Library Presentations• Future of School Libraries - To Strategic Planning Committee, Jan. 2012• Freshmen Skills Pilot Findings - To teachers and administrators, Dec. 2011• GLBTQ Booktalks - To teachers districtwide, May 2012• Ecology Roundtable Project and Common Core - To Librarian Group at EDCO, June 2012
Strategic Planning• Re-wrote Vision and Mission Statements• Conducted SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Analysis at WHS with 12 teachers• Action Plan - Wrote preliminary 2012-13 Action Plan for WHS Library
Strategic Planning, Library K-12 Vision Statement DRAFT The Wellesley Public School’s LibraryProgram reinforces the system’s core valuesthrough the support and implementation of thedistrict’s instructional goals. As a vital componentof the educational experience, the LibraryDepartment helps develop curious, creative,independent problem solvers who are responsibleglobal citizens able to demonstrate academicscholarship, information literacy, and a love ofreading.
New Mission Statement DRAFT The Wellesley Public School Library Program supports the teaching andlearning of faculty and students in all grades, fosters a life-long love oflearning and reading, and encourages the development of critical thinking anddigital citizenship skills. This mission is accomplished through a WPS Library curriculum withliterary and information literacy benchmarks and by: • Collaborating with the faculty to develop effective learning strategies that address the needs of students in an ever-changing global environment; • Providing instruction to foster research competency and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, using, and producing knowledge and ideas; • Providing guidance and access to informational and recreational materials for the school community.
Classes Taught or Co- Taught with Librarians 2010-2011 2011-2012 185 176Reasons for fewer classes:• Reduction to 1 FTE Librarian (from 2)• Move to new building. Some projects were not given this year because time required to move.• More teachers integrating library skills independently in their lessons and projects (ex. Earth Science, World History, US History).
Available for Students to Checkout in the Library MacBooks Cameras and Digital Voice tripods Recorders FlashiPod Charger Drives Splitters
Library Money Spent 2011-2012• $15,850.00 - Operating Budget• $8,147.00 WEF Grant – On Demand Library Services with Kindles • Includes 6 Kindles, 6 Nooks and subscription to the Overdrive eBook/Audiobook Library• $11,000 - PTSO - For Print and eBooks
Author Event in the Library Holly Thompson, author ofOrchards, speaksto English classes
Author Event Author and Wellesley High graduate, John Smolens, spoke to English classes in September.
Student Outreach• WHS Students Read Banned Books, September 2011• Student Appreciation Breakfast, November 2011• Student Library Advisory - Sam Sims, new President for 2012-13• Teen Poetry Slam, April 2012• Ms. Ellis, Adviser to Anime/Manga Club• Tabletop Gaming with C. Rondash, instructional library assistant
Student Volunteers2011-2012• 18 student volunteers - in response to a library initiative asking students to help with checking out the new laptops.• 2010-2011 - There were only 6 student volunteers.
In Collaboration withWellesley Free Library•WHS Library Strategic Plan•Teen Poetry Slam•New Database from Wellesley Free Library: •JSTOR•Promoting Summer Reading and Book inCommon
Looking Forward 2012-2013• Overdrive eBook library• Kindles and Nooks• Continue Strategic Plan• Simmons Library Graduate Student• Library Instructional Videos• Book in Common Event