. 6. As of May 28, 2010, 75 books and resources were still checked out to 54 students. A total of $3,446.54 in fines were owed by students in grades 10-12. Only two students classified as 2010 graduates showed in Destiny as owing library books or fines, and both were inactive/withdrawn students. DHS Student Library Fines Summary Fines owed to DHS $3,183.61 Fines owed to DFC $89.21 Fines owed to RPDMS $168.72 Fines owed to LEGMS $5.00 DHS Students Owing Books (and their value) School owed Value # of Books # of Students DHS $706.99 51 41 DFC $99.84 10 6 RPDMS $119.22 10 5 WVES $19.61 2 2 Totals $945.66 73 54 B. Top Circulating Books Our collection is made up of 68% Nonfiction and 32%fiction. Our top circulating titles reflect usage of both sections of the library, but the nonfiction is target to a set of books we have often considered pulling into the fictions section (graphic novels, which are categorized as art instead of literature.) Rank Title Author call 1 Twilight Meyer, Stephenie, 1973- FIC Meyer 2 Eclipse Meyer, Stephenie, 1973- FIC Meyer 3 New moon Meyer, Stephenie, 1973- FIC Meyer 4 Naruto. Vol. 36, Cell number 10 Kishimoto, Masashi, 1974- 741.5 KIS 5 Naruto. Vol. 38, Practice makes perfect Kishimoto, Masashi, 1974- 741.5 KIS 6 Naruto. Vol. 33, The secret mission Kishimoto, Masashi, 1974- 741.5 KIS 7 Keysha's drama Sewell, Earl. FIC Sewell, Earl 8 Naruto. Vol. 35, The new two Kishimoto, Masashi, 1974- 741.5 KIS Dorman High School Library Program | 9 Naruto. Vol. 37, Shikamaru's battle Kishimoto, Masashi, 1974- 741.5 KIS 10 The pact : an Indigo novel McKayhan, Monica. FIC MCKAYHAN 11 Wake McMann, Lisa. FIC McMann, Lisa 12 Naruto. Vol. 45, Battlefield, Konoha Kishimoto, Masashi, 1974- 741.5 KIS 13 Tears of a tiger Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills) FIC Draper, Sharon 14 Thirteen reasons why : a novel Asher, Jay. FIC Asher, Jay 15 Bleach. 13, The undead Kubo, Tite. 741.5 KUB/V13 16 Bleach. 20, End of hypnosis Kubo, Tite. 741.5 KUB/V20 17 Breaking dawn Meyer, Stephenie, 1973- FIC Meyer, Stephenie 18 Dirty Jersey Duck, Phillip Thomas. FIC Duck, Philip 19 Naruto. Vol. 39, On the move Kishimoto, Masashi, 1974- 741.5 KIS 5
  7. 7. 20 Bleach. 4, Quincy Archer hates you Kubo, Tite. 741.5 KUB/V4 21 Bleach. 14, White Tower rocks Kubo, Tite. 741.5 KUB/V14 22 Bleach. 21, Be my family or not Kubo, Tite. 741.5 KUB/V21 23 Courtin' Jayd : a novel Divine, L. FIC Divine, L. 24 Bleach. 1, Strawberry and the soul reapers Kubo, Tite. 741.5 KUB 25 Bleach. 8, The blade and me Kubo, Tite. 741.5 KUB/V8 The top circulating books are dominated by the Twilight series, the Drama High series, the Kimani Tru series, the Bluford series, and the graphic novels’ series Bleach and Naruto. There were a total of 13,511 circulations, which averages out to approximately 5 books/library resources per patron (student and or faculty/staff). C. Collection Status Our fiction collection was outgrowing its available space, causing the need to shift books around in the library. When a set of books is relocated, every book in the library shifts, so we aggressively weeded some of the sections before beginning. The LMS’s work to update the collection’s average age and relevancy to the curriculum through a three year collection development plan to address all areas of the collection. This plan will begin over in year four and be a continuous cycle every three years. This year concludes Year 1 of our plan. Year 1 2009-2010 Sections Weeded August 2010 Age June 2010 Age Gains 000s Generalities 1994 16 1998 12 4 100s Philosophy and Psychology 1996 14 1999 11 3 200s Religion 1989 21 1997 13 8 300s Social Sciences 1998 12 2001 9 3 400s Language 1993 17 1996 14 3 900s Geography and History 1990 20 1998 12 8 Dorman High School Library Program | Fiction/Literature 1999 11 2001 9 2 Year 2 (2010-2011) Weeding Project Goals Sections to be Weeded Year 2 June 2010 Age 500s Natural Science/Mathematics 1997 13 600s Technology 1999 11 Story Collection 1988 22 6
  8. 8. Year 3 (2011-2012) Weeding Project Goals Sections to be Weeded Year 3 June 2010 Age 700s The Arts 1997 13 800s Literature and Rhetoric 1985 25 92s Biographies 1998 12 The state department recognizes three levels of resource collections: At Risk, Basic, and Exemplary. The following chart compares DHS LMC’s collection (as of June 16, 2010) to these three levels. TitleMAP™ TitleMAP Strategy Paul M Dorman High School TitleMAP By: Jason Smith (17-Jun-2010) Dorman High School Library Program | 7
