Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences Jenny Wells Librarian 2012
Enrollment• Located downtown Chattanooga• Only k-12 school in Hamilton County• Paideia Magnet focus• Net enrollment for 6-12 for 2012-2013 653
Student Demographics Student Body Ethnic Diversity GenderAfrican American White Female MaleHispanic Asian/Pacific 2% 6% 47% 44% 56% 45%
Student Demographics cont. Exceptional student Exceptional Ed. Staff population • 2 Case ManagersGen. Pop. Exceptional Gifted • 1 Teacher for the 6% 6% 0% Gifted • 1 Psychologist 88%
Staff Demographics Staff Profile 58 Male Female 50 Faculty 36% 8 Staff64% 13 to 1
“Deeply rooted in the Paideia Philosophy, CSASprovides a classical, liberal arts education thatcultivates lifelong intellectual and civic developmentthrough the practice of civil discourse using arigorous honor’s level curriculum. A core value thatcontinues to resonate in the daily life of our school isthe idea articulated by Robert Hutchins, the besteducation for the best is the best education for all.” • (Barbara Jordan, Principal)
Mission StatementThe mission of Chattanooga School for the Arts andSciences “is to impart to all our students the skills theyneed to learn and the inspiration to continue learning.We will strive to create a climate of respect that willgive all students the confidence in their abilities toreason, to question, and to learn.” (mycsas.com)
L Library Mission StatementLibrary/Media Center of CSAS will strive to bean integral part of the curricular program, byproviding students and staff with the bestresources and services, so that they are equippedas effective user of information. (Created by Jenny Wells 2012)
Library’s Current Status PlayAASL: 5.4. Strategic Planning and Assessment. Candidates communicate withstudents, teachers, administrators, and community members to develop a library mediaprogram that aligns resources, services, and standards with the school’s mission. Candidatesmake effective use of data and information to asses s how the library media programaddresses the needs of their diverse communities.
Networking Goal: conduct active research of renovated/updated school libraries to gain broad range of possibilities. Objectives Timeline EvaluationTour otherrenovated/updated Compile data apply to strategic planlibraries in Hamilton First Three weeksCountyInterview Librarians Report to administrator on progressabout budget, facility, and First Month and strategic plantechnology
Networking Goal: conduct active research of renovated/updated school libraries to gain broad range of possibilities. Objective Timeline EvaluationInitiate conversations with Second Month Willing collaboration to helpdistrict facility and technology provide support withmanagers. tradesmen.Collaborate with PTSASeek out grant foundations First grant by January, 2013 Write Grant and meet deadlineAASL: 4.1. Networking with the library community. Candidates demonstrate the ability toestablish connections with other libraries and to strengthen cooperation among librarycolleagues for resource sharing, networking, and facilitating access to information. Through theuse of technologies, candidates participate and collaborate as members of a social andintellectual network of learners.4.4 Candidate identify stakeholders within and outside the school community who impact theschool library program. Candidates develop a plan to advocate for school library and informationprograms, resources, and services.
. Objectives Timeline EvaluationUpdate fiction and nonfiction Get feedback fromareas. Years 1-3 faculty on the use ofFocus 500’s; 800’s; 900’s ; these areas and theBiographies. effectiveness of the titles.Update Reference with Students and staff will beCurrent Encyclopedias, Years 2-4 surveyed to assess theirResearch Indexes, and usefulnessdatabases include Spanishoptions
Collection cont. . Objective Timeline EvaluationUpdate fiction for pleasurereading. Have students and Years 1-5 Keep circulation data tostaff give suggestions, consult examine actual use.reading lists, and professionalreviews.AASL: 2:3. Candidates demonstrate the ability to develop a collection of reading andinformation materials in print and digital formats that support the diversedevelopmental, cultural, social, and linguistic needs of P-12 students and their communities.5.1. Collections. Candidate evaluate and select print, non-print, and digital resources usingprofessional selection tools and evaluation criteria to develop and manage a quality collectiondesigned to meet the diverse curricular, personal, and professional needs ofstudents, teachers, and administrators. Candidates organize the library media collectionsaccording to current, standard library cataloging and classification principles.
