Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Annual report time
It has been almost a month since I posted - the end of the school year gets so busy, busy, busy!
I have a couple of things to share but will do them one post at a time over a few days - the first one - the annual report for my school library which was completed early June but I did not get a chance to post it.
Last year I did an annual report for the first time and posted about the impact it had and 10 reasons why you should do one. See here for that post - Annual Report 1
This year I watched in awe Buffy Hamilton's annual report - and was inspired, but knew I just did not have the time left in the year to compile such a whiz bang digital report. Buffy's written report is here, and her digital animoto report is here. . I did have a look through the written report and gleaned a few ideas of how I could improve my report from last year.
I also love the web.me site report that was developed by Amy King at Medford Junior Library.
I also read Joyce Valenza's annual report for Springfield Township High School and again, incorporated some of her inclusions into the report I created.
Our report was created using pages on the mac then loaded onto issuu to give a magazine style feel. The link is here - Discovery College Annual Report
Already I have seen an impact that will benefit the library and decisions I can make next year. The school had some extra money that hadn't been spent at the end of the year - it was allocated to the library thus increasing our funding for the year by 10% (not included in the budgeting statistics). Our electronic databases are here to stay, and will be given blessings to increase in number to cater for our growing school and different curriculum needs. All because I was able to produce the statistics to show they were being used often and well.
So if you are still thinking about doing an annual report I suggest you do it, even if the year is ended - what a great way to start the year! Over the holidays I am going to give making an electronic version a go as we will be opening the year with a new 40" display monitor in the library and having a reflection on last year will be a great start to our digital display.
2011 Annual Report is here