HHS Library Quarterly Report
Students use resources...
Gale databases (Opposing Viewpoints in Context and Science in Context):
total FULL TEXT RETRIEVALS=55
total FULL TEXT RETRIEVALS=846
It is good to see the databases being used for research. One thing I don't know is if most of this database research is happening in one or two classes or if it is happening across all subject areas. I will continue encouraging teachers to use the databases we have available as well as working with students to decide what sources to use and how to use them appropriately, whether they are using the databases or not.
The online library...
I will continue to work with teachers to make the library website as useful as possible, adding information that might be helpful for their classes.
One thing I would like to work on this quarter in the physical library is adding a "green screen" to the space. There is already a green screen in the Audio Visual room, but because that space is used for a class and is sometimes not available, I'm not sure how much the green screen is being used. I don't want to reinvent the wheel, but I think having a green screen in the open space of the library could expand what students can do and create with their iPads.
At some point during the quarter, I saw this post by Melanie Lewis on Twitter:
"What do teacher librarians do? A-E-I-O-U: Teach students to Access, Evaluate, Integrate, Originate, & Use information."
I think this is a great description of how I try to support teachers and students in the learning process. It is my ultimate goal each quarter!