RHS Library Report
Mission and Philosophy
The library media center is central to the learning process occurring in schools. Its program is designed to produce students who are information literate. Information literate students are effective users of information in a variety of formats. The school library media center is the vehicle that provides opportunities for students to attain information literacy and to foster a lifelong interest in acquiring knowledge while following their passions. A student-centered program is dependent upon a school librarian assuming a pivotal role in working collaboratively with teachers, administrators, and others direct to the program.
The school library media program in the Radnor Township School District will prepare students for their roles in the technology-driven global community of the 21st century by teaching students to find and use information efficiently and effectively. The library program will help students develop lifelong reading and learning skills and the motivation to take responsibility for their own learning.
Classes and Collaboration
Health: Digital Citizenship lesson to all 9th grade Health classes
(all classes) DiRocco, Roseland, DiSipio, Busza
- Mapping out how to implement at least 4 Digital Citizenship lessons for each 9th-10th grade classes with Roseland.
English: Victorian Era Research in conjunction with Great Expectations. (Lynam)
Social Studies: World Studies Planning (Myers)
English: Middle Ages Research Lessons in conjunction with Canterbury Tales. (Lynam)
ACTS Program training and planning (Dean)
Professional Learning Communties
Schoology: Intermediate and Advanced features
Interative Presentations: Kahoot
English Department Meeting
Parent Involvement Night: Kids, Social Media, and Privacy
Presentation with Mike Petitti and Catherine Horan
Session Description: The hottest thing in social media seems to change by the day. Lately, however, the prevailing trend is not an app at all but a new approach to social media altogether. In an interactive session, presenters will review the strategies and services many kids now use to create and maintain their privacy in a very public digital world. Many social media seminars focus on perceived dangers. This session will illustrate how kids are positively and constructively leading the way toward a fresh take on online connectivity- and what adults can learn from them. The session will also include an update on how RTSD is modeling responsible online behavior and provide answers to questions kids often ask about social media and technology.
Radnor Library Board
Online Resources and Tutorials
Conducting a Google Advanced Search
Current Library Statistics
OverDrive eBooks Usage
Project Gutenberg downloads: 7