Annual State of the Library-FSMS

Mid November 2014-May 2015

Annual Goals for 2014-2015 School Year

My first day at FSMS was November 17th, 2014. My goals at the time were to complete all previous requisitions, purchase orders, cataloging, and library programs started by the prior librarian. This was an ongoing process through March.


My goals that were accomplished included starting a student Library Club and creating an electronic newsletter. The library club trained each Thursday and competed in Matchbook in early May. My monthly library news was included in the FSMS newsletter sent to parents.

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FSMS Library

November 2014 Snapshot

Book Fair week of November 17th through November 21st.

Our book fair ran Tuesday through Thursday. Scholastic had a good assortment of titles and trinkets. Profit was only $1000.00. Scholastic did not resupply the popular titles in time and sales were lost.

December 2014 Snapshot

Cherry Wong from the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation presented a history with artifacts to the 7th grade Social Studies classes. Students got a glimpse of life in the 1800's and how the town grew up around the old sugar mill and railroad.
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December Statistics

First two weeks the 8th grade ELA classes did research on careers.

Taught MLA citations, plagiarism, and copyright.

Taught databases and research skills.

Pulled print resources.


Hosted the Awards and celebration for Read It Forward Program.

Newsletter for parents.

Library Club Sponsor-Began recruitment for Matchbook competition.


Completed library inventory.


The numbers:


131 classes coming in to check out books.
4710 students signed in on passes before school and lunches.
Taught information literacy to 36 classes.

January 2015 Snapshot

Began formulating plan to redecorate the library next year. visited Baines Middle School for ideas and researched catalogs and internet for ideas.

January Statistics

Taught 6th grade ELA classes how to use databases to research famous black Americans. Taught MLA citations, how to use Easy Bib and a self paced tutorial on style, plagiarism, and copyright.


Taught 6th grade ELA classes how to use Word to key in their biography reports.


Pulled print resources for the civil rights research.


Setup equipment for after school events.


Hosted after school spelling bee in conjunction with ELA teachers.


Library Club sponsor-created Edmodo page for posting Matchbook questions.


Attended January 17th library meeting

Attended People soft training on January 15th.


The numbers:


1140 students on passes before school and during lunch.

100 classes checked out materials.

18 classes received information literacy instruction.

106 classes received library orientation.

February Snapshot 2015

6th grade completed their civil rights and famous black Americans research project. Research presented in Word and PowerPoint.


Troup de' Jour visited our 8th grade ELA classes on February 27th. Students had a fun day watching the actors perform "A Day with Shakespeare".


The troup taught students how to analyze and interpret Shakespeare's plays.


Lunch was catered for the troupe and ELA department.

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February Statistics

Collaborated with ELA on civil rights lessons.

Attended February 16th Library meeting

Library Club-increased meeting to twice a week to prepare for Matchbook.

Set up equipment for after school meetings.


The numbers:



3000 students on passes before school and during lunch.

100 classes checked out materials.

24 classes received information literacy instruction.

24 classes received library orientation.

March Statistics

Met with Southwest Books to plan spring book fair.


Library Club-met twice a week to prepare for Matchbook.

Set up equipment for after school meetings.

Starr Testing.

Planned proposed budget for 2015-2016 school year

Encumbered the rest of the budget.

Attended library meeting March 23rd.


The numbers:


2500 students on passes before school and during lunch.

100 classes checked out materials.

April Snapshot 2015

Spring book fair held April 7th through April 9th. Southwest had a huge selection and the setup was much better than Fall fair. Setup gave the library a Barnes and Noble feel. Hosted a Thursday night fair. Worked with the band and orchestra teachers who hosted a musical concert during the same time. Refreshments were served to parents. This was a big success. We sold $1000.00 an hour in books.

Bulletin Board Decoration by Rehana

Spring flowers and books decorated our wall in library.
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TLA

I attended TLA from April 14th through April 17th. This was my first time to attend and I learned so much from the sessions. I also got to meet two young adult authors, Neil Shusterman and Kimberly Willis Holt.
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Neil Shusterman and me

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Kimberly Willis Holt

Food was great!

We celebrated National Library Week with a cake and punch for the faculty

April Statistics

Library Club-met twice a week in the morning and most lunches to prepare for Matchbook.

Set up equipment for after school meetings.

Starr Testing.


Attended library meeting April 27th



The numbers:


2500 students on passes before school and during lunch.

62 classes checked out materials.

May Snapshot 2015

Pulled print resources for 8th grade science project.

Prepared bibliography of print and non print resources for 8th grade science project.

Reviewed citations and MLA style with science students.

Taught students how to use my links to databases, and ebooks from the Edmodo site.

Helped students create PowerPoint presentations.


Taught math teacher and students how to locate biography resources for famous mathematicians.


Matchbook-the FSMS team competed in the competition on May 9th. Although we did not place in the top 3 this year, we had fun and read many good books.

May Statistics 2015

Library Club-met everyday in the morning and most lunches to prepare for Matchbook.

Set up equipment for after school meetings.

Attended May 11th and May 18th library meetings.



The numbers:


72 classes introduction to resources

100 classes checked out books


4000 students signed in on passes before school and during lunches.


72 classes received information literacy instruction, instruction on databases and review of citations.