PowerPoint Presentation This PowerPoint presentation was created to orient new staff members, parents, and all stakeholders about the SCHS media center. This presentation describes the structure, leadership, budgeting, and goals of this school library.
Spring Creek High SchoolMedia Center Wendy Hair
Purpose of Spring Creek High School’s Media Center Spring Creek High School’s media center is a set of services dedicated to the support and enhancement of student learning and success.
Spring Creek Media CenterA Set of Services • Spring Creek High School’s media center services students in grades 6-12. • Services include: • Access to print and non-print materials • Reference materials • Internet access • Destiny catalogue searches of other media centers • Access to two highly qualified media specials and media assistant • Battle of the Books program
Communication • Communication among the media center and all of its stakeholders is imperative • Types of communication (Internal and External) • Presentations at staff meetings • Daily updates on scrolling announcements • Weekly emails on media center events • Posters and visuals throughout the school • Handouts, fliers • Utilize school website to promote communication • Development of communication plans
Meeting of the Minds…Battle of the Books • Communication Plan for the Battle of the Books program. • Plan includes • Purpose • Goals and Objectives • Key Message “Meeting of the Minds… Battle of the Books • Plan for communicating and promoting the program (internal and external) • Stakeholders’ responsibilities • Cost of communication • Time line • Technology • Determination of success (internal and external)
Leadership • For a successful media center and successful communication strong leadership must be in place. • These leaders are shaped by experience and the people that they come in contact with. • Successful leaders are made up of many different components.
Strong Leaders • Components of a Strong Leader • Experience • Continued growth, change, and learning • Patience and perseverance • Display ethical behavior • Display a professional attitude • Embrace the job • Accountability • Utilize plans • Lead by example • Organizational skills
Spring Creek High SchoolMedia Center Staffing • Strong leadership is displayed by the staff • Two full time highly qualified media specialists – Robert Jones and Miriam Ledford • One full-time media assistant – Caroline Hinson * Positions are based on student enrollment
Organizational Structure • Media Coordinators, Robert Jones and Miriam Ledford, are equal co-workers and are directly in charge of the media center. • Mrs. Ledford and Mr. Jones report directly to the principal, Steve Clingan on school based issues. Mr. Clingan reports to Olivia Pierce the Executive Director of Community Relations, Media and Technology for Wayne County.
Organizational Structure Continued • Two assistant principals. Cynthia Reynolds and Kevin Smith are contacted for behavior and discipline issues in the media center. They report directly to Mr. Clingan. • Caroline Hinson, the media assistant, reports directly to the media coordinators.
Media Coordinator Positions • Wayne County Public Schools and Spring Creek High School use the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s job description for media coordinator positions. • Requirements include: • K-12 Library Media Coordinator’s certification (Master’s Degree) • Planning and implementing of teaching and learning • Planning and implementing of information access, evaluation, and use • Planning and implementing Program Administration
Media Coordinators Continued • Spring Creek High School’s media coordinators have many roles and responsibilities. • Collaborative - Ability to work with learning community • Instructional partners • Expertise in research • Knowledge of learners • Connect subject matter to learners
Media Center Budgeting • Budgeting for Spring Creek’s media center also plays an important role in the success of the library. • The media center budget is based on student enrollment the first 10 days of school. • 2008-2009 enrollment is 978 • 2008-2009 media center budget for collection and supplies is $12,610. • $12. 89 per student
Budgeting: Continued • The national average of expenditure money allot for each student for collection, supplies and equipment is $11.24. • Spring Creek’s allotment for collection and supplies is $12.89. * Equipment money is provided by the general school fund and other district money on an as need basis.
Expenditures • Expenditures include books, periodicals, non-print resources, and cataloging supplies. • Expenditures for 2008-2009 • Books - $8500 • Periodicals - $950 • Non-Print Materials - $2,660 • Cataloging Supplies - $500 • Paper, ink, and equipment supplied by general school fund.
Expenditures Continued • The total district expenditure per student is $7,656.20. • The total operating expenditure per student for the district is $7,656.20. Of that amount 2.08% is spent on media expenditures per student.
Stakeholders • Stakeholders are also another important aspect in the success of the media center. • There are a number of stakeholders in the Spring Creek High School media center. • Faculty • Administrators • Students (9-12, 6-8) • Parents • Donors • Accreditors • Staff
Stakeholders Continued • All of these stakeholders influence the media center and have specific desired outcomes for the success of the media center. • The top three stakeholders are: • Faculty • Administrators • Students (9-12)
Desired Outcomes • Stakeholders have desired outcomes for the media center program. These outcomes may vary, but they are all student centered. • The Top Three Stakeholders’ desired outcomes: • The faculty would like for the media center to be a place that supports classroom curriculum to enrich student learning. • Administrators would like for the school library to support classroom learning and include technology for Twenty-First Century learners. • Students would like for the library to support their informational needs and include items and activities that are of interest to them.
Measuring the Success of the Media Center • Many factors go into a successful media center program to achieve desired outcomes. These factors must be measured in order to determine the success of the media center. • Possible measures • Surveys • Circulation Reports for the media center • Number of class assignments that utilize the media center • Interviews with focus groups and administrators • Project and assignment grades • EOG and EOC test results
Conclusion • Many factors go into making Spring Creek High School’s media center a successful learning institution. • Services provided • Strong and effective communication • Strong leadership • Reliable staff • Organization • Stakeholders influences
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