Library Media Monthly Report

January 2014

Library Media Center Staff

Administrative Media Specialist - Melissa House

Itinerant Media Specialist - Substitute Domenica Simpson

Media Technician - Cindy Stiemly


Classes Scheduled in the Media Center: 97

Lessons, direct instruction or support by LMS:

Melissa: 43

Itinerant Substitute: 54

Individual Students: 131

Amount of periods the Media Center was closed and why: 0

Monthly Circulation Stats:

Loans: 3037

Renewals: 199
Holds: 154

Administrative Duties

  • Distribution of Library Connection: 5 and Library Connection: 6 with I would highly recommend this website to other LMS who are looking for ways to reach out to staff at their school in a more attention grabbing way. With Smore, you can see how many people view your newsletter and how many people click on any links you have in the newsletter, giving you some insight on what teachers are really interested in. *If this is something you would like to put in the newsletter, feel free to put one of my links in there as an example.*

  • Met with PTA president and PTA members to discuss upcoming book fair, happening at the end of February.

  • Birthday Book Club - Continues to be a success with additional funds donated to the school library.

  • Collaborated with 2nd grade teachers to discuss upcoming units, 4th grade to see where we can collaborate on research, and school counselor on upcoming Career Day and 5th grade research project.

  • Contacted LMS for info on E-readers to report back to my principal who is interested in purchasing some to be housed in the library.

  • Continued weeding the 900's.

  • Read School Library Journal and Instructor Magazine.

  • Completed and turned in P-Card report for review.

  • Met with mentor teacher Deb Geppi each week to discuss lesson plans, assessments, and student behavior.

Technician Duties

  • Processed materials.

  • Worked on updating spine labels to new author last name specifications, as well as changing signage in the Everybody section.

  • Updated the library "Catch of the Day" display each week with a new topic.

  • On A weeks, picks up first grade class from specials and dissmisses them from school to provide coverage for classroom teacher.

  • Updated seasonal displays.

Lessons Taught


  • Wellness Week 1 - Mental Health
  • Wellness 2 - Healthy Body/Nutrition
  • Wellness 3 - When You're Sick

First Grade

  • How a Book is Made - Class Book, Final Page
  • Old Favorites Week 1 - What is Copyright?
  • Old Favorites Week 2 - Setting and The Little House

Second Grade

  • Caldecott - Collage illustration
  • Caldecott - Drawing
  • Caldecott - Unit Assessment

Third Grade

  • OPAC Week 6 - Unit Assessment
  • Fairy Tales Week 1 - Introduction to the Genre

Fourth Grade

  • Research Materials - Database Scavenger Hunt
  • Research Materials - Plagiarism and MLA citation

Fifth Grade

  • Research Materials - Database Scavenger Hunt
  • Research Materials - CRAB and Websites