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Annual Report

IDEAS BEGIN IN YOUR LIBRARY

Libraries

Highlights of 2011-2012 • Completed Policy and Procedures manual for libraries • Created interactive library manual for iPads for library assistants to refer to • Increased print and non-print collections at all of our schools • Started two new library facilities in Pharr and Edinburg • Library team collaborated extensively with ELA Coordinators and Humanities Coordinator • Brought three new campuses online with an automated cataloging and circulation systems, bringing total to eleven active OPACs at IDEA schools • Streamlined MARC records across that district to ensure uniformity of catalog and processing standards

IDEA Libraries IDEA IDEA IDEA IDEA IDEA IDEA IDEA IDEA IDEA IDEA

Donna Quest Frontier Mission San Benito San Juan Academy San Juan CP Alamo Pharr Edinburg


STAFFING MATTERS IDEA PUBLIC SCHOOLS LIBRARIES STATISTICS

AVERAGE HOURS OPEN PER WEEK (BASED ON A 40 HOUR WEEK)

DONNA- 44 hrs.. ALAMO- 37.4 hrs. SAN BENITO- 36.37 hrs. MISSION- 31.5 hrs. SAN JUAN CP- 30.29 hrs E FRONTIER- 27.76 hrs. QUEST- 19.06 hrs EDINBURG- 0 hrs. PHARR- 0 hrs. SAN JUAN ACAD. - 0 hrs. WESLACO - 0 hrs.

AVERAGE ITEMS CIRCULATED PER STUDENT

DONNA- 21.59 items FRONTIER- 11.27 items SAN JUAN CP- 10.32 MISSION- 7.98 items SAN BENITO- 6.65 items ALAMO- 5.55 items QUEST- 5.13 items PHARR- 0.65 items SAN JUAN ACAD –0.0005 EDINBURG- 1.46 items WESLACO – 0.0004 items

Celebrations and Reading Incentive Programs included: Teen Tech Week Wrestlemania Reading Challenge Banned Books Week Teen Read Week National Library Week Dr. Seuss’ Birthday/Read Across America Poetry Week


How do our libraries measure up according to Texas Library Standards?

Ratings measured according to School Library Programs: Standards and Guidelines for Texas Available at: http://tinyurl.com/TSLStandards


Did you know your District Librarians do THESE things? • Seek professional  development   that  will  help  you  grow  even  if  it   is  not  offered  by  IDEA  PUBLIC   SCHOOLS?     • Build   personal/professional   learning   network   using   social   networking  tools   • Guide   teachers/colleagues   in   setting  up  their  classrooms  to  use   PLNs.     • Read   both   edtech   journals   and   blogs,  beyond  the  print  literature   of  our  own  profession.   • Follow   selected   educators,   experts,   authors,   etc.   with   microblogging  apps  like  Twitter   • We   Twitter   to   realtime   chats   about   professional   interests.   using   hashtags   like   #tlchat   and   #edchat   • Learn   by   visiting   the   webcast   archives   of   conferences     we   cannot   attend.   (For   instance,   ISTE)   • Share   new   knowledge   with   others   using   social   bookmarking   tools  like  Delicious  and  Diigo   • Set   up   feed   readers   to   push   the   blog   of   experts   and   educators   you   respect   to   you   on   a   regular   basis.   • Share   newfound   information   on   blogs   and   Scoopit   magazine   pages  

Personal Learning Networks

21st Century  Libraries   Libraries  will  always  exist  as  places  for  learners  to  find  information,   resources,  services,  and  instruction.  But  formats,  technologies,   learning  needs,  and  our  schools  are  evolving.  And  so  are  students   themselves.  Our  entire  information  and  communication  landscapes   have  shifted—and  this  shift  will  only  continue.   Good  searching  is  not  just  about  using  Google,  accessing  databases,   or  teaching  Boolean  logic.  It’s  about  teaching  how  to  search  and   evaluate  information  coming  from  wikis,  blogs,  Twitter,  and  whatever   comes  next.  It’s  about  understanding  and  using  tags,  about  sharing   and  harnessing  the  power  of  a  wide  variety  of  information  feeds.  It’s   about  teaching  how  to  aggregate  RSS  feeds,  to  gather  useful   widgets,  and  to  create  personal  information  portals.  Librarians  must   be  able  to  retool  and  stay  ahead  of  teachers  and  students.  We  believe   that  librarians  cannot  adequately  retool  if  they  do  not  develop  PLNs   (personal  or  professional  learning  networks).  Which  leads  us  to...     Are  we  preparing  our  libraries  to  serve  a  post-­‐literate  society  (See   Doug  Johnson’s  “Libraries  for  a  Post-­‐Literate  Society”  in  Multimedia   &  Internet  @  Schools,  July/August  2009),  one  in  which  people  can   read  but  prefer  to  meet  their  information,  communication,  and   recreational  needs  in  formats  other  than  print?  How  do  we  begin  to   understand  that  literacy  is  no  longer  restricted  to  print?  Learners   must  be  able  to  construct  and  deconstruct  messages  in  a  multitude  of   media.  They  need  to  read,  interpret,  and  create  all  types  of  writing   and  scripting:  YouTube  video,  Tweets,  blog  posts,  digital  stories.    

