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  1. page LAC edited ... The Timberwolf Library Advisory Committee will meet the second Thursday of each quarter as wel…
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    The Timberwolf Library Advisory Committee will meet the second Thursday of each quarter as well as during teacher inservice at the beginning of the school year, and in February.
    Meeting dates for the 2010-2011 School Year:
    August 18th23rd 1-3pm
    September 2nd1st 3-4pm
    November 4th10th 3-4pm
    January 13th12th 3-4pm
    February 21st 1-3pm
    March 31st
    3-4pm
    April 12th
    3-4pm
    May 26th 3-4pm
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    be available both here and on the I Drive.
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    Minutes for the LAC meetings will be available both here and on the I Drive.
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Friday, July 1

  1. page Goals edited ... Library Goals and Strategic Plans Each year in the library, the LAC sets goals that align …
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    Library Goals and Strategic Plans
    Each year in the library, the LAC sets goals that align with the school improvement plan as well as the library vision. The committee then meets quarterly to review and adjust the action plan as established. At the end of each year, the committee meets to review the goals and evaluate the action plan, as well as evaluate the plans for the coming three years. While the goals are set far in advance, the goals are subject to change and adaptation as long as those changes align with SIP and District goals and the Timberwolf Library Vision.
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Tuesday, December 21

  1. page Goals1213 edited ... Rationale: The 2011-2012 school year's goal focused on collaboration throughout the school. Th…
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    Rationale: The 2011-2012 school year's goal focused on collaboration throughout the school. This year, the Teacher Librarian and the library staff will focus on establishing a broad base of collaboration. It is the desire of the Teacher Librarian and the library staff that students have access to the library and collaboratively taught lessons that focus on 21st Century Learner Standards in all subject areas and in all grade levels. While we know that we cannot reach every student in every class every year, it is important that the skills taught in the library are reinforced across the curriculum and throughout a student's educational career.
    Plan*:
    Monthly -
    Summer
    make short presentations at in-service and staff meetings about both possible and successful collaborative lessons.
    Summer
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    Fall
    analyze previous years' data about collaboration in regards to both subject area and grade level. Identify levels of collaboration, as well as success of lessons in terms of student achievement and library usage.
    Fall
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    Winter
    identify "collaboration friendly" teachers in each grade level and increase collaboration with these teachers in regards to grade level. Brainstorm and identify non-threatening methods of approaching other teachers with LAC. Make library collaboration presentations for new teachers during meetings.
    Winter
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    Spring
    During staff meetings, celebrate successful collaborative efforts and compile and share positive data in regards to student achievement and teacher reaction about collaborative lessons taught thus far.
    Spring
    - Collect and analyze data about "new" partnerships for this school year. Evaluate strategic plan and goal for success with LAC and make plans for next school year.
    Collection Development Goal
    Weed and develop the reference, graphic novel (741.5) and story collection sections so that they meet the needs of the school community of Grand Mesa Middle School.
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    Fall- begin weeding identified sections, distribute and analyze user-needs assessment, identify areas of greatest need and create booklist to fill in gaps. Meet with VATs evaluate reference needs (identify print/hardcopy needs that cannot/are not met by online databases and resources).
    Winter - place book order and continue to weed, identifying books for replacement and further areas of need. Meet with content area teachers as well as LAC members to decide which needs have been met and which have not. Look for and apply for possible grants - esp. if grants are available for reference materials. Analyze circulation statistics of story collection and graphic novels and create possible collaborative lessons that can be taught using these sections.
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    to evaluate success of strategic plan and success of goal and
    21st Century Skills Goal
    .In an effort to bridge the "technology gap" between parents and students, Teacher Librarian and library staff will create parent and community friendly resources encouraging the application of 21st Century Learner Standards and Goals.
    Rationale: .The 2011-2012 goal focused on bridging the gap between the standards and the classroom. In an effort to support the standards in and outside of the classroom, it is the desire of the library staff to help parents not only understand the skills their students need (and are learning) to survive in the 21st century/technology based world, but also to help the parents themselves to survive.
    Plan*:
    Summer -
    Fall
    create and distribute a parent skills assessment, as well as a parent needs assessment and analyze the results. Brainstorm possible programming with help from LAC.
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    Winter
    implement at least one new parent-centered 21st century skills presentation/class. Consult with teachers and LAC about possible upgrades to the Library Newsletter
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    Spring/Summer
    evaluate the success of current programs and implement at least one more program. Consult with administration and counseling staff for other possible parental needs that may overlap in programming.
    Spring/Summer
    - create and distribute another parent skills assessment and a parent needs assessment to identify which parts of strategic plan were successful. Evaluate strategic plan and goal and discuss/create action plan for next year.
    *During the summer of 2012, strategic plans for goals will become more detailed and likely contain monthly tasks. However, until the school year is current, it is difficult to make montly tasks because of significant variables (ie staff turnover, budget changes, SIPPA, etc.)
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    Estimated extra funds: $500 (from fines, school-wide fundraisers, etc), $1500 (Library fundraisers), $500 (intervention funds and funds donated from other departments for subject area specific materials)
    Estimated grant funds: unknown
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    Usage Goal: 12-15%7-10%
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    Development Goal: 60%70% (plus extra
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    donated funds) Note: 10% of this budget allotment will be reserved for the continuing development of the fiction collection, because it is the most widely used section of the library and it cannot go undeveloped for a year.
    Percentage of
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    Skills Goal: 12-15%7-10% (plus funds
    Percentage of Budget alloted for daily library maintenance: 10-15%
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    Estimated extra funds: $500 (from fines, school-wide fundraisers, etc), $1500 (Library fundraisers), $500 (intervention funds and funds donated from other departments for subject area specific materials)
    Estimated grant funds: unknown
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    Usage Goal: 12-15%7-10%
    Percentage of
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    Development Goal: 60%70% (plus extra
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    donated funds) Because it is the most widely used portion of the collection, 10% of this will be reserved for developing the fiction collection.
    Percentage of
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    Skills Goal: 12-15%7-10% (plus funds
    Percentage of Budget alloted for daily library maintenance: 10-15%
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  4. page Goals1213 edited ... Rationale: The 2011-2012 school year's goal focused on collaboration throughout the school. Th…
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    Rationale: The 2011-2012 school year's goal focused on collaboration throughout the school. This year, the Teacher Librarian and the library staff will focus on establishing a broad base of collaboration. It is the desire of the Teacher Librarian and the library staff that students have access to the library and collaboratively taught lessons that focus on 21st Century Learner Standards in all subject areas and in all grade levels. While we know that we cannot reach every student in every class every year, it is important that the skills taught in the library are reinforced across the curriculum and throughout a student's educational career.
    Plan*:
    Monthly - make short presentations at in-services and staff meetings about possibilities of library usage as well as collaboration procedures and ideas.
    Summer - collect and analyze data from previous year in regards to usage and collaboration. Analyze CDE content standards and CSAP benchmarks and CSAP scores for 21st Century Skills that can be taught in the library and create suggestions for staff.
    Fall

