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Barret Annual Reports: 2014-15

Annual Library Report 2014-15

 The data was collected from September 2014-March 2015.

Highlights / Overview

*The library was inventoried on August 4, 2014.The fiction section was weeded.

*There were two book fairs this year. One was with Scholastic and the other was Barnes & Noble.

* I introduced 10 Nooks to the collection. Each Nook has 15 books.

* Collaboration was very important  this year with 7th grade science.

* On March 3,2015, author Chad Morris came to Barret TMS.

 

Technology

At the Barret Library: we have a computer lab with 32 work stations and 10 Nooks. Technology is used for CITTS, Moby Max, Web Quests, student research, citation & copyright laws, Microsoft Office, KET EncylcoMedia, and e-Hub (Perma Bound eBooks) online books data base.

Number of Classes Scheduled

September 2014

 90 classes

October 2014

 84 classes

November  2014

 36 classes

December 2014

 61 classes

January  2015

 72 classes

February  2015

 49 classes

March  2015

 80 classes

Budget

Money is budgeted for supplies, A.V. Equipment, magazines, and books.  The library purchases twenty magazines. These are used for teaching supplements and student leisure reading. Books are purchased through Perma Bound and Jr. Library Guild. Jr. Library Guild books are highly reviewed and curriculum related.  It includes a History, Science and Social Studies book.  The rest of the books fit into a genre category such as “mystery, fantasy, etc.”  It is a set of twelve books that come monthly to the school. Perma Bound books have library binding, which handles the high use. The PTSA donates to the library to buy books. The last two years that PTSA money has been spent on Nonfiction curriculum content books.

Collection

The past few years, I have worked on updating the non-fiction collection. I also maintain a “current” fiction section for Language Arts (*novel units) and student interest. The table below reflects an increase in the following areas, that are most used for learning and instruction.  

 

The time frame is from April 2014 until January 2015. See Chart below.

 

  300 - Social Science

 Increased by 42 books

  500 - Natural Science & Math

 Increased by 82 books

  600 -  Technology (Applied Science)

 Increased by 14 books

  900 -  Geography & History

 Increased by 64 books

  Fiction

 Increased by 414 books  (* novel units)

 

( * novel units equals an increase of fiction books in the collection for the purpose of the Language Arts teachers to teach a novel to their classes by grade level.)

Circulation

The number of checkout, check-in, etc. are in the Circulation Activity Report. The beginning of the year is always busy for checkout. Then is becomes fairly consistent for the rest of the year. September and October reflect the busiest months for check out.

 

Date

Checkout

Checkin

Renew

Hold

Lost

Found

2014-08

55

5

0

0

0

0

2014-09

1498

766

64

0

0

0

2014-10

1360

1057

229

0

0

0

2014-11

738

874

276

0

0

0

2014-12

621

847

99

0

0

0

2015-01

794

849

89

0

0

0

2015-02

552

527

88

0

0

0

2015-03

968

771

600

0

0

0

Grand Totals

6586

5696

1445

     

 

Librarian

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Hope Cooke
Contact:
2561 Grindstead Drive
Louisville, KY 40206
502-485-8207
Website

OPAC

The students use the Barret library OPAC web site a lot for research, instruction, data bases and to search the online card catalog to find items in the library.  There are many library lessons for library skills, citing your work, research using the Barret OPAC web site.

           Date              

                        Searches

August 39
September 4809
October 733
November 813
December 461
January 959
February 981
March 522
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