These excerpts  were  taken  from:   Valencia,  Joyce.  "Things  that  keep  us  up  at  night."  School  Library  Journal.                        2009):  n.  page.  Print.  <http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6699357.html>.    


DATABASES FOR STUDENT RESEARCH AND DATA *Not all databases subscribed to by all campuses

COLLEGE PREP

MIDDLE SCHOOL

ACADEMY

ABC-CLIO

ABC-CLIO

ABDO ONLINE

ALUKA

ALUKA

BRAIN POP

BRAINPOP

BRAINPOP

BRITANNICA ONLINE

BRITANNICA ONLINE

BRITANNICA ONLINE

CAPSTONE INTERATIVE

CULTURE GRAMS

CULTURE GRAMS

ESBSCO HOST

DISCOVERY EDUCATION

DISCOVERY EDUCATION

MYON READER

EBSCO HOST

EBSCO HOST

PEBBLE GO

FACTS ON FILE

FACTS ON FILE

ROSEN ONLINE

GALE RESOURCES

GALE RESOURCES

TEACHING BOOKS.NET

JSTOR

JSTOR

WORLDBOOK ONINE

NEWSBANK

NEWSBANK

NOTICIAS

NOTICIAS

QUESTIA

ROSEN ONLINE

ROSEN ONLINE

TEACHING BOOKS.NET

TEACHING BOOKS.NET

TEXAS STATE HANDBOOK

TEXAS STATE HANDBOOK WORLD BOOK ONLINE

WORLD BOOK ONLINE ROSEN SPOTLIGHT

Advantages of using Databases • • • • • •

Authentic, reliable information Information resources are all together Accessible anywhere Easily retrievable Many patrons can access the same database at the same time


IDEA LIBRARIES COLLECTION STATISTICS

ABOUT OUR COLLECTIONS

PRINT ITEMS: DONNA ACADEMY AND COLLEGE PREP- 27,606 QUEST ACADEMY AND COLLEGE PREP- 12,083 FRONTIER ACADEMY AND COLLEGE PREP 12,753 SAN BENITO ACADEMY AND COLLEGE PREP 6,251 SAN JUAN ACADEMY 6,089 SAN JUAN COLLEGE PREP 8,892 MISSION ACADEMY AND COLLEGE PREP 6,287 ALAMO ACADEMY AND COLLEGE PREP 12,303 PHARR ACADEMY AND COLLEGE PREP 3,418 EDINBURG ACADEMY AND COLLEGE PREP 2,612 WESLACO ACADEMY AND COLLEGE PREP 3,482

E-BOOKS DONNA ACADEMY AND COLLEGE PREP- 392 QUEST ACADEMY AND COLLEGE PREP- 279 FRONTIER ACADEMY AND COLLEGE PREP 130 SAN BENITO ACADEMY AND COLLEGE PREP 106 SAN JUAN COLLEGE PREP 39 MISSION ACADEMY AND COLLEGE PREP 81 ALAMO ACADEMY AND COLLEGE PREP 194 PHARR ACADEMY AND COLLEGE PREP 12 EDINBURG ACADEMY AND COLLEGE PREP 0 WESLACO ACADEMY AND COLLEGE PREP 0

COLLECTIONS ARE SELECTED USING RECOMMENDATIONS FROM:

Teachers Parents   Students   Alex  Award     Amercian  Library  Award   Book  List   Book  List  Starred   The  Book  Page   Bulletin  of  the  Center  for            Children’s  Books                 Caldecott  Medal/Honor   Children’s  Books   Coretta  Scott  King  Award   Education  Review   Education  Software  Review   Follett  TITLEWAVE   Horn  Book   Kirkus  Reviews   Library  Media  Connection   Library  Talk   Michael  L.  Printz  Award   Multicultural  Book  Reviews   New  York  Times  Best  Seller              Lists   Newberry  Medal/Honor   Pura  Belpre  Award/Honor   School  Library  Journal   School  Library  Journal   Starrred   Teacher  Librarian   Theodore  Seuss  Geisel  Award   YALSA’s  top  10   YALSA  Non-­‐Fiction  


IDEA DONNA LIBRARY ANNUAL SUMMARY


IDEA DONNA LIBRARY

HIGHLIGHTS •

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Over 50 subscription database resources to support IB inquiry and DP Extended Essay Installed monitor for video and booktrailer displays New mural in Everybody reading section


