CDSSH Library Report

June 2015

Mission and Philosophy

The mission of the Country Day School of the Sacred Heart Library is to develop students who are independent and effective users of information in accordance with the five goals of Sacred Heart education and the nine standards of Information Literacy. The library strives to afford students opportunities to be critical thinkers, lifelong readers and learners, and discriminating decision makers.

Classes and Collaboration

Grade PK: Letters of the Alphabet, Seasons, Senses

Grade K: Polar Animals, Butterflies, Caldecott Award Books

Grades 1-4: Women of Achievement, United States, Inventors, Science Research

Middle School: Newbery Award Books, History Research Projects, Noodletools

Upper School: Environmental Science, Humanities Research, Ancient Civilizations Projects

English as a Second Language (ESL): Course support; English grammar and vocabulary lessons; TOEFL Exam Prep

Moodle Library Courses and Pathfinders

  • ESL
  • Information Literacy
  • Pennsylvania
  • Ancient History
  • NoodleTools
  • The Big Six
  • American History
  • Astronomy
  • Environmental Science
  • Women of Achievement

Book Fairs

Scholastic Fall Book Fair November 2014: Profit $732.94

J Club Book Fair February 2015: Profit $94.41

All Books Summer Reading Book Fair May 2015: Profit $276.71

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Author Visits

Middle and Upper School Noodle Tools Use

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Middle and Upper School Visits to the Library

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Library Catalog Collection Data and Statistics

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Overdrive - eBooks

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Current School Databases


Ancient and Medieval Eras




Enchanted Learning

Gale Student Resources


Power Library Databases

Philadelphia Free Library Databases

World Book Online

World Religions

Sample Database Usage

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Professional Development


  • ELL (English Language Learner) Symposium, August 2014: Scholarship received to attend conference at CCIU.
  • TYCA (Two-year College Association) Conference, October 2014: Attended ESL workshops.
  • PSLA (Pennsylvania School Librarians Conference), May 2015.


  • August 2014: Tech Camp 2014, Teaching and Learning Today With Technology
  • November 2014: iPAD IOS 8 Basics and Bookmarking
  • November 2014: Access PA/POWER Library Training
  • March 2015: Fundamentals of Online Teaching
  • May 2015: Google Educator- Certification Boot Camp