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Barret Annual Reports: 2015-16

Annual Libray Report 2015-16

The data was collected from August 2015-March 2016.

Highlights/Overview

*The year started out with an inventory of the library on August 24, 2015. The information gathered was used to cross check the collection and identify any lost items.

*From September until March 2016, I weeded/discarded fiction material that was outdated or worn out.

*I have a partnership with Barnes and Noble bookstore. I had an author visit. Mr. Tyler Whitesides came to our school on September16, 2015 to promote reading, and literature. I hope to continue this partnership in the future. We have had a partnership for the last two years.

*We have had two book fairs. The first was Scholastic, It was November 16- 20, 2015. The second book fair was the Barnes Noble book fair on March 4 through March 6, 2016.

* This year at the Barnes & Noble book fair, we had student spot light events. The cast of the drama club performed scenes from the Lion King and Emily Lancaster sang in the cafe.

* In February 2016, Ms. Sade Graves, the librarian at the KY School for the Blind, and I started a collaborative book club. Students from each school will read the same book and have a book discussion party. The Book club involves three meetings. There is an introduction meeting (March 21, 2016) the book club event (April 28, 2016) and an afterschool field trip to the KY School for the Blind (May 23, 2016). This is our first time to collaborate and we hope to gain insight, grow, and develop a partnership for more book clubs to come.

*One of the biggest projects that I worked on this year was the new Barret Library website. I developed the website over the summer of 2015. It was launched at the start of the school year in August 2015. I maintain the web site through at the school year with updates, events & calendar information, new records, book suggestions, and data bases for student research. The teachers and students like the website a lot. It really helps with research.  See Library Website stats chart. It has more activity than the old OPAC website.

 

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

300- Social Science

Increased by 44 books

500- Natural Science & Math

Increased by 33 books

600-Technology (Applied Science)

Increased by 11 books

900- Geography & History

Increased by 51 books

Fiction

Increased by 252 books 

Circulation

Date

Checkout

Checkin

Renew

2015-08

230

13

0

2015-09

1608

1099

145

2015-10

1328

1157

114

2015-11

745

838

226

2015-12

515

729

95

2016-01

853

750

116

2016-02

828

856

158

2016-03

771

861

175

Grand Totals

6878

6306

1029

Library Website Stats

August

2059  site visits

September

5361  site visits

October

3684  site visits

November

1246  site visits

December

884    site visits

January

2762  site visits

February

1896  site visits

March

3170  site visits

Total

21062  site visits

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 2015

 104 classes

October 2015

 76 classes

November  2015

 70 classes

December 2015

 59 classes

January  2016

 84 classes

February  2016

 88 classes

March  2015

 102 classes

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Barret Traditional Middle School
2561 Grinstead Dr., Louisville, KY 40206