RHS Library Report

March 2015


Classes and Collaboration

9th Grade

Social Studies:

Letter to an Elected Official Works Cited Lessons

Wright (2 sections)

10th Grade

11th Grade

Social Studies:

Cold War Common Assessment

King (2 sections over 2 weeks)

Wood (2 sections over 2 weeks)

Civitella (2 sections)

Reardon (2 sections)

Library Resources (World History in Context, Gale Virtual Reference Library, ProQuest eLibrary)

The Research Process/ Noodletools

12th Grade


Battle of the Books: March Madness Bracket Planning and Implementation

Professional Development

ACTS Program Session

March 18th, 8-3:30

The focus of this session is “the share”; a time to talk about your work to the group. Everyone will have about 15 minutes to talk about their project.

Got lessons summarized for the ACTS database.

Policy 119 Committee

March 18th: Revisions to the Controversial Materials Policy

EdCamp Downingtown

Saturday, March 21st, 8am-1pm
Sessions and Notes

RTSD Library Department Meeting

March 27, 2015


1. Summer reading (McQuiggan)
2. Summer Reading Camp/Summer workshop offerings (McQuiggan/Horan)
3. The “R” word (McQuiggan)
4. MARC Wizard -- district subscription? (Horan)
5. Schoolwires Help (Michael will be joining us from 9:30-10:30am)

  • spacing issues
  • maximizing the content “above the crease”
  • making pages that look good on mobile devices

6. Policy revisions - overdues, etc. which we would send to board – Dahlstrom
7. Subscription databases -- Michelle D. will be joining us (McQuiggan)

  • Please bring to the specific name of databases you have in your budget for next year, as well as, a list of the ones you are getting but Joan is paying for.

8. Processing Classroom Library Books (McQuiggan)
9. Digital Citizenship presentation for Board curriculum committee (McQuiggan)
10. iMovie how-to (Horan/Wetzel) 15 minutes

Professional Learning Communties

March 17th

Nearpod, Canva, Schoology (messages, workload planning, analytics, rubrics, discussions)

PADLA Conference- Drexel University

March 25, 2015

This conference, now in its 13th year, is an opportunity to share best practices and creative approaches for learning enrichment and student engagement in an e-learning 3.0 environment. Join colleagues from across the region to learn how to utilize existing and emerging technologies, and develop engaging e-learning 3.0 strategies to augment face-to-face classes, teach hybrid Web-enhanced classes, or facilitate completely online, Web-delivered classes.

Graduate School Class

Spring 2015: Mansfield University LSC 5511 School Library Technologies
Assistive Technologies
Browsers and Plug-ins
Computer Security
Electronic Resources


Read Across America

All week long, teachers will share their favorite books on the morning announcements.

Monday: High School volunteers will travel to IES, RES, WES, and RMS to be Guest Readers. (Cancelled due to snow)

Students who “Get Caught Reading” will receive a small prize.

Tuesday: Book Selfies with Mrs. Misener during Community Period. Students will post pictures of themselves with either their favorite book or a book they are currently reading. Pictures will be posted outside of the library.

Wednesday: Lunch and Learn in the Library. Students can learn how to set up their OverDrive app to access our great selection of ebooks and audiobooks.

Thursday: The RHS Book Club will meet during all of the lunches to discuss A Swift, Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd. This is a Battle of the Books (Reading Olympics) selection for this year.

Friday: Books and Bagels, an all day event in the Library Conference Room. New books will be on display and available for checkout.

A contest will be held to match the teachers with their favorite books that have been announced all week long.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” -Dr. Seuss

Books & Coffee for Read Across America
Read Across America

Book Club

Club Meetings

Students Helping Students
Radnor Library Board

Online Resources and Tutorials

Setting Up OverDrive

OverDrive Account SetUp

New LibGuides

LibGuides Statistics

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Current Library Statistics

Total circulations, including texbooks: 1,098

OverDrive eBooks Usage

Audiobooks: 1

eBooks: 33

Project Gutenberg downloads: 0

Database Usage- Gale

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Database Usage- ProQuest

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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.