Ogden Preparatory Academy Libraries Annual Report 2010-2011
Prepared by Katherine Witt
It is the mission of the Ogden Preparatory Academy School Library to provide its users with quality materials that are selected with the overall purpose of ensuring that its staff and students are effective users of ideas and information and enthusiastic readers of recreational materials. The collection should support the curriculum in all disciplines as well as provide a common body of knowledge.
Library Staff Members
B.A., M. ED.
Intermediate Librarian/Multimedia Teacher
Book Fair Chairperson/Volunteer
21 9 3
Number of Materials Added 2010-2011
1000 Number of Materials Added
500 102 31 32 26 59 14 30 18 24 80 35 22 17
Total Circulation 2006-2011 30000
Secondary Staff Librarian
Total Circulation in 2010-2011
40000 35000 30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0 Elementary
2010-2011 Circulation by Grade Level 7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 Kinder
Teacher/Department Unit/Task Ms. Chiang
Description Assisted in gathering materials on U.S. colonial history and added website links to wiki about famous colonial people
Assisted in gathering materials for US presidents for President report and added links to wiki about presidential information
Added games and quizzes to library wiki so students could study states and countries on their own
Gathered books and website links on biomes of the world
Music around the World
Assisted music students in finding information about music from around the world
World War II, Buffalo Soldiers, Holocaust
Assisted in gathering print and electronic resources on various historical topics
Ogden River Parkway Project
Assisted in gathering information about the Ogden River Parkway Project
Assisted in gathering information about the company Energy Solutions and nuclear energy
Visited classes to check out books and do book talking
Visited classes to check out books and do book talking
Gathered picture books to help teach the concept of theme
Gathered biographies for student biography project
Assisted in forming DRSLâ€™s, presented information on focus groups and departmental group reports
Assisted as needed in providing translation to parents
Assisted 4th graders in finding poetry, historical fiction, fantasy, mysteries, and biographies
Assisted in gathering materials and information for 4th grade country reports
Assisted in gathering materials for units on genre studies, tall tales, continents, and hygiene
Assisted in gathering materials for seasons, winter animals, and economy
Gathered materials for information on the alphabet and numbers
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• Daily Reading • Daily Library Visits and Checkout • Love Your Library Book Contest • Classroom Visits to Secondary Book Fair
• Monthly Book Club • Otaku Club: Japanase animation and origami club • Fall and Spring Book Fairs • Love Your Library Contest
Monthly Book Clubs Storytelling Club Origami Club Yoga Club Dr. Seuss Night Family Literacy Nights • Fall and Spring Book Fairs • Love Your Library Contest • Spooky Storytelling
Library Goals 2010-2011
Yearly Goals 2010-2011
Desired Results for Student Learning/Curriculum: Incorporate School-wide DRSL’s into lesson planning. Posters of the DRSL’s were created and distributed to all of the teachers for them to post in their classrooms. All libraries posted the school-wide DRSL’s in the libraries.
Students will show respect for themselves and others: Students are required to show respect for school property (i.e. library materials) with the library rules and circulation policy.
Students will demonstrate the ability to use lifelong learning skills. Students are taught skills in reading, information retrieval, and information literacy skills that they can continue to use throughout their lifetime.
Students will demonstrate bilingual ability in English and Spanish. All libraries make available to students bilingual resources. More could be done to incorporate more Spanish into lesson plans and student/librarian interactions.
Collaborate with teachers as requested for students research and projects Librarians assisted teachers with a wide variety of units and lesson plans in finding both print and non-print materials to enhance the curriculum. Refer to the table on collaboration for more specific examples.
Facilities: Maintain the quality of the facility through periodic cleaning and straightening. Librarians and volunteers continually straighten and clean the libraries. At the elementary school level students are to be commended for their learning to clean up after themselves this year. More could be done to recruit additional parent volunteers to assist in shelving and straightening.
Rotate book displays for variety and appeal. At all libraries book displays are often being rotated and changed to entice readers to check out a wide variety of books.
Create book displays to emphasize books received through the We the People bookshelf grant and the DUC Art titles. Book displays were created to emphasize the books that were donated to the school through the We the People bookshelf grant as well as the DUC Art titles. Unfortunately there is not grant for We the People in 2010-2011, but additional book titles were ordered from DUC Art program for the 2011-2012 school year.
