Date Smarts:Alexandria Webinars: Thurs., August 18 • Upgraded to version 6.2 over summer • Major changes to “Reports” feature • Bring any questions you have on generating reportsLA LAMP: Monday, Sept. 12, Ruston, • Lincoln Parish Public Library • Keynote Susan Gauthier
Report Smarts• Publication Dates • Errors due to years recorded in two digits • „55 instead of 1955 • Dates read as either 5500 or 2055 • Handout on how to check your collection to make corrections• Weed your collection • Bring up the average age of publication • How does your collection age compare to others in your district?
Why Weed?1. It makes your collection more attractive since it removes older, dilapidat ed materials.
2. It makes your collection more useful, since it removes materials that are out-of- date, and therefore no longer accurate.
3. It makes your collection easier to use, because useful materials are no longer "hidden" among materials that are not useful.
4. It makes room for newer and more useful materials. Colorful signage Open space on shelves, not crowded Front-Facing Books
5 Ways to Know your Collection • Read, Read, Read • Shelve, shelve, shelve • Read your shelves • Weed • Inventory “If you read it, you OWN it!”
Circulation SmartsIs my circulation count logical? • Do my totals included MORE than one year? Did my circulation Aug. 2011 - May 2012 really drop by 30,000 books?
Call Number Smarts: Standardizingfor reporting accuracy and professionalism • 921 or 92 or B • F or Fic • R or Ref • FicFle (Typo) 1. Less confusing for your students 2. Improves shelving accuracy 3. Report data will not be divided
Multimedia Items DVDs, Videos, Cassettes. . What‟s a . . . . . .Filmstrips filmstrip?• Weed• Use MARC Search in Alexandria• Catalog• Assign call numbers and subject headings• Weed
Policy Updates in Alex• Add policies for new material types• Classroom sets • Separate policy • Separate call numbers • Different loan period if needed
Data Smarts• Publication Dates• Does my collection meet the needs of my students and teachers?• Top 10 - 20 Circulated Books• What are my students reading?• What sells?• What‟s current in “Books to Movies?”
Begin with the End in Mind! Am I Making the Cut? • Am I making Data Driven Decisions? • Am I making the most of my resources?
Lesson Smarts • Elementary: Alicia Minter • High School: Cathy Cosper Joy Powell
EdLine Smarts• Update links to databases • GaleGroup • World Book Online • Discovery Streaming • MAPS 101 • HomeWorkLA.org• Update and/or correct link to Alexandria. Your link should resemble the link below: http://lib.ophs.opsb.net TIP: If your link starts with 190.0., etc., you do not have the right link.)
Other EdLIne Links, etc. Citation Machine/NoodleBib Author Website Links Links to Favorite websites such as Enchanted Learning Dictionary Sites Learning Sites/Homework Sites Educational Games http://www.50states.com
Library Media Specialists’Page on EdLine• Library-Technology Connections to the Comprehensive Curriculum• Resources for Alexandria Automation• Resources for Citations• Resources for Book Reviews• Blog Links• Forms • Book Orders • Inventory http://www.edline.net/pages/Ouachita_PSB/MainMenu Folder/Departments/Library_Media_Specialists
Resource Smarts Websites with Great Links & Other Resources
State Road Elementary Schoolhttp://www.websterschools.org/classrooms/state_library /library.html
Waukazoo Elementary School http://www.mikids.com/
Book Trailers for All http://booktrailersforall.com/
Accelerated Reader Are you maximizing the potential of your AR Program? Do you have the AR Widget on your EdLine page?
AR Code of ConductEnd of Year Report • Schoolwide Summary • Total number of points earned • Average # of points per Students
Schoolwide Initiatives & Campaigns • Real Men Read • Passports to Reading • Extreme Read: Warrior Style • Fantastic Fantasy • Book Week • Teen Read Week • Teen Tech Week
LYRC & LTRC• Promotional Materials on Website • Bookmarks • Logos • Posters • Study Guides • PowerPoints • BookTalks • Book Trailers • Ballots• Links to Author Websites• Consideration Lists http://www.state.lib.la.us/literacy-and- reading/louisiana-young-readers-choice
LYRC/LTRC• Record keeping: Who is eligible to vote?• Voting Machines (Strongly recommend) • Maintain records for yourself & me• Program evaluation • Winners • Total number of votes for each book • Total number of students voting • Parishwide results
LTRC Site for High School http://www.state.lib.la.us/ltrc2012/
For More Ideas • Opening Pandora’s Box: What to Read After Percy Jackson • http://openingpandorasbox.wikispaces.com/ Shelf Talkers Glogs Book Trailers with Webcam Audacity Animoto QR Codes Windows Movie Maker Book Ads using Wordle Wanted Posters Fotobabble YouTube Blabberize Fake Facebook Page Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Template QR Codes Avatars PowerPoint
Book Orders• Checklist Cover Sheet must be included. Order 1 ½ times the amount of your order. • Must be signed by principal. • Planning to participate in LYRC or LTRC next year? You must include a copy of the books selections on the book order.
Hard Due DatePLEASE TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS! Orders not received by the HARD DUE DATE WILL HAVE MONIES REALLOCATED
Heart of America Foundation Capital One Bank• Capital One READesign• Library Makeover Project• Completed Applications Due by Wednesday, August 24th.• www.heartofamerica.org
Resource CD • Downloaded Resources from LYRC/LTRC website • Animoto Videos for Elementary and High School Programs • JPEG images created from PPT slides • Digital Frames • Smilebox • Screensavers