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Submitted By: Sre Petreswdon Reference Teacher

INTRODUCTION The quarter was a productive one; overall it has been a fairly good quarter with the departments continuation of service and support to the Network and by e tension to the community of Poters and its surrounding environs! HUMAN RESOURCE AND ASSETS Staffing The staffing in the department for the period under review is as follows" # Sam $oiuh % $ibrarian P& 'wwae % $ibrary (ssistant )! hghbbg % $ibrary (ssistant *! 'uhgf % $ibrary (ssistant T!'cRrew#+hite# Records ,lerk S! +poiu % $ibrary (ssistant T!$opes % Records ,lerk S! Traesure % Records ,lerk S! Nicoloas % $ibrary (ide )! Peters % $ibrary (ide
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-! )aple% Porter COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT Stock

(165 .ooks were added to the stock during the quarter in comparison to the (55 books which were added in the similar quarter of /01/& this reflected a increase of (11! " 2or withdrawals& (#1 books were withdrawn during the quarter& ($! books were withdrawn in the same quarter of last year! The book stock figure now stands at (15!## % in comparison to last years quarter when the figure stood at (15!&' % this indicated a decrease of (15 "

Membership

Total of ($6 new members were added to the register during the quarter& the figure for membership now stands at (1&%#5! % in comparison to (1&%#65 % of the corresponding quarter of /01/& this reflected a decrease of (15 " 3uring the review period ((# memberships were withdrawn; this was between blacklisting and the cancellations of dormant readers! Membership Database

The school has entered readers into the database which has amounted to over one hundred pages to date and counting! New members are entered into the database upon completion of their registration!
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Circulation

( )rand total of ($%'1( books were borrowed for home reading during this quarter! Total of ($%&&( books were used for reference consultations during the quarter! Overdue Books & Notices

Total of (&&5 overdue books were returned during the quarter in comparison to (5$' of the corresponding quarter of /01/& reflecting a decrease of ('# " 2or the quarter in review a total of (5$ overdue notices were sent out& at present (#!# overdues are outstanding and (11 notices were unclaimed!

Reading Trend

4n the Reading (rea it has been observed that the adult readers mostly select the paperback books for home reading which continues to dominate the total circulation figures! (uthors such as Sandra .rown& 5ohn )risham& 3aniel Steele and ,atherine ,oulter are requested on a regular basis! 4t has also been observed that the +est 4ndian collection has been utili6ed by Readers! 4n the Reference Room& the following sub7ect areas are frequently used 4nformation Technology& Sociology& ,ommunication Studies& .iology& 2ood 8 Nutrition& 9istory& (uto 'echanics& (gricultural
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Science& :ducation& ,onstruction& :lectrical 4nstallation& Nursing& and Psychology! B))* Re+,i( total of ;1<=> .ook repairs were done during this quarter! D,t,b,.e 2or the quarter in review ;1=> persons have accessed the database from the Reference Room computers!

IN/ROMATION TECHNOLO01 Computer !"RT#R$% COM&!T#R R#&ORT "pril ' (une )*+,

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TOTAL TOTA TOTAL RESEARC L 2ORD3 H EMAIL P /@A /@A /<C @?< B<0 B@/ ?@? 1/BA 1// =/ <A /=0

REMAR4 S

-ireless Service
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( total of ;'8#> patrons have accessed the service for the quarter& patrons are an iously waiting to hear more information on whether or not they will be able to charge their devices at the library& the department have already identified a charge area and is awaiting directives from the headquarters!

PRO0RAMMES AND SERVICES


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&hotocop. Services The photocopy machine continues to be a great asset to the department& library& and the community at large; with the rate offered being more affordable among other service providers! !"RT#R$% &/OTOCO&% R#&ORT "&R0$ ' (!N# )*+)

TOTAL 9 O/ 9 O/ COPIES :5"!! :1!"! ! 1=BB= //@0= ?/1?@ 1ACB A /00@ / BAA1 @ @B< =/< 1<A?

