Springfield Township High School Library Annual Report—June 2011 Highlights of 2010/2011 • Recognized on AASL’s national Vision Tour • Helped plan and host visit from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors • Migrated pathfinders and instructional tools to LibGuides/SpartanGuides platform
Celebrating our library!
• Planned and hosted three art gallery openings and two OneBook,OneSpringfield programs • Blogs, wikis, & networks nominated for nine 2011 Edublog Awards. Won a Salem 2011 Library Blog of the Year Award • Hosted three student teachers • Continued integration of Web 2.0 tools and digital storytelling into curriculum and introduced new research tools and learning strategies • Encouraged learners to produce, publish, and share creative work • Library functioned as hub for research, production, and presentation: a learning commons • Asked to present at TEDxPhillyed We continue to explore new options for communicating the results of student research and publishing student products. Our collection continues to grow in new directions, evidenced by the continual circulation of cameras, headsets, tripods, and e-readers. Through our websites, blogs, and my professional activities, our work with learners was appreciated internationally.
This report is meant to be viewed online. Please visit our Virtual Library (http:// springfieldlibrary.wikispaces .com) for easy access to
the print and the video versions!
This year our library was honored to host nationally prominent visitors. We were honored to be the Pennsylvania stop on the American Association of School Libraries’ Vision Tour, to be a big part of the ISTE Board’s visit, and to help plan programs with the University of Pennsylvania Museum. Outside visitors to our library, and its virtual counterpart, continue to note its energy. During a single block, in our library/learning commons, you will see our students working in groups or independently, as they: write traditional research papers, tell digital stories, explore new search tools, search scholarly journal databases and real-time search tools, read e-books, document sources with online citation generators, present the results of their research, describe their newly installed art work, post in curricular blogs, build research wikis, participate with experts in online teleconferences, produce media, and collaborate using online applications.
Submitted by Joyce Valenza, 6/10/11