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WISS Library Annual report 2013


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WISS Library Annual Report June 2013

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  • 1. WISS Library Annual Report June 2013 Fiona Collins Head Librarian Email:
  • 2. Library goals • developing a library that supports the IB curriculum from PYP to DP • providing more targeted curriculum support with the additional of another teacher librarian • developing and maintaining an expert database • promoting a love of reading within the WISS community
  • 3. Library promotion • Flexible scheduling continues to promote maximum usage throughout the school. • Regular magazine and newsletter articles. • Author visits – Alan Gibbons, Ji Li Jiang, Neil Griffiths, Jan Latta, Anne Spudvilas. • 2 different Book clubs offered throughout the year and a 3 day Book Fair during Book Week. • Collaborative teaching opportunities greatly expanded across the whole school with additional support during the PYP exhibition.
  • 4. Patrons & Circulation • Students – 777 (40% increase, includes departed students) • Faculty – 193 • Parents – 73 • Circulation – 45,552 loans • Summer borrowing – 925 loans • All Secondary textbooks and Primary Chinese texts are now circulated through the Library.
  • 5. Collection Development • The collection has grown 17.5% to 26,136 titles (46,596 copies); • Growth areas have centered around Magazines, Chinese and the Foreign Language collections; • This year has also seen the addition of a Kindle and 4 iPads which are be used to trial digital magazine subscriptions and e-books.
  • 6. Information Literacy • Head librarian led grade 10 MYP Personal Project, highlighting research skills and academic honesty • Emphasis on bibliographies from PYP upwards • Librarian collaborated on 9 PYP units of inquiry to integrate information literacy into classroom curriculum • Currently developing PYP information literacy skills continuum in line with research skills in Making the PYP Happen
  • 7. WISS Library Collection June 2013 (excluding readers & classroom resources) E Books 0% EAL 3% Everybody 13% Fiction Adult 1% Fiction Middle 7% Fiction Primary 11% Foreign Languages 7% Non Fiction 25% Teacher Resources 8% Reference 1% Read Along 1% Parent Resources 0% Mulit Media 0% Magazines 2% Graphic Novels 3% Fiction YA 2% Chinese Books 16% Big Book 1%
  • 8. Electronic Databases • Britannica Online & Global Reference Centre, Brain Pop, Teen Health & Wellness, and Questia continued to be used this year; • Tumble Books has proved a popular replacement for Bookflix • Turnitin and Newsbank databases were introduced. Turnitin is being used in the Secondary school as a tool to teach students about Academic Honesty.
  • 9. Future plans • Library expansions to develop a dedicated Secondary Library space and a storytelling theatre space • More collaborative teaching support across all programmes