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Ogden Preparatory Academy Libraries Annual Report 2012-2013

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.

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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Collection Analysis

A collection analysis is performed yearly using Follett’s Titlewave program.

Main Classification Chart

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Aged Materials

The Hundred Divisions 000 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900

Generalities Philosophy and Psychology Religion Social Sciences Language Natural Sciences/Mathematics Technology The Arts Literature and Rhetoric Geography and History Hundred Divisions Totals

2005 2001 2001 2001 2003

196 200 83 1060 872

0.98% 1.00% 0.41% 5.28% 4.34%

2002

1435

7.14%

2003 2003 1998 2002 2002

738 1210 516 988 7298

3.67% 6.02% 2.57% 4.92% 36.32%

Additional Category Listings General Fiction Reference Biography Professional Story Collection Paperback Easy A/V Kits Periodicals Additional Category Listings Totals

2002 2001 2003 2004 n/a n/a 1999 2001 2001 1996

7187 238 639 458 0 0 3593 257 1 422

35.77% 1.18% 3.18% 2.28% 0.00% 0.00% 17.88% 1.28% 0.00% 2.10%

2001

12795

63.68%

Totals

2001

20093

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Top Ten Circulating Titles

Nonfiction

Fiction

1. World Worst Monters's & Villians 2. The Lego Ideas Book 3. Ghosts 4. Meet the Rangers 5. Octavius Grimwood's Graveyard Guide 6. Guinness World Records 2013 7. Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer's 8. Mythical Monsters 9. Dinosaurs: A Visual Encyclopedia 10. Dragons: Fearsome Monsters

1. The Dragon Prophey 2. How to Train Your Dragon 3. Star Wars 4. The Amazing Voyage 5. Thea Slilton and the Cherry Blossom Adventure 6. The Quest for Paradise 7. Creepella von Cacklefur 8. English Roses 9. Wonderstruck

10. Surf's up Geronimo

Graphic Novels 1. Diary ofa Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever 2. Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu 3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days 4. Tales from a not-so-talented pop star 5. Sidekicks 6. Dork Diaries: Tales from a notso graceful Ice Princess 7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw 8. Diary ofa Wimpy Kid: Gref Heffley's Journal 9. Babymouse for President 10. Iron Man: Heart of Steel

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Picture Books 1. The Invincible Iron Man 2. DC Super Heroes Story Book Collection 3. The Mighty Avengers 4. David Goes to School 5. The Courageous Captain America 6. The Incredible Hulk 7. The Mighty Thor 8. Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late 9. Cupcake 10. Substitute Creacher

Easy Readers 1. We are in a Book! 2. Elehants Cannot Dance! 3. Ninjago: Way of the Ninja 4. Are you Ready to Play Outside? 5. Should I Share My Ice Cream? 6. I Love My New Toy! 7. There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy 8. Buzz Boy and Fly Guy 9. I am Going! 10.Listen to my Trumpet!


Number of Materials Added 2012-2013

Number of Materials Added 2500 2068 2000 1500 1000 500 19 4 5 2

139

269 8 7

1001006567

4

255 6

2427 94 65

1 64 5

6 19 3 1

0 Number of Items

Adventure

Audio Book

Big Book

Board Book

Book

Book Club

DVD

Equipment

Fantasy

Graphic Novel

Historical Fiction

Horror

Library Use

Literature Circle

Magazine

Mystery

Professional Development

Realistic Fiction

Science Fiction

Secondary Easy

Secondary Graphic Novels

Secondary Magazine

Secondary Nonfiction

Secondary Picture Book

Secondary Professional Development

Secondary Reference

Software

Total Number of Materials: 3,427 items

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Total Circulation: Past Years

Total Circulation 2006-2013 45000 40000 35000 30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0

20062007

20072008

20082009

20092010

20102011

20112012

20122013

Elementary

4968

7749

10747

14783

25106

24191

25053

Intermediate

2585

4475

5733

6803

5191

5531

6202

3684

3663

3743

Secondary Staff

301

Librarian All Patrons

7854

1007

2266

1801

2461

3046

3345

424

422

784

898

2026

2757

13655

19168

24171

37340

38457

41100

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Circulation Statistics: This School Year

Total Circulation in 2012-2013 45000 41100 40000

35000

30000 25053 25000

20000

15000

10000 6202 3743

5000

3345

2757

0 Elementary

Intermediate

Secondary

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Staff

Librarian

Total


Circulation by Grade Level

Circulation by Grade Level 2012-2013 7000 6000

5735

5627 5301

5000

4550 3885

4000 3110 3000

2237 1855

2000 1002

872

1000 0 Kinder

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

9

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th


Circulation by Dewey Decimal System

Circulation by Dewey 2012-2013 3500

3235

100's Philosophy and Psychology

2986

3000

000's Generalities

200's Religion 2455

2389

2500

300's Social Sciences 400's Languages

1893

2000

1721 500's Science

1500 600's Applied Science 1000 500

876

780

700's Arts

470 800's Literature

160

900's Geography & History

0 Number of items

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Fiction vs. Nonfiction Circulation

