Rebels' Library

2013 Quarterly Report (Jan-March)

Services Provided

Lessons Taught
  • MovieMaker to Valentino's Spanish classes
  • Library research and databases to Earp, Spence, and Tapscott's English classes
  • Clicker training for departments during Koonce's ELL workshop
  • Clicker training for Manning to use with Geography classes

Instructional Support

  • Pulled books for Debrock's projects on mammals, acquatic creatures, and poetry
  • Pulled cultural art books for Hart and Cruz's culture projects
  • Collected links for English III AP essays and created research page on Rebels Library
  • Downloaded videos from Discovery Streaming for science teachers
  • Provided PowerPoint for O'Dell to help students learn to evaluate resources
  • Pulled books for Earp's controversial issues research project
  • Researched books for O'Dell to use for her Literary Canon research project
  • Pulled travel books for Greer's travel speeches


  • Lauren attended meetings for the HHS academic awards committee to recognize students at the first annual awards ceremony.
  • Lauren led 8th grade tours for two days in February.
  • Librarians hosted a luncheon for Social Studies teachers to show them library resources and get their input on selection and deselection of materials.
  • Wrote grant for PTSA Wishlist for Google Chromebooks and received $200 toward the purchase of one for next year.

Novels in Highest Demand

  1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  2. The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  3. Awake at Dawn by C.C. Hunter
  4. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  5. The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  6. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
  7. The Kite Runner by Khaleed Hosseini
  8. Warm Bodies: A Novel by Ian Marion

Research and Statistics

Most Frequent Catalog Searches

  1. Technology
  2. Beautiful Creatures (novel)
  3. Censorship
  4. Technology Effects
  5. Nutrition
  6. Space
  7. Drugs
  8. Suicide

Collection and Catalog (Spring 2013)

  • Added 493 new books to the collection.
  • Added 218 downloadable e-books to the collection.
  • Added new DVDs to collection, based on teacher requests.
  • Removed 670 outdated and/or uncirculating books from collection.
  • Fixed incorrectly merged records in catalog (ongoing).
  • Kathy added volume numbers to series fiction in catalog and worked with student aides to add corresponding stickers to books.

Clubs and Promotions

  • Library-sponsored NaNoWriMo winners for National Novel Writing Month were featured on the HaysCISD website.
  • To celebrate the movie release of Beautiful Creatures, the library held a drawing to give away a movie poster signed by the authors.

Conferences and Trainings

  • Lauren and Nancy attended the Texas Computer Educator Association (TCEA) Conference in Austin.
  • Lauren attended district training for Google Apps, EduCreations, and iPad apps.
  • Nancy organized monthly library business meetings and district Library PLCs.
  • Lauren attended monthly librarian business meetings and district PLCs.
  • Lauren attended weekly department chair meetings.