RHS Library Report
Compiled by M. Wetzel March 2016
Classes and Collaboration
Read Across America Planning and Collaboration across the District
PIN Planning with Piechotta, Horan, and Pettiti
One Book Planning with Dietzler, Monahan, Payne, REF, Phila Zoo
RadTv: The Face of the 21st Century Library
RadTv and Dr. Cane: Mandala Project
Quiet Study Area with Hostetler
Wall of Honor Research Project, planning and implementation
King and Wood, Periods 1, 7, 8
Verguldi-Scott Brit and Modern Lit Research (Periods 6 and 7)
PAECT Book Study Group
Radnor Memorial Library Steering Committee
ACTS Program: March 16, 2016
Professional Learning Communties
One Book One School: We are planning a community-wide reading event. Currently working on Marketing and Event Planning.
Appy (1/2) Hour: We went over Explain Everything. Uploaded a PowerPoint and discussed implementation.
PSLA Emerging Leaders Academcy
Read Across America
New Book Coffee for Staff: March 17, 2016
RHS Book Club: The Young Elites
Big Library Read: March 17-31, 2016
Students Helping Students
Radnor Library Board
Online Resources and Tutorials
New (Updated) LibGuides
Current Library Statistics
OverDrive eBooks Usage
eBooks & Audiobooks: 108
Database Usage- Gale
Database Usage- ProQuest
RTSD Newsletter Submission- March 2016
Dr. Seuss’ birthday is celebrated every year on March 2nd. Radnor is planning a district-wide Read Across America event. High school students are travelling to RTSD schools to be guest readers throughout the day. The Cat in the Hat will visit some schools, and we will have a Read Across Radnor- every student in the district will pick up a book at 2pm. Students will also be voting for the Pennsylvania Reader’s Choice Award, their favorite book of the year. For more information, please see our Read Across America website: http://rtsd.libguides.com/ReadAcrossAmerica
On March 18th, the RHS Book Club will meet in the Black Box to chat about our latest pick, The Young Elites by Marie Lu. The Haverford College Fencing Team will join us with demonstrations that link to the book’s plot.
Wondering what’s new in our Library? See all new materials added throughout the year here: http://rtsd.libguides.com/newlibraryitems. We have no fines, and students can check out any number of items. Requests are welcome.
Digital citizenship resources, databases, and other information can be found on the Radnor High School website under Library. Please take a moment to see all of the wonderful resources that we use.
Any questions? Please 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.