T.C. Williams Library

January 2013 Monthly Report


NEW! Integrated ebook usage with the 11th grade Modern Slavery project. eBooks were used by 25 students for this project alone.

Instruction & Collaboration

We had 51classes use library services during January. Classes included:

  • Renaissance (McGill)
  • AP European History Independent Book Analysis (Deville)
  • Modern Slavery (Kratovil, Hogan, Dietz)
  • Research skills (Divan, Martin, Henry)
  • Literacy (Martin)

New Initiatives

· Ran a promotion to spark renewed interest in our TC READS books.

· Set up a collection of “Read and Return” books for the satellite campus to enable them to have a free lending library.

· Elective Fair Jan 29th -- talked to current & future TC students & parents about e-book and database offerings


· Purchased $ 6,000 of new books, $2500 for database renewal, and approx. $2,800 for supplies; and processed approx. $ 7,500 of books previously ordered.

· Created displays for new materials, Abraham Lincoln, Books into Movies, Printz Awards, Youth Media Awards and Martin Luther King

· Hosted a return visit from Woodson H.S. librarians after our visit to them in December.

· Setting up for a new crop of after school library volunteers for 3rd quarter.

· Featured a book display at the January 11 faculty meetings.

Minnie Howard campus

Fifteen students in Minnie Howard’s Graphic Novel Book Club participated in a Skype session with graphic author/ cartoonist –Stephen McCranie on January 31. McCranie demonstrated how to draw cartoon illustrations and manga characters using simple shapes. The students were inspired by McCranie’s words as he critiqued their illustrations and stories and encouraged them to write and draw in own unique way.