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DISCOVERY COLLEGE Library Annual Report

LIBRARY

20112012

In a sentence .....

the library received a new look,

collections were re-organised, virtual resources wer e extended & improved, more students used the library!

The library is central to implementing, enriching and supporting the teaching learning program of the school. We are proactive in developing information literate students and supporting an information literate community 1


Discovery College  Library Mission  Statement The  following  are  essen8al  to  the  development  of  literacy,  informa8on  literacy,   teaching,  learning  and  culture  and  are  core  school  library  services: • support   and   enhance   educa/onal   goals   as   outlined   in   the   school's   mission  and  curriculum,

• organise ac/vi/es   that   encourage   cultural   and   social   awareness   and   sensi/vity,

• develop and   sustain   in   children   of   all  ages  the   habit   and   enjoyment  of   reading  for   pleasure   and   the  use  of   libraries  throughout  their  lives,

• work with   students,   teachers,   administrators   and   parents   to   achieve   the   mission   of   the   school;   proclaiming   the   concept   that   intellectual   freedom   and   access   to   informa/on   are   essen/al   to   e ff e c / v e   a n d   r e s p o n s i b l e   ci/zenship   and   par/cipa/on   in   a   democracy,

• offer opportuni/es  for   experiences   in   crea/ng   and   using   informa/on   for   knowledge,   understanding,   imagina/on  and  enjoyment, • support   all   students  in   the   learning   and   prac/sing     of   skills   for   evalua/ng   and   using   informa/on,   regardless   of   form,   format   or   medium,  including  sensi/vity   to  the   modes   of   communica/on   within   the  community, •   provide   access   to   local,   regional,   na/onal,   global   resources   and   opportuni/es   that   expose   learners   to   diverse   ideas,   experiences   and   opinions,

• promote reading  and   the  resources   and  services  of  the  school  library  to   the   whole   school   community   and   beyond,  in  various  formats, • promote  ethical   use   of  informa/on   and   intellectual   property   through   educa/on   and  being  an   example  of   the  value  of  academic  honesty.

Index Policy Development                                    2 Achievements  &  Ini8a8ves                          3                                  6   Volunteers  

Sta8s8cs Budget    

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Library Collec8on  Development          8 Department  Collec8ons                                10 Online  Resources                                                        11                              12   Circula8on                                15   Periodicals   Use  of  Library                                                                  16 Secondary  Survey                                                17 Teaching  and  Learning    PYP                18 Teaching  and  Learning    MYP              19

Events

Love your  library  month                                20                              21                                     Bookweek             Author  Visits                                                                      22 Library  Staff                                                                        24 Plans  for  next  year                                                26 Closing  Comment                                                    25 Stocktake  report                                            App.1  

Policy Development A   library   policy   procedures   manual   was   con:nued   from   last   year,  with  further   addi:ons  to  acquisi:ons,   cataloguing,     shelving,   crea:ng   new  lists,   essen:ally  crea:ng  standards  and  protocols  for   all  staff   to  follow  as  they   do  their   daily   work.     This  will  be  helpful   for  new  staff  ,  and  help  to  maintain  systems  and  standards.

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Ini:a:ves Upper floor  door  opened  at  lunch Self  Checkout  Touch  screen Return  boxes  through  the  school Junior   Fic=on,   Senior   Fic=on   &   Fic=on   reorganised  into  genres Tops  of   shelves   removed  to   allow  extra   light  and  shelving Front  facing  shelving e-­‐book  readers  introduced Online  resource  page  improved Online  ebooks Facebook  page  developed Images  &  audiobooks  digi=sed New  signage  on  library  doors Slatwall  display Bean  bags  added  to  the  library Panels  behind  the  circula=on  desk Author   visits  by  Jack  Gantos,  Jan  LaMa  &   Sarah  Brennan Survey  of  secondary  students  and  staff Library  Lovers  day  for  staff Overdue  no=ces  were  sent  via   email   to   all  students  grade  5  &  above DIL  con=nuum  completed OPAC  Licensing  increased

Achievements

The library  and  staff  have  been  very  busy  working  on  a  number  of   projects  through  the  year  to  enhance  the  library  services  and   space.

Library Func=on The   upper   level   doors   were   open   at   secondary   lunch   /me   to   allow   easier   access   for   secondary   students,   and   in   response  to  survey  feedback. The     self   checkout   had   greater   use   this   year,   with   more   students   remembering   their   borrower   cards.   A   larger   touch   screen  was  purchased   to  make   it   easier,   however  the  card  scanning  soDware  was   not  yet  compa/ble. 2   new   return   boxes   were   created   from   plywood   by   the   design   &   technology   dept.   and   placed   in   strategic   loca/ons   for  easier  returns  by  students. All   fic/on   collec/ons   were   re   organised   in   genres   to   allow   for   a   beHer   browsing   experience,   and   to   encourage   students   to  try  new  genres  and  authors. The   dust   covers   of   shelves   were   removed  to   allow  more  light   and   greater   shelving  space. Increase  use  of  front  facing  shelving. E-­‐readers   (kobo)   were   introduced   to   students   and   were   very   popular   especially  with  the  latest   releases  which   could   be   downloaded   very   quickly   according  to  requests.

Virtual Space

Decora/ve panels  were  installed   behind   the  circula/on  desk  to  hide  the  shelving.   The   large   screen   showed   book   trailers,   with   new   trailers   being   featured   each   week.

Client Support Author   visit   by   Newberry   award   winner   Jack   Gantos   along   with   Jan   LaHa   and   Sarah  Brennan. Survey   was   conducted   across   all   of   secondary   and   secondary   teachers   to   gauge   hpw   the   percieve   the   library   is   mee/ng   their   needs   and   possible   improvements. The   first   Library   lovers  day  for   staff   was   held   in   conjunc/on   with   Valen/nes   day   and  library  lovers  week.   Overdue   and   reserve   no/ces   were   sent   to  students  via  email. User   guides  were  updated  to  reflect  new   resources  and  passwords. The   Digital   and   Informa/on   Literacy   con/nuum   was  worked   on   and   is   ready   to  be  launched  throughout  the  school. Licensing  for   OPAC  use  was  increaded  to   include   8   site   licences   to   allow   borrowing  throughout  the  school.