  9. 9. At-Risk Goal Basic Goal Exemplary Goal Max. Vol. Cap.: 25,000 Max. Vol. Cap.: 25,000 Max. Vol. Cap.: 25,000 1996 Average Age 1999 Average Age 2001 Average Age To accomplish this To accomplish this To accomplish this goal... goal... goal... Weed: 3,968 [45.71%] Weed: 0 [0.00%] Weed: 1,322 [15.23%] Weeding Candidates Weeding Candidates Weeding Candidates Purchase: 5,297 [$125,803.75] Purchase: 1,329 Purchase: 2,651 Additional Titles [$31,563.75] [$62,961.25] Additional Titles Additional Titles This will place you at... This will place you at... This will place you at... 10.00 Items Per Student 10.00 Items Per Student 10.00 Items Per Student 1998 Average Age 1999 Average Age 2001 Average Age By weeding, we lowered the number of items per student, but we brought the age of the collection up two years. D. Changes to the collection during the 2009 – 2010 school year: Purchased: 1500 print books 14 DVDs 3 VHS 1 Nikon Coolpix digital cameras 1 Sony mini video camera and tripod Dorman High School Library Program | 1 Ultra Flip Video Camera Donated: 12 fiction titles (Romano, dedicated book in Ashley Adkins’ name, by student Benjamin Fleming) 3 VHS tapes and 2 DVDs (various teachers) Weeded: 1995 items (including outdated or worn out books, VHS tapes, old equipment) 8
  10. 10. E. Online Resources 1. DHS LMC Web Site & Online Portals The DHS LMC Website was moved over to the district/school OrangeEd web application. It is up to date, but points users to other online web presence the library has, including our online catalog and linked resources (Destiny), the DHS WetPaint Wiki, and our DHS Library Blog. Research has proven that teenagers want to interact with websites so in the fall, we added a “Cavalier Book Recommendation” form on our various online portals for students to use to request the library purchase of a book of their choice. Several students completed the form and the books they requested were added to the Consideration File. Many of the titles were found worthy of purchase and now reside in the library. Adding this form has given students a voice in library purchases. The DHS Library wiki was created with the goal of teachers making online contributions to pathfinders to enhance the search process for students while in the media center. Teachers have contributed not only links, but also downloadable handouts to enable students to obtain missing or lost material. The wiki is a place to truly implement cross-curricular projects, as well as maintain subject specific information for classes. The DHS Blog is a place to discuss titles, activities, or events that teen readers may be interested in. The English Department coordinates with the library to utilize the blog as a place for student to get answers to questions over the summer or debate issues in the required reading. 2. SC DISCUS The South Carolina State Library provides schools with access to many excellent databases through SC DISCUS. We promote these databases as authoritative and reliable resources and recommend that our students begin their online research with them. (Usage data can be provided, but was not available at the date of this report) 3. Ebooks With the implementation of Destiny, our library offers 66 e-books. The books range from classical Dorman High School Library Program | literature (Alice in Wonderland, Black Beauty) to the complete works of Shakespeare. 4. StreamlineSC/SCETV Discovery Education Data Usage Report -DHS- DE Streaming Logins 944 Total Videos or Video Segments Accessed 2,081 9
