DISCOVERY COLLEGE Library Annual Report
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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%
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
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
DVD for general circula=on #
DVD for Teacher resource #
Junior Non ﬁc=on
Secondary Graphic Novel
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
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%
5% 17% 26%
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.
Primary Inq, Texts*
Primary Lit. Texts*
Sec. Drama Text
Sec. English Text*
Sec. Inquiry Texts
Sec. Lang A
Online Resources Databases
Database Use ONLINE RESOURCE
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
Tumblereadables & Tumble books
Gale Global Issues in Context
Gobal Issues in Context
Ques/a (Yr 10 & 11)
Grove Music Database
Tumble Book readables
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.
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
Junior non fiction 16% increase
1878 Non Fiction 14% decrease#
Picture Books 4.7% decrease
2548 text books, int’l lang, periodicals, 70% decrease~
36,772 fluency books, managed by the EA’s, only yr 1 & 2.
Most Popular Fic=on : Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roald Dahl Micheal Morpurgo books
Andy Griﬃths books
Junior Fiction 1% decrease
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.
Resource room 46% decrease*
Most Popular Senior Fic=on : Cherub series Jacqueline Wilson Hunger Games Trilogy Gone novels
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
Upper Primary Borrowing 3000 1963
Primary classes have 30 students in each class.
Lower secondary borrowing 871
7KML 7MFR 8DKY 8KAN 29
9DGL 9JWN 9MDS 9WFG
Upper Secondary School 130.0
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
Through teacher 14
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
National geo for kids
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
17% 13% 14%
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.
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%
yr 7 yr 11 yr 9 yr 8 yr 10
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
ALESS Meeting (October)
Update Return Boxes
Trial Living Books
Users Guide Updated
Pol. Proc Manual
Extra Drop Box For 3rd Floor
Open Top Door All Day
Ding IL Page
Google Custom Search
Student Lib Team CAS
Schoolwide Reading Program Term 1
Love Library February
Book Week April
Library / Reading Promotion
Student Assistant Programme
Ebooks Yr 6
HK Library Cards
Address Survey Stuff
Promote Database Use
English Classes Visit Lib
Increase Borrowing/ Reading
Promote Ebooks/ Wheelers
Use Of Ipads In Library?
Promote Use Of Online Tools
Independant Use Of Lib.
Improve L. Environment
Target Depts On Lib Resources
CIs/wasc Working Group
DC Staff Development
New Node Library Programme 2012-13 Collection Development
QR Code Promotion
Jf, F, Sf Focus
Integrate Into Planning
Introduce To Staff
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