The library   access   to   databases   was   improved   to   include   student   log   in   that   are  the  same  as  their  computer  log  in. Access  to  online  ebooks  via  tumblebooks   and   sunshine   books   was   a   new   service   that   students   could   access   from   home   and  school. Library   facebook   page   con/nued   to   update   users   on   latest   developments   in   the  literary  world. Many   historic   images   of   HK   were   scanned   and   archived   for  use  with  units,   along  with  audio  books.

Physical Space Due   to   a   visit   by   Kevin   Hennah   early  in   the   year   a   number   of   changes   were   introduced.   The   library   doors   had   vinyl   signage   placed   on   them,   slatwall   was   installed   in   the   library   on   most   of   the   walls   to   help   display   books.   This   was   through  a  dona/on  from  the  PTA. Bean   bags   and   soD   furnishings   were   introduced  through  the  library. 3


Initiatives Early in  the  school  year  we  had  a  consultant  on  spacial  design  and  branding  Kevin  Hennah  visit.    He  gave  us  a   number  of  great  ideas  to  bring  the  library  up  to  a  vibrant  place  that  reflects  the  learning  that  goes  on  here. A  number  of  ini:a:ves  were  undertaken  through  the  year: New  book  drop  boxes  were  installed  on  the  ground  &  second  floors  for  ease  of  return  of  books.  They  were   covered  in  images  of  our  own  students    in  poses  with  books.

Panels were  designed  and  installed  to  hide  the  shelving  behind  the  circula:on  desk  and  these  were  changed   periodically  to  add  a  different  feeling  to  the  library.

Vinyl signage  was  placed  on  the  glass  entry  doors                

 

The self  checkout  was  improved  with  a  larger   touchscreen

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New Bean Bags were introduced into the lower and upper floors

The PTA funded the purchase and installation of slatwall display throughout the library, which allows for better display of books for students to select.

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The tops of the shelves were removed to increase shelving and to increase the light onto the shelves.

Volunteers This year  we  had  a  number  of  parents  and   students  who  helped  us  with  various  tasks  from   building  models,  crea:ng  displays,  cataloguing,   stamping  and  covering  books,  retagging  and   shelving,  all  important  tasks  which  help  us  to   deliver  the  best  service  we  can  to  the  school   community.

This year  we  logged  over  800  hours  between   student  assistants  and  parent  helpers  -­‐  this  is   equivalent  to  one  more  full  :me  staff  member!   Thank  you  so  much  to  everyone  for  their  help   and  prac:cal  support  over  the  year,  we  could   not  achieve  so  much  without  you.

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Sta:s:cs -­‐  Budget books Databases Author visits periodicals admin consult signage video furnishings audio visual bookweek teacher resources

1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 4% 6% 7% 7%

51% 18%

The budget  this  year  was  $370,000  this  was  a  total   increase  from  last  year  of  $40,000. This  equates  to  an  alloca:on  of  about  $321  (41USD)   per   child   in   the  school  for  the   year.   A   reduc:on   of   $40HKD  per  child  alloca:on  from  the  previous  year. Our   priority   for   collec:on   development   this   year   was  developing   the  non  fic:on  collec:on   across  all   year  levels. We  also  increased  the  database  facili:es  to  include     Ques:a,   Tumblebooks,   Sunshine   books.   We   dropped   Infotrac   and   Bookflix   as   they   were   not   mee:ng  the  needs  of  the  students  or  teachers.

community earned   $15,500   worth   of   credits   that   we   could   spend   at   Paddyfield   to   supplement   the   collec:on. Next   year  we  are  looking   to  move  further  into   the   area   of   e-­‐books,   which   will   mean   more   of   the   budget  being  allocated  to  online  resources. Items   that   were   purchased   for   the   library   from   other  budgets  were  the  e-­‐readers  (ICT   budget)   and   slat   wall   display   panels   and   acrylic   book   holders   (PTA  dona:on).

The budget   is   also   supplemented   by   dona:ons   of   books   from   DC   families   as   well   as   points   earned   through   Paddyfield   Bookclub.   This   year   the   DC  

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Sta:s:cs -­‐  Library    Collec:on  Development   Collection Development

Total library  holdings  40,376,  Resource  room  holdings  20,319  (includes  equipment,  text  books,  reading  club   books,  guided  readers,  fluency  books,  learning  resources  ....)  Total  catalogue  records  60,695.  Extensive  weeding   was  undertaken  through  the  year,  but  8224  new  items  have  been  added  to  the  catalogue  in  the  past  12   months.  (library  4981,  other  Depts  3243) Weeding  is  an  essen:al  part  of  the  process  of  developing  a  vibrant  current  collec:on.  Many  of  the  resources   weeded  were  led  over  from  the  opening  of  Bauhinia,  had  been  handed  on  from  other  schools  and  were   extremely  old  and  dirty.  Weeding  gives  us  room  to  purchase  new  resources,  and  keeps  the  collec:on  fresh.   1635  resources  were  weeded  from  the  collec:on  this  year. 324  resources  have  been  marked  as  missing,  lost,  lost  and  paid  for,  or  student  has  taken  them  when  they  led   the  school,  this  number  is  before  stocktake. LOCATION

OPENING

CLOSING

DIFFERENCE

DISPOSED

MISSING

ACTUAL GROWTH

9

20

11

0

0

11

Chinese Collec=on

767

861

94

0

11

83

DVD for  general   circula=on  #

244

332

88

18

44

26

DVD for  Teacher   resource  #

132

139

7

0

0

7

2,517

3,666

1,149

402

100

647

Graphic Novel

229

308

79

8

4

67

Interna=onal Languages

315

368

53

0

1

52

Junior Fic=on

2720

2,964

244

362

62

-­‐180

Junior Non  fic=on

3511

4,135

624

456

38

130

Korean

355

356

1

0

1

0

Non -­‐fic=on

5331

6,035

704

38

36

632

17

19

2

0

0

2

Picture Books

2567

2,999

432

258

47

127

Secondary Chinese

291

303

12

0

1

11

Secondary Fic=on

1486

1,930

444

15

21

408

Secondary Graphic   Novel

76

103

27

0

0

27

Teacher Resource

728

802

74

5

12

57

Adult reading

Fic=on

Parents

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Sta:s:cs -­‐  Library  Collec:on  Development Overall net additions to the book collections

