2015 Board Report

WMS Library

MakerSpace/Library Commons

After doing a lot of research, viewing webinars, and visits to schools, the WMS MakerSpace made its' debut this year. This space will be used in collaboration with teachers to augment their curriculum and also allow more hands-on learning. It will inspire students to create, tinker, invent, and explore the "STEAM" world around them.

There are several physical changes made to enhance this learning area: whiteboard paint on tables, rolling shelves for maker resources, book shelves for maker books, casters on library tables, signage, and a marker projector screen. These changes go along with the shift of a library into a learning commons- a comfortable and flexible learning space. It is a space for group collaboration and individual study with the flexibility to meet user needs.

Some of the maker resources acquired this year are: craft items, snap circuits, littlebits, squishy circuits, makey-makey, ozobots, library made circuit boards, and paper circuits.

Ozobot - Imagination in Play

Library Programming

Professional Development/Goals

Professional Development:

1. Attended and planned SWRASL Fall and Spring meetings.

2. Treasurer for SWRASL.

3. Attended 2015 MASL conference.

4. Attended Scholastic Reading Summit June 2015.

5. Presenter at STAR Summit 2015.

6. Presenter at SWRASL Fall meeting October 2015.

Next year my goals are:

1. Continue to expand the MakerSpace resources and start after school club and family nights.

2. expand the nonfiction e-book collection.

3. Further collaboration with teachers.

4. Promote use of library as Library Commons and Makerspace.

5. Promote reading with current and new programming.