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COX LIBRARY 2020-2021

Print: 882 ebooks: 3528

FIC: Black Sun Grand Union NW

ebooks: One of Us is Lying Divergent Zeus King of the Gods

GN: Artemis Fowl Be More Chill

YA: Fault in Our Stars All These Monsters Code Name Verity

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Non-Fiction: Black Hearts of Men Motorcycle Diaries Amelia Earhart

During research season this spring, we saw a large increase in usage of our electronic resources.

Self-service portals, such as our DIY page, allowed students to successfully self-navigate the library resources. Many students also took advantage of our ebook databases, which they could access without limits on circulation.



LIBRARY # of chats doubled from last year!

Total taught: 58 NLW Quizzes/contests

Library trivia /live Kahoot Book titles, emoji plots, movies based on books, poetry, banned Books Week and more! Community involvement Canva/Library Aware posters/emails Newsletters


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Professional Development Book Buzzes (multiples per publisher) Sourcebooks; Harlequin/Workman/Algonquin, ALMA, Macmillan, Scholastic, Harlequin, Norton/Sourcebooks/Workman, HarperCollins, Library Reads, MS Fiction, Little Brown Young Adult; YA Hits Panel; Penguin Random House; Ingram Shout ‘n’ Share; Ingram Fall; Mystery Books; Simon & Schuster; Booklist Spring Books; WW Norton; Middle Grade Magic; Women in Science; Black Voices in YA; Library Journal;

Courses Class Action, Embedded Librarians course, GOA’s Designing for Online Learning Class; Project READY, ISTE Empowered Learners, Intro to Cataloging and Digital Preservation courses; Circle Training tier one

Webinars Excellence in NonFiction for Young Adults, More tech tools for reopening libraries; Boston Globe live with Ibrahim Kendi; Towards a New Normal; Contemplative Pedagogy; What's Next for Collection Strategy and Reader's Advisory

Conferences NCTE, ALAN, ALA Midwinter, NELA; Library Journal Convention; School Library Convention; Library Journal Day of Dialog; School Library Day of Dialog; SLJ Teen Live, LIRT Steering Committee and Five Year Planning Retreat; LiLead Conference; AISL Summer Institute; ALA Annual

Library Association Meetings Independent Schools Section, Association of Independent School Libraries, Greater Boston Cooperative Library Association

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As we look ahead to next year, with the prospect of being in person, we hope to build on our successes from the past year.

Outreach: create Library Ambassadors program reconfigure first floor to encourage more relaxation (jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, card making, coloring books) work with campus groups on non-academic resource guides

AY22 Goals Instruction: create new tutorials work with students on website/resource guides introduce afternoon/evening chat during Research Season

Departmental: integrate new Library Assistant into daily life in Cox look at 2012 Department Review and 2011 NEASC evaluation and discuss growth/strategic planning b/c of ~2023 move to Wigg

A final thank you to everyone who supported the library. We appreciate your patience, assistance and advice. Although this past year was challenging, many of you took the time to let us know how the library was supporting you.

So we created a word cloud of some of that praise!

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See you in September!