0% 0% 0% 11% % 2% 2% 2% 2% 6%

Fiction Non -fiction Junior Non fiction Secondary Fiction Picture Books Junior Fiction Chinese Collection DVD for general circulation # Graphic Novel Teacher Resource International Languages Secondary Graphic Novel Secondary Chinese Adult reading DVD for Teacher resource # Parents Korean

28%

11%

11% 15%

17%

One of  our  goals  for  this  year  was  to  focus  on  developing  the  non  fic:on  collec:ons  across  the  board.  This   chart  indicates  we  did  this  with  32%  of  the  new  addi:ons  going  to  the  2  non  fic:on  collec:ons.  There  was   extensive  weeding  done  in  junior  non  fic:on,  junior  fic:on,  picture  books  and  fic:on  collec:ons.  The  fic:on   collec:ons  tend  to  have  the  most  growth  reflec:ng  our  growing  dependence  on  electronic  resources.

Growth in percentages by collection

Fiction Non -fiction Secondary Fiction Junior Non fiction Picture Books Chinese Collection Graphic Novel Teacher Resource International Languages Secondary Graphic Novel DVD for general circulation Adult reading Secondary Chinese DVD for Teacher resource Parents Korean Junior Fiction

7% 0% 0% 1% 1% 2% 2% 3% 3% 5%

26%

5% 17% 26%

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Sta:s:cs -­‐  Department  Collec:on  Development Collection Development

All departments  purchase  resources  using  their  own  budgets,  and  the  resources  are  housed  in  their   own  areas,  however  all  the  resources  are  catalogued  through  the  library  system  to  ensure  double   ordering  does  not  occur  and  to  be  able  to  locate  resources  easier  when  required.

DEPARTMENT

OPENING

CLOSING

ADDITIONS

Art

15

14

-1

Big books^

506

503

-3

D&T

65

68

3

Drama

455

531

76

Equipment

164

303

139

Fluency Books*

3195

3,258

63

Guided readers*

7,468

8,535

1,067

Mandarin room

3393

3,657

264

Music

126

150

24

Primary Inq, Texts*

2,281

2,443

162

Primary Lit. Texts*

1,570

1,696

126

Primary Mathematics

1731

1,780

49

Resource Room*

3648

3,748

100

Sec. Drama Text

200

220

20

Sec. English Text*

1,410

2,068

658

Sec. Humanities

495

659

164

Sec. Inquiry Texts

226

226

0

Sec. Lang A

863

985

122

Sec. Maths

129

201

72

Sec. Science

293

293

30

Spanish

98

160

62

Student Support

352

379

27 3,243

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Online Resources Databases

Database Use ONLINE RESOURCE

LOG INS

COST HKD

AVERAGE COST / SESSION

Encyclopedia Britannica B r i t a n n i c a   G l o b a l   R e f e r e n c e      

Centre

Tumblereadables & Tumble books

2,999

$5,943

$1.98

Gale Global  Issues  in  Context

Gobal Issues in Context

474

$17,550

$37.00

Ques/a (Yr  10  &  11)

Naxos Music

38

$4,680

$123.15

Grove Music Database

144

$5,458

$37.80

Encyclopedia Britannica

3,204

$15,589

$4.80

Tumble readables

Brainpop

11,222

$12,280

$1.09

Tumble Book  readables

Questia

342

$11,473

$33.54

3,186

$9,712 *

$3.08

Brainpop Sunshine Books Naxos  music  online Grove    Music  Online

The Source Newsademic

Online Magazines History  Today New  Scien/st Make  Magazine The  Economist Mac  Life SCMP The  Wall  Street  Journal

Sunshine Books * paid from PYP language budget

Comments and Observations: Questia was a new database this year introduced just for the upper year levels of 10 & 11. It will available for year 11 & 12 next year. It needs more promotion along with Global Issues in context. The Tumblereadables set was also new, replacing Bookflix. This has been embraced mainly by the PYP. More promotion in the secondary is required. Sunshine books was also used extensively across the PYP, both in school and at home.

Online Professional  Resources

Naxos music and Grove Music database needs more promotion through the music department. Encyclopedia Britannica continues to be well used across the school. Brainpop by far is the favourite online resource.

Phi Kappa  Delta ASCD

We are looking at extending our databases to include Big Universe, Jstor, & ABC Clio, the latter 2 to cater for the diploma programme.

The school  online  resource  page  was    modified  this  year  to  separate  PYP    MYP,  DP  resources  with  each   resource  categorised  according  to  which  subject  it  is  most  suited  for.  This  allowed  students  to  be   directed  to  the  best  resources  for  their  needs. All  students  in  HK  have  access  to  the  databases  offered  free  by  the  HK  Public  Libraries,  all  they  need  is   a  library  card.  These  databases  are  also  linked  through  the  library  page  to  make  it  easier  for  students   to  access.  If  the  public  library  has  a  database,  the  school  will  not  subscribe  to  it. The  USA  embassy  also  allows  students  &  staff  to  register  as  individuals  to  have  free  access  a  number  of   databases  through  eLibraryUSA.  This  opportunity  has  not  been  widely  taken  up  yet,  but  it  will  be   promoted  further  next  year.

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Circulation - what is being borrowed? 12,601

99,187 ^ Overall it would appear there is a decrease in fiction borrowing across the board, but particularly with senior fiction. This massive decrease is something that needs to be looked into and addressed.

were made through the library system this year, an increase of 37, 997 loans from last year, includes renewals. 38% increase

Senior Fiction 26% decrease^

Graphic Novels 17% increase

3.5% decrease

total loans

2,877

3209

Fiction

Junior non fiction 16% increase

1878 Non Fiction 14% decrease#

Picture Books 4.7% decrease

2548 text books, int’l lang, periodicals, 70% decrease~

Plus...

36,772 fluency books, managed by the EA’s, only yr 1 & 2.

