Windham High School Library

ANNUAL 

REPORT

2015-16

LITERACY

MISSION 

&

VISION 

LIBRARY

USE

CURRICULUM

&

INSTRUCTION

TECHNOLOGY

ONLINE RESOURCES

&

LIBRARY

USE

Site Title

DEVELOPMENT

COLLECTION

GOALS

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Here's what we want students to think about...

  • Why is it important to find and use quality information?

 

  • How is quality information defined and where can it be found?

 

  • How are student information needs established and how do researchers identify the best sources available to meet those needs?

  • How can information from a variety of sources be used to make observations and draw conclusions?

 

  • What tools and technologies are most appropriate to convey knowledge of a given topic?

 

  • How do researchers use and document information ethically?

Readers' Top Picks

1. It's Kind of a Funny Story

2. A Long Walk to Water

3. Delirium

4. All the Light We Cannot See

5. The Sea of Tranquility

6. Go Ask Alice

7. Claire of the Sea Light

8. Untamed

9. The Art of Racing in the Rain

10. Out Stealing Horses

 16,171 student sign-ins

 75 interlibrary loan requests

Collection Comparison

Maine does not have standards for library collections, but standards from other states, such as South Carolina, can provide insight into the current state of our collection. While we continue to improve our statistics each year, our collection remains in need of significant updating. 

Total Number of Items
Number of Items per Student
Fiction Age of the Collection
Non-fiction Age of the Collection
WHS
At Risk
Basic
Exemplary
14,208
11,550
13,650
15,750
14
11
13
15
1993
1996
1999
2001
1990
2006
2009
2011
Age of Total Collection
1998
2002
2005
2007

Based on these statistics, the age of our collection does not meet the needs of the 21st-century learner. 

 61 periods of instruction in science classes

 45 periods of instruction in social studies classes

 88 periods of instruction in English classes

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 8,743 Gale Virtual Reference Library searches and retrievals

 3,614 Science in Context searches and retrievals

 6,132 World History in Context searches and retrievals

Professional Development 2015-16

1. Presented on text sets with MCELA (view site)

2. Presented at New England Secondary School Consorium (view site)

3. Attended Tech & Learning Live in Boston

Goals 2016-17

1. Implement school-wide research rubric

2. Begin implementing digital literacy curriculum

3. Create makerspace in the library

4. Continue work on K-12 library standards

5. Promote literacy in the community

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 75 interlibrary loan requests