We had another great month in the library. Below are a few of the highlights from September:
- 2816 students signed in with individual hall passes.
- The Library Staff provided all 9th grade students (approximately 800 students) with an orientation to the library where students learned about OverDrive, WEPA printing, Destiny Quest, and Easy Bib.
- Mrs. Camp and Mrs. Robertson visited Ms. Gannon’s classroom to teach students about OverDrive and Destiny.
- Mrs. Camp visited Mrs. Westerlund’s class and Mr. Walkers classes to teach student about the Alabama Virtual Library.
- Mrs. Robertson created a video tutorial on how to make a shared Google Drive folder for students to turn in assignments for Ms. Kemp.
- Mrs. Michaels created a one day service request form for students. Since 9/16, we fulfilled 56 students requests for iPad help.
- Approximately 160-170 broken iPads have been processed by the library staff since the beginning of the school year. (on average, we spend 20 minutes with each broken iPad. With that in mind, we have spent about 25% of our time with broken iPads.)
- Mrs. Latta laminated for teachers and also printed many posters. She also assisted Coach Kervin with making an instructional game for his class.
- Ms. Robertson and Ms. Camp scheduled 133 teacher calendar requests to book library space, labs, laptop carts, etc.
SCHEDULED CLASSES & TEACHER SERVICES
We have five main areas of the library can teachers can reserve to use for their classes. They include a computer lab, library right, library left, the atrium, and the community room. If the lab is full we offer to set teachers up with laptops on either the right or left side of the library. Mr. Ware's classes were in the library Monday, Tuesday & Friday. We pulled books for them to use as research sources and also set up laptops for his students to use.
We then take the index cards and find three books that best suit each student based on interest indicated on their index cards as well as the Lexile level indicated by the teacher.
We also changed our signage in the library to match the new high tech nature of our school. We moved form using a dry erase board on an easel to a digital display. Since there are 5 distinct areas that are used by teachers our signage is important so that students know where to go for class.
This week we also kicked off our Teen Read Week contest for the 12 coveted spots to visit the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile during Teen Read Week.
I also took a moment to put together a "NEW" book display right near the entrance of the library.
Below is a slide show of pictures from the week: