MCMS LIBRARY

2016 - 2017

SUCCESS BEGINS HERE

At Missouri City Middle School, we believe that Literacy is vital to a child's education and it promotes an appreciation for lifelong learning. We further believe that Literacy is not just about reading but rather it is about the ability to use critical content language. We believe that the Strategic Instructional Model (SIMS) empowers our students to meet academic goals and create a love for learning.

With Literacy Better is Possible

2016 - 2017 Goals

To develop a library program that provides instructional services and activities for staff and students.

To manage the collection by organizing media for convenience and providing an attractive environment which is conducive to learning.

To work with staff and students to meet technology requirements as outlined in the school technology plan.

To attend professional development to stay current on issues, trends, and practice in order to provide support to the school community.

To develop the love of reading in students by sponsoring book club activities, book fairs, and hosting Read Across America event in the library.

Library Overview

Library circulation for September 2016 - May 2017
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You can see from the graph that circulation was high at the beginning of each semester and then went down as the semester progressed. Students checked out more non-fiction than fiction books. This is due to the high interest in graphic novels, sports and animal books. As a result, I have been working to increase my collection in these areas.
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TEKS Taught

Grading Period One--Online Security and Password Protection--TEKS 5, 5c, 5d

Grading Period Two--Cyberbullying--TEKS 5, 5d

Grading Period Three--Information Literacy (Copyright/Plagiarism)--TEKS 5, 5a, 5b

Grading Period Four--Cyberbullying/Social Media (Digital Footprint)--TEKS 5, 5c, 5d

Collection Development

A laptop cart was purchased with 30 hp laptops for teacher check-out.


Books were purchased to use with book club, ELA classes, and to replace damaged books. High interest and award winning books were also purchased to enhance the library collection. The following are just a sample of the new titles added to the collection. Books from Junior Library Guild arrive each month to the school from 13 different collections (13 books per month). Books are also added using money from the 2 book fairs conducted each year. This year I purchased the Maverick Books for middle school. I plan to do that again, due to the high interest in these books.


EBooks were added by the district through MackinVia, FolletShelf and other sources. We also added ebooks purchased from Barnes and Noble to the Nooks from the teacher's list of recommended titles for classroom study.

Professional Activities

Schoolwires and Sharepoint


I am one of the campus administrators for Schoolwires. Designed the library webpage for my campus as well as the club pages for Yearbook Club and Book Club. I assisted in the creation of the Campus website home page. I am in charge of the Photo Rotator on the home page, announcements, and calendar of events. I also upload documents and place events on the calendar within Sharepoint. I also upload videos to the video site in Microsoft 365.


Monthly Librarian Meetings


Topics discussed were Makerspaces and Learning Commons, Schoolwires, New Appraisal Form, Digital Learning Day, Summer Reading, Microsoft 365 Update, New Catalog System.


TLA Conference

I attended the TLA Conference in San Antonio. It was nice. I attended many sessions to learn more about what is going on around the state in other school libraries. I specifically wanted to learn more about club activities and summer reading programs. Vendors were great! I received a lot of books that I will use as rewards to students and some to add to the library collection. I especially enjoyed the author panels. I met with several authors that I hope to bring to our campus for visits.


Summer Activities

ISTE Conference on June 25-28.

Middle School Yearbook Camp June 6-7.

Librarians as Leaders Conference June 8.

Verizon IPad Training

Destiny Catalog System Training

Schoology Training for Librarians

August-September

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Open House and Book Fair

Book Fair was held in conjunction with the Open House event in September. We sold $1682.72 and made a profit of $673.09. All profits were used to purchase books for the collection.

Library Stats

Number of Classes checking out materials: 35

Lessons Taught: 35

Library Orientation: 35

Students with passes: 175

Days the library was closed: 10

Technology Instruction

Digital Citizenship video was viewed by all the students.

The first lesson in Digital Safety was given on "Privacy".

Orientation of library procedures were given to all students.

Teachers were given instruction in Schoolwires.

Book Club

In September I formed the book club with Mr. Dunn, Full-Time sub and Ms. Howell, Resource ELA. We met before school on Mondays during Advisory and after school during Tutorials, . We concentrated on reading the Lone Star books and books from the MatchBook list. Students were asked to keep a log of their books, write a brief summary of each book, and favorite quotes from the books in a notebook that they would share with the rest of the group at our meetings. We had a lot of fun. From this group of students we formed the MatchBook team that competed at the end of April.

October

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Library Stats

Number of Classes checking out materials: 65

Library Orientation: 45

Lessons Taught: 45

Lesson co-taught with teacher/DLS: 20

Number of students before/after school and with passes: 749

Days the library was closed: 0

Technology Instruction

Digital Safety Lessons on Cyberbullying.

Microsoft Office 365 Email and OneDrive.

November

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Library Stats

Number of classes checking out materials: 40

Independent lessons: 0 (Digital Citizenship videos were viewed through SharePoint.

Lessons Co-taught with the DLS: 8

Number of students before/after school and with passes: 739

Days the library closed for non-library activities: 5 Thanksgiving Holiday

FBISD Students are more than just a letter grade!

