T.C. Williams Library

November 2012 Monthly Report

Highlights

The T.C. Williams Titan book club met with YA author Jay Asher in a video conference November 19th. Asher is the author of "Thirteen Reasons Why," which the book club read. He discussed his books, character development, and the process of transforming his book into a forthcoming motion picture. The students were thrilled with the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight into the author's writing process and experience.

Instruction and Collaboration

We had 32 classes use library services during November. Classes included:
  • Research Skills (Bylen)
  • Literacy (Martin)
  • English and Debate "Book Tasting" (Taylor)
  • Film Studies (Henry)

Outreach

  • When the library was closed for four days for CRT testing, we brought library services to the cafeteria. This form of outreach helps us connect with students we might not normally see and helps us improve visibility of the library by going to where the students are.

  • We met with instructors at Stonewall and the Satellite campus to introduce our services to staff and students. We discussed opportunities for instructional collaboration.

Management

  • Processed approx. $3,200 of new books and library supplies.
  • Created displays for new materials, Veterans' Day, Native American Heritage, Election Day, Abraham Lincoln, "National Write A Novel Month", and "Teens Top Ten."

Technology

  • Participated in webinar on Discovery Streaming to learn about the upgraded service and prepare for later professional development to staff.

Minnie Howard

e-Books: Scheduled e-Book presentations with eight reading classes to highlight features for reluctant readers. Set up presentation table in cafeteria to highlight features on Follett shelf on laptop and digital reader on iPad. (Approx. 12 students also downloaded the app on Smartphones to use after school & at home).

MH Mobile Cart--Students are excited to check out books from the mobile cart. 54 students checked out from the mobile cart. We are incorporating at least one day a month for carts to be placed in the cafeteria. This will also assist students with e-books and promote library initiatives.

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