August 2009 Monthly Report


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August 2009 Monthly Report

  1. 1. CREEKVIEW THE UNQUIET LIBRARY HIGH SCHOOL AUGUST 2009 MONTHLY REPORT Buffy Hamilton, School Librarian Roxanne Johnson, School Librarian Tammy Beasley, Library Clerk 1
  2. 2. It was great to see and hear Program Highlights many of the students express their enthusiasm about trying something “outside the box”. August featured the “Geek the Library” Most found that using the campaign, which celebrated students’ passions available technology to “get and how our school library supports students’ out of the books” made their interests; our work was featured on the official learning of the material come OCLC Geek the Library blog. more easily and without the Students participated in the ALA/YALSA Teens’ usual effort. As with all Top Ten voting for best books for teen readers. technology, we ran into some Library and tech staff installed the new little snags here and there but GALILEO toolbar, which gives our users greater in the end, that just added to ease in accessing our GALILEO databases. the overall lesson by throwing The establishment and sharing of our program in a little mini lesson on goals for 2009-10 with the mindmapping tool patience. The media center Mindomo. staff made the use of the technology extremely easy. I think we will be using the SlideShare and Glogsters or many of my classes future projects. Jason Hubbard, Criminal Justice/Career Tech teacher The kickoff of the Media 21 framework with Ms. Lester’s 10th World Literature/Composition students. 2
  3. 3. Data Snapshots The Unquiet Library Statistics, August 2009 Number of Class Sessions Served 150 Number of Student Visitors (Morning, Lunch, 3571 Afternoon Hours) Total Circulation 1747 9th Grade Circulation 654 10th Grade Circulation 564 11th Grade Circulation 332 12th Grade Circulation 197 Total GALE Databases Sessions 1731 Gale Virtual Reference Library 989 GALE Discovering Collection 308 Gale Opposing Viewpoints 127 Gale Literature Resource Center 121 Gale Global Issues in Context 73 Gale History Resource Center, World 51 Gale History Resource Center, U.S. 62 The Unquiet Library Blog 6944 3
  4. 4. Collaborative Lessons Learning Activities/Instructional Research Pathfinder Collaborative Instructional Partner(s) th Readers’ Advisory/Book Checkout, 9 Literature/Composition Ms. Frost Mr. Bradford Ms. Kennedy Ms. Maxwell th Independent Book Selection and Checkout, 11 American Literature/Composition Ms. Carden Ms. Nayman th Introduction to Wikis, 10 Honors World Literature/Composition Ms. Lester th Introduction to Gmail and Google Docs, 10 Honors World Literature/Composition Ms. Lester th Introduction to Resources for Research, 10 World Literature/Composition Ms. Orfale Mr. Lawson th Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: Film vs. Fact, 11 U.S. History in Film Ms. Markham th Exploring Social Media and Social Networking in Education, 10 Honors World Ms. Lester Literature/Composition th Introduction to Blogging, 10 Honors World Literature/Composition Ms. Lester Healthcare Reform, Current Issues Mr. Foster Afghanistan, Current issues Mr. Foster The Economy, Current Issues Mr. Foster Psychologists, Psychology Mr. Hunsucker Career Exploration, World Geography Mr. Martin th Musical Genre Research/Persuasive Writing, 10 Honors Literature/Composition Ms. Orfale World Religions, World History AP/Honors Mr. Sinco Career Exploration/Research Mr. Jeffreys Career Exploration: Drafting, Architecture, Engineering Ms. Salas Amendments Research, Criminal Justice Mr. Hubbard Careers in Criminal Justice Mr. Hubbard Newspapers and Free Speech, Journalism Mr. Bradford 4