Presentation on theme: "JESSICA BARTON, SARAH CRUCE, ADELIA GRABOWSKY, ANNIE STALLING, TANYA WILSON, LIZ WINN, MARNIE UTZ, AND STEVEN YATES How Am I Doing?"— Presentation transcript:
JESSICA BARTON, SARAH CRUCE, ADELIA GRABOWSKY, ANNIE STALLING, TANYA WILSON, LIZ WINN, MARNIE UTZ, AND STEVEN YATES How Am I Doing?
Overview Just PEPE? Circulation Program Statistics? Surveys? Touchy Feely stuff? Thick skin? NBPTS
Qualitative v. Quantitative Qualitative DataQuantitative Data Overview: Deals with descriptions. Data can be observed but not measured. Colors, textures, smells, tastes, appearance, beauty, etc. Qualitative Quality Overview: Deals with numbers. Data which can be measured. Length, height, area, volume, weight, speed, time, temperature, humidity, sound levels, cost, members, ages, etc. Quantitative Quantity http://www.regentsprep.org/Regents/math/ALGEBRA/AD1/qualquant.htm Do you feel comfortable sitting in the library chairs? Why or why not? On a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being the least comfortable and 5 being the most comfortable, rate the comfort level of the library chairs. *possible follow-up questions
Touchy Feely Stuff Qualitative ANTI numbers Open-ended questions What do you think of when you hear someone mention the school library? Recorded Interviews On the record so you can listen again later to glean more info. Focus groups Random group of teachers or students…especially ones with which you do not normally interact and who do not feel loyalty to you as a colleague or teacher
Thick Skin?!? Dont do it if youre not ready for the truth! May start out with one issue at a time Research, scheduling, programs, collection
NBPTS Personalized professional development Microscope http://www.nbpts.org
Types of Surveys Faculty Staff Administration Instructional Support Students Parents Community members
Faculty Survey 1 Does this librarys collection have sufficient coverage (in types/numbers of materials) in my subject area? Are teachers using your books? DVDs? Online resources? Quantitative or Qualitativeyour choice!
Faculty Survey 2 Are you able to find what you need in this librarys collection? Does your faculty feel comfortable finding information from home on the online catalog? Is the online catalog current and accurate to the collection? Etc., etc., etc. Quantitative or Qualitativeyour choice! Qualitative could yield more information for you.
Faculty Survey 3 Does the library support your professional needs through the collection and/or professional development sessions offered? Does faculty need fresh differentiation strategies? Do they need training on topics you have experience with? Quantitative or qualitative, but you will get more from qualitative
Faculty Survey 4 Does the library staff offer necessary support for your information/instructional needs? Is the staff approachable? Does the faculty want more interaction, less interaction, etc? Quantitative or Qualitativeyour choice!
Faculty Survey 5 How do you seek information on a topic you know little to nothing about? How does the library fit into the process? How could it? Qualitative
Staff Survey Preface Does the library have the resources to serve this group? Could the library market some of its current services to include this group? Please answer these questions before surveying this group!
Staff Survey 1 Do you feel a part of the library community here at school? OR Do you feel welcome at the library?
Staff Survey 2 Are you aware of library hours, policies, and services? This will quickly tell you how well you are communicating your service offerings to this group.
Staff Survey 3 Have you ever checked out or used an item from the library? This could mean reading the newspaper, reading a magazine, using a computer, etc.
Staff Survey 4 Do you have any work-related information needs the library could assist you with? Anything from email at home to new cleaning solutions to Microsoft Excel to nutrition information, etc.
Staff Survey 5 How do you seek information on a topic you know little or nothing about? Where is the library in this process?
Administration Survey 1 Does this library meet the needs of the school?
Administration Survey 2 How does this library compare to others you are familiar with?
Administration Survey 3 Does this library meet your professional needs?
Administration Survey 4 Does this library use its budget efficiently?
Administration Survey 5 How do you seek information on a topic you know little or nothing about? Where is the library in this process?
Instructional Support Survey 1 Is this librarys collection compatible with the reading levels of my students? For example, could one of your high school students find a reference book on a 4 th grade level or an online equivalent? Quantitative or Qualitativeyour choice!
Instructional Support Survey 2 Does this library attract reluctant readers? (Why or why not?) Strategies for that, is this a focus for you or not, etc. Quantitative or Qualitativeyour choice!
Instructional Support Survey 3 Does this librarys collection support your professional needs? IEP writing help books, help on running meetings, discipline help, co-teaching, etc. Quantitative or Qualitativeyour choice!
Instructional Support Survey 4 Does the library provide adequate access and appropriate materials for family/friends of instructional support students? What if a parent doesnt understand what Aspergers is? What if a friend wants to understand more about another friends dyslexia? Quantitative or Qualitativeyour choice!
Instructional Support Survey 5 Hypothetical: You have been assigned a student with a disability you are not familiar with. How do you seek information to prepare you to do your job? Is the library anywhere in this process? If not, could it be? How? Qualitative
Instructional Support Survey Wrap-Up This could be a survey This could be a conversation led by YOU at a professional learning community meeting
Student Survey 1 Does the library meet your academic, research and information needs? High school phrasing used hererevamp for elementary of course!
Student Survey 2 Are you comfortable using the catalog and other online services (including databases)?
Student Survey 3 Are you comfortable asking for assistance from the librarians?
Student Survey 4 Do you find the environment of the library welcoming and conducive to study? The answers you get to this question may warrant another survey devoted solely to what students would change to make the library welcoming. Suggestion box…
Student Survey 5 How do you seek information on a topic you know little or nothing about? Where is the library in the process?
Parent Survey 1 Are you aware of the librarys hours/policies/services? Do the library hours meet the needs of your child?
Parent Survey 2 Does the library communicate effectively concerning your students/childs accounts? Are you notified about overdue material, fines, etc. Does the library communicate effectively concerning special programs that take place in the library? Are you notified about Read Across America Day?
Parent Survey 3 Does the library possess adequate materials to suit your childs needs?
Parent Survey 4 Would you attend library sponsored events for parents? Please list any library/technology topics about which you would like to learn.
Parent Survey 5 How do you seek information on a topic you know little or nothing about? Where is the library in this process?
Community Survey 1 Have you ever visited the library? Submitted by Annamalai Chock on Creative Commons.org
Community Survey 2 Are you aware of the librarys services offered to the community? Meeting rooms, newspapers, etc.
Community Survey 3 Would you be interested in attending library sponsored events? Training, etc.
Community Survey 4 How important do you feel the library is to the learning environment?
Community Survey 5 How do you seek information on a topic you know little or nothing about? Where is the library in this process?
RESOURCES Anything by Doug Johnson http://www.doug-johnson.com AASL publications like A Planning Guide for Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning. Chicago: AASL, 1999. ISBN 0-8389-8073- 2A Planning Guide for Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning
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