Wilbury Crockett Library End of Year Report 2011


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Wilbury Crockett Library End of Year Report 2011

  1. 1. Wilbury Crockett Library Wellesley High School 2010-2011 End of Year Report Submitted by: Deeth Ellis and Rose Flaherty June 20, 2011
  2. 2. Academics: Teach to Improve Learning <ul><li>Freshmen Skills Pilot </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration on Core Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Junior Thesis (11th) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Author (10th) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iMovie Global Issues (10th) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WHS Research Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books: eBooks and print </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology and Tools </li></ul>
  3. 3. Freshmen Skills Pilot in the Library <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Resilience and Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Transliteracy </li></ul><ul><li>Source Selection </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment of Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(C&I’s, 2010 and 2011) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>HITS </li></ul><ul><li>Homepage: </li></ul><ul><li>36,280 hits </li></ul><ul><li>Database Pages: </li></ul><ul><li>10,101 hits </li></ul><ul><li>Ready Reference: </li></ul><ul><li>1,205 hits </li></ul>New WHS Library Website 2010-2011
  5. 5. Collection Highlights <ul><ul><li>Circulation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2009-2010 3,449 </li></ul><ul><li>2010-2011 4,652 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Print book 3,211 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment 1,435 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Average age of Collection - 1990 (compared to 1983 last year) </li></ul><ul><li>Total Volumes: 13,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Weeded: 8,000 books </li></ul>
  6. 6. Classes Taught or Co-Taught with Librarians <ul><li>Junior Thesis, Author Thesis, Poetry, Climate Change, Literary Criticism, PowerUp Booktalks, Personal Budget, iMovie Global Issues, Popular Culture in China, Islam, Extreme Weather, Constellations, Mythology, Eastern Asia, Volcanoes </li></ul>185 83 2010-2011 2009-2010
  7. 7. Focus on Citation <ul><li>Citation Information Page on Research Wiki - 643 hits </li></ul><ul><li>Noodlebib Citation Tool </li></ul>2,072 790 2010-2011 2009-2010 Bibliographies Created
  8. 8. WHS Library Research Wiki <ul><li>Most Frequently Viewed Class Project Pages </li></ul><ul><li>2009-10 2010-11 </li></ul><ul><li>Junior Thesis 2,743 3,683 </li></ul><ul><li>iMovie (10th) 1,424 1,873 </li></ul><ul><li>Literary Criticism (11th) 537 1,122 </li></ul><ul><li>American Author (10th) 314 646 </li></ul><ul><li>East Asia (9th) 24 490 </li></ul>
  9. 9. New Project Pages Research Wiki <ul><li>Popular Culture in China 510 hits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(with C.Holownia) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal Finance 728 hits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(with J. Milne/K. Robers) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Whistleblower (English) 268 hits </li></ul><ul><li>(with A. Brown) </li></ul><ul><li>World History Essay (9th) 208 hits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(A. Robbat and A. Bel) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. WHS Library Databases
  11. 11. Database Usage 11,054 7,569 Gale Databases 4,875 2,570 Historical Newspapers 15,395 12,3345 JSTOR 12,927 17,900 ABC/Clio Searches Searches 2010-11 2009-10 Database
  12. 12. eBooks Usage Statistics <ul><ul><ul><li>2009-10 2010-11 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>290 2,155 * </li></ul></ul></ul>* Does not include most ABC-Clio eBooks.
  13. 13. The Library Uses Technology
  14. 14. Library Money Spent <ul><li>$15,628 - Operating Budget </li></ul><ul><li>$12,054 - WEF Grants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8,926 - Lights, Camera: A Call to Action (with Mike Reidy) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3,127 - On Demand Library Services with Kindles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$15,000 - PTSO </li></ul>
  15. 15. $15,628 Operating Budget Highlights <ul><li>$8750 - Databases </li></ul><ul><li>$988 - Automation System </li></ul><ul><li>$671 - DVD’s </li></ul>
  16. 16. WEF Grant- Fall 2010 Lights, Camera: A Call to Action (with M. Reidy) <ul><li>$8926 - For 10th grade social studies core iMovie project included: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CQ Researcher and Global researcher database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 additional video cameras with tripods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>documentary filmmaker from Brown Univ to work with students </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. WEF Grant - Spring 2011 Kindles in the WHS Library <ul><li>$3127 - Will provide books to students “on demand” thus allowing students to obtain what they want or need immediately. </li></ul><ul><li>Fiction collection is improved without taking up shelf space. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12 Kindles with covers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>150-200 eBooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will debut Fall 2011 </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. PTSO Funds $15,000 <ul><li>$3,333 - Gale eBooks </li></ul><ul><li>$11,667 - Print Books - Art, college information, fiction, world history, U.S. history, earth science, genetics </li></ul>
  19. 19. Author, G. Lemmon with senior, Courtney Green The Child Lab visits the “big” library Events in the Library WHS Library Student Appreciation Breakfast Banned Books Week -WHS Students Celebrate the Right to Read
  20. 20. Student Outreach <ul><li>WHS Students Read Banned Books </li></ul><ul><li>Student Appreciation Breakfast </li></ul><ul><li>Student Library Advisory </li></ul><ul><li>Teen Poetry Slam </li></ul><ul><li>Advisor to Anime/Manga Club </li></ul><ul><li>Student volunteers (6 volunteers, senior volunteer day) </li></ul>
  21. 21. Available for Students to Checkout in the Library Splitters Digital Voice Recorders Cameras and tripods Flash Drives Netbooks iPod Charger
  22. 22. In Collaboration with Wellesley Free Library <ul><li>Teen Poetry Slam </li></ul><ul><li>Wellesley Reads program included on WHS Summer Reading Brochure </li></ul><ul><li>Wellesley Free Library Research Guide for high school students </li></ul><ul><li>New Databases from Wellesley Free: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Credo Reference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pop Culture Universe </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Looking Forward:New Resources 2011-12 <ul><li>Social networking to connect with students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Kindles for on demand library services and to increase collection without taking up space </li></ul><ul><li>LibGuides to better present library resources with multi-media component (C&I 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>OPALS automation system </li></ul><ul><li>Federated Search - one search for books, ebooks and databases </li></ul>
  24. 24. Managing the Library 2011-2012 <ul><li>Increased planning with department heads and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Planning to set goals that align with school and district </li></ul><ul><li>New Staff - Carmen Rondash and Jana Pollack </li></ul><ul><li>The Move - Plan with teachers about affected research projects, organize move and packing, work on layout of collection and flexible furnishings. </li></ul>