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Barret Annual Reports: 2018-19

Annual Library Report 2018 -2019

The data was collected from August 2018-March 2019.

Highlights / Overview

*The year started out with an inventory of the library on October 1, 2018. The information gathered was used to cross check the collection and identify any lost items.

*From September until March 2019, I weeded/discarded nonfiction material that was outdated or worn out. I focused on the 900 section. I purchased World Countries and US States books. I weeded 253 books from the 900’s and replaced them with 224 new books.

*We had two book fairs. The first was a Scholastic book fair. It was on November 12- 16, 2018. The second book fair was the Barnes Noble book fair on March 1 through March 3, 2019.

* This year at the Barnes & Noble book fair, we had a student spotlight event. The cast of the drama club performed scenes from the Aladdin musical.  

*Nooks in the library collection continue to circulate for student checkout. We have ten nooks. Each Nook has 15 books. They have been a great addition to the collection. It also gives students another medium in which to read.

*Collaboration with teachers has been an integral part of scheduling and lessons. I have collaborated a lot with Mrs. Jacoby and her seventh grade science classes. Mrs. Ecken (7th grade science) also collaborates. We have used the lab portion of the library to teach research skills for creating Twitter famous scientist profiles, web quest for ecosystems, sound waves, kinetic energy, coding, food chain graphics, etc. Both 7th grade social studies teachers, Mrs. Wimsatt and Mrs. Blackman, collaborate with the library for current events, news and blogging. Mrs. Vessels and I collaborate often with the language arts class; for example: the students did a story quilt for their historical fiction genre. This is just one example of a language arts collaboration.

* I started a new collaboration project called “Story Character Trading Cards” with Mrs. Vessels.

*Bonnie and Jim Thompson donated $300.00 to the library in the name the Theta Chapter ADK.

*I participate in a district PLC for a group of middle school librarians. We collaborate for teaching ideas, creating lessons and sharing resources.

* I was able to purchase 32 VR Headsets with Barnes & Noble book fair profits and a donation from parent, Cindy Hopkins.

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 29 books

500- Natural Science & Math

Increased by 34 books

600-Technology (Applied Science)

Increased by 16 books

900- Geography & History

Increased by 224 books

Fiction

Increased by 169 books 

Biography

Increased by 12 books

 

Circulation

Date

Checkout

Checkin

Renew

2018-08

116

23

0

2018-09

1155

444

14

2018-10

1076

1059

416

2018-11

870

805

157

2018-12

157

294

16

2019-01

781

703

58

2019-02

818

881

38

2019-03

403

470

161

Grand Totals

5377

4697

860

Library Web Stats

 

August

666  site visits

September

3627  site visits

October

3040  site visits

November

1573  site visits

December

1891    site visits

January

1951 site visits

February

2225  site visits

March

2112 site visits

Total

17,093 site visits

 

               

Technology

At the Barret Library: we have a 32 computer lab and 10 nooks. Technology is used for CITTS, Moby Max,  MAP Testing, web quests, student research, citation & copyright laws, Microsoft Office, KET Encyclomedia, and E-Perma hub online books data base.

Number of classes scheduled

 

September 2018

 54 classes

October 2018

 79 classes

November  2018

 77  classes

December 2018

 69 classes

January  2019

 86 classes

February  2019

 62 classes

March  2019

 74 classes

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