School Librarians are now in the midst of performing year end duties – chasing down overdue books, shelf-reading the entire Library, doing inventory, planning for the new school year, speaking with teachers about their intended themes, and cataloging/processing books. One important thing that tends to get overlooked is the annual report. The annual report reflects how your Library was used over the year. Things that can be included in your annual report (but not limited)
How many items were circulate
How many books were added to the collection
How many classes attended throughout the year
Types of programs/services that were offered
If you have a website, how many hits it received
Any new additions to the Library (furniture, tech items, etc)
Other work that was performed by the Librarian (writing grants, securing author visits, etc.)
Pictures can be added if you have any. It can be as short or as long as you want it to be. The decision is yours. Remember that this is an important tool to gauge the success of your Library within the school.
Interesting blog that I found: Library Girl: School Annual Reports
Here is my report : Westwood High School- annual report – 2015
Here is the PCHS report from 2013-2014: PCHS Library Report 2014 (2)
If you would like to share your annual report, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE: We now have a few reports from our various elementary and high school libraries available on the 2015 Annual Report page. Check out the great things that libraries are doing!
Submitted by : Kathy Conroy, Westwood High School – Junior Campus and Mount Pleasant Elementary