BLUE VALLEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL
Library Media Center




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Highlights of 2009-2010

                  Continued progress integrating 21st Century Skills

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Online Subscription Databases
Our subscription databases provide access to credible scholarly sources with a variety of re...
Beyond the Walls of the Library

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        Becca and Amanda presented twice at the state library conferenc...
SMART Goals
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1. By the end of 2009-2010 school year, the library m...
4. By the end of 2009-2010 school year, 50% of students utilizing the library will have completed a rigorous
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  1. 1. BLUE VALLEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL Library Media Center Annual Report 2009-2010 Becca Munson Kathy Morefield Library Media Specialist Library Paraprofessional Amanda Davis Debbie Mallinckrodt Library Media Specialist Library Paraprofessional Judy Troester Library Paraprofessional
  2. 2. Highlights of 2009-2010  Continued progress integrating 21st Century Skills  Senior Research Papers in Communication Arts IV sections including Advanced Placement  Research Argumentative Papers in 75% of CAIII classes  Integrated Web 2.0 tools into projects (Wiki, Podcasting, Vodcasting, iGoogle).  Incorporated Libguides as a instructional tool (http://libguides.bvwlmc.com)  Rearranged library fiction section by genre The Library Media Program continually strives to meet the needs of all students and staff. We continue to focus on how to best impact student learning by integrating 21st century literacy and college readiness skills into the curricular areas which is dependent upon the quality and consistency of the collaboration between the library media center and the classroom. Kansas State Reading Assessment Indicator # of classes 1st semester 2nd Semester 1.3.1 Context Clues 30 65 1.3.4 Figurative Language 30 * 1.4.2 Text Features to gain meaning 26 55 1.4.5 Inferences/Conclusions 28 60 1.4.6 Authors use text structure 1 4 1.4.7 Persuasive tech, literary devices, ideas & concepts, viewpoints, 18 24 cause-effect 1.4.8 Cause-effect relationships 17 41 1.4.9 Paraphrasing, summarizing, organization 30 72 1.4.10 Topic, main idea, support details 22 39 1.4.11 Author’s style & purpose 1 5 1.4.14 Persuasive text, credibility of information 11 18 1.4.15 Fact vs. opinion, propaganda, bias, stereotypes 18 30 2.1.2 Historical, social, cultural context influence characters, setting 1 9 2.1.3 Plot elements analysis & evaluation 1 7 *1.3.4 – did not emphasize second semester Blue Valley West Library Media Center
  3. 3. Total classes using the LMC Number of Classes August/September 198 October 131 November 146 December 98 Total Classes: 573 January 103 February 104 March 139 April 145 May 132 Total Classes: 623 Total classes in LMC: 1196 Usage Patterns The LMC continues to strive to meet the needs of all curricular areas. Our usage remains high as the LMC averaged 132 classes each month (increase from last year – 105). The Communication Arts Department remains the most frequent users of the LMC. Blue Valley West Library Media Center
  4. 4. Web Page Statistics http://www.bvwlmc.com 1st Semester 32,013 Visits 2nd Semester 26,093 Visits LibGuides http://libguides.bvwlmc.com/ 99 guides created 18,978 hits on guides Senior Research Paper – 1798 hits U.S. History Paper – 1779 hits What is a Libguide? Specific to an assignment, librarians create a web page includes links to credible sources and helpful instructional tools. Additional tabs take you to web pages with more links specific to an area of the assignment. For this example, students would find a video created by the librarians about how to arrange note cards for an outline along with links to online note cards. Handouts for class assignments, research guides, and how-to Meebo Widget – Instant Message a librarian from anywhere/anytime to get additional Search boxes to credible sources (ebooks, assistance. magazines, newspapers, essays) from our databases Blue Valley West Library Media Center
  5. 5. Student usage JAG Late Arrival # of # of students students 8/18/2009 115 8/20/2009 45 9/1/2009 136 8/27/2009 60 9/8/2009 125 9/3/2009 45 9/15/2009 125 9/10/2009 64 9/22/2009 122 9/17/2009 63 9/29/2009 111 9/24/2009 75 10/6/2009 78 10/1/2009 56 10/13/2009 82 10/8/2009 56 10/20/2009 121 10/22/2009 68 10/27/2009 113 10/29/2009 68 11/3/2009 115 11/5/2009 69 11/17/2009 120 11/12/2009 64 11/19/2009 55 12/3/2009 56 11/24/2009 125 1/28/2010 68 12/1/2009 112 2/4/2010 53 12/8/2009 120 2/11/2010 52 12/10/2009 120 2/18/2010 66 1/12/2010 100 2/25/2010 88 1/21/2010 98 3/4/2010 68 1/26/2010 116 3/25/2010 72 4/1/2010 56 2/2/2010 88 2/9/2010 75 4/8/2010 59 4/15/2010 55 2/16/2010 130 4/22/2010 71 3/2/2010 90 4/29/2010 68 3/9/2010 105 5/6/2010 64 3/23/2010 96 3/30/2010 125 Total 1629 4/6/2010 111 4/13/2010 85 4/20/2010 88 4/27/2010 126 5/4/2010 133 5/11/2010 66 5/13/2010 77 5/18/2010 98 5/20/2010 77 Total 3779 Blue Valley West Library Media Center
