Friday, June 21, 2013

Annual Report done, just in time for Summer!

Well, it's finished, my Annual Report.  Here is the link if you want to check it out!   I learned several things during the creation of this report, hope they are helpful to you.

1. Be sure to take lots of pictures and even video throughout the year.  I find you are either a picture taker or not. If you are not, find a student who can do it for you.  Photos share a lot of information that can't be adequately expressed in a formal report.
2. Find the human element.  Don't forget to add events or activities that show your media center as the hub of the school; not just the research center.
3. Let your personality shine through.  You are an educational leader in your building, show how.
4.  Toot you horn!  Yes, this is difficult, but your media center needs it.

Use your report "creation" as a time for you to reflect on your year; what went well, what you would like to revamp, what you may have missed.  Statistics can point out gaps, take heed of that information.  Did you neglect a content area that needs curation?  You may even want to take the time to do a computer evaluation of your collection; plans for building a particular section of your resources can be a part of your plans for next year.

I was reluctant to get this done, but I am so glad I did.  Here it is June and I already have some goals for next year based on what I learned.

Sunday, June 02, 2013

The school year is over, is your annual report finished?

Great ideas for that pesky annual report 

The blog "Adventures of Library Girl" has some good points and great examples of annual reports.  I will confess that I do not have a good track record when it comes to this, but after reading this posting, I am off to school tomorrow to create mine, then I will share it with everyone I can.  It's true that others do not know what I actually do and why, and they won't unless I share that information.  I will have a new principal and superintendent, so this is the time to step up.  I will share it when it is finished.  If you have one, please feel free to share it with us!