26% increase

Most Popular  Fic=on  : Diary  of  a  Wimpy  Kid Roald  Dahl Micheal  Morpurgo  books

Andy Griffiths  books

Junior Fiction 1% decrease

10,630

8,892

11,555

8637 Guided readers through Resource Room 28% increase

# This decrease may be due to a heavier reliance on electronic resources for research. ~ not sure about this large decrease, a drop in the use of English text books, and moving the periodicals to a less open location.

1170

Resource room 46% decrease*

Most Popular  Senior  Fic=on  : Cherub  series Jacqueline  Wilson Hunger  Games  Trilogy Gone  novels

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Circulation - who is borrowing? The results  below  are  individual  loans  which  include  renewals,  fluency  book,  fic:on,  non-­‐fic:on  and  text  book  borrowing.   Year  1  and  2  numbers  are  very  high  as  the  numbers  include  their  fluency  book  borrowing,  where  each  child  takes  a  book  home  every   night.

Lower Primary Borrowing 10000

9583

9135

9010 7475

7500

7194

6984

5000 2267

2500 0

1SBT

1LRO

1KGR

2ABY

2KBN

2KHN

3CTA

1588

3JAN

1963

3TES

Upper Primary Borrowing 3000 1963

2250 1827

1618

1478

1500

1489

1441 1204

1343 840

750

0

4CMR

4DBY

4TSI

5ENI

5MGR

5MHN

6HWD

6KCL

6MBR

Primary classes  have  30  students  in  each  class.

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Lower secondary borrowing 871

900 665

675

625 544

517 461

450

413 379

349

225

186 115

0

7GBR 29

7LK 29

7KML 7MFR 8DKY 8KAN 29

29

25

23

8TDA

8TOE

25

145

9DGL 9JWN 9MDS 9WFG

25

27

25

24

24

Upper Secondary School 130.0

97.5

121

88

97

94 85

78 65

65.0

49

32.5

0

10AMM 17

10PLE 16

10MLE 17

10SBR 16

11ADE 15

11GWR 16

11JLI 16

11VPR 17

Secondary loans  include  English  &  Drama  texts.  There  is  a  drama/c  drop  in  the  amount  of  borrowing  from  year  7  to  year  9,   then  a  steady  decline  thereaDer.  This  could  be  for  a  number  of  reasons  the  library  does  not  have  what  the  students  want   to  read  or  the  students  do  not  have  /me  to  read  fic/on,  neither  do  they  use  print  non  fic/on  resources  to  assist  in  their   studies.  This  will  be  inves/gated  next  year,  and  see  if  we  can  find  ways  to  reduce  the  drop.  Of  note  is  the  classes  who  are   brought  to  the  library  by  their  english  teachers,  and  who  reading  /me  in  the  lessons  have  higher  borrowing  levels.

Non student loans 1500 1125 750 375 0

Admin

Parents

MYP Teacher

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Most popular to borrow Periodicals & Newspapers.... Recrea=onal /  general  interest Ac:on  Asia Asia  Diver Asian  Geographic  Passport Australasian  Scuba  Diver BBC  Focus CNG  Magazine Daily  7-­‐10  Magazine DMag Girlfriend Golf  Digest Hi  Charlie Inside  Sport MacLife  + Na:onal  Geographic  + Na:onal  Geographic  Kids Na:onal  Geographic  Linle  Kids Na:onal  Geographic  Traveler Readers  Digest Rugby  World Scuba  Diver  Australia Seventeen Sports  Illustrated  for  kids TBK  Magazine TC2 Teen  Vogue Time  out Top  Gear Typhoon  Club World  Soccer

Curriculum support Art  Asia  pacific World  Sculpture The  Economist  + History  Today  + History  review  + Geography  review  + Make  Magazine  + Rolling  Stone  + 20th  Century  History  review   Good  Food iVamos! Que  Tal? New  Scien:st  + Newspapers: SCMP  + WSJ  + Young  Standard + denotes  access  to  online   archives  of  the  magazines  &   newspapers Chinese  Language   Life  magazine Chinese  Learning China  Film  news Chinese  heritage Chinese  Na:onal  Geographic   Readers  Southern  People   weekly                                                                           World  Affairs  pictorial

1.

Girlfriend magazine

2.

DMag

3.

Top Gear

4.

National geo for kids

5.

Good Food

6.

Rugby World

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Mac Life

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Seventeen

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World Soccer

10.

Inside Sport

PRINT MAGAZINES

Print magazines  based  o

n recrea:onal  topics  are  v ery   popular  with  students  e ven  with   the  lure  of  online  inform a:on.   They  enjoy  browsing  the m  in  the   library  with  their  friends,   discussing  the  ar:cles    a nd   pictures  or  even  quietly  reading   them  by  themselves.  It  i s  a  very   popular  sec:on  of  the  libr ary.

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Use of Library Library opening  hours   8:00  -­‐  4:30pm The   library’s   opening   hours   catered   for   those  who  are  wai:ng  for  CCA’s  to  start  and   to   support   those   who   needed   a   place   to   finish   homework,   assignments   or   needed   a   climate   controlled   place   to   read.   Many   students   took   advantage   of   this  :me   ader   school  to  use  the  library.

370

On average   people  come  into  the   library  each  day  for  PYP  library  

:mes, MYP  english  reading  :mes,  lunch  :mes,  recess,   before  and  ader  school,  to  meet  with  Library  staff  and   to  print.

Students use  the  library  during  the  break  :mes   to  read,  do  work,  borrow  cameras  print,  make   movies,  find  and  borrow  resources  and  to  be   with  their  friends  in  a  cool  or  warm  climate. Staff  use  the  library  to  print,  borrow  cameras,   do  work  in  a  quiet  space,  meet  and  work  with   students  and  with  other  teachers  for  mee:ngs. During  class  :mes  the  library  is  used  for   browsing,  reading,  small  group  work,  making   movies,  borrowing,  research,  private  study  and   supported  learning.

