LARNED HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY NOVEMBER MONTHLY REPORTGWEN LEHMAN, LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST PAM FITZGERREL, LIBRARY ASSISTANT Kansas Library Snapshot Day Ever wonder what life is like on a typical day at the LHS Library? Through the combined efforts of the Kansas Library Association, the Kansas Association of School Librarians and the State Library of Kansas, Kansas Snapshot day was developed to highlight the services provided by public, school and academic libraries on a daily basis. On November 18th, the LHS Library participated in the 2nd Kansas Snapshot day. We provided students with a brief survey and a small "Thank You" for their input. Out of 126 completed surveys, the top three reasons for using the library are checking out resources, working on research and homework, and attending the Scholastic Book Fair. We also asked students what addition technology they would like added in the future. The consensus was 1 to 1 computers with the iPad being the preferred device. About 20 students would also like to see eReaders available for checkout by students. Finally, we asked students what they wanted to tell us about the library and library staff including any changes they think we should make. Most students indicated that the library is a friendly and inviting place to be. The staff are helpful and polite. However, the top changes they would like to see are more "comfy" seating, increasing the library size and adding more books. Upon reflection, it could be interesting to ask the students what tasks they think the library staff perform throughout the day.
Scholastic CANDYLAND THEME Book FairThe LHS Library held it’s third bookfair November 17th through the 23rd.With eager anticipation, members ofthe TAG Team began planning for thebook fair back in September. It wasdecided to center the book fair aroundthe game Candyland. Studentscreated posters and ﬂyers to TAG Team students createdadvertise the book fair. Mr.s Johnson a Candyland Theme for thehelped with Candyland decorations Scholastic Book Fair. Mrs.by loaning us life-size replicas of the Johnson helped by loaningCandyland characters and house. us these life-sizeFinally, the students cut paper Candyland replicassquares to create a Candyland boardpath from the front of the school tothe book fair. Some of the squarescontained advertisement for the bookfair, penny war and bake sale.The TAG members also decided tohold a bake sale in conjunction withthe book fair. Members broughtbrownies, cookies and cupcakes to sellat the book fair. Approximately, $80 were used for the One 4 Books book fair and helped clean-up after thewas raised through the bake sale programs, which encourages schools book fair. TAG Team members learned(these funds were added into the to raise money for the purchase of real-life application skills pertaining tolibrary activity funds). books for an organization in need or business planning, advertisement and their own school. We decided to use customer service.In collaboration with Student Council, the funds to purchase books for theTAG Team members held a Penny War Westside School. After closing up the fair, the studentsbetween the classes during the ﬁrst asked, “When is our next book fair?”week of the book sale. The proceeds TAG members also distributed ﬂyers around town, worked retail at the BOOK FAIR RESULTS Book Fair Sales $2316 Free Books $931 Credit $434 Penny War Total $262 Penny War funds were used t o p u rc h a s e b o o ks a s a TAG Team members signed up to donation to Westsi Students enjoyed perusing the de School work the book fair before, during book selections at the book fair. and after school.
LHS LIBRARY INTERNET Data Snapshots IDENTITY LHS LIBRARY STATISTICS, NOVEMBER 2010 Total Circulation 655 9th Grade Circulation 133 10th Grade Circulation 88 11th Grade Circulation 74Card Catalog: Allowsstudents and staff to search 12th Grade Circulation 119the collection at school orhome, access eBooks, renew Other 227& place holds on books--http://188.8.131.52/simple/? Card Catalog Total Page Hits 221sessionid=1NYR545AQ36404832 LHS Library Blog 12LHS Library Blog: LHS Library Facebook Page Active 42Information relating tobooks, technology, events, Usersnews and more--http://lhslib2007.edublogs.org/ Kan-ed Application Usage Totals 71LHS Library Facebook Interlibrary Loan--Loaned Total 9Page: Updates on events,programs, books and more-- Interlibrary Loan--Borrowed Total 12http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Larned-KS/Larned-High-School-LMC/ Filled Denied221632271653 Total Resource Requests 38 2LHS Library Website:General information on Computer(s) - Desktops in Library 9 0library policies & procedures,programs and Teen Advisory Computer(s) - Laptops 23 2Group--http://www.usd495.net/ Projector - Computer/Video 2 0150620171264587/site/default.asp TV with DVD & VCR 3 0LHS Library Delicious: Video Camera/Camcorder 1 0Collection of bookmarksselected speciﬁcally for theneeds of staff & students at MissionLHS--http://www.delicious.com/lhslib2010 The Larned High School Library will be an inviting, user-friendly hub providing opportunities for active, engaging and challenging learning for students and staff through various media resources,LHS Library Flickr: programming and collaboration. The LHS Library will provide a quality program that will enableShared photos--http:// students to be lifelong learners and enhance the curriculum and technology standards of Larnedwww.ﬂickr.com/photos/ High School.socdownload/