Fiction vs. Nonfiction 2012-2013 25,000

23,372

20,000 16,965 15,000 Fiction Nonfiction

10,000

5,000

0 Number of Items

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Circulation by Genres at Secondary School

Secondary Genres Circulation 2012-2013 900

854

800

754

700 600

Adventure 489

500

Fantasy Historical Fiction

415

Horror

400 337

Mystery Realistic Fiction

300

Science Fiction 200

151 106

100 0 # of books

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Circulation of Graphic Novels

At all three locations we have separated the graphic novels from the main collection and given them their own location. These titles have become very popular with the students. Benefits of Graphic Novels:  Graphic novels can be a way to motivate reluctant readers to read who are difficult to reach with traditional texts.  Graphic novels can help improve the reading skills of students struggling with language acquisition such as ESL or special needs students.  “They require readers to be actively engaged in the process of decoding and comprehending a range of literary devices, including narrative structures, metaphor and symbolism, point of view, and the use of puns and alliteration, intertextuality, and inference.” Source: http://www.scholastic.com/graphix/Scholastic_BoneDiscussion.pdf

Graphic Novel Circulation 2006-2013 6000 4987 5000

4469 3690

4000 3000

2267

2000 1043 1000

366

15 0

# of Graphic Novels 2006

2007

2008

2009

13

2010

2011

2012


Circulation of Spanish Language Materials

DRSL: Students will demonstrate ability in English and Spanish.

Circulation of Call #468 (Spanish) 2000 1776

1800 1600 1400

2006 1200

1106

2007 2008

1000

2009 800

2010 2011

600 397 400 215 139

200

157

15 0 # of Spanish titles

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2012


Collaboration

Teacher/Department Unit/Task

Description

Mrs. Baldwin

Monthly Research Projects

Assisted in finding online and print resources for student monthly research topics on: weather, family, day of the dead, school, Spanish countries, restaurants, daily routines, Cinco de Mayo etc.

Ms. Chiang

Presidents

Assisted in gathering materials for reports on the presidents and United States history.

Ms. Davila

Spanish

Assisted in finding materials for research on Cinco de Mayo, Spain trip, Spanish fables, and Spanish fairy tales

Mrs. Favero

Counseling

Assisted with newsletters and calendars and Utah Comprehensive Guidance Report.

Mrs. Hislop

Science

Gathered a cart of nonfiction science books.

Mr. Kennington

Spanish

Assisted in finding Spanish picture books

Mrs. Larsen

Reading

Assisted in purchasing high interest/low level readers for classroom library. Gathered materials related to classroom novels. Gathered book carts for student checkout.

Ms. Marchesano

Art

Gathered materials for student art research

Ms. Mathers

Book talking

Visited classes to check out books and do book talking. Pulled materials on Genres and short stories.

Ms. Means

Book talking

Visited classes to check out books and do book talking. Gathered picture books to introduce literary concepts.

Mrs. Walker

Science

Gathered books about animal and plant kingdoms.

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Mrs. Stanford

Biographies

Gathered biographies for student biography project. Gathered print and electronic information on inventions and inventors.

5th & 6th Grade LA

Genres

Pulled genre books for students to check out for their book reports.

Accreditation Committee

Accreditation

Assisted in inputting data into Advanced Ed website including survey data.

Office/Website

Translation/Assistance

Assisted as needed in providing translation to parents and subbing for teachers as needed. Forwarded information to website master to update website.

1st grade

Library Skills

Taught a weekly lesson plan on library skills in st nd Spanish to 1 and 2 grade Spanish immersion classes.

K-4th grade

Library Skills

K-4th grade

Technology

Pulled materials for lesson plans from public library, reinforced core curriculum during weekly library time, did in-class presentations on certain genres such as non-fiction and made suggestions for materials. Added links to library website to assist parents and teachers. Suggested relevant educational websites and apps to teachers.