  11. 11. F. Collection Analysis The following chart represents the percentage of each main classification of our collection based on the analysis performed on May 19, 2010: 0.63% 2.50% 1.20% 1.29% 1.19% 0.62% 9.18% 000s Generalities 100s Philosophy and Psychology 6.75% 0.51% 200s Religion 300s Social Sciences 4.07% 8.81% 400s Language 5.86% 500s Natural Sciences/Mathematics 600s Technology 6.16% 700s The Arts 800s Literature and Rhetoric 900s Geography and History 9.89% General Fiction 32.22% Reference Biography 9.12% Professional Story Collection Our collection at this time reflects an age of 13 years, with a total of 23,801 materials available (9.52 items per student) Dorman High School Library Program | Because the age of a collection is one of the criteria used by the state to determine a school library’s rating/level for the SC SDE, it is also important to note the age of each of the main classifications: The Hundred Divisions Average Age Total Items % of Collection 000s Generalities 1998 149 0.63% 100s Philosophy and Psychology 1999 307 1.29% 200s Religion 1997 147 0.62% 300s Social Sciences 2001 2185 9.18% 400s Language 1996 122 0.51% 500s Natural Sciences/Mathematics 1997 969 4.07% 10
  12. 12. 600s Technology 1999 1395 5.86% 700s The Arts 1997 1465 6.16% 800s Literature and Rhetoric 1985 2355 9.89% 900s Geography and History 1998 2170 9.12% General Fiction 2001 7668 32.22% Reference 1998 2097 8.81% Biography 1998 1606 6.75% Professional 1994 284 1.19% Story Collection 1988 596 2.50% Easy 1995 286 1.20% Hundred Divisions Totals 1996 11264 47.33% Additional Category Listings Average Age Total items % of Collection General Fiction 2001 7668 32.22% Reference 1998 2097 8.81% Biography 1998 1606 6.75% Professional 1994 284 1.19% Story Collection 1988 596 2.50% Easy 1995 286 1.20% Additional Category Listings Totals 1999 12537 52.67% Average Age Total items Totals 1997 23801 III. Remaining Current in our Profession A. Training and Conferences Upstate Technology Conference June 2009 – Cathy Nelson International Society for Technology Educators/National Education Computing Conference June 2009 (Cathy Nelson) Dorman High School Library Program | Joined Discovery Education Network Leadership Council August 2009 – Cathy Nelson South Carolina EdTech October 2009 – Cathy Nelson School Library Journal Leadership Summit October 2009 – Cathy Nelson Recognized as a Discovery Education STAR Educator 3rd consecutive year January 2010 – Cathy Nelson South Carolina Association of School Librarian’s Annual Conference March 2010 – Cathy Nelson Scheduled to attend the upcoming Upstate Technology Conference June 2010 – Cathy Nelson Scheduled to attend upcoming ETV Summer Workshops July 2010 – Cathy Nelson 11
  13. 13. B. Offsite Presentations Copresented with Mary Friend, Shepard, Christopher Harris, and David Loertscher at the Special Interest Groups Forum “ The School Library 2.0 and Beyond” International Society for Technology Educators/National Education Computing Conference June 2009 (Cathy Nelson) Copresented with Joyce Valenza, Karen Kliegman, Wendy Stephens, and Keisa Williams in an interactive “Bring Your Own Laptop” Panel discussion/interactive session – “Library Learning Tools Smackdown: A Sharing Session for Teacher-Librarians” International Society for Technology Educators/National Education Computing Conference June 2009 (Cathy Nelson) Presented “Ten Tools to a More 2.0 Library” South Carolina Association of School Librarian’s Annual Conference March 2010 – Cathy Nelson Scheduled for Upstate Technology Conference June 2010 – Cathy Nelson to co-present with Fran Bullington (Boiling Springs media specialist) and Heather Loy (Wagener-Salley High School media specialist): “There’s An App for That! Using Web Tools to Simplify, Organize, and Enhance Your Life” Scheduled for ETV Summer Workshops July 2010 – Cathy Nelson to co-present with Fran Bullington (Boiling Springs media specialist) and Heather Loy (Wagener-Salley High School media specialist): “There’s An App for That! Using Web Tools to Simplify, Organize, and Enhance Your Life” Scheduled for ETV Summer Workshops July 2010 – Cathy Nelson to present: “Words 2.0h!” C. Professional Blog: TechnoTuesday: Cathy Nelson’s Professional Thoughts Cathy Nelson began her blog four years ago as a way to connect with educators and reflect on learning and making the classroom/library engaging. The blog provides an opportunity to explore ideas that are relevant to our library. http://blog.cathyjonelson.com (October 2006 – present) Cathy’s blog was named by Scholastic as one of the “Top Twenty Blogs for Educators” in September 2009. Dorman High School Library Program | Cathy’s blog received an “Edublog Nomination” for Libraries and Librarians category as an exemplary blog. The “Edublog” Award program is a peer reviewed and nominated awards program. This is the 3rd consecutive years she has been nominated. Cathy’s blog recently received “starred” status by Salem Press. Salem Press created a Library Blog Directory with School Libraries as one of the five categories of blogs they reviewed. Starred status is an indication that a blog is considered by Salem Press’s judges “to be of significant quality that [it] stood above the norm.” http://salempress.com/Store/blogs/school.htm (June 2010) 12
