The mission of the Windham High School Library is to promote literacy, learning, critical thinking, and the educated use of information and resources to all students so that they may successfully learn and compete in an information-rich world.

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VISION

MISSION 

ANNUAL REPORT

2017-2018

Total Number of Items

Number of Items per Student

Fiction Age of the Collection

Non-fiction Age of the Collection

Age of Total Collection

INSTRUCTION
CURRICULUM &

NUMBER OF CLASSES RECEIVING  

DIRECT INSTRUCTION

September  14

October     25

November  11

December   28

January       23

February     14

March        20

April          18

May          44

Click here to access our Class Guides for Teachers and Students!
CIRCULATION&
COLLECTION  DEVELOPMENT

CIRCULATED TITLES 

 1. It: A Novel

 2. The Absolutely True Diary of a           Part-Time Indian

 3. The Good Braider: A Novel

 4. A Long Walk to Water

 5. Sign Language: A Novel

 6. The Fault in Our Stars

 7. Shadow Scale

 8. Carrie

 9. A Wrinkle In Time

10. The Sun is Also a Star

TOP 10 

TOTAL

CHECKOUTS

4,388

INTERLIBRARY

LOAN

26

STUDENT

SIGN INS

13, 678

WHS

At Risk

Basic

Exemplary

16, 478

16.9

1998

1990

 

 

1995

Total Number of Items

 

 

Number of Items per Student

 

 

Fiction Age of the Collection

 

 

Non-fiction Age of the

Collection

 

Age of Total Collection

11,550

 

 

11

 

 

1996

 

 

2006

 

 

2002

15,750

 

 

15

 

 

2001

 

 

2011

 

 

2007

13,650

 

 

13

 

 

1999

 

 

2009

 

 

2005

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. 

ONLINE RESOURCES
TECHNOLOGY&

WINHDAM HIGH SCHOOL

SEARCHES...

Searches              Retrievals

Gale Virtual Reference Library           4,746            5,144    

Science in Context                           2,059            1,427

World History in Context                  5,394             4,196

Classroom Video on Demand             1,495            2,050

MARVEL is upgrading!

As of July 1st, Maine's Virtual Library will be changing and will offer library patrons around the state (including our students) access to top-notch research resources from Gale/Cengage and other outstanding content providers. For a sneak peak check out this link MARVEL 2018 and use the password chickadee to enter. 

READING &
LITERACY
Books, Bytes &
BAGELS
The library and instructional technology team hosted the 3rd annual Books, Bytes and Bagels professional development event. Teachers tried 3D printing and virtual reality!
Discovering Water
Thanks to dedicated WHS students, faculty and staff at the Portland Water District, Discovering Water is now an interactive iBook available through the iBook Store on Apple products or at discoveringwater.org
IBOOK
BOOK
CLUB
The library hosted both student and faculty book clubs this year. We took a trip with the students to see the movie Ready Player One after reading the novel and showed the faculty The Darkest Hour after reading Churchill and Orwell
READ
READ
2018 Reading Challenge
Students were challenged to read 12 books over the course of the year. No rewards. No gimmicks. Just reading for the fun of it! Check out some of our 
recommendations sent via Google Classroom. 

PROFESSIONAL

DEVELOPMENT

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At-Large Board Member,

Maine Association of School Librarians

Developed new Maine School Library Standards

Presenter, 8th-Grade Research Day, Windham Middle School

Books, Bytes & Bagels Organizer

RSU 14 Website Redesign Committee

ACTEM Conference, Fall 2017

Tech & Learning Live, Spring 2018

MASL Spring Symposium, Spring 2018

GOALS

2018-2019

6-12 Library Standards Revised

Updated 9-12 Research Rubrics

9-12 Information Technology Curriculum 

Independent Reading Program in 9-12 English Classrooms

Information Literacy Assessment

DEVLOPMENT
PROFESSIONAL