RMS Media Center Report -Nov. '14

Check out what went on the the Media Center in November!

Media Center Stats

Student walk-in traffic - 2015

This counts students who visit the media center independently to read, study, check out books, work on the computer, or complete other tasks as assigned by their teachers. For the 15 days the media center was open in November, that's over 134/day!

Students are welcome to visit the library before and after school, as well as throughout the day with a signed pass.

Materials Circulation - 1,837 items

For the 15 days the media center was open in November, that's over 122/day!

Classes - 15

Several classes were working with Biographies this month, and we had some resource and related arts classes using the library computers. We also did lessons on SC DISCUS to help students find resources for a research project, and conducted TRAILS (Tool for Real-Time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) testing for several English/Language Arts classes to help identify information literacy skills that we need to address through the research process.

Other Activities in the Media Center

The media center hosted several events this month, including:


US Rep. Trey Gowdy - The RMS Media Center hosted Rep. Gowdy for Mrs. Barnwell and Mrs. Lassiter's classes. He spoke about character, and what students could do to be successful and persons of good character.


Coffee with the Counselors: Dr. Shucker from Furman University - The RMS Media Center hosted Dr. Harry Shucker, former Vice President of Student Services at Furman University. Dr. Shucker spoke to parents about the effects of technology and the pressure to raise “super kids” and the effect it has on a student’s mental and emotional health. His talk spurred great discussion among parents about how to appropriately incorporate technology in our lives.


Mentor Greenville Training


PLUS:

YALLFEST - Mrs. Jenkins and Mrs. Ingle went to YALLFEST in Charleston, SC! The festival is a celebration of young adult literature, and there were tons of panels with famous YA authors (like James Dashner, Marie Lu, Veronica Roth, and SO MANY MORE!). We got some library books signed by Leigh Bardugo (author of Shadow and Bone, one of the SC JBA nominees!).