• 2021/2022 Impact Report

Librarian

  • To celebrate Homecoming Week, Mac Library offered a “WE ARE MAC” Bracelet Makerspace activity before school on September 2nd.
  • Mac Library created an SEL Makerspace Station complete with “take and make” kits as well as an interactive “Take What You Need” SEL station with QR code resources for various social emotional needs.
  • Mac Library hosted a “Can”ime Cosplay Contest and Canned Food Drive where students decorated/dressed up a can as their favorite anime/manga character or even an original character creation. Entry fee for the contest was one canned good to benefit our campus food pantry.
  • Mac Library offered a Season's Readings Sora Promotion to encourage reading with variety over winter break. Students earned Subject Achievement badges in Sora by reading books about a variety of subjects. Students won various prizes for each badge they earned.
  • Various genres and formats faced off for the title of 2022 March Madness Young Adult Literature Champion. Students participated in the tournament by predicting the tournament champion, voting in daily book match-ups, and submitting Flipgrid videos.
March Madness bracket bulletin board
 
 
26,008
ebooks books in collection
 
1273
ebooks books checked out
 

4 students with MacUP MLA Mania Championship belt

Teacher

  • English II classes completed the Mac Library Quest to explore the library space and all of the resources available for their success now that in person classes have resumed.
  • World History classes used library digital resources to research artifacts of classical civilizations and create a virtual museum exhibit. Museums featured geographic, philosophical, political, social, advancements, and downfall artifacts.
  • MacUP students came to the library to learn about MLA writing style by completing our MLA Mania Mayhem challenge. The first group to complete all four modules and produce a perfectly formatted mini MLA style research paper earned our championship belt.
  • World History classes researched the cause and effects of imperialism while examining their assigned region's experience from different points of view. Students created a mock IMDb page to present the narrative of their region's experience and showcase their research.
  • English IV AP/DC classes completed a Literary Analysis Essay about a novel or play of their choice. Before demonstrating appropriate library resources for literary criticism and contemporary social issues, the librarian broke down the writing prompt to help students create a research plan for their essay.
 

Students stand at table with placards for Best Fit Book Station

Lesson Spotlight

Mrs. Vamper's Academic Literacy classes came to the library to complete orientation stations before checking out books from the library for the first time. To help her emerging bilingual students have a successful library experience, students completed Library Intro and Interest Inventory stations to help them decide what fiction genres, nonfiction topics, book format/level, and makerspace kits they prefer. They also reviewed our basic library policies, highlighting academic vocabulary associated with daily library tasks. Students were able to keep their Library Intro and Interest Inventory sheet as provided sentence stems to ask for help in the library during future visits.

 

Collaborator

  • The MacArthur librarian collaborated with other high school librarians to build a repository of positive reviews for purchased library materials.
  • The MacArthur Librarian worked with African American Studies teacher, Mr. Compton, to build a Black History Month exhibit featuring student work and a book display curated by his students.
  • The MacArthur Librarian collaborated with AVID teacher and Unity Club Sponsor Ms. Beres to create a daily Kindness Challenge for the month of January.
  • The MacArthur Librarian collaborated with Spanish Club Sponsor Ms. Cardenas to create a Dia De Los Muertos altar in the library exhibit area.
  • The MacArthur Librarian worked with the campus CCMR Specialist Mrs. Cisneros to offer a CCMR challenge in March that featured different resources every day for college, career, and military readiness.

Collaboration Spotlight

The MacArthur Librarian collaborated with our campus MacTEACH organization to facilitate the Artists in Action Project. Students researched issues such as genocide in Myanmar, veteran PTSD and youth mental health, domestic abuse, and homelessness during FLEX period in the library and created presentations to advocate for those affected. Students also presented MacTEACH organization-based solutions to address the issues. Student artists created original pieces related to each of the researched topics that were then sold through a silent auction. All money raised will go towards funding the proposed MacTEACH solutions.

 

3 student artists stand next to a silent auction winner with their artwork


Campus Leader

  • During Staff Development week, the librarian gave a presentation about MacArthur traditions and annual spirit events to educate new faculty members as well as build campus culture after the pandemic.
  • In August, the librarian offered a library open house during Freshmen and Sophomore Scramble to welcome parents and students back to campus for a new school year and provide information about library resources
  • The librarian manages a MacArthur Library Twitter and Instagram account. The librarian also creates a monthly library newsletter with Smore and contributes weekly to the principal's BRAHMA BULL-etin newsletter. The librarian also received a NEEF grant to build neurodiversity within the library collection.
  • The librarian serves on the campus leadership team and serves as the Campus Webpage Coordinator.
  • The MacArthur Librarian prepared for and passed the exams for Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2.
 
MacArthur Mascot visits the library during Freshmen Calf Scramble in August
Campus librarian, principal, and staff stand with large grant check