Ogden Preparatory Academy Libraries Annual Report 2012-2013
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.
Book Fair Chairperson/Volunteer
A collection analysis is performed yearly using Follettâ€™s Titlewave program.
Main Classification Chart
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%
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%
Top Ten Circulating Titles
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
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
269 8 7
2427 94 65
1 64 5
6 19 3 1
0 Number of Items
Secondary Graphic Novels
Secondary Picture Book
Secondary Professional Development
Total Number of Materials: 3,427 items
Total Circulation: Past Years
Total Circulation 2006-2013 45000 40000 35000 30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0
Librarian All Patrons
Circulation Statistics: This School Year
Total Circulation in 2012-2013 45000 41100 40000
30000 25053 25000
10000 6202 3743
Circulation by Grade Level
Circulation by Grade Level 2012-2013 7000 6000
4000 3110 3000
1000 0 Kinder
Circulation by Dewey Decimal System
Circulation by Dewey 2012-2013 3500
100's Philosophy and Psychology
200's Religion 2455
300's Social Sciences 400's Languages
1721 500's Science
1500 600's Applied Science 1000 500
470 800's Literature
900's Geography & History
0 Number of items
Fiction vs. Nonfiction Circulation
Fiction vs. Nonfiction 2012-2013 25,000
20,000 16,965 15,000 Fiction Nonfiction
0 Number of Items
Circulation by Genres at Secondary School
Secondary Genres Circulation 2012-2013 900
Fantasy Historical Fiction
Mystery Realistic Fiction
Science Fiction 200
100 0 # of books
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
2000 1043 1000
# of Graphic Novels 2006
Circulation of Spanish Language Materials
DRSL: Students will demonstrate ability in English and Spanish.
Circulation of Call #468 (Spanish) 2000 1776
1800 1600 1400
600 397 400 215 139
15 0 # of Spanish titles
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.
Assisted in gathering materials for reports on the presidents and United States history.
Assisted in finding materials for research on Cinco de Mayo, Spain trip, Spanish fables, and Spanish fairy tales
Assisted with newsletters and calendars and Utah Comprehensive Guidance Report.
Gathered a cart of nonfiction science books.
Assisted in finding Spanish picture books
Assisted in purchasing high interest/low level readers for classroom library. Gathered materials related to classroom novels. Gathered book carts for student checkout.
Gathered materials for student art research
Visited classes to check out books and do book talking. Pulled materials on Genres and short stories.
Visited classes to check out books and do book talking. Gathered picture books to introduce literary concepts.
Gathered books about animal and plant kingdoms.
Gathered biographies for student biography project. Gathered print and electronic information on inventions and inventors.
5th & 6th Grade LA
Pulled genre books for students to check out for their book reports.
Assisted in inputting data into Advanced Ed website including survey data.
Assisted as needed in providing translation to parents and subbing for teachers as needed. Forwarded information to website master to update website.
Taught a weekly lesson plan on library skills in st nd Spanish to 1 and 2 grade Spanish immersion classes.
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.
Assisted 4 graders in finding poetry, historical fiction, fantasy, mysteries, and biographies
Assisted in gathering materials and information for th 4 grade country reports
Gathered materials for information on the alphabet and numbers
• 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
Library Programming: Events
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.
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
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
Career and Secondary Education
Geography and History (900’s)
Technology (003—007 Systems Data)
Award Winning Titles ALA Awards
Popular Authors (FIC)
Graphic Novels (FIC or 741.5)
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
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
Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.
Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
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
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.
Use information and technology ethically and responsibly. Connect learning to community issues.
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/
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.
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
Budget: ď‚– Continue to keep track of budget expenses on the Y drive. ď‚– Research and continue to apply to grants.
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