Feeley Library Pres 2 09 Final


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Professional development presentation to IAMS staff given in the school library by school librarian Fran Feeley in February, 2009.

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Feeley Library Pres 2 09 Final

  1. 1. Supporting Literacy With Library Media Resources Access to knowledge is the superb, the supreme act of truly great civilizations. Of all the institutions that purport to do this, free libraries stand virtually alone in accomplishing this. Toni Morrison Inter-American Magnet School Literacy Committee February 6, 2009
  2. 2. Overview (1): <ul><li>Library programs </li></ul><ul><li>Library Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Online Public Access Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>(I.A.M.S. OPAC) </li></ul><ul><li>Other great print and digital resources </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview (2): <ul><li>Activities (DDC,OPAC, and CPL) </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration/Collaborative projects </li></ul><ul><li>Library policies/procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Library Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Library Impact Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom libraries </li></ul>
  4. 4. Chicago Public Library Card Campaign <ul><li>September </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 1-8 </li></ul><ul><li>Students obtain new or replacement cards </li></ul><ul><li>Copies of public library cards kept on file </li></ul><ul><li>Cards used for book clubs and to access CPL resources at home and school </li></ul><ul><li>Grants awarded for high participation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Rebecca Caudill Award <ul><li>Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award, Illinois’ Children’s Choice Award </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 4-8 </li></ul><ul><li>20 annual nominees </li></ul><ul><li>Students who read 3 or more vote in February </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rcyrba.org/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rebeccacaudill.org/ </li></ul>
  6. 6. IAMS Book Clubs <ul><li>Three clubs: 5 th grade, 6 th grade, 7 th /8 th grade </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative effort with CPL (Merlo Branch Children’s Librarian Andy Cross) </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly 45-minute book discussions during lunch and recess </li></ul><ul><li>Communication via teachers and First Class </li></ul><ul><li>Regular meetings September-February </li></ul><ul><li>Celebration luncheon in March </li></ul>
  7. 7. Battle of the Books <ul><li>Hosted by the Chicago Public Schools Department of Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Two levels of competition: 4th-6th & 7th-8th </li></ul><ul><li>Participants read from a list of 20 print titles and one digital online title http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>A team of 4-7 students is formed for each level to compete with other schools on a Saturday field trip in April by answering questions about the books </li></ul>
  8. 8. Library Organization (1) Sections and Call Numbers <ul><li>Picture books (Room 207) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Libros ilustrados en español SP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>xxx </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English picture books E </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>xxx </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fiction books (Room 207) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Libros de ficción en español SP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>xxx </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English fiction F </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>xxx </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Library Organization (2) Sections and Call Numbers <ul><li>Non-fiction organized per Dewey Decimal Classification System/DDC (Room 208) </li></ul><ul><li>10 main classes by 100’s; subclasses by 10’s </li></ul><ul><li>English and Spanish blended </li></ul><ul><li>Call numbers </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>###.## 523.2 500 Natural Sciences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>XXX SMI 520 Astronomy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> 523 Specific celestial bodies 523.2 The planets </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Library Organization (3) Sections and Call Numbers <ul><li>Noteworthy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>398’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Folklore & fairy tales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>741.5 Graphic novels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>796’s Athletic & outdoor sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>811’s Poetry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>920’s/921’s Biographies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audiobooks/iPODS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Displays </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Corresponding to sections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book Club & Battle of the Books titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thematic units </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books to share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy non-fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scary stories </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Library Organization (4) Sections and Call Numbers <ul><li>Special collections and dedications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chicago collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematics section </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book sets for teacher checkout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Latino Cultural Center (films) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rosalinda Greeley Memorial Collection/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rosalinda Reading Corner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alana Jones Memorial Collection (poetry) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Library Organization (5) Sections and Call Numbers <ul><li>Other sections (Room 309): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference section </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(organized per DDC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional section </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) <ul><li>Alexandria (library software)/ “Alexandria Researcher” (OPAC) </li></ul><ul><li>Soon to be available throughout the building </li></ul><ul><li>Search by title, author, subject, call number, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Or just ask the librarian! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Other Print and Digital Resources (1) <ul><li>CPS Department of Libraries and Information Services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CPS Professional Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.cps.k12.il.us/aboutcps/departments/libraries/professional.shtml </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Get your Professional Library Card </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Join the CPS Professional Library </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Announcement List </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Browse the Professional Library Online Catalog </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Other Print and Digital Resources (2) <ul><ul><li>Online Databases and Web Resources 2008-2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.cps.k12.il.us/aboutcps/departments/libraries/db.shtml </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outstanding digital resources which support teaching and learning in the schools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All usernames and/or passwords for Inter-American: 4890 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Other Print and Digital Resources (3) <ul><li>Chicago Public Library : http://www.chipublib.org/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy browsing ( advanced search ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holds/inter-library loans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to a vast array of digital resources: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>View all online resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Especially for Kids </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Especially for Teens </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish-Language Databases </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Other Print and Digital Resources (4) <ul><li>International Children’s Digital Library http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Storyline Online </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.storylineonline.net/index2.html </li></ul><ul><li>Tumblebooks </li></ul><ul><li>Park Ridge Library </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.parkridgelibrary.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Children - > Kids - > Tumblebooks </li></ul>
