County home school booktalk evaluation 2009 2010

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County home school booktalk evaluation 2009 2010

  1. 1. County Home School Booktalks 2009 – 2010 School YearResults of HCL staff and CHS resident surveys
  2. 2. Process County Home School residents were surveyed as part of May 2010 booktalk Print surveys were put into survey monkey tool by volunteers Hennepin County Library staff who participate in booktalks program were surveyed in June / July 2010 Power point of most popular books during school year compiled by volunteer
  3. 3. Survey of booktalkers H o w ma ny time s ha v e y o u b o o k ta lk e d a t Co unty H o me S c ho o l? 1 5+ 12% 32% 2 25% 4 6% 3 25%
  4. 4. Survey of booktalkers H o w wo uld y o u d e s c rib e y o ur e xp e rie nc e b o o k ta lk ing ? Good Okay Poor 0% 0% 0% Very Good 31% Excellent 69%
  5. 5. Survey of booktalkers H o w o fte n d o y o u us e the lis t o f s ug g e s te d title s to c ho o s e books? Never 0% Always 25% Sometimes 75%
  6. 6. Survey of booktalkers H o w o fte n d o y o u us e the d a ta b a s e o f p re v io us b o o k ta lk s ? Never 12% Sometimes 19% Always 69%
  7. 7. Survey of booktalkers W hic h o f the s e is the g re a te s t o b s ta c le in p re p a ring fo r b o o k ta lk ing a t CH S ? (c ho o s e o ne ) Lack of training in Finding fiction of booktalking interest to CHS 6% Other students 6% 25% Not enough time to prepare 25% Finding materials which are not Finding materials restricted with at least six 0% copies 38%
  8. 8. Survey of booktalkers W ith le s s s tud e nts a t the Co unty H o me S c ho o l tha n in p re v io us y e a rs , s ho uld H CL c o ntinue to b o o k ta lk mo nthly ? No Response Maybe No 0% 6% 0% Yes 94%
  9. 9. Survey of booktalkers D o y o u lik e ha v ing s tud e nt c ho o s e fro m lis t title s o r s ho uld the b o o k ta lk e r c ho o s e whic h title s to p re s e nt Let booktalkers No opinion choose 0% 13% Let students choose 87%
  10. 10. Survey of booktalkers W o uld y o u re c o mme nd to c o lle a g ue s tha t the y b o o k ta lk a t CH S ? No Maybe 0% 0% Yes 100%
  11. 11. Survey of booktalkers W hic h s ta te me nts b e s t d e s c rib e why y o u b o o k ta lk a t CH S ? (c ho o s e up to thre e )80.0%70.0%60.0%50.0%40.0%30.0%20.0%10.0% 0.0% I believe in I enjoy I enjoy I enjoy I get I enjoy the I know the I get to use increasing booktalking booktalking working in a personal positive booktalks skills I often access to outside of in front of a team with a and reaction I have do not get library the library teen colleague professional get from tangible to use in my materials for audience enjoyment CHS results / regular job CHS for making a residents outcomes residents positive contribution
  12. 12. Survey of booktalkers: suggestions Continue to recommend new books that might be of interest to CMS residents. umm, make me less nervous? Unless you have a magic wand that erases stage fright, I think they are good as is. The time commitment is definitely substantial, so it would have been nice to get more off-desk time to work on my book talks, but thats probably not possible. Have booktalkers complete a short report following each visit that gets shared with other booktalkers so that we get to share experiences and best practices, as well as titles/authors they are really interested in.
  13. 13. Survey of booktalkers: suggestions I would like to see the previously talked books include the blurbs on the sheets handed to students. This would help me make better selections. I would also like to see the time between when a book was talked and when it is talked again shortened -- maybe 4 months? This is such a great program--I hope that it continues despite lower numbers of students at the school. I cant think of anything to improve the experience other than keep it going! Have boys and girls separate.
