RHS Library Report

Compiled by M. Wetzel May 2016

Instruction

Classes and Collaboration

Collaboration

Marketing (Periods 4 and 6): One Book One Radnor Commercials and Flyers

Public Speaking with Dietzler: One Book audiobook

ACTS Program Wrap-Up with Misener and Schwinghammer

8th Grade Language Arts Classes: One Book Presentation to all sections

PLC Planning for 2016-17 School Year


9th Grade

English-Cahill (Period 5) Noodletools


10th Grade

Swinehart- BryteWave app (Periods 4 and 5)

Research- Africa, Mr. Ruby (Periods 1 and 3)

Controlled Research Paper- Malala with Hostetler

Controlled Research Paper- Malala with Page (Period 8): http://rtsd.libguides.com/WorldLiterature


11th Grade

World Studies- Africa Research with Myers (Periods 2, 4, and 7)

AP World History- Africa Research with Myers (Periods 1 and 6)

World Studies- Africa Research with Jaskelewicz (locate and access resources)

Wall of Honor Research Project, planning and implementation (King and Wood, Periods 1, 7, 8)

American Literature Research with Pearsall (Periods 2 and 3): http://rtsd.libguides.com/AmericanArtist


12th Grade:

Verguldi-Scott Brit and Modern Lit Research (Periods 6 and 7)

Monahan's Marketing classes for One Book collaboration

Professional Development

Pennsylvania School Library Association Conference

Sessions

Awards Breakfast: PSLA Outstanding Administrator Award given to Maureen McQuiggan and Joan Cusano


1. PD Under the Radar #sharetheawesome

2. Exhibits

3. Literature Roundtable

4. One to One Libraries

5. Unconference

6. Author Presentation: Jacqueline Davies

7. Be a Leader: Advocate for the Library Program Your Students Deserve (*Presenter)


Presentation: PTSA Presentation from District Librarians


Be a Leader: Advocate for the Library Program Your Students Deserve -Academic Success, Independent Reading, and Personal Interests

PSLA Emerging Leaders Academcy Graduation

Radnor Memorial Library Steering Committee

Held fundraiser for campaign for Library renovations.

Professional Learning Communties

PLCs

One Book One School: We are planning a community-wide reading event. I have written our REF Grant and we presented to the committee. We have received the approval for the funds.


Appy (1/2) Hour: We went over Explain Everything. Uploaded a PowerPoint and discussed implementation.

Events

Wall of Honor

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Reading Olympics

Radnor Hosts DCIU Reading Olympics for the first time! May 2-4th: A celebration of reading across Delaware County.

Club Meetings

Honor Council
Students Helping Students
Radnor Library Board

Online Resources and Tutorials

BryteWave App for EBooks

BryteWave App Overview

New (Updated) LibGuides

Student Numbers

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NoodleTools

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LibGuides Statistics

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Current Library Statistics


Total circulations, including texbooks:

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OverDrive eBooks Usage

eBooks & Audiobooks: 37

Database Usage- Gale

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NewsBank

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RTSD Newsletter Submission- May 2016


Radnor High School is proud to announce our first One Book, One School Program! This exciting event will encourage students, staff, parents, and community to read the same book at the same time, creating a school-wide book club. This program strives to promote reading for enjoyment, as well as foster both community and discussion. The book we have chosen,

Endangered

by Eliot Schrefer, will elicit buzz around many topics such as animal rights, race, politics, and the environment. Books are now available for $7 in the Radnor High School Library.

Special events include:

Kick-Off Assembly (Grades 9-11) with the Philadelphia Zoo: June 2, 2016

Family Night and Book Discussion: September 2016

Author Visit with Eliot Schrefer: October 21, 2016


More information and resources can be found on our new One Book site:

http://rtsd.libguides.com/OneBookOneRadnor

. Thank you to the Radnor Educational Foundation and Radnor High School PTSA for supporting this project.



Grant Plotkin, RHS student and RADtv producer, created a wonderful video that highlights our Library. Take a minute to see it on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/3zByU9_2RcM

Thank you, Grant!



Follow us on Twitter @RadnorHSLibrary. Any questions? Please contact

Michelle.Wetzel@rtsd.org

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Mission and Philosophy

Mission

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.


Philosophy

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.