CHURCHILL LIBRARY REPORT August/September 2013
Students served: Number of school days: 25 Number of classes served: 132 Number of individuals served: 478 Number of students visiting before and after school-Daily Avg.: 51
Number of students visiting during lunch: 1974
Books circulated by grade level:
9th 10th 11th 12th Staff Total
289 487 270 126 229 1401
Some of Churchill’s talented Art students created some amazing artwork last spring under the direction of Ms. Seay. It was installed in the library over the summer months. During Staff Development prior to the start of school, teachers were trained by the librarian to access and use the Digital Citizenship lessons which were developed by the Technology department. The Churchill library hosted the two day New Librarian Academy prior to the beginning of school. All the English I classes visited the library for an orientation which included learning about the new VDI computers that were installed over the summer. Across the district, librarians are transitioning to the use of LibGuides as a resource organizer and format for all Library Welcome pages. The district’s “Transforming the Future” meeting was held in the cafeteria, and was attended by the librarian. The first 21st Century Learning Professional Development session was held in the library under the facilitation of Mr. Barton. The library recognized “National Hispanic Heritage Month” with a display of books that celebrate some of the rich culture of the Hispanic people.
Ms. Drechsel’s AP World History classes explored Classical Civilizations and learned how to use Google Drive as a tool for their group presentations. Ms. Mann’s Senior and Sophomore English classes were instructed how to create documents in Google Drive to respond to readings, and uploaded them to Turn It In. Ms. Morrow’s ASL 3 & 4 students searched the databases for articles related to the topics of deaf history, famous deaf persons, or current events focusing on deaf issues. Ms. Carrier’s AP European History class delved into databases to research the Religious Wars of the 16th Century, and worked in Google Drive so that they could collaborate with their group members. Ms. Norman’s Healthy Lifestyles class researched different mental disorders to gather information for creating their posters. Coach James’ Healthy Lifestyles class accessed the information virtually from our LibGuide on the Library Web page. Dr. Wulfsberg’s Senior English classes looked to the future with research on the college application process and the financial and academic requirements of colleges and universities. They also studied careers and the education necessary for becoming successful in those careers. Their final presentations would be presented in their classroom. Ms. Villarreal’s Work Based Learning students were interviewed for positions as library assistants for 8th period, and were trained in the duties of preparing the library for the following day.
Volleyball Parent Meeting New Librarian Academy New Principal’s Meeting Proctor test for former Churchill student taking online college course exam Swim Parent Meeting PTA Packet sorting in Conference Room Book Club Meeting Hosted and participated in District High School Librarian Professional Development UIL Academic Team practice every Tuesday before and after school GT Parent Meeting before Greenback Night Greenback Night-greeted parents Project Graduation Meeting after Greenback Night Hosted 21st Century Learning Professional Development Hosted and participated in District’s Flipped Classroom Professional Development NHS Candidate Meeting Yearbook Photos for faculty and student re-takes Book Club preparation for Club Day
LibGuides Created Welcome page http://neisd.libguides.com/welcome_churchill_library Projects http://neisd.libguides.com/churchill_projects College and Career http://neisd.libguides.com/content.php?pid=481699&sid=4186049 Victorian Research http://neisd.libguides.com/content.php?pid=481699&sid=3960177 Classical Civilizations http://neisd.libguides.com/content.php?pid=481699&sid=4197786 Student Book Club http://neisd.libguides.com/content.php?pid=470167&sid=4196902 Google Accounts http://neisd.libguides.com/content.php?pid=470167&sid=4180457 Digital Citizenship for teachers http://neisd.libguides.com/churchill_digital_citizenship Professional Resources for teachers http://neisd.libguides.com/professional_resources Turn It In http://neisd.libguides.com/content.php?pid=470167&sid=4160744 Mental Disorders http://neisd.libguides.com/content.php?pid=481699&sid=4253223
Total views of Churchill LibGuides 2528
Charlotte Gustafson, Librarian Clara Chertakovsky, Library Assistant