RHS Library Report

Compiled by M. Wetzel January 2016


Classes and Collaboration


Read Across America Planning and Collaboration across the District

With Metzler for Research Project Planning in 9-10th Grades (Chaucer and Caesar)

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

Peterson OverDrive Setup and Features

12th Grade

Peterson OverDrive Setup and Features

Professional Development

Collaboration with Downingtown West Library

Travelled to the DWest Library with Dave Stango. We discussed their recent updates, as well as a Library Trac system for student checkins.

PAECT Book Study Group

Reading Invent to Learn with a Book Study Group through PAECT.

ACTS Program

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

RTSD Library Department Meeting

January 14th Agenda- Location: Corbett, Inc. The Experience Center

Action Research — Mid-Year Progress report is due 1/15/16

 OverDrive Contract/Billing/Payment

 PSLA Educator Effectiveness document (review)

 PSLA Registration paper work

 Policy FAQ - review

 MLK day

 Read Across America

 Summer

 Reading Common assessments –how are they going?

 Reading Olympics

 Policy Updates

 Read Across America


 Comprehensive Plan

 Amazon ordering

Professional Learning Communties


One Book One School: We are planning a community-wide reading event. I have written our REF Grant and we present it to the committee in February.

Appy (1/2) Hour: We went over how Notability and Schoology work together. We also talked about using PowToon as an option for students idea presentations.

Apple Distinguished Educator Meeting

January 7th: We are planning for the ADE Application. A teacher survey and student survey were determined to collect data.

PSLA Emerging Leaders Academcy

Our monthly virtual conference call was held on 1/12. The focus was on communicating effectively and shaping student behavior to promote a learning environment in the library. We are planning our presentation at the PSLA Conference in May.


RHS Book Club: Lies We Tell Ourselves

WES Parent Book Club

January 8, 2016: Teamed up with Sue Dahlstrom, WES Librarian, to offer a parent book club discussion on Chris Herren's book: Basketball Junkie. It was well-attended and a lot of fun.

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

Total circulations, including texbooks:

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OverDrive eBooks Usage

eBooks & Audiobooks: 139

Database Usage- Gale

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Database Usage- ProQuest

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RTSD Newsletter Submission- January

January 2016

Happy New Year! As we enter into January, many research projects are going to be started across our content areas. The RHS Library has a wide variety of print and online resources for all of our students. Regarding the print resources, did you know that we no longer have late fees? Students are relieved to know that they can check out a book and not have to worry about owing any money for being late. We do send late notices through Schoology! Check out some books!

Speaking of Schoology, you can find all of our database passwords and links in the Radnor High School Library Schoology Group’s Resources Tab. All students are members of this group. We also frequently update other resource materials such as Reading, Research, LibGuides, and more. All of our databases can be found here: http://rtsd.libguides.com/Databases. Students know the home access password.

Have you had a chance to see our new Library items this year? We update this LibGuide every month: http://rtsd.libguides.com/newlibraryitems. If you’d like to recommend a book, please let Mrs. Wetzel know. 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.