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A video for the district was filmed in the library using Missouri City MS students. This video was posted on the FBISD homepage rotator. We were very proud to have our students and my library represent the district in this way.

Vote For Your Favorite Books

During the month of November to coincide with the Presidential Election, we held an election for the favorite books. Children submitted a vote when they came to check out books. They voted for their favorite fiction and graphic novels. " Diary of a Wimpy Kid" was the vote for Favorite Fiction and "Naruto" was voted favorite graphic novel.

Technology Instruction

Students were instructed on cyberbullying, the use of the library catalog.

DLS gave lessons with ELA and Science Departments using Word and PowerPoint.

December

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Library Stats

Number of classes checking out materials: 12

Number of lessons taught: 80

Number of students before/after school and with passes: 729

Number of days the library was closed for non-library activities: 1

Technology Instruction

Lessons were on Copyright and using library databases.

Inventory

I completed inventory of the following collections: Fiction, Professional, Biography, DVD's, Easy

January

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Science Fair Comes to the LIbrary

During the month of January we featured many science fair projects on display. This was great for the students and teachers.

Library Stats

Number of classes checking out materials: 12

Number of lessons taught: 80

Number of students before/after school and with passes: 729

Number of days the library was closed for non-library activities: 1 (Career Day)

Career Day

On January 23, MCMS hosted a Career Day for the students. We had many wonderful guest speakers for our event. Junior League presented a program in the library that day during the rotation of students.

Spelling Bee

In January, I was asked to be on the panel of judges for the schoolwide Spelling Bee. We had 3 great winners.

Technology Instruction

Lessons with the students continued on Copyright and Plagiarism.

February

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Black History Month

Featuring great African American Authors and Poets. Their work was displayed around the library. Also displayed were books featuring the Civil Rights Movement and African American History.

Library Stats

Number of classes checking out materials: 23

Number of lessons taught: 0 (Digital Citizenship videos were show through SharePoint.)

Number of students before/after school and with passes: 418

Number of days the library was closed for non-library activities: 0

Number of lesson co-taught: 30

Technology Instruction

Students received instruction on Copyright and Plagairism.

March

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Read Across America

A fun day hosted by myself and Ms. Holliday, 6th grade Math Teacher. Helping with the activities were the members of the Book Club, Student Council, Broadcasting, and Yearbook Club. We had many important guests come and share their love of reading with the students. We also broadcast this through VBrick to three other campuses here in FBISD.

Digital Learning Day

Students instructing teachers in new technologies to use in their classrooms. Our AVID students were trained in many of the technologies available here in FBISD and helped with an Open House for technology. Teachers learned about Socrative, Learning.com, Kahoot, Nearpod and many more. We also did a mini coding lab with the teachers.

Yearbook

My staff of dedicated workers met after school on Thursdays to design and compile the yearbook. This was my third year to work on the yearbook. We completed the work on the yearbook the 1st of April and submitted it for publication. Our theme for this year was "Painting Brighter Futures". We are very proud of our book. The students worked hard putting it together.
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Library Stats

Number of classes checking out materials: 55

Number of lessons taught: 0 (Digital Citizenship Videos were distributed in SharePoint)

Number of students before/after school and with passes: 292

Number of days the library was closed for non-library activities: 2 (STAAR Testing)

Technology Instruction

Students received instruction on avoiding plagiarism on the web.

Digital Learning Day for the staff which featured many forms of technology.

April

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Teen Book Con

The book club and other avid readers went on a field trip to Alief Taylor HS for the Teen Book Con. We had a wonderful Saturday. We met many of our favorite authors and got to hear about their latest books. We plan to make this a yearly trip.
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FBISD Library Week

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FBISD Secondary Librarians

Matchbook Competition

Team members James Stanley, Alexandria Scott, Danika Touch, Elissa Abamba, Kayla Butler, and Rachel Jordan. We practiced every day of the second semester during their lunch period to prepare for the contest.

Library Stats

Number of classes checking out materials: 60

Number of students before/after school and with passes: 724

Number of days the library was closed for non-library activities: 0

Technology Instruction

Students worked on Edgenuity and Learning.com to prepare for exams.

Lessons posted on SharePoint on the Digital Footprint and being safe while using social media.

May

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Book Fair and Family Health Night

Family Health Night is an annual event to promote healthy living habits in the community. Booths are set up that promote healthy eating, exercise, and also provide screenings and vaccinations. The library did it's part to promote a healthy mind by encouraging the community to read. The book fair was open during the event for students and parents. We had sales of $1786.65 and made a profit of $739.66 that was used to purchase books for the library.

Library Stats

Number of lessons taught: 0 (Digital Citizenship lessons shared with teachers in SharePoint)

Number of students before/after school and with passes: 572

Number of days the library was closed for non-library activities: 5 (Testing)

Technology Insruction

The DLS worked with teachers and students on lessons in Learning.com in order to better prepare students for the TLA exam and finals.

Digital Citizenship continued on the Digital Footprint that were posted on SharePoint for the teachers.

Ready for Summer

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Teachers submitted a list to the district for their summer reading requirements. We posted the list on the campus website as well as printed copies that were distributed to all the students and at the reception desk of the school.