Ralph Chandler Middle School Library Report February 2019

Just as in nature, February in the library can often be a quieter month, whereby we have more opportunity to plan and be creative. We found times to teach, with visitors from other schools who asked us to discuss our Chromebook management policies and procedures; students in the Makerspace who learned about paper circuits; and students who needed help in how to determine the credibility of a website...something that has been ongoing across the grades now for two months. Our space hosted members of the 7th grade classes in viewing the film Wonder as a culminating event in their reading of the book, and our space also hosted participants from the district's Discovery Learning Corps for a day long workshop and collaboration. We also had a resurgence of classes from 6th and 7th grade ELA coming to the library on a scheduled basis to return/renew/checkout books. This is a practice that had fallen off in recent years, but now we have teachers who are eager to have regularly scheduled class visits. We have continued our labeling of books for genrefication of the library as our huge ongoing project. Febrary 20 also saw the introduction of a new process for Chromebook repairs by sending them off site. Ms. Cornish created a beautiful Black History Month display, and I added to that with a new Follett Collections electronic curation for Martin Luther King, Jr. resources for teachers and students. And lastly, I had the time to produce and record multiple screencasting tutorial videos for teachers and students on how to cite a book in MLA format with NoodleTools, how to cite a webpage in MLA format with NoodleTools, how to cite a database source in MLA format with NoodleTools, how to use Google's Advanced Search Feature to find copyright free images, and how to cite an online photograph in NoodleTools. These videos have been very popular.


At Ralph Chandler Middle School Library, our goal is to ensure that learners leave here as competent, critical, and ethical users and producers of ideas and information. It is our mission to prepare lifelong learners; information literate young people able to determine their information needs, recognize and utilize relevant and credible resources, while evolving into impassioned readers. We seek to underscore the profile of a South Carolina graduate by encouraging students to be creative, innovative, collaborative, self-directed critical thinkers, who become adept at problem solving and who attain a global perspective.


Circulation Statistics - Month of February
OverDrive eBook Statistics - Month of February


02/15 - Martin - Periods 1,2,3

02/06 - Martin - Period 1

02/08 - McDougal - Periods 1,2,5,7 - Book Checkouts

02/08 - Bradley - Periods 1,2,5,7 - Book Checkouts

02/08 - Barnes - Periods 1,6 - Book Checkouts

02/12 - Johnson - Periods 1,4,5,7 - Book Checkouts

02/20 - Martin - Periods 1,2,4,5,6,7 -

02/22 - 7th Graders - Periods 1,2,3 - Wonder

02/27 - Barnes - Periods 1,4 - CRAAP Test for Credibility of Website

02/27 - Nogueira - Periods 1,5 - Spanish Recording

02/28 - LaGro - Periods 2,7 - CRAAP Test for Credibility of Website

02/28 - Ritchie - Periods 2,7 - CRAAP Test for Credibility of Website


New Projects Created in NoodleTools Citation Creator/Tutorial- Month of February
Number of Logins in NoodleTools Citation Creator/Tutorial - Month of February
Nearpod Report - How to Determine the Credibility of a Website
Nearpod Report - How to Determine the Credibility of a Website - Not Everyone Had Time to Finish the Quiz!
Nearpod Report - How to Determine the Credibility of a Website - Not Everyone Had Time to Finish the Quiz!
Nearpod Report - How to Determine the Credibility of a Website - Checking Domains - Great Results on That Item!


02/01 - Rick Floyd - District Security/Cyber Division - Internet Safety Parent Program/Counseling Department

02/18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. - Library Electronic Collections - RCMS Print/Electronic Resosurces

02/20 - Faculty Meeting - Passion Projects

Black History Month

Sweet Reads for Valentine's Day


02/05 - Mrs. Walton - Middle School Librarians' Book Club/Professional Development - LGBTQIA+ Books/1:1 Chromebook Management


Paper Circuits for Valentine's Day

The Chemistry of Slime!


Clips from Chromebook Repair Spreadsheet
Valentine's Day in the Library - Come See Us Soon!
Created By
Candace Walton


Candace Walton and Suzette Cornish

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