  14. 14. IV. Promoting Reading Our mission is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of information and ideas and to promote reading as a lifelong pastime. Half of our mission statement addresses promoting reading for not only learning, but also for pleasure. The DHS LMC has created many reading programs and events to encourage our students and staff to read No Book Left Unread – September 2009 The summer reading campaign came to a close August 31, and students, staff members, and teachers alike have steadily been turning in logs. No Book Left Unread asked all members of the school community to log pages read, including not only books, but also magazines, newspapers, and even websites--practically anything that is read. We compiled our data, and have our final number of pages read! Dorman High School submitted to the SC Department of Education NBLU Headquarters a whopping 237,004 pages read for the summer! Congratulations all and thanks for contributing! Noteworthy participants include: Our top 2 students: Angel Y., who recorded 35,803 pages Staci S., who recorded 6,399 pages Comment from Staci, regarding her success: "I could have probably logged 10,000 pages easily, because I read a tremendous amount online." Our top 2 faculty/staff participants: Ms. Bishop, who logged 41,817 pages read. Ms. Murphy, who logged 8,985 pages read. Both of these educators turned in multiple page documents of their summer reading. Comment from Ms. Bishop: "I really do more than just read! I just love series, and am a fast reader. I tend to devour a series once I discover the author. But please realize I really do not just read, though it comes quick and helps pass the time when I am doing things that call for waiting." The top 20 students and these top two educators celebrated their success the next morning (September 15, 2009) in the media center at our NBLU Breakfast. We rewarded the top 4 with $25 gift cards to Barnes and Noble, and presented the rest of the group with a paperback book of their choice dedicated Dorman High School Library Program | with an NBLU bookplate. Banned Books Week We promoted Banned Books Week by displaying titles that have been challenged in schools, and aksing kids to tell us what they had in common. Most kids did not realize the titles were from a banned book list. Students enjoyed exploring and checking out the titles. Satteria Broomfield did a spin off unit on our display, having students in her classes research authors or titles of censored content. Teen Read Week The media center planned a five day week of activities to promote teen read week that was filled with contests and fun for all. Fine amnesty was a big hit. We also prepared a small “library” in the faculty 13
  15. 15. lounge and set up a room filled with our newest acquisitions, which allowed us to continue service despite Fall HSAP testing taking place during this week. Tim Hamilton / Fahrenheit 451 IN coordination with the Spartanburg County Public Library (Ashley Layne, liaison,) the DHS LMC hosted graphic author novelist Tim Hamilton. He talked with our English 10 Honors classes and Susan Eleazor’s Art classes. The SCPL provided copies of his newest book, Fahrenheit 451 to all our classes that listened to him. Meet me on the Equinox November 19, 2009, in honor of the release of the Twilight sequel "New Moon" DHS Media Center had a small get together for interested students and staff. We played trivia games, seeing who knew the characters best, discussed the book before it hit theaters, and enjoyed food, fun, movie trailers, and more. There were prizes including posters, games, the movie soundtrack, and more. Students had their picture taken with our life-sized cutouts of Edward and Jacob. South Carolina Young Adult Book Award Program We used book displays, video book trailers, book