Hilltop Library Annual Report


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Fun Facts

  1. Our library theme was The Library is SUPER-Powered
  2. Hilltop students and teachers checked out over 8,000 books this year.
  3. Hilltop students donated approximately 2,000 books to Whitney Young Elementary as part of One School One Book.
  4. Students used Lego Robots, Legos, circuits, Sphero robots, green screens, and iPads to create stop motion movies, animated fables, flashlights, weather reports, obstacle courses, and more.
  5. Students participated in the Hour of Code to learn about computer programming.

Media Class

What Students Say...

I think for next year we should have more books to read (not that we don't have enough).

I liked how we got to go on the computers in centers and do coding.

Please have us do more projects because I really like doing them.

Reading Appreciation and Promotion

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Hilltop Accepts the Reading Challenge

Branching Out


Professional Accomplishments

Continuing Education

  • Master of Education in Instructional Technology, in progress
  • Classes on tech tools and e-portfolios
  • School Library Journal Maker webinar series
  • Google Trainer Essentials Certificate (qualified for Google Apps and Chrome- applied for certified trainer May 2016)

District and Building Training

  • Makerspaces
  • Ebooks
  • Digital resources
  • Video scribe
  • Website
  • Google Classroom

Recent Presentations

  • AASL 2015 Presenter Augmented Reality Writing Pieces that Pop

  • Treasure Mountain 2015 Presenter Augmented Reality Writing Pieces that POP

  • 2015 ISTE Poster Co-Presenter: Focusing on Formative Assessment

  • INFOhio 2015 Bootcamp Presenter: Tech “Hack Weapons”- Canva

  • 2015 INFOhio webinar: Multimedia Research Projects

Memberships and Awards

  • 2015 Innovative Technology Award recipient, Ohio Educational Library Media Association

  • Early Literacy Task Force member, INFOhio

  • Digital Literacy Task Force member, INFOhio

  • Member of the International Society for Technology in Education,

  • Member of the American Association of School Libraries

  • 2015 INFOhio District iCoach (Ohio's Digital k-12 Library)

  • 2015 WVIZ School District Advisory Council Member

Collaborate with Classroom: Co-Teacher and Calendar

By the Numbers

Q: How old is the collection?

A: Average Age of our Materials=1998

Q: How many materials do we have?

A: 11,000+

Q: What kind of books do we own?

A: Over 40% of the collection is fiction. The rest of the collection is non-fiction. We analyze the nitty gritty details our collection yearly using a computer program.

Looking Ahead

On the agenda for 2016-2017:

  • STEM Makerspace expansion
  • Library Software Data clean-up
  • Extensively weed non-fiction
  • Develop aged collections
  • Refine Centers
  • Committee Collaborations
  • Google Classroom for Professional Development
  • Monthly Library Updates
  • Classroom Collaboration

Angela Maxwell, MLIS, Teacher Librarian

Fran Bleiweiss, Library Assistant