4th grade

Genres Studies

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

4th grade

Country Studies

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

Kindergarten

Various

Gathered materials for information on the alphabet and numbers

th

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Library Programming

Elementary

Intermediate

Secondary

• Library Visits and Checkout • Monthly Book Clubs • Storytelling Club • Lego Club • Yoga Club • Dr. Seuss Night • Family Literacy Nights • Fall and BOGO Book Fairs • Love Your Library Contest

• Library Visits and Checkout • Love Your Library Book Contest • Classroom Visits to Secondary Book Fair • Hosted a book fair especially for 5th and 6th graders

• Library Visits and Checkout • Fall and Buy One Get One Free Book Fairs • Book Carts taken to classroom for student checkout

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Library Programming: Events

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Departmental Goals 2011-2012

The goals for the school year 2012-2013 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:  Continue to incorporate the School DRSL’s into the library media curriculum. Students will demonstrate bilingual ability in English and Spanish. This year the Spanish immersion classes included two first grade classrooms and two second grade classrooms: Ms. Garcia, Mrs. Caballero, Mrs. Warner, and Mr. Fernandez. Students were able to check out an additional book as long as it was a Spanish title. The circulation of Spanish materials has increased. Students were introduced to bilingual and Spanish titles. Students will demonstrate for respect for themselves and others. Students were taught about proper library manners. Students will demonstrate the use of lifelong learning skills. Reading is one of the fundamental life-learning skills children need to succeed. Throughout the school year we emphasize the importance of books and reading through: lesson plans, reading parties, literacy nights, etc.

 Focus on incorporating more Spanish into library instruction and reader’s advisory with students. We expanded the Spanish library skills classes to incorporate second grade classes.

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 Focus on meeting goals laid on in the school’s action plan:  Increase the library’s collection of bilingual/Spanish titles A total of 309 new Spanish and bilingual titles were added to the collection. Also this year we implemented a sticker for bilingual materials so students could identify titles that had both English and Spanish together.  Add career and secondary education titles to collection A Gear-Up grant was given to the library to purchase 30 titles related to career and secondary education titles such as financial aid, choosing a university, college admissions, etc.  Increase library circulation through book displays, book talking, reader’s advisory, etc. Library circulation has increased from 2011-2012: 38, 457 to 2012-2013: 41,100 items circulated. In the past 7 years circulation has increased by 19% from 7,854 in 2006 to 41,100 in 2013.

Facilities:  Continue to provide signage, labeling, and displays that will encourage students to check out materials and increase circulation. The library changed displays periodically to increase circulation and increase interest in different types of books.

Access  Inventory and Weeding schedule: Inventory and weed the collection to maintain its currency and relevancy. Secondary building: This year inventory was done as a year-long process. At the secondary building the inventory was done for Adventure Fiction. Intermediate/Elementary: Inventory was done the last week of school.

 Explicitly teach students how they can access their library information using the OPAC. Students were given lesson plans on using the OPAC to look up library materials.

Personnel:  Pursue professional development opportunities such as: UEN courses, conferences, web casts. Katherine Witt, Andrea Dosier, and Dayna Smith attended the UELMA Conference held at Weber State University. Professional Development: Katherine Witt Classroom Assessment with Technology

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Differentiating for Learning Styles Intel: Collaboration in the Digital Classroom Atomic Learning: 21st Century Skills and Technology Integration Finance in the Classroom

 Staff should familiarize themselves with the collection through shelf reading, reading reviews, recommended booklists, publisher’s websites and reading. Staff familiarized themselves with the new books that came out this year including the annual book award winners. Staff shared book recommendations with one another.

Policies:  Continue to abide by school-wide policies and the library circulation policies and procedures. The library followed school policies and procedures.

Resources:  Add materials and titles needed as shown by the collection evaluation and teacher requests: bilingual/Spanish, career and secondary education, reference, geography and history, biography, technology, science, replace worn titles, award winners, popular authors, graphic novels, etc. Added materials to: Category

Number of titles added in 2012-2013

Bilingual/Spanish (468)

309

Career and Secondary Education

30

Reference (REF)

7

Geography and History (900’s)

252

Biography (92’s)

125

Technology (003—007 Systems Data)

2

Science (500)

248

Award Winning Titles ALA Awards

26

Popular Authors (FIC)

1,368

Graphic Novels (FIC or 741.5)

164

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 Add titles to the collection that will enhance teacher’s use of the new Common Core Standards: http://www.corestandards.org/. Titles were selected by Follett Library services in Titlewave’s Classroom and Curriculum Solutions Common Core State Standards lists. “These selections represent a variety of genres, text structure, and text complexity to support the development of literacy skills, math concepts, and core content knowledge.” Titles were purchased this year to support the Common Core standards. There is more emphasis in the Common Core on complex informational text that will increase a student’s core knowledge. The following table shows some examples and is not all inclusive. Elementary

Jr. High

Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money

Bomb: The Race to Steal and Build the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon

Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John “Appleseed” Chapman Perimeter, Area, and Volume: A Monster Book of Dimensions I, Galileo

Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World

 Tie book titles to education standards by adding standards that titles meet in the local notes of the bibliographic record. Continued the process of adding common core standards to the records. Added mathematics standards to secondary mathematics titles.