  14. 14. Survey of booktalkers: suggestions Scheduling the visits can be complicated--we have had to reschedule multiple times. Making the CHs school calendar available to booktalkers would help Hard to say, given the changes that have taken place there. Making sure that there is a permanent teacher present, who knows the drill and is participating, is critical. My visit this year would have been a complete disaster had the teachers not been fully present. My visit a few years ago did not fare so well--the teacher was "present" but not fully engaged. Cant think of anything. Its pretty darned good as is!
  15. 15. Survey of CHS residents A b o ut ho w ma ny b o o k ta lk s ha v e y o u s e e n a t Co unty H o me S c ho o l? No response 0 10% 3% 1 18% 12+ 25% 11 0% 2 9 8 16% 10 0% 0% 7 3 6 5 4 5% 13% 5% 0% 5%
  16. 16. Survey of CHS residents H o w wo uld y o u d e s c rib e the s e b o o k ta lk s ? not so good 0% dont like them okay 0% 14% great 61% good 25%
  17. 17. Survey of CHS residentsWhat do you like MOST about the booktalks you have seen? the people make the book sound good Every time they come they have a different book and there are such a wide variety that i absolutely love the way they described the books they help me understand what the book is about they talk about all the books i was interested
  18. 18. Survey of CHS residentsWhat do you like LEAST about the booktalks you have seen? nothing at all really. Just the residents interrupting the speakers. that you can’t get them the same day half the books dont look good its not short and sweet by the point how long they are when it ends
  19. 19. Survey of CHS residents H a v e y o u re a d b o o k s y o u no rma lly wo uld no t ha v e re a d b e c a us e o f the s e ta lk s ? No 19% Yes Maybe 59% 22%
  20. 20. Survey of CHS residents D uring the s e p re s e nta tio ns , we s ho uld : No response 8% Cover MORE books/give LESS detail Cover FEWER 70% books / give MORE detail 22%
  21. 21. Survey of CHS residents W ha t ty p e o f b o o k s d o y o u lik e to he a r a b o ut mo s t? No response 5% Non-fiction / true stories 27% Fiction / made-up stories 68%
  22. 22. Survey of CHS residents W ha t ty p e s o f fic tio n wo uld y o u lik e to he a r mo re a b o ut?60.0%50.0%40.0%30.0%20.0%10.0%0.0% Fantasy Graphic Horror Mystery Romance SciFi Teen novels Fiction
  23. 23. Survey of CHS residents W ha t ty p e s o f no nfic tio n wo uld y o u lik e to he a r mo re a b o ut?50.0%45.0%40.0%35.0%30.0%25.0%20.0%15.0%10.0% 5.0% 0.0% t c p Ar n ry ts th y i io l ph us or al He et ig He Po Sp M ra l lf Re og Se Bi
  24. 24. Survey of CHS residents W hic h o f the s e thing s d o y o u lik e b e s t tha t the b o o k ta lk e rs d o ? read sections use media (music, from the books powerpoint, etc.) 19% 0% let us choose 0% which books to hear about 40% let us participate in some way 15% let us examine books 26%
  25. 25. Survey of CHS residents H o w ma ny o f the s e b o o k s d o y o u no rma lly re q ue s t a t e a c h b o o k ta lk ? 12+ 0 11 No response 6% 6% 10 0% 6% 1 9 6% 3% 3% 8 3% 7 0% 6 2 0% 5 4 42% 6% 0% 3 19%
  26. 26. Survey of CHS residents: comments more urban books bring dog books like pit bulls cover more books/ give LESS detail have more teen fiction just the amount of time we got but i doubt its up to you guys to change longer time more books
  27. 27. Next steps / recommendations Share results with CHS teachers Ask CHS teachers to share results with students Share results with HCL booktalkers, and later all HCL staff
  28. 28. Next steps / recommendations Create vehicle for booktalkers to report / share information Drop number of titles to five Drop number of months before repeating title to six
  29. 29. Next steps / recommendations Create links to previous booklists on booktalk web page Ask Foundation for funding for staff to perform talks Work with CHS teachers on their role in program
  30. 30. Next steps / recommendations Add to suggested lists more urban fiction, teen fiction, and poetry of interest to CHS students Booktalk more titles, give less detail about each Increase amount of fiction / decrease non- fiction except for poetry and sports

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