OXFORD HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER
Monthly Report for September 2010
DANA BOLLE, MEDIA SPECIALIST
KIM MCISAAC, MEDIA CENTER ASSISTANT
Banned Books Week- September 25th- October 2nd: We created an informational
bulletin board highlighting books that have been banned somewhere in the United
States that we have in our collection, most of the books are very popular and most are
read in language arts courses. Students were interested as to why the books were
banned and even checked some of the books out! (Picture on the front page)
We have been working on putting together an OHS Media Center Webpage to assist
both students and staff members on finding information online and in the media center.
Basic information has been added but there is much more to be included. Feedback is
Along with the OHS Media Center Webpage, an OHS Research Guide will also be added
to help students with formatting papers, completing citations, using databases, and
searching online. This is in the beginning stages.
A request form has been added to the website and paper copies are available on the
media center circulation desk for student/staff requests for new materials. We want to
ensure that materials being purchased are going relevant to the needs of the patrons.
We are preparing to do our media center inventory to help to update our collection.
This will be a lengthy process that will be completed throughout this trimester and
possibly during the 2nd one as well. During this process lost books will be deleted and
outdated materials will be taken out of the collection. This process will help to analyze
what sections need new materials to better fit the needs of the
staff and students of OHS.
Media Center Statistics
A total of 4221 students visited the media center during the month of September, this
includes before school, lunches, after school, drop-ins and class visits.
C Lunch is the busiest lunch hour in the media center with a total of 366 students
visiting in September.
36 teachers reserved the media center area during September below is the breakdown
of the subject areas that came in:
Class Visits to Media Center by
11% Language Arts
65 teacher reserved the media center computer lab throughout the month, below is the
breakdown of the subject areas:
Class Visits to Media Center Lab by
14% 1% Foreign Language
Teacher with the most visits: Dan Sargent with 17!
There were 114 book checkouts during September by students
Below are the Top Ten Books for the month:
Top 10 Books for September:
1- The Dead and Gone by Susan Pfeffer
2- Enchanted Glass by Diana Jones
3- Life as We Knew It by Susan Pfeffer
4- Mr. Murder by Dean Koontz
5- 33 Snowfish by Adam Rapp
6- Dragon’s Eye by Christopher Stasheff
7- Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clark
8- Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
9- Selected from the Dark they were, Golden-Eyed by Ray
10-Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
Monica Petrous-Medical Science Evaluating Sources
Attended the Teacher Librarian webinar: Back to School Special-Making You & Your
Attended the Cyber Summit webinar: 21st Century Skills: Rethinking How Students
Submitted by : Dana Bolle 10.8.10