OXFORD HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTERMonthly Report for December/January2010-2011DANA BOLLE, MEDIA SPECIALISTKIM MCISAAC, MEDIA CENTER ASSISTANT
December/January Highlights Our inventory was completed for the non-fiction section of the media center, we will now focus more on the biography and reference sections. As we have completed the inventory we have worked on weeding out some of the outdated or more worn out books. Language Arts classes have been working on research papers and many of the teachers have been bringing their students down to the media center to look for resources. I have put together an Evaluating Resources Checklist for students to use as a reference when looking for good online resources. We also talked about using databases on mel.org and Grolier to get more academic sources. My presentations are located HERE and HERE. We have also been working on putting together IB lists for different subject areas that includes books available in the media center, online resources, magazines, and databases that are associated with that subject. These will be posted on the IB Resources Wiki. This will be getting a facelift soon!Media Center Statistics Student Visits: A total of 6892 students visited the media center during the months of December and January, this includes before school, lunches, after school, drop-ins and class visits. 3rd hour was the busiest hour during the month with many classes visiting due to lack of computer labs elsewhere in the building that hour.
Class Visits: There were 31 class visits to the media center during the months of December and January; the area with the most visits was the social studies department with 21 visits! The breakdown is below: Class Visits to the Media Center by Subject Area Science Social Studies Language Arts 10% 22% 68% 51 classes reserved the media center computer lab throughout the month. The department with the most visits was the ACT classes with 20 visits, below is the breakdown of the subject areas: Class Visits to the Media Center by Subject Area ACT Social Studies Language Arts Special Education Science 8% 2% 39% 33% 18%
Teacher with the most visits: Tie between Paul Marfia and Marsha Chapman with 15!Circulations There were 206 book checkouts during December/January by students Below are the Top Ten Books for the month: December/January Top Ten: 1- Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix 2- The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan 3- Born to Run by Christopher McDougall 4- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 5- A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer 6- Cloaked in Red by Vivian Van Velde 7- Daja’s Book by Tamora Pierce 8- Everything Is Fine by Ann Dee Ellis 9- Generation Dead by Dan Waters 10- The Last Song by Nicholas SparksCollaborationsTeacher ProjectCrystal Corbett Science Fiction Project and Media Center Scavenger HuntProfessional Attended: Creating a Community of Technology Learners in your School or District. Submitted by : Dana Bolle 03.08.2011