  6. 6. Online Subscription Databases Our subscription databases provide access to credible scholarly sources with a variety of reading levels to meet the needs of all learners. Students can access these databases from school or home 24/7. As noted in the chart, database usage has increased again from 2008-2009 in all areas except ProQuest and Testing & Reference Center . Database usage is consistent with content areas that collaborate with the library media specialists. EBSCO PROQuest SIRS Gale eBooks Britannica TERC Session Searche Session Searche Session Searche Session Searche Session Searche Session Searche Session s s s s s s s s s s s s s Aug- Sept 112 1,718 300 1,834 168 801 3,966 12,597 1,459 1,618 1,411 1,555 76 Oct 61 801 139 741 1,501 7,893 1,609 7,510 380 53 985 918 40 Nov 202 3,881 330 1,609 1,410 12,096 5,528 24,082 1,105 6,589 980 1,665 7 Dec 68 1,245 107 480 574 4,288 1,901 9,618 733 3,093 140 276 19 Jan 20 432 24 131 628 5,778 288 1,109 182 201 115 205 37 Feb 52 806 243 1,559 797 4,584 1,236 3,703 578 1,305 1,277 453 20 March 46 645 135 678 946 7,797 735 3,068 357 605 1,966 1,096 7 April 38 780 84 346 563 3,497 2,291 4,398 3,243 3,841 1,553 1,642 75 May 32 563 50 157 319 1,570 331 318 TOTALS 631 10,871 1,412 7,535 6,906 48,304 17,554 66,085 8,037 17,305 8,758 8,128 281 Libguides ABC-CLIO Total Guides Views Sessions Searches Sessions Searches Aug- Sept 7,492 20,123 Increase usage from previous year Oct 4,715 17,916 Nov 9,562 49,922 Dec 58 13,939 3,073 21,150 3,542 19,000 Jan 1,294 7,856 Feb 4,203 12,410 March 4,192 13,889 April 7,847 14,504 May 18,978 732 2,608 TOTALS 99 32,917 3,073 21,150 - - 46,652 179,378 *District funded: Ebsco, SIRS, Ebooks, Gale (includes Global Issues & Galenet) *BVW Library funded: ProQuest, Britannica, TERC, ABC-Clio, and Libguides Blue Valley West Library Media Center
  7. 7. Beyond the Walls of the Library Presentations: Becca and Amanda presented twice at the state library conference, Library 2.0 and Working with Widgets. Becca presented at District I, Working with Widgets. School Leadership: Amanda serves as the Blue Valley Educational Foundation Faculty Fellow. Amanda serves on the AVID Site Team. Becca serves on the Leadership Team and as PDC rep. Becca and Amanda supervised an Emporia State University graduate student in Library Information Management. District Leadership: Becca serves on a district committee addressing Cyber-bullying through the use of social networking tools and the district Web 2.0 Committee Amanda presented twice at the October 9th Staff Development Day, Online Resources for Social Studies. Becca presented twice at the October 9th Staff Development Day, Web 2.0 Applications and Putting Technology to Work in Social Studies. National: Amanda received National Board for Professional Teaching Certification. Becca authored a lesson in the American Library Association Choose Privacy publication. Becca nominated for Partners for 21st Century Skills Summit Representative. Amanda and Becca each nominated for the Salem Press Library Blog Awards. Blue Valley West Library Media Center
  8. 8. SMART Goals 2009-2010 1. By the end of 2009-2010 school year, the library media specialists will integrate 21st Century Skills into 50% of the lessons collaborated. Initiatives: Training for teachers New knowledge of Web 2.0 tools Integration strategies Based from the collaboration model, the library media specialists collaborated with classroom teachers on 57% of the lessons in the library (33% in 2007-08 and 53% in 2008-09). Of those lessons, 75% of the lessons integrated Web 2.0 tools and 21st Century Skills. 2. By the end of 2009-2010 school year, the library media specialists will develop and implement assessment for learning strategies for the library curriculum and reading assessment indicators for 50% of the school population in communication arts, social studies, and science courses. Initiatives Create database of 9th & 10th grade students with indicators Use the database as AFL tool Based off of the district curriculum mapping initiative, we are currently analyzing how the Rubicon mapping software can aide us in the endeavor. For 2010-2011 school year, this goal will reflect the future plan of action. 3. By the end of 2009-2010 school year, 80% of students will indicate that they have a greater appreciation of literature. Initiatives: Semester Surveys Funds provided for literature Web page promotion of books Podcast/Vodcast – BV West Reads Novelist resource (cut by state for 2010-2011) Rearrange fiction be genre to improve browsing experience Circulation statistics show an increase in book checkout from 2008-2009 to 2009-2010 by 2%. Although not a significant increase, we can attribute the increase to the rearrangement of the fiction section due to student feedback. Through Polldaddy and other survey tools, students have a greater appreciation of literature by 85%. Blue Valley West Library Media Center
  9. 9. 4. By the end of 2009-2010 school year, 50% of students utilizing the library will have completed a rigorous research project and utilize specific reading strategies. Rigorous – research not reports Initiatives: Utilize and further enhance Essential Question Guide Collaborate with classroom teachers Utilize various databases (ProQuest, Gale, Ebsco, etc.) Integrate technology effectively to further enhance engaging projects 49% of the projects completed were research specific involving specific text type reading strategies and not reports of only information gathering. This is a 1% increase from 2008-2009 and an 11% increase from 2007-2008. 5. By the end of 2010-2011 school year, all parents/community members will have greater awareness of library resources provided to the BV West community. Although specific data cannot be collected at this time, specific initiatives provide opportunities to meet the needs of our community. Such instances include West Works podcasts, attending the BOE meeting for projects, promoting the Testing database in JagWire and working with PTO on numerous projects. In addition, setting up equipment for banquets and other community events (92) also impacts the school community. Blue Valley West Library Media Center

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