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

11th Grade

Wall of Honor Research Project, planning and implementation

King and Wood, Periods 1, 7, 8

12th Grade:

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

Professional Development

PAECT Book Study Group

Completed reading Invent to Learn with a Book Study Group through PAECT.

Radnor Memorial Library Steering Committee

Launched campaign for Library renovations.

ACTS Program: March 16, 2016

I am the RHS TIP (Teacher Integration Partner) for the ACTS Program this year. We are working on implementing iPads into the Math Curriculum with Schwinghammer. We are also working with the Instructional Coach to implement her ACTS plan.

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

Our monthly virtual conference call was held in March.


Read Across America

Read Across America 2016

New Book Coffee for Staff: March 17, 2016

All staff were invited to the Library Conference Room to check out the new books that have been added to the collection this year. We do this every year before Spring Break, and it's a great way to show everyone what's new to the Library.
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RHS Book Club: The Young Elites

The Haverford College Fencing coaches came to teach our Book Club the basics of fencing, in conjunction with our book-It was a lot of fun!
Fencing Book Club

Big Library Read: March 17-31, 2016

Partnered with OverDrive to offer unlimited, simultaneous access to American Sniper.

Club Meetings

Honor Council
Students Helping Students
Radnor Library Board

Online Resources and Tutorials

New (Updated) LibGuides

Student Numbers

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LibGuides Statistics

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Current Library Statistics

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OverDrive eBooks Usage

eBooks & Audiobooks: 108

Database Usage- Gale

Coming soon.

Database Usage- ProQuest

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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.