Library Annual Report 2016-17

Flushing High School School Library June 2017

Highlights from the Year

  • Introduced students to our ebook collection and taught students how to access ebooks and use the nonfiction text features to increase knowledge.
  • Collaborated with teachers from across the disciplines to guide students through the research process using library print and digital collection.
  • Collaborated with Queens Public Library through Mr.Michael Clarke, MyLibraryNYC librarian.
  • Improved student skills in utilizing Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Templates and Google Slideshow.
  • Guided independent students in college and career skills, writing resumes, preparing for interviews, looking for jobs and researching colleges.
  • Instituted a book club to foster independent reading.
  • Held a "blind date with a book" program to celebrate Valentine's Day.
  • Founded an After School Cooking Club to teach students how to eat healthier and explore and prepare a wide variety of foods.
  • Continued to complete our Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant and build our "Healthy Eating Corner" collection of vegan and vegetarian cookbooks in our library.
  • Awarded a NYCReads365 grant to purchase books noted in the NYCREADS365 brochures.
  • Increased use of social media, @readingbeaver on twitter to inform patrons of library happenings.

Flushing High School Library by the Numbers

887 items circulated this year.

1146 new books added: 666 print books and 480 Ebooks: Total of 1,146 books, 25% increase from last year.

6008 views of our libguides, 30% increase from last year.

10, 348 visits by individual students during open access.

240 class visits , 30% increase from last year.

Class Visits by Subject

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  • We increased our collection of coming of age fiction and nonfiction books to reflect the rigor of the common core standards.
  • Developed our healthy lifestyle collection by adding many new cookbooks and self improvement books.
  • We supported learning by creating graphic organizers to help students use a variety of language and sentence structures to improve their writing.
  • Awarded over $2000 worth of books to support our students.

Most Popular Books of this Year

Goals for 2017-2018

  • Increase participation in book club meetings.
  • Increase ordering of teacher sets from MyLibrary NYC to infuse collection with wide variety of materials.
  • Improve speed of internet access by increasing bandwidth
  • Continue series of pds to foster increased use of technology across the curriculum
  • Build upon cooking club by collaborating with classroom teachers to increase awareness of mindful eating.
  • Work with different academic departments to create a uniform citation style for research.
  • Increase the number of librarian teacher collaborations.