talks, blog posts and more to promote the books throughout the entire school year. Friday, March 12, DHS students participated in a statewide election on the SCYABA of the year. Our students selected Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why as our school winner, though it was not the only title receiving votes. I am happy to report that our votes were sent in to be added to all the rest of the students voting in this annual election, and the title that won for our school ALSO won for the state of South Carolina. We are already promoting next year’s titles with two displays in the medioa center and spine lables to esily identify the books. There are ready made bookmarks available, and they are alos being encouraged as a component of this summer’s NBLU. National Library Week To encourage reading from our library, we sponsored daily drawings form that week. We used PA Announcements as well as a blog post on the DHS LMC Blog that went as follows: Ok, Cavaliers...time for some give-aways! But first, you have to come to the library to get a book! What???? A book, you say??? Yep! Check out a book any day (or every day) this week, and your name will go in a drawing for free Dorman t-shirts and caps. We will give away three items each afternoon this week! So Cavaliers, READ Dorman High School Library Program | and WIN! Poetry Café Students and teachers were invited to bring a lunch and share a poem in our small sectioned we called “The Poetry café” We had approximately 40 students each Friday come and either listen or read a poem. We also had several teachers, including Mr. Clowney, Mrs. Sturm, Mrs. Greene (Broomfield’s student teacher) and Mr. Urban and his class participated. 14
  16. 16. Current Summer Reading Promotions: Required Reading /English CP 2010 NBLU Goals for the 2010-2011 School Year The results of our annual report have increased our awareness of both our strengths and weaknesses. Our goals for next year are based on the results of this report and on the South Carolina State Department of Education’s Achieving Exemplary School Libraries report. 1. Increase collaboration with classroom teachers. “Collaborative planning—the joint working of two or more educators (e.g., teachers, library media specialist(s), reading teachers, itinerant teachers, resource teachers) to plan lesson and/or unit content, the delivery of instruction, and the assessment of student achievement—exists between the classroom teachers and the library media center professional staff. At least 50 percent of the classroom teachers actively participate in a collaborative partnership with the library media center professional staff to plan, deliver, and evaluate lessons that link information literacy, technology, and academic content and to assess student learning” (“Achieving Exemplary School Libraries,” 8). 2. Continue to improve both the content and currency of our collection. “The library media center resource collection of print and electronic resources (including computers) is carefully selected and aligned with the school’s curriculum. The collection is systematically organized and is sufficient in quantity and quality to meet the information and recreational reading needs of the school community. The resource collection is continuously monitored for currency and relevancy to the curriculum and to students’ general interests” (“Achieving Exemplary School Libraries,” 12). Dorman High School Library Program | 3. Increase participation through Reading Advocacy Activities. “The library media program supports the school-wide reading initiatives and emphasis by encouraging reading throughout the school, offering a variety of reading materials, and participating in various state and national reading programs (e.g., S.C. Book Award Program, Children’s Book Week, Teen Read Week, National Library Week). At least 30 percent of secondary students participate in one or more reading initiatives, events, or activities throughout the school year…” (“Achieving Exemplary School Libraries,” 14). 15