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E-­‐reading @  Discovery eBook platforms were explored last year, these are platforms where the school community can download ebooks the library has purchased and stores on an external platform. The platform had to meet the following specifications: •Be able to add books / files to the platform •I n t e g r a t e w i t h O l i v e r Downloadable rather than view with internet •Wide range of titles fiction, non fiction •Wide range of cultural and well known titles •Affordable •Keep the books- not the platform •Work with multi devices •Good service •24/7 access •Ease of downloads Wheelers ePlatform based in NZ was found to meet all of the above criteria, however they were not ready for overseas clients during the year. We will be launching Wheelers ebook platform next year.

Early in the year, 10 Ben Q ereaders were purchased. these were found to be incompatible with Wheelers ePlatform and did not meet other specifications.

10 Kobo’s were purchased from Swindon. These were compatible with Wheelers ePlatform and met the other required criteria, With each Kobo purchased we received $100HKD to spend in the Kobo store. This was a great start. We spent this quite quickly based on student demand. Another $1000 was purchased from the Kobo store to purchase more books on demand. The e-readers have been very popular with the students particularly when we have been able to download the new editions before the physical editions have arrived in HK. They proved to be particularly popular with the release of the Hunger Games movie. Being legally able to place one purchased ebook on 6 kobo’s simultaneously allowed us to have many copies of the book to circulate. The ereaders were initally bought to target secondary students with learning needs, however they have found a much larger audience. 5 more Kobo’s will be purchased for primary students next year.

Current e-­‐book  :tles Senior Fiction Maximum ride : Angel Gone Plague : A gone novel The Hunger Games Catching Fire Mockingjay The curious Incident of the dog in the night time Definitely Dead Dead as a doornail Dead to the world Club Dead Living Dead in Dallas Dead until Dark Lord of the Flies

Fiction Heroes of Olympus Inheritance Tangerine Skulduggery Pleasant: Mortal Coil

Non Fiction Steve Jobs Biography Paperboy Linchpin

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Teaching and Learning - PYP The PYP   teacher   Librarian/Informa:on   Literacy   Specialist   was   responsible   for   connec:ng   with   the   exis:ng  PYP  curriculum  in  authen:c  ways.    This  was   possible  due  to   the   flexible   scheduling   allowing   for   regular   planning  :mes  with  year  levels  and  a  'just  in   :me'   approach   to   teaching   and   learning   incorporated   within  a   drad  Digital   and   Informa:on   Literacy   (DIL)   Curriculum.     Netvibes,   an   online   repository   of   web   resources,   was   also     enhanced   and   made   more   Primary   friendly.   Resources   were   age  and  developmentally  appropriate.  Resources  are   also   posted   on   Ding!   The   Digital   &   Informa:on   Literacy   Con:nuum   was   completed   and   the   DC   Inquiry  model  is  ready  to  roll  out  2012-­‐13. Overview Year  1 Students   were   given   an   introduc:on   to   library   systems   and   borrowing.     Many   connec:ons   were   made   with   PYP   concepts   and   literature   using   Kidspira:on   as  an   organising   tool.       Students  also   began  their  first  independent  research-­‐based  inquiry   and   were   also   taught   how   to   access   content   and   resources  via   the  Library   OPAC  catalogue.  Students   also   explored  tradi:onal  storytelling  with  a  focus  on   Japanese  Kamishibai.   Year  2 Students   explored   the   organisa:onal   structures   within   the  library   as  part  of  their  first  unit  of  inquiry.     Students   were   introduced   to   a   variety   of     search   engines  for  different  purposes.  A  major  focus  was  to   explore   aspects  of   visual  literacy  looking   at   features   of   fic:on  and  non-­‐fic:on   texts  and  image  searching   using   the   safer   domain   of   .edu   were   used   to   enhance  effec:ve  image  searching.

2011-2012

18%

22%

17% 13% 14%

16%

Yr 1 Yr 2 Yr 3 Yr 4 Yr 5 Yr 6

Year 3 Students  reviewed  their  use  of  OPAC  to  find   resources  quickly  and  effec:vely,  were  introduced   to  Netvibes,  examined  the  organisa:onal  structure   of  the  library.  Research  skills  were  enhanced  by  the   broadening  of  search  engines.    Websites  were   evaluated  cri:cally  and  students  were  made  aware   of  the  importance  of  website  credibility.  Students   explored  biographies  to  go  alongside  the  scien:fic   unit.   Year  4 Students  explored  different  organisers  to  record   informa:on  to  support  their  inquiries.    Literature   was  strongly  used  to  support  their  understanding  of   the  concepts  eg.  change,  causa:on  and  perspec:ve.   Students  explore  different  types  of  ques:ons  to   promote  a  good  independent  inquiry.    Story   elements  were  explored  and  organisers  were  used   and  changed  to  organise  their  discoveries. Year  5 Students  were  introduced  to  Diigo  as  a  social   bookmarking  site  to  organise  their  research.   Students  used  Netvibes  extensively  to  support  the   language  and  inquiry  links.  A  variety  of  databases   were  used  to  widen  their  available  resources.     Online  newspapers  were  also  used  to  enhance  their   knowledge  of  current  events  related  to  their   inquiries.  Visual  literacy  was  also  explored  as  part  of   the  unit  on  indigenous  peoples. Year  6  A  variety  of  search  engines  were  introduced  as   alterna:ves  to  Google  and  the  purposes  of  each   were  iden:fied.  Databases  such  as  Britannica  were   more  ac:vely  used.    Visual  literacy  was  also  a  major   focus  with  students  iden:fying  key  informa:on   related  to  the  concepts  of  each  unit.  Students   received  lessons  on  exploring  Primary  and   Secondary  sources  to  support  their  units  of  inquiry.   Support  was  also  given  for  the  PYP  exhibi:on. Yr 1 Yr 2 Yr 3 Yr 4 Yr 5 Yr 6

74 42 53 45 55 60

The graph  illustrates  where   :me  was  spent  by  the  PYP  TL  working  directly  with  classes  in  a  teaching   role.  It  does  not  include  planning  mee:ngs  or  informal  support.