Technology:  Continue to update the library websites to provide resources for students, parents, and teachers. Continued to add resources for parents and students on both library websites.

 Incorporate ALA’s Standards for the 21st century learner into the library media curriculum. http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/guidelinesandstanda rds/learningstandards/AASL_LearningStandards.pdf

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Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.

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Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.

3

2

1

Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.

Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.

Standard Examples: Students have been incorporating these standards in their library skills classes as well their core classes when they are doing research. (The following are just a few examples of the standards.) 1  Finding and evaluating appropriate sources of information for research.  Read, view, and listen for information.  Make independent choices in selecting resources. 2

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Use technology to analyze and organize information. Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.

3

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Use information and technology ethically and responsibly. Connect learning to community issues.

4

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Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth. Respond to literature and creative expressions of ideas in various formats and genres.

Budget:  Continue to be keep track of budget expenses on the Y drive. Kept track of expenses using a shared document on the Y drive.

 Research and continue to apply to grants. Applied for art titles from DUC: Distribution to Underserved Community Libraries Program http://www.ducprogram.org/

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Departmental Goals 2013-2014

The goals for the school year 2013-2014 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 DRSLs into the library media curriculum.  Focus on incorporating Spanish into library instruction and reader’s advisory with students.  Focus on meeting goals laid out in the school’s action plan:  Increase the library’s collection of bilingual/Spanish titles.  Add career and secondary education titles to the collection.  Increase library circulation through book displays, book talking, reader’s advisory, etc.

Facilities:  Create an inviting and attractive atmosphere in the newly built libraries.  Provide signage, labeling, and displays that will encourage students to check out materials and increase circulation.  Offer after school programs to promote usage of the libraries.

Access:  Inventory and weeding schedule: Inventory and weed the collection to maintain its currency and relevancy.  Update and train on the new library software program: Destiny.  Explicitly teach students how they can access their library information using the OPAC.

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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.  Establish new policies and procedures if needed based on being in the new buildings.

Resources:  Add materials and titles needed as shown by the collection evaluation and teacher and patron requests: graphic novels, bilingual and Spanish materials, reference, biographies, social sciences, science, and technology, aged sensitivity Dewey ranges.  Establish two different collections with the library cataloging software, so that both collections can be evaluated independently of one another.  Add titles to the collection that will enhance teacher’s use of the Common Core Standards: http://www.corestandards.org/.

Technology:  Continue to update the library websites to provide resources for students, parents, and teachers.  Continue to 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

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Budget: ď‚– Continue to keep track of budget expenses on the Y drive. ď‚– Research and continue to apply to grants.

Bibliography

Bibliography American Association of School Librarians. (2012 ). Standards for the 21st Century Learner. Retrieved May 2012, from AASL : http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandard s/AASL_LearningStandards.pdf Art Resources Transfer, Inc. . (n.d.). Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program . Retrieved May 2012, from http://www.ducprogram.org/ Common Core. (2012). Common Core Curriculum Maps. Retrieved May 2012, from Common Core Curriculum Maps: English Language Arts: http://www.commoncore.org/maps/ Common Core State Standards Initiative. (2011). Common Core.org . Retrieved May 2012, from Common Core State Standards Initiative: Preparing America's Students for College and Career: http://www.corestandards.org/ Florida's Educational Clearing House. (2011, 5 20). Clipart ETC An Online Service of Florida's Educational Clearing house. Retrieved May 2012, from Clipart ETC: http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/ Follett Library Services. (2012). Classroom and Curriculum Solutions Common Core State Standards. Retrieved May 2012, from Follett Titlewave: http://www.flr.follett.com/main/classroom?SID=c7c8b4577ad48cf9fd3ed66dc34bc089 Sagebrush Infocentre. (2012). Sagebrush Infocentre Reports. Scholastic . (2012). Using Graphic Novels with Children and Teens: A Guide for Teachers and Librarians . Retrieved May 2012, from Scholastic : http://www.scholastic.com/graphix/Scholastic_BoneDiscussion.pdf

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The Utah Educational Library Media Association; The Utah Library Media Supervisors; The Utah State Office of Education. (2003). Utah School Library Media Program Standards . Retrieved May 2012, from USOE Library Media: http://www.schools.utah.gov/CURR/library/Resources/Standards.aspx Titlewave Collection Analysis. (2012). Collection Analysis. Retrieved May 2012, from Titlewave: http://www.flr.follett.com/ca/analysis/overview.html?caid=2003760&SID=c7c8b4577ad48cf9fd3e d66dc34bc089 US Department of Education. (n.d.). GAINING EARLY AWARENESS AND READINESS FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS (GEAR UP) . Retrieved May 2012, from ED.gov: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/gearup/index.html

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