  17. 17. Report submitted by Cathy Nelson & Melanie DIllard Bibliography “Banned Books Week.” American Library Association, 29 July 2008. Web. 6 June 2010. <http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek/index.cfm>. "Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning." ALA/Roles and Responsibilities of the School Library Media Specialist. American Libary Association, 5 June 2010. Web. 5 June 2010. Path: http://www.ala.com. South Carolina Department of Education. “Achieving Exemplary School Libraries: Standards for South Carolina School Library Media Programs.” N.p. Web. 6 June 2010. <http://scschoollibraries.pbworks.com/Achieving-Exemplary-School-Libraries>. South Carolina Department of Education. "South Carolina Standards for School Library Resource Collections." N.p., 2009. Web. 6 June 2010. <http://scschoollibraries.pbworks.com/>. Dorman High School Library Program | 16
  18. 18. Appendix One: By the Numbers 15,569 .............................................Number resources circulated throughout this school year 23,987 ..................................................Number of items in the DHS LMC collection June 2010 1500 ............................. Number of new books purchased for the collection during 2009-2010 14 ................................. Number of new DVD’s purchased for the collection during 2009-2010 7 ........................................... Equipment items purchased for the collection during 2009-2010 850 .............................................................................. Number of classes that visited the LMC 3,592 ....................................................................Students visiting on during classes on a pass 33,606 ..................................................................... Total number of student visits to the LMC Dorman High School Library Program | 17
  19. 19. Appendix Two: Budget 2009 -2010 DHS Library Budget The DHS LMC’s budget for 2009-2010 school year: $48,420.00. $3,013.07 Suppies/Periodicals $1,727.46 Books Amount Unused $7,746.93 $35,932.54 Amount Used $10,760.00 $37,660.00 Amount Budgeted $0.00 $10,000.00 $20,000.00 $30,000.00 $40,000.00 Dollar Breakdown: 2009-2010 Budget Info Account Description Amount Budgeted Amount Spent Amount unused Books $37,660.00 $35,932.54 $1,727.46 Suppies/Periodicals $10,760.00 $7,746.93 $3,013.07 Totals $48,420.00 $43,679.47 $4,740.53 Dorman High School Library Program | 18
  20. 20. Appendix Three: HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY RESOURCE COLLECTION STANDARDS Grades 9-12 At Risk Basic Exemplary □ A minimum of 11 books per □ A minimum of 13 books per □ A minimum of 15 books per student. These books should meet student. These books should meet student. These books should meet the following age criteria, be the following age criteria, be the following age criteria, be aligned with the curriculum, reflect aligned with the curriculum, reflect aligned with the curriculum, reflect students’ interests, and be age and students’ interests, and be age and students’ interests, and be age and developmentally appropriate. developmentally appropriate. developmentally appropriate. Fiction and Nonfiction □ At least 5 percent of the collection □ At least 8 percent of the collection □ At least 10 percent of the collection is updated annually. is updated annually. is updated annually. □ The average copyright date for the □ 10 percent of the collection is □ The average copyright date for the fiction book, including paperback updated annually. fiction books, including paperback books, books-on-tape and e-books, □ The average copyright date for the books, books-on-tape and e-books, is no more that 20 years from the fiction books, including paperback is no more than 15 years from the current calendar date. books, books-on-tape and e-books, current calendar date. □ The average copyright date for the is no more than 17 years from □ The average copyright date for the non-fiction books, including books- current calendar date. non-fiction books, including books- on-tape and e-books, is no more □ The average copyright date for the on-tape and e-books, is no more than 10 years from the current non-fiction books, including books- than 5 years from the current calendar date. on-tape and e-books, is no more calendar date. □ The average copyright date for the than 7 years from the current □ The average copyright date for the total collection is no more than 14 calendar date. total collection is no more than 9 1 3 years from current calendar