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Lhs feb 2011

  1. 1. LARNED HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY FEBRUARY MONTHLY REPORT GWEN LEHMAN, LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST PAM FITZGERREL, LIBRARY ASSISTANT Interlibrary Loan Program During the spring semester ofthe 2008-2009 school year, thelibrary began the applicationprocess to participate in thestatewide Interlibrary LoanProgram. This program allowsour high school students anddistrict staff the opportunity toborrow books, audiobooks, dvdsand videos unavailable at ourlibrary or local libraries from otherlibraries in the state. In turn otherlibraries involved in the stateInterlibrary Loan Program may Interlibrary Loan Program in borrowing and loaning items.request items to borrow from our August 2010. Mrs. Fitzgerrel waslibrary. instrumental in this process As part of our preparation In the 2009-2010 school year, as she worked in the process, we developed athe library staff spent time interlibrary loan department basic interlibrary loancleaning our library catalog at a previous position. As a request form for studentsrecords in preparation for result of her experience, she and staff to complete whenexporting them to the state card has been the overseer of this they needed an itemcatalog. Ms. Lehman and Mrs. program for the 2010-2011 unavailable in our libraryFitzgerrel also received training school year and will continue collection. We also workedfrom the Central Kanas Library to oversee the program in on developing an interlibrarySystem on the process of the years to come. loan notebook detailing theborrowing and lending resources procedures involved in (continued on pg. 2)through the Kansas LibraryCatalog. We officially started the Mission The Larned High School Library will be an inviting, user-friendly hub providing opportunities for active, engaging and challenging learning for students and staff through various media resources, programming and collaboration. The LHS Library will provide a quality program that will enable students to be lifelong learners and enhance the curriculum and technology standards of Larned High School.
  2. 2. LHS LIBRARY INTERNET Learning technology integration IDENTITY through Baker night class.Card Catalog: Allowsstudents and staff to searchthe collection at school orhome, access eBooks, renew& place holds on books-- Library Blog:Information relating to To date, we have had 55 loan requests of which only 4 could not filledbooks, technology, events,news and more--http:// due to the newness of the item being requested. In turn we have had 64lhslib2007.edublogs.org/ requests to borrow materials from our library. Of those requests, we have been unable to fill 10 mainly due to the item already being checked out toLHS Library Facebook one of our own students. While many of the borrowing requests havePage: Updates on events, come from other school libraries, we have also had requests from K-programs, books and more-- State, Manhattan Public Library, Topeka Correctional Facility and Kansashttp://www.facebook.com/ Wesleyan University. We have even had a request from our own publichome.php?#!/pages/Larned- library.KS/Larned-High-School-LMC/221632271653 While our program is off to a good start, there is one drawback to the interlibrary loan program--money. Financially, our school library paysLHS Library Website: postage for mailing out any items we lend to another library and we payGeneral information on postage for returning any items we have borrowed from another library.library policies & procedures, The average shipping cost (at library rate) on these items is $2.63.programs and Teen Advisory Currently, the library has no program for raising funds to overset the costGroup--http:// of the Interlibrary Loan Program, which has cost just over $200 up-to-www.usd495.net/ date. Other expenditures include mailing envelopes and labels. So, why150620171264587/site/ continue a program that brings nothing in financially? To be honest, wedefault.asp could not afford to purchase all of the items we have requested fromLHS Library Delicious: other libraries for $200. This program allows us the opportunity toCollection of bookmarks provide books to students and staff that they would never have access toselected specifically for the through our library for the simple fact that we cannot purchaseneeds of staff & students at everything. It also provides to research articles that can only be obtainedLHS--http:// through costly databases.www.delicious.com/lhslib2010 Our future goals for the Interlibrary Loan Program include: findingLHS Library Flickr: financial resources to cover the cost of the program, online request formsShared photos--http:// available through the library website and card catalog and increasedwww.flickr.com/photos/ promotion of the program through the library website, emails and word ofsocdownload/ mouth.
  3. 3. Data SnapshotsLHS LIBRARY STATISTICS, FEBRUARY 2011Total Circulation 5769th Grade Circulation 8610th Grade Circulation 7311th Grade Circulation 4012th Grade Circulation 68Other 309Card Catalog Total Page Hits 199LHS Lib Facebook Page Monthly Active Users 50Kan-ed Application Usage Totals 31Interlibrary Loan--Loaned Total 4Interlibrary Loan--Borrowed Total 4 Filled DeniedTotal Resource Requests 47 4Computer(s): Library Desktops 7 0Computer(s): Laptops 35 0Multi-media Cart/Projector 1 0TV with DVD/VCR 0 0Video Camera/Camcorder 2 0Other 2 4 Having fun in the library!