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Year-End Report August 2010 – June 2011

Circulation By Month 1600

Total Items Loaned

1400 1200 1000 800

600 400 200 0





Circulation By Category 2010-11 School Year


10% 43%

28% 14%






2010-11 school year: 54259 total student visits Average Student Visits/Day: 303 400 350 300

250 200




100 50 0 September



Class Signups - Library 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0



Class Signups – Media Lab 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0



Database Usage by Month 45000

Connect Time in Minutes

40000 35000 30000 25000 20000 15000 10000

5000 0



Librarian’s Report It’s been a busy year! It’s been great to have a new administrative team and work on creating a vision for the library and technology in our building. We continue to change and improve our services to Mill River students, faculty and staff. The Library webpage is now content-rich, with access to the Library catalog from anywhere with a web connection, tons of how-to guides and tutorials, resource lists, web 2.0 tools, book trailers and much more. I’ve recently been working on a library blog where I’ll be posting a semi-regular podcast featuring book reviews and recommendations, information on new tools to let students “show what they know,” and other topical library information. I’ll be featuring students, faculty and administrators from time to time as well. To view the blog or listen to the podcasts, go to I was both happy and sad to learn that I was losing my assistant, Jen Severance. Sad, because she’s been a valuable asset to the library team, but happy, because she’s not going far. Jen has been hired to fill the .6 middle school English opening, and she’s so excited to get back into the classroom! I was pleased to be able to present at Dynamic Landscapes in Burlington (an educational technology conference), and I’m also happy to say that I have been invited back to present at VTFest (the sister conference in the Fall) and was also invited to present to the faculty, staff and administrators at Castleton State College on creating and using QR Codes and their application in a library or classroom setting. It’s great to get out into the broader educational community and see what’s happening around the state and region.

Librarian’s Report Jen and I were happy to be able to finish the inventory in only 3 days, with no downtime for the Library. Since streamlining our processes and adding a new, more sophisticated scanner, we’ve been able to move from a painful chore that took two weeks at the end of the year, with the library closed the entire time, to an easier chore that takes only a couple of days with the library open and still providing all our regular services. Despite the improvements in process, the results of our inventory are sobering. While doing pre-inventory collection management we removed 274 items that had been marked lost in previous inventories (marked lost last school year). The approximate replacement cost of these items is $2200. This year, we came up with another 478 missing items. At the current published average book prices (School Library Journal, March 2011), replacing these items will cost approximately $9438 These are books or other materials that have been removed from the library without being checked out. Some are probably accidental, and we’ll get a small portion back when lockers and classrooms are cleaned. A much larger portion are removed from the library on purpose – stolen. A security system would help mitigate some of these losses, and at this rate of loss, would pay for itself within a few years.

MRU Library Year End Report  

Year end report for Mill River Union School for the 2010-11 school year.

MRU Library Year End Report  

Year end report for Mill River Union School for the 2010-11 school year.