UPPER SCHOOL LIBRARY 2011-‐2012 SCHOOL YEAR
A YEAR IN REVIEW Submitted by Mario CHIOINI, June 2012
Years in position: 5 Serving approx. 400 students, 8 to 12 Total Staff: 2 full time Collection: just over 12000 items Average Age of the collection: 1995 Lost items this year: waiting for inventory
All statistics were collected on May 21, 2012 CIRCULATION STATISTICS
3650 total check outs (as of May 31) (approx. 21 items/day)
Despite a less than 5% decrease in circulation statistics over last year, print is still a popular format for upper school users, with fiction accounting for about 20% of our circulation. The decrease may, in part, be due to: 1) The fact that the statistics collection was done earlier. 2) An increase in database use and online searching. 3) A change in assignments and required sources by teachers. 4) An increase in students’ personal use of e-‐readers
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AMERICAN LIBRARY IN PARIS PARTNERSHIP -‐ 4 memberships 41 check outs by 15 patrons In its third year of operation, our partnership with the American Library in Paris has proven to be an excellent resource to our users and a great investment for us. Although limited in use, it has allowed us to expand our print and digital resources. Students doing extended essays and historical investigations have benefited best of the program. Note: We don’t have detailed statistics from ALP on the number of items borrowed and the number of times the databases that were used.
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WEB SITE AND LIBGUIDES Web site access: 7739 times Unit guides (6 pathfinders) access: 2578 times Unit Weebly (3 web sites) access: n/a We are very pleased to have a dedicated library web site for the first time this year which has proven to be a crucial addition to our services. Along with the web site, I created libguides and weebly web sites for specific units of study. Enthusiastic teachers, students and parents have accessed the online pathfinders a few thousand times already.
EBSCO DATABASES PACKAGE (Our main package of databases)
2051 sessions Users have used our main package of databases to a greater extent this year. Possible reasons are: . Better promotion and teaching of our resources. . Increased and more focused collaboration with classrooms teachers and instruction. . Meeting IB students more regularly. . Organizing workshops for parents. . Return of investment from past instruction.
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212 scheduled classes in the library
+ 15 classes taught away in teachers’ rooms + 41 periods + 6 full days of non-‐class uses (reviews, room change, meetings…)
Increasing the level of collaboration with teachers led to an increase in scheduled classes in the library for direct instruction. Content ranged from introducing the library services and resources to the delivery of various workshops and classes about searching, citing, evaluating, etc. The feedback from the various partners was very positive. Thanks to a new set up initiated by Brian Brazeau I was able to work directly with all IB students this year.
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HIGHLIGHTS GOALS 2011-‐2012 1. Technology integration 2. Increase collaboration with teachers Those goals were not only achieved this year but they will continue to be central to my work in years to come as the nature of teaching and learning, and that of the library in particular, are changing and forming new paradigms. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY 1. Developed, rolled out and maintained The Hub!, the new Upper School library web site. 2. Created LibGuides and Weebly web sites (pathfinders) for various units of study. 3. Revised and modified the following documents to reflect the teacher-‐librarian’s reality, and to be annexed in the Professional Growth and Feedback Process handbook for future reference: A) Self-‐Reflection and Professional Goal Setting B) Learning Conversation Feedback and Formative Assessment 4. Participated in the first Extended Essay Seminar organized by Brian Brazeau for new IB students. I provided a session on searching and resources in January and met with small groups in May for a follow-‐up. 5. Created a web site for the English Department summer reading and another for Modern Languages. 6. Increased the number and level of collaboration with classroom teachers this year, specifically with 9th grade GAPS, French 3, Bilingue 3, History 201, IB biology and grade 8 Social Studies. 7. We ran our 2nd edition of the Seniors Book Legacy Program where seniors were asked to donate a favorite book. COMMITTEE MEMBER 1. Technology 2. Facilities 3. Curriculum 4. Strategic Planning PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AS ATTENDEE 1. Half-‐day Follett library workshop, Oct. 12, Marymount school, Paris 2. 15th National Conference and Exhibition by The American Association of School-‐Librarians, Oct. 26-‐30, Minneapolis (report attached) 3. The Future of Learning conference, London, Jan. 25-‐26, with other Curriculum Committee members (overview attached) 4. Visit of Cushing Academy, Boston, MA about 21st century education and libraries, end of June 2012 AS PRESENTER 1. ELSA Teacher Development Day (TDD): Become a POW!er Searcher workshop, March 21 2. Two workshops for parents: Become a POW!er Searcher, Nov. 22, 2011 and Feb. 20, 2012 3. Creating Your Own LibGuide workshop presented to ASP faculty during the February PD day OTHER -‐ NON-‐LIBRARY 1. Afternoon bus duty (all year) 2. Took the First Aid retraining workshop with the Red Cross. 3. Supported school activities such as performance arts presentations, art exhibits, Friends of the Libraries meetings and activities, Holiday Boutique, International Day, Beard contest, Barbecues, concerts, etc. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS The following feedback survey results can be found on SurveyMonkey (school account) . Teacher Survey Library Collaboration . Student Survey Library Collaboration . Parents Workshop Evaluation – November . Parents Workshop Evaluation -‐ February . Become a POWer! Searcher from ELSA workshop attendees The following conference reports are found in appendix . The 15th National Conference & Exhibition by The American Association of School Librarians Minnesota, October 2011 . The Future of Learning – Learning Without Frontier London, January 2012