Technology Goals: Provide robust, flexible technology in order to strengthen information literacy across a variety of media. Objectives Timeline Evaluation•Upgrade/Increase Wireless Document the frequency of useaccess points Years 1-3 and type of technology use in the•Strengthen wired access points library. With data determine if•Purchase 12 new desktops the technology use is reinforcing curriculum.•Purchase an active board Survey students and staff on the•Two flat screen TV’s Years 4 impact of the interactive board•Subscribe to an educational on their learning.streaming provider Conduct cost-benefit analysis of streaming video instead of purchasing digital format.
Technology Goals: Provide robust, flexible technology in order to strengthen information literacy across a variety of media. Objectives Timeline Evaluation•Purchase iPad mobile lab with Document use of mobile lab,30 iPads quality of student interaction with Year 5 iPads, and assessments of student•Training for all staff learning using iPads.AASL: 1.4. Integration of 21st century skills and learning standards. Candidates advocate for 21srcentury literacy skills to support the learning needs of the school community. Candidatesdemonstrate how to collaborate with teachers to plan and implement instruction of AASLStandards for 21st Century Learners and state student curriculum standards. Candidates employstrategies to integrate multiple literacies with content curriculum. Candidates integrate the useof emerging technologies as a means for effective and creative teaching and to support PK-12student’ conceptual understanding, critical thinking and creative processes.
Objective Timeline EvaluationConduct Active Research on Present plan to administrators andrenovated libraries in district. Create PTSA board.renovation plan in collaboration with Year 1UTC Design class and HCDE.Raise funding for Renovation. Years 1-2 Receive funding from grant sourcesRedesign existing bookshelves to Fit entire collection in shelves andvaried sizes. Years 2-4 create flow in spaceRenovation Cost-Benefit analysis, survey and Year 4-5 feedback from students and staff
Proposed Floorplan computersAASL. 5.3. Personnel, Funding, and Facilities. Candidates develop, implement, and evaluatepolicies and procedures that support teaching and learning in school libraries. Candidates applybest practices related to planning, and evaluating human, information, and physical resources.Candidates organize library media facilities to enhance the use of information resources andservices and to ensure equitable access.
Objectives Timeline EvaluationAttend TASL and Data Conference 2013 conferences Attend conference sand network with librarians and vendors.Train Parent Volunteers Begin Spring Have a steady schedule of at least 2013 one volunteer/week.Work with Lower School Librarian to 2014-2015 Have district post a position andhire a part-time aid for both fill it by Fall of 2014.libraries.AASL 4.2. Professional development. Candidates model a strong commitment to theprofession by participating in professional growth and leadership opportunities throughmembership in library associations, attendance at professional conferences, readingprofessional publications, and exploring Web resources. Candidates plan for ongoingprofessional growth.4.4. Advocacy. Candidates identify stakeholders within and outside the schoolcommunity who impact the school library program. Candidates develop a plan toadvocate for school library and information programs, resources, and services.
Objectives Timeline EvaluationCollaborate with two teachers Year 2 and on Principal will conduct evaluation. Pre-posteach quarter assessment of student learning. Review goals and objectives with classroom teacher. Evaluate processHost online wish list/book fair Year 2 Survey parents to see if they prefer thisthrough Bound to Stay Bound. format. Look at total gain of items.Schedule TEL training with Nancy Year 2 and as Survey staff use of TEL after training.Trice needed Measure frequency of use and connection to curriculum.AASL. 1.3. Instructional partner. Candidates model, share, and promote effective principles ofteaching and learning as collaborative partners with other educators. Candidates acknowledgethe importance of participating in curriculum development, of engaging in school improvementprocesses, and of offering professional development to other educators as it relates to libraryand information use.
Bibliography• Standards for the 21st Century Learner in Action. (2009). Chicago, IL. AASL.• Feliciter. Strategic Planning. October 2012-Vol. 58 No. 5. Retrieved from www.cla.ca• Hall-Ellis, S. & Jerabek, A. (2003). Grants for School Libraries. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, Inc.• Bolan, Kimberly (2009). Teen Spaces. Chicago, IL. American Library Association.• Smallwood, Carol, ed. (2011). The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.
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