Another exciting year at BVW! (I thought about the beginning line for some time – how do I begin to look at the new school year? Exciting, full of change, anticipation….)
So, as we begin the new school year, there are many dreams/hopes for the library.
We decided to come up with specific SMART Goals for our department. This is a draft, but a good beginning. We haven’t set quanitative goals ever – it seems by saying – such & such number will happen, we try so hard to meet a number & we lose out on the quality work we do with the teachers who do use the library.
Smart Goals (Draft):
By the end of 2007-2008 school year, the library media specialists will collaborate with 50% of the faculty.
Meet in Professional Learning Communities
Continue collaboration with already developed relationships
Provide resources in print and nonprint related to curricular areas
By the end of 2007-2008 school year, 80% of students will indicate that they have a greater appreciation of literature.
Funds provided for literature
Web page promotion of books
Involve Johnson County Public Library
Podcast/Vodcast – BV West Reads
By the end of 2007-2008 school year, 50% of students utilizing the library will have completed a rigorous research project and utilize specific text type reading strategies.
Rigorous – research not reports
Utilize and further enhance Essential Question Guide
Collaborate with classroom teachers
Utilize various databases (ProQuest, Gale, Ebsco, etc.)
Integrate technology effectively to further enhance engaging projects
By the end of 2007-2008 school year, the library media specialists will facilitate effective integration of technology in 50% of collaborated projects.
23 things 2.0
By the end of 2010-2011 school year, all parents/community members will have greater awareness of library resources provided to the BV West community.
We will post the final draft at a later time and of course, more thoughts to follow…