This past week Library Services contacted me to let us know that Harry Stone was the first school this year slated to receive updated computers for the library. I am happy to announce we now have 10 nice & shiny flat screen Dell computers and all of our workstations (except the Chancery computer, this will be updated later this spring by our CBT) have been upgraded to Windows 7!! Yay!
So far, last year and this year, Ms. Crawford and I have been able to keep up an ongoing inventory following the guidelines set by Library Services. This requires us to inventory certain sections of the library at certain times of the year. Thus far it has not interrupted the flow of the library, however, the next area up for inventory is Non-Fiction, which is the largest section of the library. I am going to officially close the library February 1-3 to do inventory. I'm sorry for the interruption this may cause and if we are done sooner then I'll be happy to reopen, but it is such a large section we need to give it our full attention so we don't accidentally set the collection to missing (nightmare!!).
Next, teachers please don't forget the 3rd 6 weeks closes on February 24th. Please refer to the online library calendar to schedule your iStation visit. http://hsmalibrary.weebly.com/calendar.html Also, while your students are here and a captive audience I have a few reminders to cover with them when they are finished with iStation. 1-3 & 4-6 please expect to stay the full hour that we schedule on the calendar. Topics covered will be general reminders to an overview of looking books up on the library catalog and how to sign into it.
Circulation Statistics 3rd 6 wks:
- Total Items Circulated: (in, out, renewed, & in-house usage): 5,329
- Holds Fulfilled: 26
- Total Items Added: 231
- Items Deleted: 127
- Inventory Completed for SRB, SRC, SRD, SAV, REF