  18. 18. Other Print and Digital Resources (5) <ul><li>My account at MyBookmarks.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mybookmarks.com/public/franfeeley </li></ul><ul><li>Quick links to information about the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Citations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CPS Online Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Readers Theatre and MORE!!! </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Other Print and Digital Resources (6) <ul><li>The Book Fairs - two annually during report card pickup weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Better World Books http://www.betterworldbooks.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Tres Americas Books, Inc. http://tresamericasbooks.net/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>4336 N. Pulaski Rd. 773-481-9090 </li></ul>
  20. 20. Activity <ul><li>Dewey Decimal Classification System (DDC) </li></ul><ul><li>Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC/Alexandria Researcher) </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago Public Library website (CPL) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.chipublib.org/ </li></ul>
  21. 21. Collaboration <ul><li>“ Secret collaboration” </li></ul><ul><li>Formal and informal consultation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 th grade biography projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Co-planned and co-executed collaborative projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 th Chicago history podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6th social studies with Ms. Landa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Big6 Process/Super 3 (K-2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.big6.com/files/Big6Handouts.pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.big6.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Library Policies/Procedures (1) <ul><li>Schedule </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fixed weekly schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>40-minute visits by K-8th grade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>** On-time class arrivals and departures greatly appreciated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>** Advance notice of any individual or whole class absences (due to field trips or special events) greatly appreciated </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Library Policies/Procedures (2) <ul><li>Checkout </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly check-out for 1st-8th grades </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 book 1st-3rd; 1-2 books 4th; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 books 5th; 3 books 6th-8th </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duration: 1st-2 nd one week; 3 rd -8 th two weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No overdue fines but all books must be returned or paid for to maintain good standing and receive June report card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers regularly provided listings of overdue books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents regularly provided notices of overdue books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>** Please utilize the list of overdue books to encourage students to return books </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Library Policies/Procedures (3) <ul><li>Materials Requests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requests for materials by teachers strongly encouraged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>** Advance notice (1-2 days) of teacher requests by e-mail ( [email_address] ) strongly encouraged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>** Requests for materials for individual student projects strongly encouraged; advance notice of those projects strongly encouraged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>** Please send students who require my attention during the last 10-15 minutes of specials classes periods </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Library Policies/Procedures (4) <ul><li>Use of computer lab </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scheduling your class to use the library computers strongly encouraged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LCD Projector also available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider combining computers on card with 12 in library if you require more than 12 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use of library for meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1-2 day notice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See signage provided </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Library Policies/Procedures (5) <ul><li>The Collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding: FELE fundraising, Book Fair revenue, school funding (school budget; LSC), and a variety of grants (e.g. CPS Dept. of Libraries, ILSchool Library Media Association, ALA/NEH, DonorsChoose.org). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alignment of collection with curriculum (e.g. Spanish language, Curriculum of the Americas, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchases in fall (November) and winter (February) </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Library Policies/Procedures (6) <ul><ul><li>Annual deselection (“weeding”) on ongoing basis and annual inventory (June) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attendance at the FIL (Feria Internacional del Libro) in Guadalajara, December 2008. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection Development Policy for School Librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://cpslibraries.wikispaces.com/file/view/Chicago+Public+Schools+Collection+Development+Policy+for+School+Libraries.pdf </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Library Policies/Procedures (7) <ul><ul><li>** Please notify me of needs for materials about specific topics or specific titles that you want added to the library collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>** Please provide me copies of any materials distributed to parents about the content of your curriculum (e.g. open house handouts, special event information, etc.) to facilitate collaboration , materials requests , and collection purchases . </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Library Standards <ul><li>NATIONAL: Standards for the 21st Century Learner – American Association of School Librarians (AASL) [ALA]. http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards </li></ul><ul><li>STATE: Linking for Learning: The Illinois School Library Media Program Guidelines – Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) </li></ul><ul><li>Connects school library media programs to information literacy and the Illinois Learning Standards. </li></ul><ul><li>LOCAL: CPS Dept. of Libraries – A curriculum committee currently developing K-8 curriculum guidelines for elementary librarians using the new AASL Standards (2009-2010). </li></ul>
  30. 30. Library Impact Studies (1) <ul><li>School Libraries Work! Danbury, Conn.: Scholastic Library Publishing, 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www2.scholastic.com/content/collateral_resources/pdf/s/slw3_2008.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Lance, Keith Curry, Marcia J. Rodney and Christine Hamilton-Pennell. Powerful Libraries Make Powerful Learners: The Illinois Study . Illinois School Library Media Association, 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.islma.org/pdf/ILStudy2.pdf </li></ul>
  31. 31. Library Impact Studies (2) <ul><li>Key variables </li></ul><ul><ul><li>hours of operation and schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>staff activities (selection of materials; co-planning; co-teaching; collaborative projects) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collection (number of volumes, currency of collection, alignment of collection with curriculum) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>educational technology (use of computers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>library expenditures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>library usage (circulation, individual and group visits; information literacy instruction) </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Thank You! <ul><li>De todos los instrumentos del hombre, el más asombroso es, sin duda, el libro. Los demás son extensiones de su cuerpo. El microscopio, el telescopio, son extensiones de su vista; el teléfono es extensión de la voz; luego tenemos el arado y la espada, extensiones del brazo. Pero el libro es otra cosa: el libro es una extensión de la memoria y la imaginación&quot; Jorge Luis Borges </li></ul>