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MCHS Library Status - Oct-Dec. 2010

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Jane Lofton

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Mira Costa High School Library
Status Report for Oct/Dec. 2010 I attended & presented at
Calif. School Library Assoc.
Annual Conference in Sacramento, November 12-14 My Presentations included:
Panel member for Web 2.0 Tools Smackdown: http://bit.ly/gh9nCn Also:
Attended State Board meeting
Attended sessions on collaborating with the public library, creating mobile apps, building a strong web presence, advocacy, new books, and more
Met with software vendors, book vendors, and others to consider worthwhile additions to the library New Library Website TLC: The Library Club Class Visits, Collaboration Started growing gallery of Read Posters of
teachers and students promoting books. Activities, Displays Student Library Club
established to allow students to connect with books and library and to plan and support library programs. Stand by for many activities coming soon! Program Highlights include ... Dia de los Muertos Display
Worked with Spanish Teachers to
display their class projects & schedule Dia De Los Muertos
Worked with Spanish Teachers
to display their class projects and
plan class visits to views them Submitted by
Jane Lofton
Teacher Librarian
Mira Costa High School
Manhattan Beach USD
Manhattan Beach, CA I created a wiki for library resources at the beginning of the year, but that just wasn't doing all I wanted, so I changed gears in November and created a new website: mchslibrary.org. The site is also available in a mobile version for smart phones. Please visit now and check back as it develops further:http://mchslibrary.org Co-Presented "Teen Learning 2.0 Tutorial":
http://snurl.com/cslateenlearning Presented "Bringing Asynchronous: Conversation to Life Using VoiceThread": http://bit.ly/fAjSVq Meeting Monthly with other district library staff & sharing resources, ideas
In process of evaluating new library software
Created a wiki & diigo.com group for the group for sharing Collaborated with many teachers, including Jonathan Westerberg, Mira Skalkottas, Andy Caine, Cassidy Olson, Jon Reichardt, Katherine Martin, Wendy Thorton, Debby Hofreiter, Wayne Knutson, Alana Zeoli, Drew Holland, Shannon Vaughn, Nicole Wachell, Diana Sieker, and Colleen Kaczmar, for class research visits. New Acquisitions The library added a number of donated books to the collection, including a generous donation of 42 books from American Intercontinental University. We also began a subscription to Junior Library Guild, which will bring the library 6 new books each month.
Check the new acquisitions on our Librarything.com feed on the library website & at http://www.librarything.com/catalog/miracosta Displayed art projects created by
Mr. Reichardt & Ms. Martin's Art Classes. The library now has 18 volunteers helping with shelving, circulation desk, book processing, and more. The library program couldn't function without them!
More activities:
Back to the 50's display
Teen Read Week display & contest
Participated in statewide "Library Snapshot Day" documenting usage of libraries We circulated:
913 books in October
772 books in November
617 books in December Delivered lessons on:
Finding and evaluating sources
Using the library catalog and finding materials in the library
Using the Virtual Library
Using reference books
MLA citations and format
Databases and quality websites
Google Docs Developed Pathfinders for research related to:
Mythology, Of Mice and Men, Declaration of Independence Biography Project, 1980s Research, Current Social Issues, Vocabulary/Grammar/Etymology, Psychology, TheBible, Philosophy, Political Science, Los Angeles Noir, American History, Industrial Revolution Economists & Philosophers, and American Literature Thanks for watching. Class visits:
83 in October
78 in November
54 in December
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