LARNED MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY DEC/JAN MONTHLY REPORTGWEN LEHMAN, LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST JANICE KNEISLEY, LIBRARY ASSISTANT2011 Spelling Bee “Sorry, we don’t have any computers available right now.” This phrase has been heard by staff and students at LMS over the past month. With the introduction of Google Apps, teachers and students have increased their use of computers throughout the day. The library staff has made every effort to fill the teacher and student computer requests, but some have been told that there are just no computers available. Computers are being used in the classroom for programs like Study Island and Compass Learning, which provide extra skills practice in math and reading. They are also being used for class projects like the book projects for Mrs. Smith’s 7th grade English class and paperless assignments taking place in the 6th grade. The library has also been using computers during 5th and 6th grade library skills to train students on their school email accounts and the other Google applications. Individual students are checking out more computers to check their school email for new and completed assignments from their teachers. They have also been using the computers to complete and turn in their paperless assignments. The library anticipates this computer usage trend to continue and we will do everything we can to meet the needs of our teachers and students. Mission The Larned Middle 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, programming and collaboration. The LMS Library will provide a quality program that will enable students to be lifelong learners and enhance the curriculum and technology standards of Larned Middle School.
LMS LIBRARY INTERNET IDENTITY Program HighlightsCard Catalog: Allowsstudents and staff to searchthe collection at school orhome--http://184.108.40.206/simple/?sessionid=1NYR545AQ36404832LMS Library Website: • Teaching 5th and 6th grade classes how to use their school email and theGeneral information on Google applications, including the drawing program (student samples in thelibrary policies & procedures, left-hand column)programs and Teen AdvisoryGroup--http://www.usd495.net/ • Number of students coming to the library before school is increasing. We1507201712277/site/ average around 15 students each morning.default.asp • Established a student Book Fair Crew to help prepare for the fair. Students have been working on posters, promotional ﬂyers and decorations. Oldies Diner theme was chosen for the fair this year. • Students continue participating in the monthly trivia and the word of the day contests. The library has also introduced word puzzles for the students to complete for a small treat. Upcoming Events Scholastic Book Fair February 9th - 18th from 7:45am - 4:00pm Family Night on February 11th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm Contests will be running during the fair--prizes include items from the fair and “goodies” found at a diner
Data Snapshots More 5th & 6thLMS LIBRARY STATISTICS, DECEMBER 2010 & JANUARY 2011 Grade Google December 2010 January 2011 DrawingsTotal Circulation 1200 18945th Grade Circulation 323 4536th Grade Circulation 420 4887th Grade Circulation 79 1588th Grade Circulation 65 166Other 313 629Card Catalog Total Page Hits Not Available 790Kan-ed Application Usage Totals 2 *121*Increase on Kan-ed Usage is due to Inservice in January Filled Denied Filled DeniedTotal Resource Requests 13 4 76 8Desktop Computers in Library 4 0 7 1Laptop Computers 4 57 1TV/DVD/Video 3 0 1 0Multimedia Cart/Projector 3 0 3 0Other 3 0 7 0Tech Lab 0 0 1 6