date. □ The average copyright date for the years from current calendar date. total collection is no more than 11 3 years from current calendar date. Dorman High School Library Program | 1 Here is the formula used to calculate the average copyright date for the total collection. The collection percentages for fiction and for nonfiction were multiplied by the number of years from current calendar date (e.g., 20, 17, 5). The results were added together and rounded to the nearest whole number, where necessary. Example: For calculating the total collection average copyright date for the Basic level: 17 (years from current calendar date for fiction section) X .35 (percentage of total collection for fiction section) = 5.95 years. 7 (years from current calendar date for nonfiction section) X .65 (percentage of total collection for nonfiction section) = 4.55 years. Add 5.95 and 4.55 and round to the nearest whole number (5.95 + 4.55 = 10.50). The average copyright date for the total collection at the Basic level should be no more than 11 years from current calendar date. 19
  21. 21. Standards for Technology Computer workstations for student and teacher use have LAN connectivity, providing access to all local software and Internet resources, including DISCUS and Streamline SC. At Risk Basic Exemplary Computer Workstations □ The library media center should □ The library media center should □ Each member of the library media have computer workstations for have computer workstations for center staff has a computer student use equivalent to 1 percent student use equivalent to 2 percent workstation. of the total enrollment. of the total enrollment. □ At least 2 computers are dedicated □ At least 1 computer is available for □ At least 2 computers are available to the circulation process. teacher use in the professional for teacher use in the professional □ Wireless access is available for one- room. room. to-one computing □ At least 2 computers are available □ Each library media specialist has a for administrative purposes. computer workstation. □ One computer is dedicated to the □ At least one computer is dedicated circulation process. to the circulation process. An additional computer is available for clerical use and for circulation. Other Equipment □ One networked printer □ 1 digital camera for library use and The library media center should have the same technology available for for check-out instruction as found in classrooms, including an interactive whiteboard and a □ 2 DVD player/recorders for library data projector. use and for check-out □ 1 TV with cart available for library use and for check-out □ 1 data projector The library media center should also The library media center should also have the following: have the following: Dorman High School Library Program | □ One networked black & white laser □ One networked color laser printer printer □ 2 flatbed scanners and 3 handheld □ One color printer scanners □ 2 flatbed scanners; one of which is □ 3 digital video cameras one of connected to a library staff which is for library use; 2 of which workstation; one of which is are available for check-out available for student use. □ 3 digital still cameras; one of which □ 2 digital video cameras; one of is for library use; 2 of which are which is for library use; one of available for check-out which is available for check-out □ 1 DVD player/recorder for library + □ 2 digital still cameras; one of which use; 3 DVD players for check-out is for library use; one of which is □ 1 multimedia projector for 20
  22. 22. At Risk Basic Exemplary available for check-out checkout □ 1 DVD player/recorder for library □ 1 document camera for library use; use; 2 DVD players for check-out 2 available for check-out □ 1 television for library use □ 1 document camera for library use MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS □ 1 photocopy machine for student use □ 1 photocopy machine for student use Dorman High School Library Program | 21
  23. 23. Appendix Four: Title MAP Analysis June 2010 (attached) Appendix Five: Information Literacy (Library) Standards correlated to Collaborative Research projects from the 2010-2011 School Year (Attached) Dorman High School Library Program | 22

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