RHS Library Report
Compiled by M. Wetzel May 2015
Classes and Collaboration
with English Department
with Hope Partnership
Helping to plan a library for Hope Parnership for Education
One Book One School Committee Meeting
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)
American Literature Research: Pearsall (Periods 1, 2, 4)
LibGuide, Noodletools Bibliography, Notecards
Research Project Planning with McGay (Periods 1, 3, 4, 6, 8)
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.
Teen Reading Lounge
May 21, 2015- Main Line Parkour
May 28, 2015- Backwoods Survival Skills Training and Book Discussion at Radnor Memorial Library
Students Helping Students
Radnor Library Board
Online Resources and Tutorials
Navigating the RHS Online Catalog
Current Library Statistics
Total circulations, including texbooks: 921
OverDrive eBooks Usage
Project Gutenberg downloads: 0
Database Usage- Gale
Database Usage- ProQuest
RTSD Newsletter Submission- June
Bring NoodleTools to College: High school seniors can subscribe through September 30, 2016 for $15. You can transition your high school folder, ensuring contined access to all your hard work next year. Be prepared for your first college paper- click here to sign up: http://www.noodletools.com/tools/taketocollege.php.
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.