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Ogden Preparatory Academy Libraries Annual Report 2010-2011

Prepared by Katherine Witt

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Mission Statement

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

Library Staff Members

Location

Position

Credentials

Katherine Witt

Secondary School

Secondary Librarian

B.A., M. ED.

Shanna Nye

Intermediate School

Intermediate Librarian/Multimedia Teacher

B.A.

Andrea Dosier

Elementary School

Elementary Librarian

B.A.

Dayna Smith

Elementary School

Library Paraprofessional

Associate’s Degree

Jana Whitby

Elementary School

Book Fair Chairperson/Volunteer

Parent Volunteers

All locations

Volunteers

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3 Total

Video

Science Fiction

Realistic Fiction

Professional Development

Mystery

Music Curriculum

Magazine

Library Use

Horror

Historical Fiction

Graphic Novel

Fantasy

21 9 3

DVD

Book

Board Book

Audio Book

Adventure

Cataloguing Statistics

Number of Materials Added 2010-2011

3500 3125

3000 2602

2500

2000

1500

1000 Number of Materials Added

500 102 31 32 26 59 14 30 18 24 80 35 22 17

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Circulation Statistics

Total Circulation 2006-2011 30000

25000

20000

15000

10000

5000

0

2006-2007

2007-2008

2008-2009

2009-2010

2010-2011

Elementary

4968

7749

10747

14783

25106

Intermediate

2585

4475

5733

6803

5191

0

3684

Secondary Staff Librarian

301

1007

2266

1801

2461

0

424

422

784

898

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Circulation Statistics

Total Circulation in 2010-2011

40000 35000 30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0 Elementary

25106

Intermediate

5191

Secondary

3684

Staff

2481

Librarian

898

Total

37360

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Circulation Statistics

2010-2011 Circulation by Grade Level 7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 Kinder

3399

1st

4185

2nd

4859

3rd

5277

4th

6028

5th

3801

6th

1943

7th

1236

8th

1399

9th

803

10th

314

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Collaboration

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

Colonial History

Ms. Chiang

Presidents

Assisted in gathering materials for US presidents for President report and added links to wiki about presidential information

Mrs. Chiang

Geography

Added games and quizzes to library wiki so students could study states and countries on their own

Ms. Walker

Biomes

Gathered books and website links on biomes of the world

Mrs. Astorga

Music around the World

Assisted music students in finding information about music from around the world

Ms. Powers

World War II, Buffalo Soldiers, Holocaust

Assisted in gathering print and electronic resources on various historical topics

Ms. Hislop

Ogden River Parkway Project

Assisted in gathering information about the Ogden River Parkway Project

Ms. Hislop

Energy Solutions

Assisted in gathering information about the company Energy Solutions and nuclear energy

Ms. Mathers

Book talking

Visited classes to check out books and do book talking

Ms. Mathers

Book talking

Visited classes to check out books and do book talking

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Collaboration

Teacher/Department Unit/Task

Description

Ms. Means

Theme

Gathered picture books to help teach the concept of theme

Mrs. Stanford

Biographies

Gathered biographies for student biography project

Accreditation Committee

Accreditation

Assisted in forming DRSL’s, presented information on focus groups and departmental group reports

Office

Translation

Assisted as needed in providing translation to parents

4th grade

Genres Studies

Assisted 4th graders in finding poetry, historical fiction, fantasy, mysteries, and biographies

4th grade

Country Studies

Assisted in gathering materials and information for 4th grade country reports

3rd grade

Various

Assisted in gathering materials for units on genre studies, tall tales, continents, and hygiene

1st Grade

Various

Assisted in gathering materials for seasons, winter animals, and economy

Kindergarten

Various

Gathered materials for information on the alphabet and numbers

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Library Programming

Elementary

Intermediate

Secondary

• • • • • •

• 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

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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.

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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

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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.

Resources:

 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.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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2010-2011 Ogden Preparatory Library Annual Report  

Annual Report for school library

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