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Teaching and Learning - MYP This year   the   MYP   Teacher   Librarian   was   also   the   Personal   project   Co-­‐ordinator,   the   role   of   PP   co-­‐ ordinator  demanded  a  lot  of  the  :me  and  energy  to   be  devoted  to  it  as  it  was  being  set   up  in  the  school   for   the   first   :me.   This   unfortunately   did   have   an   effect  on  how  much  :me  could  be  given  to  support   MYP   classes  through   out   the   year   in   research   and   informa:on   literacy.   A   total   of   108   direct   class   support   and   teaching   sessions   were   recorded   through   the   year   across   all   year   levels.   Other   support   was   given   through   upskilling   teachers   on   use   of  databases,  web  2.0  tools  and  helping   to   plan   units.   Resourcing   the   units  was  also   a  large  part   of   the  role  as  a   new   curriculum  was  introduced  in  the   humani:es  department.

informa:on literacy  that  were  specifically  taught  this   year.

Use of   Databases,   wri:ng   bibliographies   using   MS   word,  protec:ng  and  crea:ng  your  digital  footprint,   planning  and   co-­‐teaching  of  Year  7  pilot  of  pursuit   of   passion   unit,   cri:cal   thinking   were   all   aspects   of  

Digital &  Informa:on  Literacy  Con:nuum  was   heavily  worked  on  and  is  ready  for  full   implementa:on  and  infusion  next  year.

Having year   7   &   8   classes   come  into   the  library   as   part  of   their  English   :me  was  a  good  opportunity  to   talk  to  students  about  their  reading,   introduce  them   to  new  :tles  or  recommended   reads,  and,  give  them   some  :me  to  read  and  enjoy  a  good  book.   We  hope   to  extend  this  across  more  year  levels  next  year. A  new  ini:a:ve  was  introduced  at  the  end  of   year  7   in     collabora:on   with   English,   Science,   Maths   &   Humani:es   Departments.   It   was   the   Pursuit   of   Passion  where  students  were  specifically  taught  how   to  research  effec:vely  with  their  passion  as  a  base.

Specific groups worked with through the year

7 English 7 PoP 8 English 9 geog 11 Art 11 Science 9 music 10 Science 11 Music 10 music 11 History 11 Economics 11 English

4% 2% 3% 4%4% 23% 5% 6% 6% 6% 20% 8% 11%

Year groups worked with through the year

10% 11% 43%

14% 23%

yr 7 yr 11 yr 9 yr 8 yr 10

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Events Through the  year  we  held  a  number  of  events  :  Library  lovers  Month  in  february,  Book  week  in  April   and  Author  visits  through  the  year.

Library Lovers Month The month  of  February  celebrates  love,  and  through  the  whole  month  we  celebrated  Love  of  reading  and   Libraries  with  s:ckers,  and  book  marks  for  the  students. To  coincide  with  Valen:nes  day,  we  held  a  Library  Lovers  day  morning  tea  for  staff.  A  book  from  the  collec:on   was  selected  for  every  staff  member  based  on  an  interest  they  have  or  the  subject  they  teach.  A  dedicatory   template  was  placed  inside  the  book  with  their  name. For  morning  tea  chocolates  and  strawberries  were  served  along  with  piping  hot  tea  and  coffee.  The  books   which  had  been  dedicated  were  on  display  and  staff  were  excited  to  find  the  book  that  had  been  dedicated  to   them.

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Bookweek READiscover 23-27 April DC students   READiscovered   their   favourite   stories,   authors   and  how  much  fun  it  is  to  read! DC  Dragon  Book  Awards     This  year  we  held  the   first  DC  book   awards,   where   the   most   popular   8tles   were   extracted   from   the   borrowing   records   for   picture   books,   junior   fic8on,   fic8on   and   senior  fic8on.  Students   then   voted   for   their   favourite   book   from   this   selec8on. Whole  school  read  aloud For  15  minutes  during  the   week  all   s t u d e n t s   w e r e   r e a d   t o   simultaneously   by   their   teachers.   This  was  to  encourage  read   alouds   at   other   times   and   to   have   the   opportunity   for   teachers   to   share   some  of   their  favourite  reads  with   students. Moo  card  guessing  compe99on.   Every   student   in   the   school   was   given   a   custom   made   Moo   bookmark,  one  of  20  designs,  these   were  hugely   popular.  We  then  held   a  competition   where   the   students   identified   the   books   the   images   came   from.   The   highest   identified  

was 20.     They   were   given  a  full  set   of   moo   cards   as   prizes.   Every   entrant  was  awarded  a  few  cards  as   reward  for  entering.   QR  Code  treasure  Hunt A   QR   code   treasure   hunt   in   the   library  was  also  part  of  book  week,  a   few   students   participated   in   this   while  learning  about  what  QR  codes   are  and  do.   Book  Swap A   book   swap   was   held   across   the   school,  it  was  more  successful  in  the   primary  school   in  the   lower  grades.   Many  children  went  home  with  new   treasures  to  read.

Year 9  Literature  trivia  Quiz Year   9   had   a   short   literature   quiz   during  their  year  assembly. Video  of  teachers  READiscovering   reading. assembly   A  short  trailer   to  precede   Book  week  was  created  showcasing   different  staff  reading. h\p://animoto.com/play/ H9Dhe0EX8gRKQHck4GEkTw Video   of   Bookweek  ac9vi9es   can   be  found  here     h\p://animoto.com/play/ 0rFfcLZf0a5KD01CgqUwwg

Character Parade The   annual   book   character   was   again   extremely   popular   with   the   most  students  and  teachers  dressing   up  than  we  have  ever  had  before. BiLingual  story  telling  sessions During  lunchtimes  through  the  week   we   had   stories   being   read   to   the   students  in  mother  tongues  Chinese,   Spanish   &   French   being   translated   into  English.

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Author visits -

Jack Gantos  -­‐  November  2011

Jack Gantos’ Visit had been planned 2 years in advance and he did not disappoint. He spoke to year 4-11 and each group were enthralled at his personal stories and writing techniques. Shortly after returning to the USA, it was announced that he had won the prestigious Newberry Award for children’s fiction. DC were very fortunate to have him visit in 2011.

Jan LaMa Jan Latta shared her amazing adventures and journeys in the wild. SHe had amazing photographic diaries and spoke with eloquence and passion to engage our whole primary school in the theatre.