9 O/ TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL R :$$"! O//ICIALS SPOILA0ES MONE1 ! EARNED 1 1B 1? 1C0= 1B?B /@C/ ?CA ?BC @=1 D=1&0<0 D1/=&@A/ D//0&=B/

TOTAL 9 O/ 9 O/ COPIES :'"!! :1#"! ! # A?BB /0A

9 O/ TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL R :$5"! O//ICIALS SPOILA0ES MONE1 ! EARNED 1 # # DC?&1A<


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#1tension "ctivities EC>ibiti)7. D Di.+5,y.: (pril /01B +indrushF 'edal (ward" Theme" E2rom +ar to

(pril# 5une : hibition giving details of previous ,ompetitions held and the steps for registering for the competition! @C persons view these e hibitions 5une /01B The $ife and +orks of the late 5inson BC persons view this e hibition
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AC4NO2LE0EMENT Special thanks to the members of staff of the (dult 3epartment who have worked continuously to ensure that the quarter was a productive and successful one! 4t is hoped that through hard work and dedication the public will be served with a positive attitude and renewed spirit!

quarter in review was a productive and successful one! The department was kept fairly busy with the planning and preparation of duties and programmes carried out during the quarter! Staffing N,me. 'r 5! -illette 'iss Nora Robertson 'rs! Gadian 2uller 'rs! Nicky Smith 'r! *vonne Samuels 6)b Tit5e. 9ead Teacher Teacher (ssistant 4 Teacher (ssistant 4 Teacher (ssistant 4 Teacher (ide
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Membership Seventy four ;<? new members were added to the register during the quarter in comparison to Si ty one ;A1>& which were added during the corresponding quarter of /01/; reflecting an increase of thirteen ;1B>! Thirty ;BB> memberships were withdrawn during the quarter in comparison to forty two ;?/> in the similar quarter of /01/; reflecting a decrease of nine ;=>! There were two ;/> re#registrations during the quarter in comparison to none in the same quarter of /01/! Book Stock Si ty si books were added to stock during the quarter in comparison to one hundred and fourteen ;11?> books which were added in the similar quarter of /011! This reflects a decrease of forty eight ;?@>! Ninety eight ;=@> books were withdrawn during the quarter in comparison to ;@<> in the similar quarter of the previous year& reflecting an increase of eleven ;11>!

Repairs
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( total of eighty three ;@B> books were repaired during this quarter; in comparison to thirty nine ;B=> in the similar quarter of /01/! This reflects an increase of forty four ;??>

Book Circulation ( total of /AC? books were borrowed for home reading during this quarter in comparison to /=C1 in the corresponding quarter of /01/& reflecting a decrease of two hundred and ninety seven ;/=<>! Si hundred and fifty eight ;AC@> books were used for reference consultations during the quarter; in comparison to 1/1B in the corresponding quarter of /01/! This reflects a decrease of ;CCC>! Total circulation for the period was BB1/ in comparison to ?1A? in the similar quarter of /01/! This reflects a decrease of eight hundred and seventeen ;@C<>! Audi) B))*.
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Three ;B> audio books were loaned during this quarter in comparison to none in the corresponding quarter of the previous year! Overdue Books ( total of seven hundred and thirty two ;<B/> overdue books were returned during the quarter in comparison to nine hundred and forty eight ;=?@> of the corresponding quarter of /01/! ( decrease of two hundred and si teen ;/1A> has been reali6ed! No notices were sent out during the quarter and no unclaimed notices were received in comparison to Twelve ;1/> notices were sent out and Ninety seven ;=<> unclaimed notices were received during the period (pril to 5une of the previous year! (s at 5une /01/& a total of four hundred and seventeen ;?1<> were overdue which stood at a cost of D/11&=1<!B=! +hen compared to the similar quarter of /01/ it revealed four hundred and ninety si ;?=A> books that stood at a cost of D/?=&?/0!1/! Hverdue books reflect a decrease of seventy nine ;<=> and the cost for overdue reflects a decrease of DB<&C0/!<B!

