01/09 - Carter (3,4) - Kumihimo 3D Printing and Japanese Textile Studies for 6th Grade Art
01/10 - Carter (3,4,) - Kumihimo 3D Printing and Japanese Textile Studies for 6th Grade Art
TAC (Technical Assistance Coordinator)
RCMS School Homepage
Baby Shower for Mr. Goff
Faculty Meeting 02/21 - Book Session: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
Migration of LibGuides from V1 Server to V2 Server, Cleanup Processes
8th Grade Lunchtime Book Club
Circulation Total 1898 (389 of which were equipment/Chromebook checkouts)
OverDrive Checkouts 1o7 (January) - always in the top ten of all middle schools in Greenville County
10/78 Class Periods Visited (fewer open days/snow days/book fair) = 12.8 % of open class spaces (January)
27 of 96 Class Visits (book fair, holiday, ESOL testing, work day, collection development project/weeding) = 28% of open class spaces (February)
Collaborated with 15 Classes and 4 Teachers = 10%
510 Views/Times Accessed - Ante-bellum/Civil War LibGuide, includes 124 DISCUS article retrievals - emphasizes SCCCRS standard - Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text. Emphasizes AASL standards: Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context; Respect copyright/intellectual property rights of creators and producers; Use information and technology ethically and responsibly.
A very successful launch of using 3D printing in a class with the Art Loom Project of Japanese Kumihimo.
We held our Scholastic Book Fair for second semester and netted $600. I am considering eliminating our second book fair next year. This is something that other librarians in the district are considering as well. Follett is experimenting with Book Fairs around the country. As part of the Book Fair, we hosted a teacher preview party with refreshments for all the faculty and staff.
I completed a collection analysis to see where we were in comparison to the analysis shown in the chart above (by Dr. McDavid). I did a very stringent weed of 937 titles, in six critical need areas (technology, geography/travel, science, political science, economics); with the assistance of Ms. Cornish, there was the addition of 2,361 eBook/audiobook records to the Follett Destiny catalog; and the purchase/addition of Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks and Follett Lightbox titles of newer publication dates rounded out improvement efforts at this juncture. Average age of the collection is 2008, and we have 15.5 books per student.
Since Destiny Discover became fully operational this year, I have been wanting to follow through completely on the new format of our Follett Cataloging and Circulation system that set Destiny Discover as the default page. This uses a universal or federated search approach whereby a user conducting a search in the catalog will see "ribbons" for print books, then genres, then eBooks, then audiobooks, then DISCUS database content, then specially curated "collections" of related content. The intent is to provide a "one-stop shop" when searching a topic in the catalog. This is now in place, and it replicates libraries following best practices all over the country even into college libraries.
Candace Walton and Suzette Cornish