School Library Annual Reports: Connecting the Dots Between Your Library And Student Learning (Shared by Allison)
My last principal used to call May "the month of mayhem." And for good reason. In the northern hemisphere anyway, May means warmer weather, antsy students (and teachers), testing, testing (and more testing), and a rapidly approaching end to yet another school year. For me, however, May also meant the creation of my annual report. Why in the world would I want to add this to my already full end of year plate? Assuming others know what you do is stupid silly. As part of this process, I shared several examples of school library annual reports in multiple formats - some are documents, some are webpages and some are videos. After reviewing each of the reports, I asked the librarians to give each a grade (A-F) based on the following question: how effective is the report in conveying the scope of work being done in the library AND how that work impacts students? As you might expect, there were a wide variety of grades along with lots and lots of dialogue.
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