Access: Continue MARC records check to ensure accuracy in the collection. The MARC records check was completed. Each of the titles at the secondary building’s records was checked for accuracy and completion. Continue a Fiction genre check to ensure all books have a genre classification for easier searching. Rather than doing a genre check, the secondary fiction collection was reorganized, labeled, and catalogued by genre for ease of use and to increase circulation.
Personnel: Train new library staff members. Several new staff members were added to the department this year: Shanna Nye and Dayna Smith. They received training in circulation and library policies.
Register for professional development opportunities such as webcasts, online courses, and conferences. Mrs. Witt took the following courses through the Utah Education Network: UEN Course: LearnKey Word 2010UEN Course: LearnKey Power Point 2010 UEN Course: LearnKey Excel 2010
Policies: Make all pertinent library documents, reports, and policies available on the Y drive. All library policies and procedures were added to the Campus Wide Library folder.
Create a report on usage every other month. Every other month a report was written and shared with administration concerning the library programs and circulation.
Continue a collection evaluation of library resources. Every year a collection analysis is done using Follett’s Titlewave Collection Development Analysis to determine areas that need further development.
Add library resources needed as shown by collection analysis: geography, history, and biographies. 900’s: Since August 2010 we’ve added 223 titles to the collection in this area of geography and history 92’s: Since August 2010 we’ve added 117 biographies to the collection.
Technology: Assist teachers in incorporating technology into the curriculum. Mrs. Witt regularly assisted teachers in utilizing the mobile computing labs and troubleshooting minor IT issues. She also assisted teachers in finding electronic resources for lesson plans. Mrs. Nye taught students computer skills in her multimedia curriculum such as: Microsoft Word, Power Point, keyboarding, etc. Mrs. Dosier and Mrs. Smith assisted teachers in finding both print and non-print electronic resources to enhance teacher’s lesson plans.
Regularly update library blog and wiki. The secondary/intermediate library wiki (http://www.mopawiki.wikispaces.com) was updated with new pages on: colonial history, presidents, nuclear energy, biomes, holocaust, buffalo soldiers, and drug and alcohol abuse. The elementary school library created their own webpage: http://www.opalibrary.weebly.com/ with links and reading lists for each grade level.
Budget: Maintain a record of funds spent on the Y drive. A record of the budget was maintained on the library Y drive.
Apply for grants as they become available. This year we received the 2010-2011 We the People Bookshelf grant and received 17 free titles related to American History. We also received titles over the summer from the DUC Distribution to Underserved Communities art program. An order was submitted so that we will continue to receive new art titles for the following school year.
Fulfill grant requirements and write up reports to be submitted at the end of the year. The We The People Bookshelf grant report was written up and submitted May 13th, 2011.
Departmental Goals 2011-2012
The goals for the school year 2011-2012 are based on the Utah State’s Library Media Program Standards: http://www.schools.utah.gov/CURR/library/Resources/Standards.aspx
Desired Results for Student Learning/Curriculum: Incorporate the School DRSL’s into the library media curriculum. Focus on incorporating more Spanish into library instruction and reader’s advisory with students.
Facilities: Continue to provide signage, labeling, and displays that will encourage students to check out materials and increase circulation.
Access Inventory and Weeding schedule: Inventory and weed the collection to maintain its currency and relevancy. Explicitly teach students how they can access their library information using the OPAC.
Personnel: Pursue professional development opportunities such as: UEN courses, conferences, web casts.
Staff should familiarize themselves with the collection through shelf reading, reading reviews, recommended booklists, publisher’s websites and reading.
Policies: Continue to abide by school-wide policies and the library circulation policies and procedures.
Resources: Add materials and titles needed as shown by the collection evaluation and teacher requests: nonfiction: biographies, geography and history, computer science, science, etc. fiction: secondary mystery, horror and science fiction, and award winning titles published in 2011-2012. Add titles to the collection that will enhance teacher’s use of the new Common Core Standards: http://www.corestandards.org/. Tie book titles to education standards by adding standards that titles meet in the local notes of the bibliographic record.
Technology: Continue to update the library websites to provide resources for students, parents, and teachers. Incorporate ALA’s Standards for the 21st century learner into the library media curriculum. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/learningsta ndards/standards.cfm
Budget: Create a budget spreadsheet to be used to track expenses and share on the Y drive. Research and continue to apply to grants.