Marshalltown High School Library

2014-2015 Annual Report


  • Orientation for all 9th graders introducing MHS Library resources and network opportunities; Google Drive; Google Classroom; Infinite Campus; Destiny Library Catalog; Email; and more!
  • Information Literacy and Digital Citizenship instruction to all 10th grade Language Arts students and Senior Composition II Dual-credit students with Big 6 and NoodleTools.
  • Participated in statewide IASL Pop-Up PD with Shelly Chandler
  • Added additional charging stations (5 total now) for students to use at tables with their personal devices; added technology table where students can connect to an LCD television; added 60" TV on wheels connected to computer for portable use.
  • Co-hosted monthly Lit over Lunch (LOL) with public librarian, poet Purvi Shah visited and shared about writing poetry
  • Coordinated and hosted state-wide Iowa High School Battle of the Books year-long competition
  • Provided flexible meeting space for staff trainings, student visits with ISU President, College Visit Day, Veterans, Violence Prevention, Work Experience, and more!
  • Created and reset passwords for students in all accounts (Infinite Campus, Network, Email, Library,, NoodleTools, GAfE)
  • Created new accounts for parents in Infinite Campus on demand!
  • Began Genrefying the Fiction section to increase independent browsing
  • Participated in planning sessions for roll-out of Chromebooks Fall 2015.

Twitter hashtag!

Student Visits

Electronic sign-in shared with library, study hall, and attendance staff.

Student visits (independent): average 150/day

Student visits (with a classroom): average 4 classes per day; 120/day

Classroom Visits and Meeting Space

On average four classrooms visited the library each day for Information Literacy instruction, computer use and checking out books.

Our conference rooms were continually used for testing, MEP, ETS, teachers meeting with students, student group study, community meetings, IEPs, 504s, and more. A large screen TV connected to computer was installed in each room (thanks to Martha Ellen Tye!).


  • Introduced Google Apps and Google Classroom to 10th graders.
  • Minor and Major Research Unit for Senior Comp I and II classes.
  • Introduced NoodleTools to 10th graders and Senior Comp students.
  • Library Orientation to all 9th Grade Students
  • Coached IT-Hyperstream Multimedia Team

Collection Stats

Total collection: 16,175

Circulation Print: 7,901

Circulation eBooks: 718

OneSearch Database Searches: 313,015

Average Non-fiction Print Copyright: 1998

Average Fiction Copyright: 2008

What this means.....

Our fiction collection ranks in the 90th percentile compared to other Iowa high schools of similar size.

Our nonfiction collection ranks in the 75th percentile compared to other Iowa high schools of similar size.

Our circulation ranks in the 90th percentile compared to other Iowa high schools of similar size.



2014-2015 Budget $16,935

Martha Ellen Tye Donation $2,500.00

Poetry Out Loud Award $200.00

Media (Print and Electronic) (873) $12,341.66

Databases (3) $3,646.90

Equipment and Furnishings $2,972.83

Periodicals $705.20

Supplies and Printing $865.98

Overdues and Lost Copies

Fines Collected $2,743.07

Fines Outstanding (Grad 2014-2018 students) $10,972.90


Missing Books: (Fiction section only at inventory): 36 ($504.91)

This means that......

Spending in our school library ranks in the 90th percentile compared to similar Iowa High Schools.

An average of $15.71 was spent per student in the library.

Goals for 2015-2016

Increase number of students using eBook collection

Student Tech Help Desk (School-to-Work course)

T*3: Tech Time for Teachers (pursue TQ funds)

Student Tech Team to help Teachers learn new tech

Sue presents at MCSD Tech Summit August 14, 2015

Sue Inhelder, Teacher Librarian

June 30, 2015