RHS Library Report

Compiled by M. Wetzel May 2015


Classes and Collaboration


with English Department

Summer Reading List

with Hope Partnership

Helping to plan a library for Hope Parnership for Education

with Radnor teachers

One Book One School Committee Meeting

9th Grade

10th Grade

Controlled Research Paper: Hostetler (Periods 2, 4, 6 throughout April)
Biography in Context Database, NoodleTools Bibliography, Sharing SetUp, Notecards, Outline, Annotating notecards

OverDrive App Set-Up for ebooks and audiobooks: Hostetler (Periods 2, 4, 6)

11th Grade

American Literature Research: Pearsall (Periods 1, 2, 4)

LibGuide, Noodletools Bibliography, Notecards

12th Grade


Research Project Planning with McGay (Periods 1, 3, 4, 6, 8)

In the Library
We are currently merging the Reference Section with the Nonfiction section to offer easier access to these books. In the process, we are weeding many books from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.

Professional Development

Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) Conference

May 1, 2015
Conference Wiki

Sessions: Google Apps for Education

Library as a Virtual Learning Commons

Advocating for your School Library

Professional Learning Communties

PLCs: May 11, 2015

The agenda for all PLCs will be to reflect on your learning this year, discuss training needs and complete Action Research reflections.

Mansfield University Graduate Class LSC 5566

Building an ePortfolio
I am currently enrolled in a Summer 2015 1 credit course to update my online portfolio:


Book Club

Teen Reading Lounge

Divergent Series
May 21, 2015- Main Line Parkour
May 28, 2015- Backwoods Survival Skills Training and Book Discussion at Radnor Memorial Library
Teen Reading Lounge 2015

Club Meetings

Honor Council
Students Helping Students
Radnor Library Board

Online Resources and Tutorials

Navigating the RHS Online Catalog

RHS Online Catalog

New LibGuides

Student Numbers

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LibGuides Statistics

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Current Library Statistics

Total circulations, including texbooks: 921

OverDrive eBooks Usage

Audiobooks: 1

eBooks: 49

Project Gutenberg downloads: 0

Database Usage- Gale

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Database Usage- ProQuest

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RTSD Newsletter Submission- June

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We had a wonderful Skype chat with John Searles, author of our May Book Club Pick, Help for the Haunted. Thank you to the Radnor Educational Foundation for providing multiple copies of this book on OverDrive. It was a huge success!

Summer reading books will be available on OverDrive. Use your school computer login information to check out these books: http://rtsd.lib.overdrive.com.

New library materials are posted every month to our LibGuide: http://rtsd.libguides.com/newlibraryitems. Be sure to check out all of the wonderful materials that your library has to offer.

Have a wonderful, relaxing summer!

Any questions? Contact Michelle.Wetzel@rtsd.org.

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.