RHS Library Report

Compiled by M. Wetzel December 2015


Classes and Collaboration


McGay- with Explain Everything

Caruolo- OverDrive App Set Up

With WES on the Chris Herren Parent Book Club

9th Grade

10th Grade

Digital Citizenship Lessons in all 10th grade Health classes.

11th Grade

12th Grade

Senior Seminar MIT Research Project

Professional Development

Professional Learning Communties


One Book One School: We are planning a community-wide reading event.

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.

Act 48 Committee

The Professional Development Task Force met on 12/9 to plan for the February Inservice day.

Apple Distinguished Educator Meeting

We are planning for the ADE Application. A teacher survey and students survey were determined to collect data.

PSLA Emerging Leaders Academcy

Our monthly virtual conference call was held on 12/15. The main topics were Intellectual Freedom, privacy, and copyright.

PA Distance Learning Association (PADLA) Conference

The PADLA conference at West Chester U focused on Active Learning Environments.


Club Meetings

Honor Council
Students Helping Students
Radnor Library Board

New Book Event for Winter Break

The Library Club hosted a New Book Checkout event on 12/22 to promote reading over the Winter Break. There were 53 checkouts on this day!

Book Donation Delivery

Students Helping Students donated 1500 book to The GW Childs School (K-8) and South Philadelphia High School on December 14, 2015.
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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: 1,338

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OverDrive eBooks Usage

eBooks & Audiobooks: 170

Database Usage- Gale

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Database Usage- ProQuest

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RTSD Newsletter Submission- December

December 2015

Happy Holidays from the RHS Library!

This holiday season, cozy up with a great book from our OverDrive collection. We have over 600 (and growing) ebooks and audiobooks for you to choose from. All students have been registered and set up through their English classes. More information about OverDrive can be found on the library website. Check out books using your school computer login username and password.

All 9th and 10th graders have had a series of digital citizenship lessons in November and December. We use Common Sense Media’s curriculum as a foundation, but we tailor the lessons to fit our students’ needs. All of the resources can be found on our Digital Citizenship LibGuide: http://rtsd.libguides.com/DigitalCitizenship.

Our Book Club meets every six weeks throughout the school year. All are welcome to bring their lunch and join us. Information regarding all book clubs this year can be found on our RHS Book Club Guide: http://rtsd.libguides.com/RHSBookClub.

Every month, we compile a report about the RHS Library and its resources. If you are curious to see it, please check it out! 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.