End of the Year Report, Wilbury Crockett Library, Wellesley High School

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  • Wilbury Crockett LibraryWellesley High SchoolEnd of Year Report

    Submitted by Deeth Ellis June 12, 2012

  • The New Wilbury Crockett Library

    Former English Department Heads, Ronna Frick and Brooks Goddard at the Rededication of the Wilbury Crockett Library

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  • Library PresentationsFuture of School Libraries - To Strategic Planning Committee, Jan. 2012Freshmen Skills Pilot Findings - To teachers and administrators, Dec. 2011GLBTQ Booktalks - To teachers districtwide, May 2012Ecology Roundtable Project and Common Core - To Librarian Group at EDCO, June 2012

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  • Freshmen Skills Pilot Findings Presented

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  • Strategic PlanningRe-wrote Vision and Mission StatementsConducted SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Analysis at WHS with 12 teachersAction Plan - Wrote preliminary 2012-13 Action Plan for WHS Library

  • Strategic Planning ParticipantsBecky McFall, Director C&I, K-12Carolyn Markuson, Director, Libraries, K-12Stephen Goodwin, Principal, Sprague ElementaryElise MacLellan, Asst. Director, Wellesley Free LibraryJamie Chisum, Interim Principal, WMSRosey McQuillan, Assistive Technology Specialist, K-12Ranjani Sriram, Instructional Technology Specialist, WHSStephanie Cacace, Social Studies teacher, WHSDeeth Ellis, Librarian, WHSSarah Chessman, Librarian, WMSElisabeth Zimmer, Librarian, Schofield ElementaryLinda Buffam, Instructional Library Asst., Schofield Elementary

  • Strategic Planning, Library K-12Vision Statement DRAFTThe Wellesley Public Schools Library Program reinforces the systems core values through the support and implementation of the districts instructional goals. As a vital component of the educational experience, the Library Department helps develop curious, creative, independent problem solvers who are responsible global citizens able to demonstrate academic scholarship, information literacy, and a love of reading.

  • New Mission Statement DRAFTThe Wellesley Public School Library Program supports the teaching and learning of faculty and students in all grades, fosters a life-long love of learning and reading, and encourages the development of critical thinking and digital citizenship skills. This mission is accomplished through a WPS Library curriculum with literary and information literacy benchmarks and by: Collaborating with the faculty to develop effective learning strategies that address the needs of students in an ever-changing global environment; Providing instruction to foster research competency and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, using, and producing knowledge and ideas;Providing guidance and access to informational and recreational materials for the school community.

  • Usage Statistics2011-2012

  • HITSHomepage:66, 962 hitsDatabases A-Z List: 20,219 hits

    WHS Library Website 2011-2012

  • Collection HighlightsCirculation 2011-201216,063Books/DVDs 4,111Equipment 11,952

    (laptops, cameras, headphones)2010-20114,652Books/DVDs 3,211Equipment1,435

  • Classes Taught or Co-Taught with LibrariansReasons for fewer classes:Reduction to 1 FTE Librarian (from 2)Move to new building. Some projects were not given this year because time required to move.More teachers integrating library skills independently in their lessons and projects (ex. Earth Science, World History, US History).


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    Bibliographies Created

  • WHS Library Databases

  • Database Usage Highlights

    Database2010-112011-12SearchesSearchesABC/Clio12,92733,575JSTOR15,39520,975Proquest (CultureGrams & Historical Newspapers)4,875*

    *only Hist Newspapers7307Gale Databases and eBooks11,05413,721

  • Technology

  • Available for Students to Checkout in the LibrarySplittersDigital Voice RecordersCameras and tripodsFlash DrivesMacBooksiPod Charger

  • Library Money Spent2011-2012$15,850.00 - Operating Budget

    $8,147.00 WEF GrantOn Demand Library Services with KindlesIncludes 6 Kindles, 6 Nooks and subscription to the Overdrive eBook/Audiobook Library$11,000 - PTSO - For Print and eBooks

  • Author Event in the Library

    Holly Thompson, author of Orchards, speaks to English classes

  • Author EventAuthor and Wellesley High graduate, John Smolens, spoke to English classes in September.

  • Student OutreachWHS Students Read Banned Books, September 2011Student Appreciation Breakfast, November 2011Student Library Advisory - Sam Sims, new President for 2012-13Teen Poetry Slam, April 2012Ms. Ellis, Adviser to Anime/Manga ClubTabletop Gaming with C. Rondash, instructional library assistant

  • Student Volunteers2011-201218 student volunteers - in response to a library initiative asking students to help with checking out the new laptops.2010-2011 - There were only 6 student volunteers.

  • In Collaboration with Wellesley Free Library

    WHS Library Strategic PlanTeen Poetry SlamNew Database from Wellesley Free Library:JSTORPromoting Summer Reading and Book in Common

  • Looking Forward2012-2013Overdrive eBook library Kindles and NooksContinue Strategic PlanSimmons Library Graduate StudentLibrary Instructional VideosBook in Common Event


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