Tuesday, October 2, 2012

(August/September Edition)

Welcome back y'all! It has been a fantastic start to a fantastic year! The library program is in full swing! There have already been a lot of events in the library. Check out the statistics for August & September. Happy reading! :) 

Number of Whole Class Visits: 

Number of Total Items Circulated (Checkouts & Checkins)

Number of Items in Collection

Library Instruction/Programs/Community Outreach
Hosted a 'Book Blast' the first week of school and hosted nearly every class on campus
Promoted the 2011-2012 Texas Bluebonnet Award Program with 3-5 grades
Promoted the 2011-2012 2x2 Reading Program with Preschool-2nd grades
Presented a weekly Good Morning Sonntag Book Bits update
Updated the Where in the World Do You Read? board weekly 
Maintained student writer & new items displays to promote reading interests 
Updated a daily Fact of the Day by Mrs. Mattei fact
Open checkout every day for all Sonntag students, parents, and staff
Weekly preschool storytimes with future Sonntag students and families  
Hosted parent library volunteers
Kicked off Sonntag Staff Book Club for the 2012-2013 school year

Administrative Activities
Created a collection of books for each grade level that represented examples of reading levels as well as genre for Curriculum Night
Continued to plan the fall Book Fair
Collaborated with tech facilitator and fellow librarian to create tech-based activities for a pumpkin study with kindergarten
Helped to host Chick-fil-a Spirit Night with the Specials Team
Met with administration regarding my goals for the library for the 2012-2013 school year
Wrote a grant for the FEF Grants for Great Ideas in hopes of adding to our Playaway collection
Maintained the mobile app for the Sonntag Library
Maintained a forum for staff to discuss book club books
Attended PTA Board meeting
Adjusted the library schedule to accommodate classes for various activities 
Participated in the campus Curriculum Night to promote the library program
Contributed to Specials weekly newsletter
Purchased new library books and materials 
Updated library blog and Twitter account weekly
Planned weekly library lessons
Opened new parent accounts
Hosted new and returning library volunteers

Professional Development Activities 
Attended EdCampDallas in order to gain new ideas to implement technology in the library program
Attended campus meetings
Read and kept up with new professional library journals 
Attended district library meetings
Attended district library professional development programs 

On the Horizon...
Sonntag staff book club meeting in October
The fall Book Fair will be open from October 29-November 2 (more details to come)
More books for the library collection are on their way! 

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