OXFORD HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTERMonthly Report for November 2010DANA BOLLE, MEDIA SPECIALISTKIM MCISAAC, MEDIA CENTER ASSISTANT
November Highlights Our inventory was started in the non-fiction section of the media center. This is probably the most outdated area of the library. Many copyright dates were from the 1960s and 1970s! As the inventory is completed we are also working on weeding the collection as we go. Materials that are outdated, in dis-repair, or inappropriate will be taken out of the collection to make room for more up to date resources. New books arrived this month from our October order. These included many new fiction books as requested by students and they have been flying off the shelves! Also purchased were a collection of Chinese language and culture books to help students that are taking the language. These have also been requested by both students and faculty. Resource lists were also compiled for IB Subject Area resources. Subject areas with resources lists were science and psychology. These include online resources, book lists through Destiny, periodicals, and online learning portals for the subject area.Media Center Statistics Student Visits: A total of 4706 students visited the media center during the month of November, this includes before school, lunches, after school, drop-ins and class visits. 3rd hour was the busiest hour during the month with many classes visiting due to lack of computer labs elsewhere in the building that hour.
Class Visits: There were 43 class visits to the media center during the month of November; the area with the most visits was the language arts department with 26 visits! The breakdown is below: Class Visits to the Media Center by Subject Language Arts Science Social Studies Math Special Education Theatre Technology 5% 2% 2% 2% 19% 61% 9% 61 classes reserved the media center computer lab throughout the month. The department with the most visits was language arts with 20 visits, below is the breakdown of the subject areas: Class Visits to the Media Center Lab by Subject Physical Education Social Studies Language Arts Special Education Art Foreign Language Theatre 7% 2% 18% 29% 5% 33% 6% Teacher with the most visits: Molly Darnell with 13!
Circulations There were 152 book checkouts during November by students Below are the Top Ten Books for the month: November Top Ten: 1- Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix 2- The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan 3- Born to Run by Christopher McDougall 4- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 5- A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer 6- Cloaked in Red by Vivian Van Velde 7- Daja’s Book by Tamora Pierce 8- Everything Is Fine by Ann Dee Ellis 9- Generation Dead by Dan Waters 10- The Last Song by Nicholas SparksCollaborationsTeacher ProjectCrystal Corbett Science Fiction Project and Media Center Scavenger HuntProfessional Attended: Red, White, & Blue: Standards for You! The School Librarian’s Role in Supporting the Common Core Standards presented by Michigan Association for Media in Education Submitted by: Dana Bolle 01.04.2011