September 25, 2012 Monthly Media Center Report Jessica Emili http://mamsmedia.blogspot.com/ INSTRUCTION/CLASSES Number of classes that visited the library this month: 23 Redzinak- book check out Sobieski- book check out Monro- book walk activity Nilsen- book walk activity Dansky- library orientation Hawrylko- library orientation Dansereau- library orientation Conrad- book check out Smolokoff- library tour and book check out CIRCULATION/READING PROMOTION Number of books circulated in September: approx. 590 Last year: 330 Student independent visits: 255 *Circulation greatly increased due to NWEA not being held in the library in September. Upcoming events: The first Lunch Bunch will take place on Monday, October 15. A librarian from the public library will be conducting book talks and a craft for students during lunchtime. TECHNOLOGY The media center blog and Google calendar continue to be used and updated. We will continue working with Skype this year. Emily Hawrylko and I will be collaborating on another virtual author visit. The district media specialists are currently researching alternatives to the Infocentre circulation system. Concerns - Many students have expressed an interest in stopping by the library after school to check out books. I am on bus duty in the afternoon, so the library is not available to them.