I’ve been in my new job for almost exactly one month. September 3 actually marks that anniversary. So I began searching for a report to share data, plans, accomplishments, and more. I posted to my pln via twitter the following request:
I want to see a library report for monthly usage to pattern after-can anyone share? pls dm me
Twitter Fail – What else is new?
But none were forthcoming. How thy fail me Twitter. I think Im being ignored because I have really neglected it of late. But I have been so disenchanted with the large doses of weirdo followers that I’ve been steering clear some. Sorry Twitter, hopefully we can rekindle our friendship when your code writers and creators fix the nasty problem of attracting freaks and weirdos who seem to be all about pg-13 or worse websites and activities. I’m just not into that. Lose those types, and maybe I’ll work on my twitter friendships. Okay?
Email vs Snail M…I mean Twitter
So I turned to my friends Joyce Valenza, Buffy Hamilton, Heather Loy, and Fran Bullington. I just dropped them a good ol’ fashioned email and asked to see reports that shared what was happening in the library–I knew these people had them–I’d seen them before. Of course each one had very different takes on how to report data, and some were extremely detailed, while others were more succinct and to the point.
From each example my co-librarian and I will strive to pull together one of our own. Actually two. We have decided we need to create one of two very different audiences, and so are working diligently to make that happen by this Friday. One will go to our administrative team, while the other will target teachers. Looking forward to sharing them here. What are the patterned after? See these links!
Joyce: Mine is intended for the whole staff. Here’s an old one
Heather: Not sure what you wanted, but here are the breakdowns I used in my annual report. You can download the whole report off of my library page.
Fran: I continued with the monthly report that had been done before but added the names of teachers (for my benefit) who brought classes. I would love to do something besides just statistics – perhaps highlighting a collaboration?
So you can see each of my friends have given me good food for thought as I plan gather data and share in a report. Thanks y’all! Now back to the data crunching, analyzing, and publishing for the two audiences I want to reach.
Say, if any of you readers know of other reports, share them with me as well, okay?
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