    Fall
    - meet with each subject area VAT (vertical alignment team) to discuss analysis of content standards and benchmarks and ways to integrate the library/teacher librarian into curriculum. Using collaboration plans from previous year, discuss possibilities of teaching the same or modified lessons in the current school year.
    Winter

    Winter
    - Collect collaboration and library usage data from first semester, create plan for second semester, analyze NWEA Maps scores for 21st Century skills data and create list of suggestions for content area teachers. Continue to meeet with VATs to discuss collaboration possibilities.
    Spring

    Spring
    - Collect data and evaluate success of strategic plan and goal. Create plan for next year.
    Collection Development Goal
    Weed and develop the reference, graphic novel (741.5) and story collection sections so that they meet the needs of the school community of Grand Mesa Middle School.
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    Spring - collect and analyze circulation statistics of identified sections. Meet with LAC to evaluate strategic plan and success of goal and discuss/create action plan for next year.
    21st Century Skills Goal
    In conjunction with Library Usage Goal, Teacher Librarian will analyze Colorado State Content Standards, CSAP Benchmarks and district-wide content specific adopted curricula to create a document that identifies 21st Century Skills within each of these documents and overlap between these documents and the Standards for the 21st Century Learner as well as work with teachers to create collaborative lessons that teach these skills..
    Rationale: Because 21st Century Learner Skills are not taught in isolation, but are ingrained in each content area, and content area teachers are often not in-serviced about these skills and/or how to teach them, it is important that the Teacher Librarian and the library staff make the 21st Century Learner Skills accessible for both the staff and the students and be willing to not only show their importance, but be willing to help teach these skills through collaboration. This goal ties in very closely with the Library Usage Goal..
    Plan*:
    Summer - analyze CDE content standards, CSAP Benchmarks and adopted curricula for 21st Century Learner Skills and create documents for each content area that show the overlap as well as brainstorm ideas for teaching/integrating skills.
    Fall

    Fall
    - Meet with VATs to discuss which of the 21st Century Learner Skills/Standards. Discuss areas of strength and weakness, analyze CSAP and NWEA data to identify levels of proficiency and create collaborative lessons to address student and staff needs.
    Winter

    Winter
    - Using mid-year NWEA data, assess time-line of goal and create next steps for second semester. Analyze collection (including online resources and previous collaboratively taught lessons) for effectiveness and support in teaching skills needed.
    Spring/Summer

