#Books Checked out: 233
Manga and Fiction are the most popular categories. #Books Overdue: 266 Lost Books/Current Fines (ongoing): #Books Lost: 270
Unpaid Fines: $ 4,948.24
Library Usage Statistics
#Classes visited the library: 17 #Students with a pass: 17 Computer usage (outside of class visit): 284 #Visitors to MACHS website: 788
Ms. Goodwin brought her students to check out books. She visits the library every two weeks.
Mr. Candelas brings his Journalism class to use the computers every Monday.
Mr. Holderness brought his students to select a book as part of an ongoing assignment that requires students to maintain a reading log.
Ms. Powell started an ongoing project to motivate her students to read about Math. Twice a month, her Math classes come to the library, and students self-select a book from the Math section of the library collection. All Math books are placed on a cart, and students have the chance to interact with the books. The first visit was a success--students selected books, read a few pages, and started a journal with reflections about what they read.
Ms. Vandermeer brought her classes to visit our Book Fair. Students were excited to browse through the book selections, and many students left the fair with new additions to their personal libraries.
Community Outreach, Public Relations, and Displays:
Ms. Burton, Ms. Martinez, Ms. Wiley and I met with Elizabeth Morin, our contact person for The Big Read to discuss next steps. The program provides a stipend to allow teachers and students to develop their own projects connected to the selected reading Citizen: An American Lyric.
It is BOGO Book Fair time! Because I had the help of some amazing students, I was able to get the fair ready three days before the official opening date (December 4). The library has been busy with visitors who want to take advantage of buy-one-get-one-free deals.
Library Practice students continued with Unit 2, The Non-Fiction Collection. Students have selected a topic, and this topic will guide their research as they gather non-fiction books to create an annotated "Works Cited" list.
Teacher Librarians from all over LAUSD met at the Museum of Tolerance on November 2 for our second PD. After visiting the main exhibit, we met to discuss the importance of media literacy and the role of TLs as information experts. Even though not part of the PD schedule, a chance meeting allowed us to talk to a Holocaust survivor. His request: As the last survivors die, we must continue to tell their stories so that no one forgets.
A book order of 95 books was placed before Thanksgiving Break. We should be receiving this order once we return from Winter Break. This order includes suggestions from students, award-nominated and award-winning titles, and top ten lists published by influential YA Lit websites. For those who are curious about MACHS Library Collection Development guidelines, more information can be found here.
Teen Court (November 15)
CELDT Testing (October 30-November 10)
Trade Tech classes continue to impact the library. I will contact Mr. Guerrero and ask him what he and his crew can do to help keep the library clean.
Ongoing Projects: • 100% of students with active and accessible email accounts
• Collection Development (library book orders)
• Girls Build Leadership Summit