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LIBE 465 powerpoint

  1. 1. Learning Resources inFruitvale Elementary School (FES) Library: Improving Organization and Access By Christa Salsiccioli
  2. 2. Outline1. Introduction2. Goals of FES library3. Areas needing change4. Rationales and proposed changes • physical space • furniture • homepage1. Timeline2. The “who” of change3. Budget and cost4. Challenges5. Conclusion
  3. 3. IntroductionThis presentation will demonstrate: the need for improved physical and digital access strategies, timeline, costs and potential challenges in implementing change the support and success the changes will bring to the school community
  4. 4. Goals to Support Library PatronsGoal #1 ◦ Provide current and authentic research and information literacy experiencesGoal #2 ◦ Support management, selection and evaluation of effective resources
  5. 5. Goals continuedGoal #3 ◦ Advocate and promote user independenceGoal #4 ◦ Provide a comfortable and workable physical spaceGoal #5 ◦ Provide use of current technology
  6. 6. Areas Needing Change• Physical Space • student lounge area• Furniture • tables and chairs• Homepage
  7. 7. Rationale for Change: Physical Spaceposition of tables make working area crampedvisually uninvitinguncomfortable seating ◦ minimal lounge seating ◦ lounge seating currently placed only in front of Smart Board
  8. 8. Proposal for Change: Physical Space•reposition furniture to create more pathways anduse the whole available space•provide comfortable, cozy, attractive and adequatelounge furniture•create a student centered library setting•supports library’s goals #1, #3, #4
  9. 9. Floor Plan of Current Physical Space
  10. 10. Floor Plan of Proposed Physical Space
  11. 11. Rationale For Change: Furnituretables and chairs are too tall and too widetriangular tables ◦ awkward to work on ◦ prevents productive interaction amongst studentsunsuitable working conditions for primary students
  12. 12. Proposal for Change: Furniture• Provide tables and chairs with a range of different heights o will be more comfortable and accommodate all sizes of all grade levels• Flower shaped tables provide studentspersonal working space• Supports research, selection, management and evaluation of resources (Goal #1 and #2)• Provides a comfortable and workable space (Goal #4)
  13. 13. Rationale for Change: Homepagestudents have minimal access to computers no access for independent use at home or out of librarydoes not supporttechnology skills,Information Literacy skillsor access to digital resources
  14. 14. Proposal for Change: Homepage Access Provide student access to online library catalogue (OPAC) (Goal #1 and #3) Provide independent use to support information literacy and technology skills (Goal #2 and #3) Provide access to valuable digital resources (Goal #2) Promote positive image and learning experiences library has to offer Increase number of computers at Computer Stations (Goal #5)
  15. 15. Timeline Physical Space and Furniture Projectshould take approximately 2 to 4 months from start to finish Begin project in the month of May Draw up proposed budget plan and present to Administration, School PAC, District PAC and School Board for extra funding – 1 month Selecting, ordering and assembling furniture – 1 to 2 months Designing new configuration and set up – 3 weeks to 1 month
  16. 16. Timeline Homepage Approximate timeline is 2 to 3 months and will need continued updating when running AttendSchool District Professional Development opportunities in technology skills and Web 2.0 tools workshop – 4 weeks, 1 hour sessions per week Attend District Librarian Meetings to work collaboratively with Teacher – Librarians in creation of Homepage – ongoing Design and starting up of Homepage –1 to 2 months
  17. 17. The “Who” of Change: Teacher Librarian Students and Staff (design and information) Administration (support and budget) PAC and School Board (budget) District Teacher Librarians (collaborative partners) Leader/professional of Technology School District Maintenance Crew (assembly of furniture)
  18. 18. BudgetDistrict budget is predetermined by the school board and allocates percentage of district funding to each libraryFES library receives ~ $2000.00 /year from DistrictSchool Budget requires alternate means for funding such as Book Fairs and donations from PACsurplus of money is used the next school year
  19. 19. $ Cost of Items $ Items Purchased from Amazon.comFES has an account in which Free Super Saver Shipping may apply to some items. Item Quantity Individual Price Total Flower – Shaped 5 $240.99 $1204.95 Tables Stackable Chairs 30 $241.99 (pack of 6) $1209.95 Beanbag Seats 6 $26.80 $160.80 Standard Chair 2 $65.80 $131.60 Children’s Sofa 2 $99.88 $199.76 Basic Birch End 2 $49.99 $99.98 Table (OPTIONAL) SUBTOTAL : $3,007.04 HST 12% : $360.84 SHIPPING AND $336.79 HANDLING 10% : TOTAL : $3704.67
  20. 20. Cost continued SHORTFALLType of Funding Funding Amount District $1000.00School (Book Fairs, $1000.00 PAC) Surplus $400.00 Total: $2400.00 Proposed Total : - $3,704. 67 Shortfall : - $1,304.67
  21. 21. ChallengesBUDGET!! – items may cost more than proposed and current estimated funding may not be attainableProblems with items – selection, cost, shipping and handling and damage goods Unsupportive and uncooperative people o Administration, School Board and PAC may not approve of changes or of funding
  22. 22. ChallengesFollowing Timeline – things can take longer or shorter than expected, maintenance crew may be unavailable at time of requestSoftware may not be adequate for creation of Homepage ◦ update software
  23. 23. Challenges• Communicating changes to school community• Send library newsletter home with students o discuss physical changes and new furniture o provide photographs o Homepage URL address• Invite school community to open house to promote access to the Library Homepage and the new student lounge area• At staff meetings discuss the changes implemented and their impact on student success and learning experiences
  24. 24. ConclusionCommunicate the positive success of the changes to the organization and access of resources!• Physical Space is cramped, uninviting and uncomfortable! o create more attractive looking space by repositioning furniture and creating a lounge area• Furniture is minimal and unsuitable in size for students o changes are needed to the shape and height of the tables and height of the chairs o additional furniture needed to create lounge area
  25. 25. Conclusion continued Homepage is non-existent and thus discourages user independence and does not promote valuable digital resources available on line Currently, minimal access to computers makes it difficult to support research and technology skills ◦ access to a Homepage will support user independence, research and technology skills and will promote the use of the libraryIf all changes are met, the FES library will be successful in it’s goals!