Petaluma Secondary Librarians' Presentation to the School Board

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Petaluma Secondary Librarians' Presentation to the School Board

  1. 1. What We Do &Why It Matters PetalumasSecondary School Librarians Presentation to the Board Tuesday, April 12, 2011
  2. 2. Petalumas Secondary School Librarians: Karen Andresen Petaluma Junior High Teacher Librarian, MLIS, MPA Anna Koval Casa Grande High Teacher Librarian, MEd Valerie Swangren Kenilworth Junior High Teacher Librarian, MLIS Connie Williams Petaluma High National Board Certified Teacher Librarian, MLS
  3. 3. The Gist: Petaluma Has Strong School Libraries School Libraries Promote Reading School Libraries Provide Resources School Librarians = Teachers Library Programs = FunThe Library of the Future Is Here Today The Library Team Plays a Super-Important Role in Petaluma City Schools
  4. 4. Petaluma Has Strong School Libraries
  5. 5. Petaluma Has Strong School LibrariesThank you for supporting Petalumas school library program!
  6. 6. Petaluma Has Strong School LibrariesIn the age of the internet, libraries and librariansare needed now more than ever by our students.
  7. 7. Petaluma Has Strong School LibrariesSchool library standards and proven research guide what we do.
  8. 8. Petaluma Has Strong School LibrariesThis presentation will show you what Petalumas studentsget from their school libraries and why it matters so much.
  9. 9. School Libraries Promote Reading
  10. 10. School Libraries Promote ReadingMore access to interesting reading material = more reading.
  11. 11. School Libraries Promote Reading More reading = better reading, writing, and vocabulary.
  12. 12. School Libraries Promote ReadingBetter reading, writing, and vocabulary = school success.
  13. 13. School Libraries Promote ReadingBetter reading, writing, and vocabulary = school success.
  14. 14. School Libraries Provide Resources
  15. 15. School Libraries Provide ResourcesOur libraries provide an information-rich and technology-rich environment that improves student achievement.
  16. 16. School Libraries Provide Resources Our libraries share over 106,000 books via inter-library loan.
  17. 17. School Libraries Provide Resources Our libraries share over 1,500 audio/visual materials via inter-library loan.
  18. 18. School Libraries Provide Resources Our libraries share over 40 databases online.
  19. 19. School Libraries Provide Resources Our student have access to more than 200 computers at the 4 secondary school libraries.
  20. 20. School Libraries Provide Resources Our students have access to the library catalog, databases, and eBooks online 24/7/365.
  21. 21. School Libraries Provide Resources Our libraries are a haven, an escape, a safe quiet place to study, to read, to be.
  22. 22. School Librarians = Teachers
  23. 23. School Librarians = Teachers We teach collaborative projects with classroom teachers,research skills, selection/evaluation of resources (both in print and online), annotation, citation, bibliographic formatting, use of software programs, and web 2.0 applications.
  24. 24. School Librarians = TeachersWe teach cybersafety: stranger danger, identity theft, cyberbullying, social networking.
  25. 25. School Librarians = Teachers We teach students to use web 2.0 tools like wikis and Google Docs.
  26. 26. School Librarians = Teachers We teach students to use new technologies safely, effectively, and appropriately.
  27. 27. School Librarians = Teachers We are technology leaders in our schools andprovide teacher training -- one-on-one, in groups, and online.
  28. 28. School Librarians = TeachersOnline Instruction: PCS secondary librarians are helping to implement Odysseyware throughout the district.
  29. 29. Libraries Programs = Fun :)
  30. 30. Library Programs Book Clubs
  31. 31. Library Programs Book Clubs
  32. 32. Library Programs Author Visits
  33. 33. Library Programs Author Visits
  34. 34. Library ProgramsBook Clubbers Meet Authors
  35. 35. Library Programs Kindles and eBooks
  36. 36. Library ProgramsiPods and Audiobooks
  37. 37. Library ProgramsReading Incentive Programs
  38. 38. Among other popular library programs,Kenilworths Million Word Challenge supports the English Language Arts standards.
  39. 39. Library Programs Poetry Slams
  40. 40. Library Programs Field Trips
  41. 41. Library ProgramsPromoting Reading in Petaluma
  42. 42. The Library of the Future Is Here TODAY!
  43. 43. The Library of the Future Uses new technologies to reach and engagereluctant, resource, and even accelerated readers.
  44. 44. The Library of the FutureUses new mobile apps to increase the ‘cool’ factor and offers new practical ways to provide access.
  45. 45. The Library of the Future...brings their resources to their users...
  46. 46. The Library of the Future...embraces change (i.e. Mac computers and wi-fi)!!!
  47. 47. The Library of the Future ...embraces change (i.e. iPads)!!!
  48. 48. The Library of the Future ...socially-networks...
  49. 49. The Library of the Future ...socially-networks...
  50. 50. The Library of the Future ...is a place parents love...
  51. 51. The Library of the Future ...is a place students love...
  52. 52. The Library of the Future ...is a place students love...
  53. 53. The Library of the Future ...is a place students love...
  54. 54. The library of "the future" is here, now, today!Its *not* your mothers library! Its a super-fun, high-techy, hip and happy place!
  55. 55. The Importance ofthe Library Team
  56. 56. In addition to resources, school libraries need staffing to improve student achievement, and this is the area whereimprovement is needed in Petaluma when school funding improves.
  57. 57. The Importance of the Library Team Only our high schools have the necessary team of librarian and paraprofessional.
  58. 58. The Importance of the Library Team Our junior highs have a librarian without the needed paraprofessional.
  59. 59. The Importance of the Library Team Our elementaries have a paraprofessional without the needed librarian.
  60. 60. more staffing = more hours open before and after school more staffing = more support to students during class time more staffing = more collaboration with classroom teachers more staffing =more student instruction and staff development
  61. 61. What can the Board doto support school libraries?
  62. 62. Visit our libraries!
  63. 63. Visit our websites!
  64. 64. Kenilworth JHS Library Petaluma JHS Library Petaluma HS LibraryCasa Grande HS Library
  65. 65. mypcslibrary.org
  66. 66. What can the Board doto support school libraries?
  67. 67. Remind principals and teachers to take advantage of all we have to offer.
  68. 68. Spread the good wordthroughout our community.
  69. 69. Research: Dr. Stephen Krashen http://www.sdkrashen.com/index.php?cat=2 Dr. Douglas Achtermanhttp://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9800/ Dr. Keith Curry Lance http://www.laurabushfoundation.org/Lance.pdf
  70. 70. References: CDE http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/lb/ CSLAhttp://csla.net/index.php/publications/school-library- standards
  71. 71. Goodies!Bookmarks, buttons, magnets, handouts and more! :) We have lots! Come and get em! And share em! :)

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