    Spring/Summer
    - collect and analyze CSAP and NWEA data to evaluate the success of strategic plan and goal. Create action plan and discuss next steps (strenghts and weaknesses, etc.) for next year.
    *During the summer of 2012, strategic plans for goals will become more detailed and likely contain monthly tasks. However, until the school year is current, it is difficult to make montly tasks because of significant variables (ie staff turnover, budget changes, SIPPA, etc.)
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  5. page Goals1213 edited Timberwolf Library Goalsand Strategic Plans2012-2013 Library Usage Goal Support In order …
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    Library Usage Goal
    SupportIn order to support student achievement by increasing the amountin all subject areas and in all grade levels, identify areas of weakness (areas of low library collaboration by either subject area or grade level) and increase collaboration and library usage
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    at least 30% through collaborative teaching, book talks and other implemented programs.25% .
    Rationale: The 2010-20112011-2012 school year's goal focused more on creating an inviting, engaging atmosphere forcollaboration throughout the library. Now it is the desire ofschool. This year, the LACTeacher Librarian and the library staff that thewill focus be placed on the educational aspectestablishing a broad base of the library.collaboration. It is our goal to increase collaboration between the library staff anddesire of the faculty,Teacher Librarian and therefore increase the use oflibrary staff that students have access to the library for educational purposes. It is our beliefand collaboratively taught lessons that by increasing the amount of instruction givenfocus on 21st Century Learner Standards in the library as well as the amount of instruction given by the teacher librarianall subject areas and in all grade levels. While we will not only impactknow that we cannot reach every student achievement, we will reinforce the ideain every class every year, it is important that the skills taught in the library is an integral part ofare reinforced across the school communitycurriculum and teach students to utilize its resources. We will continue to use data collecting methods established last year in order to maintain continuity/integr of data collected.throughout a student's educational career.
    Plan*:
    Monthly - make short presentations at in-services and staff meetings about possibilities of library usage as well as collaboration procedures and ideas.
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    Spring - Collect data and evaluate success of strategic plan and goal. Create plan for next year.
    Collection Development Goal
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    develop the non-fiction sectionreference, graphic novel (741.5) and story collection sections so that they meet the average ages (based on copyright dates and circulation records) fall within accepted guidelines established byneeds of the Crew Method, as well as Table 10.1: Age and Circulation Guidelines (from The Collection Program in Schools: Fourth Edition by Kay Bishop).school community of Grand Mesa Middle School.
    Rationale: DuringIn the 2010-2011 school year,previous two years, the fiction sectionand non-fiction sections of the Timberwolf Library was thoroughly weededhave been updated and a majority ofdeveloped, leaving the budgeted funds spent on developingreference and story collections. Also, in the Timberwolf Library, books classified as graphic novels (call number 741.5) are in their own section that section.also needs to be weeded. Because the non-fiction section of the library hasthese sections have not been
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    allotted to the development of this section. Also, during the 2010-2011 school year, grants were foundtheir development. Weeding and applied for that - should the fundsDevelopment will be awarded - would supplimentbased on user-needs assessments, the budget enough to cover the higher cost of non-fiction materials.Crew Method, and Table 10.1: Age and Circulation Guidelines (from The Collection Program in Schools: Fourth Edition by Kay Bishop).
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    major issues (insufficient materials to support curriculum,(insufficient/outdated materials, areas in
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    upcoming school yearyear. Create user-needs assessment to be distributed in the fall
    Fall- begin weeding non-fiction; using accepted standards (CDE content standards),identified sections, distribute and analyze user-needs assessment, identify areas
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    with VATs to identify overlapevaluate reference needs (identify print/hardcopy needs that cannot/are not met by online databases and need in each subject area/content area.resources).
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    available for non-fiction and or/content specificreference materials. Analyze circulation statistics of story collection and graphic novels and create possible collaborative lessons that can be taught using these sections.
    Spring -
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    statistics of non-fiction collection.identified sections. Meet with
    21st Century Skills Goal
    In conjunction with Library Usage Goal, Teacher Librarian will analyze Colorado State Content Standards, CSAP Benchmarks and district-wide content specific adopted curricula to create a document that identifies 21st Century Skills within each of these documents and overlap between these documents and the Standards for the 21st Century Learner as well as work with teachers to create collaborative lessons that teach these skills.
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    Winter - Using mid-year NWEA data, assess time-line of goal and create next steps for second semester. Analyze collection (including online resources and previous collaboratively taught lessons) for effectiveness and support in teaching skills needed.
    Spring/Summer - collect and analyze CSAP and NWEA data to evaluate the success of strategic plan and goal. Create action plan and discuss next steps (strenghts and weaknesses, etc.) for next year.
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    summer of 2011,2012, strategic plans
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