Annual Report 2011-2012 The Lindbergh Libraries & the Library Processing Center The Library Processing Center and staff were critical in the smooth transition of the Truman Elementary library collection to the new Concord School, the partial sharing of the Sperreng Middle School collection, and the opening of the new Truman Middle School. Many books had to be re-labeled and re-cataloged to accommodate all the changes in the district libraries and thousands of new and donated books were processed for the new Truman Middle School.
We were able to temporarily rehire the former processing assistant, ten-year employee Vikki Weber, who lost her job two years ago due to budget cuts. We also had four volunteers who worked diligently throughout the summer and donated hundreds of hours to the cause. During the 2010-2011 school year we processed over 12,200 resources. So far this year, we have already processed over 17,000 library resources. The LPC is losing its long-time employee, secretary, Sandra Leigh. Sandy will retire this June, after 29 years with Lindbergh Schools, the last 15 in library processing.
There will be a lot of changes in the Lindbergh libraries next year as librarian, Jan Whitehead, is retiring, along with 2 Sperreng library assistants, Terri Street and Bonnie Begany. Sperreng librarian, Lisa Struckhoff, is leaving the library and becoming a Reading Intervention teacher at Sperreng. New and exciting ideas and personnel will be filling the Lindbergh libraries next year. Check us out!
LINDBERGH LIBRARIES GET COLOR NOOKS FOR STUDENT CHECKOUT The Library Processing Center handled 165 new and exciting additions to the Lindbergh Schools this year—Nook e-Readers. After being prepared for use in technology, they were delivered to library processing, entered into the online library catalog, Destiny, and then labeled, bar-coded, and bagged for checkout from our 8 school libraries. The high school and both middle schools received 30 Nooks each and each elementary received 15 Nooks.
The librarians had a challenging year as we participated in the Elite Librarian Cohort. We trained in the use of Lindbergh’s e-library and many different devices, including Nooks. We also worked on how we are going to “reinvent” our libraries to meet the needs of our 21st-century learners. Our “virtual” presence was enhanced as we reinvented our websites using the free software, Weebly. This allowed us to add many 21st-century features including “Library Apps” on our Symbaloo pages.
“Library Apps” in Symbaloo.
The redesigned Truman MS Library website.