Sarah Brennan Sarah Brennan visited during our Spring term and had a fantastic influence on our Primary students. She shared her latest book and read with passion. Her influence on the DC Book awards was strong where three out of the Top Ten places were taken by her titles.

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Library Staff - the people behind the service

This year  Mona  Chu  joined  us  in  term  1  for  2  days  a  week  to  focus  on  the  design  elements  of   the  library.  Unfortunately  Mona  needed  to  move  to  to  the  UK  ader  a  few  months.  Maura   Corcoran  joined  the  team.  Rosanna  had  to  leave  at  the  end  of  term  1,  Clare  Hotchins  joined   the  team  in  the  beginning  of  term  2,  job  sharing  with  Maura.  Unfortunately  Clare  had  to  leave   at  the  end  of  term  3.    Even  though  we  have  had  a  high  turnover,  the  talents  and  skills  each  of   these  members  have  brought  have  been  excep:onal,  and  added  value  to  the  library  program.

CONNIE WHOLE SCHOOL CONTRIBUTION •Attended Primary  Sports  day •Paddyfield  Bookclub  manager •Student  Library  assistant  CCA  trainer •Printing  troubleshooting LIBRARY CONTRIBUTION •Circulation •Cataloguing •Customer  service •Display  development •Book  repairs •Collecting  resources  for  UOI •Purchase  orders PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT •Rethink,  Reinvent,  Rejuvenate  Workshop  by  Kevin   Hennah •Oliver  upgrade  training  (v5  OPAC) •Excel  –  power  features  &  Advanced  by  ESF  centre •21CLHK  (21st  century  Learning  Conference  HK) •First  aid  refresher  course   •Primary  Athletics  Day  (Kwai  Chung) •Customer  Service  and  Telephone  Skills  workshop  by   ESF •JULAC  :  libraries  and  multimedia  technology  :  future   trends  &  applications  in  higher  education

A N N IE WHOLE SCHOOL CONTRIBUTION •Attended Primary  Sports  day •Paddyfield  Bookclub  management •Student  Library  assistant  CCA  trainer LIBRARY CONTRIBUTION •Circulation •Cataloguing •Customer  service •Filing  and  administration •Display  development •Overdue  notices,  resource  retrieval •Borrower  record  maintenance •QR  code  generation  for  Secondary  fiction •Collecting  resources  for  UOI PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT •Rethink,  Reinvent,  Rejuvenate  Workshop  by  Kevin   Hennah •Oliver  upgrade  training  (v5  OPAC) •Excel  –  power  features  &  Advanced  by  ESF  centre •21CLHK  (21st  century  Learning  Conference  HK) •First  aid  refresher  course   •Primary  Athletics  Day  (Kwai  Chung) •Customer  Service  and  Telephone  Skills  workshop  by   ESF •JULAC  :  libraries  and  multimedia  technology  :  future   trends  &  applications  in  higher  education

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CLARE

MONA

CONTRIBUTION TO THE LIBRARY PROGRAMME •Notice board  displays •Cataloguing   picture   books   and   assigning   learner   profiles. •Created   digital   files   of   the   audio   and   historic   photographs.

WHOLE SCHOOL CONTRIBUTION •Designed new  signage •  Concept  designed  for  the  return  boxes •Designed  the  large  panels  behind  the  circulation  desk.

RO S A N N A MAURA CONTRIBUTION TO THE LIBRARY PROGRAMME •Completed assigning   PYP  learner   profiles  to   picture   books  and  labelling  them  for  shelving. •Reformatted   cassette   tape   audio   books   to   digital   format   •Labelled   books   in  series   for   ease  of   identification   of   the  order  by  students •Maintained  the  secondary  area •Assigned   genres   to   SF   and   F   section   and   recatalogued  the  books.

LEANNE WHOLE SCHOOL CONTRIBUTION •Language Co-­‐ordinator  for  PYP •Staff  development  “Words  their  Way”   •Completion  of  DC  Language  Written  Curriculum •PYP  sports  day •Year  4  camp  Mui  Wo •Part  of  the  DIL  committee •Worked  with  teachers  1:1  to  teach  new  skills •Year  1  admissions  testing •Relief  for  absent  teachers  and  curriculum  planning •Planned  for  implementation  of  Inquiry  Model PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT •Harvard  Visible  Thinking,  Discovery  College •Lane  Clark  -­‐  Dec  2011,  Discovery  College. •Restora/ve  Jus/ce,  Marg  Thorsborne,  Jan  2012 •Aspiring  Leaders,  ESF ESF Led  Language  Curriculum  Group

WHOLE SCHOOL CONTRIBUTION •Assign Learner  profiles  to  Picture  books •Series  collections  recorded  and  holes  filled. •Digitised  cassette  tapes.

DIANNE WHOLE SCHOOL CONTRIBUTION •MYP Personal  Project  Co-­‐ordinator •Social  Committee  Co-­‐ordinator •Contributed  to  Secondary  Literacy  Working  Group •CLT  member •Part  of  the  DIL  committee •MYP  Sports  day  &  swimming  carnival •Year  8  camp •Ran   PD  workshops  for   teachers   and   EA’s   on  Twitter,   using  databases.  OPAC,  Inquiry •CCA  -­‐  Training  student  library  assistants •Worked  with  teachers  1:1  to  teach  new  skills. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT •IB  workshop  leaders  training,  Chiang  Mai,  July  2011 •Rethink,  Reinvent,  Rejuvenate  Workshop  by  Kevin   Hennah  27  Aug.  2011 •Lane  Clark  -­‐  Dec  2011,  Discovery  College. •Presented  “Learner  Profiles  in  the  MYP”  RCHK  &  DC   combined  CPD  day. •Restora/ve  Jus/ce,  Marg  Thorsborne,  Jan  2012 •Presented  and  aHended  21st  Century  Learning   conference  Feb  2012  HK-­‐  Ebooks,  copyright. •ESF  CPD  day  -­‐  TOK  &  school  libraries,  Cura/on. •Ac/ve  member  of  ALESS  HK •Ac/vely  engaged  with  other  educators  on  TwiHer PUBLISHED Professional  Blog  -­‐  Library  Grits

PUBLISHED Website -­‐  Thinking  4  Teachers

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Plans for 2012/13 WHOLE LIBRARY  SERVICES

PLANS FOR  PYP

Con:nue to  promote  the  database  use  of  our   subscrip:ons  and  those  of  the  HK  library.

