We will advance an effective and efficient infrastructure which supports student learning, facilitates professional staff growth, and encourages community involvement.
For both libraries, books are by far the greatest expenditure. For the majority of our patrons, the ASD libraries provide the best access to books in English, and we strive to maintain a well-stocked, up-to-date collection.
The high school is the division with the greatest number of students, and high school books and databases are more expensive than those for the other divisions (see the Average Book Cost box), so the high school uses a greater percentage of the library budget than the other three.
The elementary library spends a greater percentage of their budget on books than the MSHS library.
The MSHS library spends a greater percentage of the budget on electronic subscriptions (databases) than the ES library.
When I use library resources (digital or print) to help me with an assignment, I find what I need:
-most of the time 70%
Think about one time in your ASD career when the school library really helped you. Write about the help that you got, and what you were able to do because of it.
Libguides provide research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources for students on a variety of subjects. Libguides can be created for specific class assignments and can be used as a starting point for research. ASD currently has 105 Libguides that have been viewed over 94300 times this year! Our most popular guides include Current Events, A to Z Databases, Global Issues, and Global Politics.
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|The library has adequate resources to support my educational efforts and the collection includes books and periodicals that enhance my professional growth.||98.8%|
Our goal is to never have a library collection that is more than ten years old, and we've been consistent the past few years on achieving that standard.
These figures were calculated from the most recent book order from the United States. There was a .67% increase in the average book cost from the previous school year.
The standard for the elementary library is a minimum of 25 books per student, and for the MSHS library it is 20 books per student. Because of the additional section added to grade 5 for the 2014-15 school year and the anticipated increase in enrollment in the MSHS, we received a supplement to purchase extra titles to maintain the age and size of the collection.
If you'd like more information about anything in this report, please contact:
Linda Hoiseth, HS teacher-librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren Elliott, MS teacher-librarian, email@example.com
Karen Genest, UES teacher-librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy Wright, LES teacher librarian, email@example.com
Melanie Murray, library coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org