SHELDON HIGH SCHOOL
Library Use 2012-2013 Karin Ledford, Teacher Librarian
LIBRARY USAGE STATISTICS
- library books 10,164 were checked out
- textbooks 30,577 were checked out
CLASS VISITS: 515 classes visited receiving librarian instruction.
OPEN LAB VISITS: 4226 times students used the computers on their own time.
LIBRARY PASSES: 416 students visited the library during class time.
ProQuest: An online database providing students with access to magazine and newspaper articles as well as articles from academic journals and encyclopedias.
- accessed 63,058 times
NoodleTools: An online database that teaches students how to create a works cited page, how to create parenthetical citations, and stores bibliographic information for each research project students are working on.
- 4210 projects created
TEACHER-LIBRARIAN COLLABORATION HIGHLIGHTS
- English 9 informational research paper.
- English 10 persuasive research paper.
- English 11 historical investigation research paper.
- NoodleTools and ProQuest instruction to all grades.
- Book talks for all grades using YouTube videos and librarian commentary.
- Website evaluation lessons, especially for the 9th grades, was incorporated in all research instruction.
- Library orientation for all students in 9th grade.
- Additionally, individual classes visited the library to create specialized projects, mostly using web 2.0 technology. Some examples of class visits are as follows:
- Decades project with the Jazz Dance classes.
- NoodleTools and Proquest instruction with the Special Education students.
- Glog creation with special education students, science classes, world language classes, and English classes.
- Career Exploration units with Introduction to Political Science class.
- Literature Circles with the Introduction to Political Science class.
- Health related projects with the health classes and the Students Helping Students group.
- Government and economics classes using Quizlet as an online study tool.
- AVID classes visited to receive instruction on Prezi or SlideRocket powerpoints.
- participating on a WASC visiting team at James Logan High School in .
- attending the annual CSLA conference.
- organizing the professional learning workshops offered for step credit after school.
- teaching a Google Searching and Google Drive workshop for step credit after school.
- organizing and co-facilitating our EGUSD librarian Professional Learning Networks that met after school.
- participating in the Google Search for Educator's webinar.
Goals for the 2013-2014 school year:
- Increase visibility with the surrounding community specifically with the Sacramento Public Library
- Continue to be part of the Common Core curriculum steering committee and promote the librarian's role in the success of Common Core Implementation.
- Develop a district library steering committee.