IDEA QUEST LIBRARY ANNUAL SUMMARY


IDEA QUEST LIBRARY

HIGLIGHTS •

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Installed additional shelving, computer carrels and technology storage cabinet New, library-quality tables and chairs Teen section updated 1,621 books, 30 movies, 291 audio & catalist books, and 279 eBooks added to collection


IDEA FRONTIER LIBRARY ANNUAL SUMMARY


IDEA FRONTIER LIBRARY

HIGHLIGHTS • • • •

Additional shelving installed for non—fiction collection Computer carrels installed for student use Added eBook, audio book, and videos to collection Print collection increased by more than 20%


IDEA SAN BENITO LIBRARY ANNUAL SUMMARY


IDEA SAN BENITO LIBRARY

HIGHLIGHTS • •

Installed library-quality shelving and computer carrels for student use Collection increased by 716 books, 48 videos, 174 audio & catalist books, and 106 eBooks Library hours doubled from 20102011


IDEA SAN JUAN COLLEGE PREPARATORY LIBRARY ANNUAL SUMMARY


IDEA SAN JUAN COLLEGE PREPARATORY ANNUALSUMMARY

HIGHLIGHTS • •

Opened library on new campus Purchased second Destiny cataloging/circulation software license to split collection with Academy Fiction section reshelved by genre to assist students in locating materials Over 2,500 print resources to support STEM curriculum


IDEA ALAMO LIBRARY ANNUAL SUMMARY


IDEA ALAMO LIBRARY

HIGHLIGHTS •

Increased collection by 162 items, per Junior Library Guild subscription With over 12,000 items, Alamo has one of the higher book:student ratios


IDEA MISSION LIBRARY ANNUAL SUMMARY


IDEA MISSION LIBRARY Y

HIGHLIGHTS • •

Installed library-quality shelving Added, 1,181 books, 54 Catalist (online audio), 54 eBooks, 79 Playaway audio books Circulation per student increased by 6 items


IDEA PHARR LIBRARY ANNUAL SUMMARY


IDEA PHARR LIBRARY

HIGHLIGHTS •

Increased collection by 1,476 items, nearly doubling collection

Installed shelving and recreational seating area, circulation desk, and computer work stations for students


IDEA EDINBURG LIBRARY ANNUAL SUMMARY


IDEA EDINBURG LIBRARY

HIGHLIGHTS • • •

Installed library-quality shelving, circulation desk, and book drop Added 2,612 print resources Two parent volunteers regularly helped with set up and maintenance of library


IDEA WESLACO LIBRARY ANNUAL SUMMARY


IDEA WESLACO LIBRARY

HIGHLIGHTS •

Added 3,482 print resources

Circulation was voluntarily handled by 6th grade teacher


IDEA SAN JUAN ACADEMY LIBRARY ANNUAL SUMMARY


IDEA SAN JUAN ACADEMY LIBRARY

HIGHLIGHTS • •

Purchased 134 new titles to support science curriculum Split collection with SJCP and purchased separate Destiny Quest circulation/cataloging software license Two parent volunteers helped set up library in Fall


NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

Monday iRead @ the Library Write an online review in the library catalog!

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Visit http://ips.follettdestiny.com Login with YOUR username Find your favorite book

Write a review One submission will be selected at random to win a Kindle Tuesday iCreate @ the Library Tell us about your library favorite book through Moodle or Animoto

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Visit Wordle.com and create a word picture about a book OR your library

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Using Animoto, create a Book Trailer

Email or print and deliver to library OR

Email submission to your District Librarian One trailer will win a Flipvideo Camera! Wednesday iDiscover @ the Library Follow your library on Facebook.

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OFF-CAMPUS, find your library and LIKE it on Facebook.

Create a Scoop!IT page Win Dr. Dre iBeats! Thursday iLearn @ the Library Visit the library for a FREE subscription to Google SketchUp Pro (value = $495) Friday iSearch @ the Library


Notable Trends Most of the IDEA Libraries are in their first or second years of operation. However, there are two IDEA Libraries with statistics dating back three years or more. At IDEA Donna and IDEA Quest libraries, the total number of annual circulations has dropped over the past three years. One possible factor is the hours of operation have been reduced at each library from more than an hour both before and after school to less than 8 hours a day. Another contributing factor may be the reduction of library staff to one non-certified employee per campus. Surprising to note is that the introduction of the AR Zone did not significantly impact the overall circulation numbers, neither decreasing circulations as students gained another access points to reading materials, nor increasing circulations as reading abilities increased.

2012 IDEA Public Schools Library Annual Report  

An annual report for all of our principals to get a glimpse of their library collections.

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