#Books Checked out: 237
Manga and Fiction are the most popular categories. #Books Overdue: 222 #Books Lost: 271
Unpaid Fines: $4,886.39
Library Usage Statistics
#Classes visited the library: 42 #Students with a pass: 12 Computer usage (outside of class visit): 147
Mr. Gauthier and Ms. Martinez brought students to set up their LAUSD email account, learn how to use the library catalog as an Internet search engine, and use Google Drive features to store research and create documents.
Mr. Holderness brought his students for a Library Orientation so that they learn about MACHS Library and to check out reading books. Mr. Holderness requires students to maintain a reading log, so he will be visiting the library once a month.
Ms. Hussein visited the library with her students to reset their LAUSD email account password and use Google Drive to type an assignment.
Ms. Goodwin brought her students to check out books. She will be returning every two weeks.
Mr. Bailey’s 10th graders activated their email accounts and did research using the library catalog as an Internet search engine. He returned with all classes to take the TRAIL pre-assessment. TRAILS provides a platform to gather data about students’ research skills. Mr. Bailey and I will review the data and decide the next steps for research instruction.
How do we allow students to do Internet research responsibly? We teach them to use the library catalog as a search engine! Every book search is also an Internet search; students can get up to 1,000 hits for the searched topic. All results from the library catalog are accurate and reliable.
Community Outreach, Public Relations, and Displays:
I added the Banned Books Week 2017 website to the library website so that anyone interested had access to information and resources to share with students. During Banned Books Week, we had a display with the most popular YA books challenged in the last decade.
The Rock'n'Roll display highlighted YA books that incorporate rock music as part of the plot.
LP students spent September learning about DDC and everyday library chores such as re-shelving books, check-in, and check-out. They are now exploring the non-fiction collection and will be doing research based on a self-selected topic.
During the first TL PD of the school year, TLs met with the ITI team, and the discussion focused on incorporating ISTE standards to teaching. A partnership between ILTSS and ITI will guarantee that our students are learning the 21st century skills they need to be successful academically and professionally.
Teen Court will meet in the library one Wednesday a month. This is an empowering experience for our students as they learn about how courts operate and experience what it is like to be a part of the justice system.
We need to update the computer lab in the library. Not only are computers getting old, but the library does not have enough computers to accommodate classes of more than 25 students. I will be presenting a proposal to update and expand the lab with the purchase of new iMacs and MacBooks.
With Trade Tech classes meeting in the library every Tuesday, the library maintenance needs have increased. It would also be great to have some more help with the carpets—strange stains have appeared all over.
• TRAIL Assessment
• 100% of students with active and accessible email accounts
• Collection Development (library book orders)
• Book Fair is December 4-8!