Support the  literacy  focus  of  the  PYP  by  holding  a   Family  Literacy  evening  among  other  events.

Improve and  expand  the  student  volunteer  program.

To use    library  visit  :me  to  work  with  classes  in  to   promote  authors,  new  :tles;  help  student  select   suitable  :tles  etc.

Improve the  func:on  of  Olly  for  the  junior  students. Increase  student  personal  use  of  the  OPAC  across  all   year  levels  through  specific  orienta:on  lessons

Book Fair  on  student  led  conference  day.

One more  return  box  on  3rd  floor.

Develop a  con:nuum  for  Digital  &  Informa:on   Literacies  across  the  PYP

Self checkout  scanner  upgrade  to  allow  for  touch   screen  to  be  opera:onal

Bed:me story  with  your  teddy  bear  day  on   Interna:onal  book  day.

Across school  reading  ini:a:ve  focusing  on   Interna:onal  Mindedness.

Assembly spotlights

Increase mother  tongue  resources.

Anend curriculum  planning  mee:ngs

Hold at  least  2  parent  workshops  in  the  year  one  for     PYP  &  one  for  secondary.

PLANS FOR  MYP

Introduce Wheelers  e-­‐books  plauorm  and   downloadable  Audio  books.

Promote greater  reading  across  all  year  levels   through  the  use  of  Goodreads,  QR  codes,  book   trailers,  Facebook,  book  talks,  assembly  spotlights.

Create a  users  guide  screencasts. Develop  the  Ding  DIL  page. Conduct  a  stocktake  analysis Introduce  new  shelving Ini:ate  a  video  streaming  service Maintain  records  for  the  volunteer  hours Hold  Library  Lovers  event  for  staff Contribute  to  the  CIS/WASC  evalua:on Focus  collec:on  development  on  fic:on,  senior   fic:on,

Focus on  infusing  Informa:on  literacy  using  the  DIL   con:nuum    throughout  the  curriculum  to  build  an   informa:on  literacy  community. Promote  the  HK  library  databases,  and  encourage  all   secondary  students  have  a  library  card  so  they  can   access  the  HK  library  services. Ini:ate  a  reading  book  club  with  Secondary  students   taking  the  lead  to  maintain  it. TL  to  anend  and  be  part  of  curriculum  planning   mee:ngs  across  all  years. Promote  the  ebook  use  through  the  wheelers   plauorm. Create  a  student  run  Secondary  Student  Library   team  who  manage  the  displays,  shelving,  borrowing,   organise  ac:vi:es  for  bookweek  &  other   celebra:ons.

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DIL

Myp/dp

Reading Cave

ALESS Meeting (October)

Volunteer records

Update Return Boxes

Video Streaming?

Trial Living Books

Improve Signage

New Shelving

Users Guide Updated

Stocktake Analysis

Pol. Proc Manual

Wheelers/ Dawsons

Extra Drop Box For 3rd Floor

Open Top Door All Day

Ding IL Page

Library Development

Parent Workshops

Myp/dp

Google Custom Search

Databases

Opac Use

Student Lib Team CAS

Good Reads

Schoolwide Reading Program Term 1

International mindedness

Author Visits

Love Library February

Book Week April

Library / Reading Promotion

Programmes

Whole School

Student Assistant Programme

Ebooks Yr 6

HK Library Cards

Address Survey Stuff

OPAC Promotion

Assembly Spotlights

Promote Database Use

English Classes Visit Lib

Increase Borrowing/ Reading

Promote Ebooks/ Wheelers

Use Of Ipads In Library?

Myp/DP

Pyp

Promote Use Of Online Tools

Independant Use Of Lib.

Improve L. Environment

Inquiry Model

Target Depts On Lib Resources

CIs/wasc Working Group

DC Staff Development

PYP

New Node Library Programme 2012-13 Collection Development

QR Code Promotion

Ebooks

Audio Books

Graphic Novels

Jf, F, Sf Focus

PYP

DL Week

Map

Integrate Into Planning

Introduce To Staff

Workshops


Closing Comments This has  been  a  challenging  year  for  the  library  team  for  a  number  of  reasons  including  staff  turnover,   increased  demands  on  services  due  to  an  increased  student  and  staff  popula:on  and  the  teacher  librarians   taking  on  addi:onal  leadership  roles  in  the  school. Overall  in  amongst  all  of  this,  I  believe  we  have  managed  to  fulfill  our  objec:ves  we  set  out  at  the  beginning   of  the  year  and  are  able  to  move  forward  into  a  new  year  with  new  goals,  having  met  most  of  the  previous   years  goals  with  success.      Having  conducted  another  survey  with  secondary  students  and  staff,  we  can  use   this  con:nued  feedback  to  customise  our  services    to  our  community’s  requirements,  with  many  of  the   requested  changes  being  able  to  be  implemented  upon  the  start  of  the  new  year.  It  was  also  reassuring  to   see  through  the  CIS/WASC  survey  that  the  library  was  generally  seen  to  be  delivering  the  service  we  set  out   to  do  -­‐  with  100%  survey  par:cipants  indica:ng  that  the  library  staff  are  helpful  and  knowledgable. Compiling  this  report  has  given  us  a  chance  to  evaluate  our  strengths  and  weaknesses  and  look  to  how  we   can  improve  in  the  areas  of  informa:on  literacy  infusion,  increasing  reading  through  the  whole  school  and   use  of  the  library  facili:es  and  staff  services. We  would  like  to  thank  our  many  supporters  for  their  help  through  the  year,  without  whom  we  could  not   deliver  so  much,  to  so  many,  in  such  a  short  :me. We  look  forward  to  another  year  of  strengthening  the  library  programme  through  new  and  exci:ng   ini:a:ves. Dianne  McKenzie Head  of  Library Discovery  College

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