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Library Report 2015

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 LIBRARY

ANNUAL REPORT

2015

Weston High School Library Alida Hanson, Librarian June 22, 2015

How often were the library's services used?

Teaching in the library: We love collaborating with you

scroll over bar to see # of classes taught

WHAT KINDS OF THINGS DID STUDENTS LEARN?

reviewing books for the Weston Book Review

evaluating sources

curating

publishing online magazines

Res-tech curriculum

blogging

Ask Alicia Collins about Canva.  Ask Cort Mathers about Kahoot.it.

TOP TWO TOOLS INTRODUCED TO TEACHERS

CANVA

KAHOOT.IT

A free design tool that makes beautiful signs, pages and more

A game-based interactive quiz creator that engages and excites students

SUMMARY: The Library Program Pivots

REFOCUS

Going forward, our collection emphasis will be on digital resources like databases and ebooks. Our data tells us that our students prefer using these to print. We are adding approximately 91,700 ebooks and 4,700 journals to our collection by subscribing to:

QUESTIA 83,000 ebooks/journals

ACADEMIC SEARCH PREMIER (4,700 journals)

ABC-CLIO World History

This robust digital collection will satisfy the needs of students in all subjects. Subscriptions start in September 2015. This decreases the print budget significantly. Print purchases will be more selective.

MID-HIGH SCHOOL EBOOKS 3,700 reference/nonfiction titles

MASS EBOOK COLLECTION popular & academic e/audiobooks

REFRESH

We thoroughly weeded and inventoried the collection this year to make room for new books, decrease shelf space needed, and remove books that were no longer being used by students.

Weeded:  1,795 books

Size of collection now: 13,906 items

Size of collection next year, incuding new ebooks: 105,606 items

The library website is undergoing a redesign to make it easier to use.

The high school is getting a great quality 3D printer next year. It may be housed in the library, with Alida Hanson integrating it into the curriculum.

RESPOND

Students suggested and we responded: We now lend computer chargers, phone chargers, and flash drives.

RENOVATE

The Learning Commons renovation process is ongoing. The proposed changes need to be budgeted. Please see the plan in the links below.

questions?

ask

Alida Hanson

[email protected]