Reading Trends
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The trend continues to be the same with home loans taking precedence over reference consultation of the total circulation figures! The Sub7ect areas mainly requested were on (griculture& 9istory& 4ntegrated Science and Social Studies& 3rug (buse and Religion! Computer Services ( total of 1&=CC persons used the computer during the quarter in comparison to seven hundred and forty eight ;<?@> in the similar quarter of /01/! Thus& reflecting an increase of 1&/0<! Si ty two ;A/> persons did word processing in comparison to si teen ;1A> in the corresponding quarter of /01/& thus reflecting an increase of forty si ;?A>! Hne hundred and eighty four ;1@?> persons used the 4nternet to check their emails in comparison to one hundred and five ;10C> persons of the similar quarter of /01/ reflecting an increase of seventy nine ;<=>! 1&<0= persons did 4nternet research and browsing in comparison to si hundred twenty seven ;A/<> of the corresponding quarter of /01/; reflecting an increase of 1&0@/! #1tension "ctivities
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EC>ibiti)7. ,7d di.+5,y.: (pril /=# 'ay 1<& /01B (n early childhood e hibition was mounted in observance of Reading +eek& entitled ESt-e7@t>e7i7@ t>e N,ti)7 t>-)u@> Lite-,<y"F 'ay /?# 5une1?& /01B (n e hibition was mounted entitled GC>i5d-e7H. C,-e ,7d P-)te<ti)7: A /i 2i Mi..i)7"G This was in celebration of ,hild 'onth! S<>))5 ,7d C5,.. =i.it.: (pril 11& /01B ,hildren Services Teacher went out with the team from the $ibrary Network Region to visit Pistonll % (ge to conduct reading and literacy activities! 'iss ,laudette Samuels% :arly ,hildhoon went out with the team from the School Network Region to visit (Pond Primary to conduct reading and literacy activities!
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'iss 'eikle Sature and 'r! )erald Smith members of staff visited -isionert $earning ,entre to conduct reading activities in observation of Reading +eek! 'iss .aldwin *oung # Reference Teacher and 'iss Patricis Tilation visited ,hurch of ,hrist .asic to conduct reading activities in observation of Reading +eek! Sadie 5ones and 'iss Petra Tomlinson visited 9ill ,restlane :arly ,hildhood to conduct reading activities in observation of Reading +eek! 'iss .aldwin *oung # Reference Teacher visited 'andeville 4nfant and conducted reading activities in observation of Reading +eek! 'iss .aldwin *oung # Reference Teacher n % Reference $ibrarian and 'iss Shericka 9ollingsworth visited 'andeville Primary and 5unior 9igh to
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conduct reading activities in recognition of Read (cross 5amaica 3ay! 'ay <& /01B Teacher 'rs Porter Reid % Reference $ibrarian and 'iss 'aypole Seider % $ibrary 'iss .aldwin *oung # Reference Teacher (ssistant visited 'c4ntosh 'emorial Primary to conduct reading activities in recognition of Read (cross Piltoin 3ay! 'iss .aldwin *oung # Reference Teacher 5ones visited Iyonipen .asisdec in observation of Read (cross 3ay! 2our ;?> Teachers and forty eight ;?@> students from the :erlphaso 4nstituto 3e Gelrtricka visited the library for a tour in collaboration with their school topic important building in the community!

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C)mmu7ity Out-e,<> A<ti=itie.: A+-i5 $5% $!1# School hosted the .oys Reading 3ay programme under the theme EReading is a man ting" 3o you agreeJF 4t was held on Thursday& 3ecember /C& /01B at the 'aylope ,hurch ,entre! 4t began from @"00am % 1/"B0pm! The schools that participated were required to write a poem based on the above mentioned theme! :leven ;11> schools were in attendance but only nine ;=> schools participated in the competition! The winning school was Pilion 9ill Primary& /nd place went to TurkeyPrimary and Brd place -iolet Primary! The 'aster of ,eremony ;',> was 'r! )ilispese Trace % member of staff from the Teachers prep $ibrary! )uest Speaker was 'r! )oldie 9awn %
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,ommissioner of Police& $ib /! 9e received a warm reception from the boys as he shared his story with them about reading and his early upbringing and career path! There were appro imately one hundred and fifty three ;1CB> participants in the days event! The 5udges were 'rs! Pauley 2orter % Rural Teacher (rtist& 'rs! 'arcia 'organ#$incy# Parish 'anager# 5PH3 and 'iss 'ichelle 3eanes *oun % Teacher Sponsorship received was from .ook2irts& News ,ostco Pharmacy& Top Tree.ake Shop $td& 9on! $odag& hgthhh ntral Perceive and Polindg 'inding Pri6es were awarded to the top three ;B> schools! The programme was a success! Re,di7@ C)m+etiti)7
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The first round of the Science Reading ,ompetition for the region schools was held on 'ay B0& /01B! These persons emerged as the winners in the following category" A#@ 5apense 2lower =#11 Potwell 9ermrse 1/#1? 'icah 'itoles C>i5d-e7H. H)u,hildrens 9our was active during the quarter! There were nine ;=> sessions and one hundred and thirty two ;1B/> participants; of which two ;/> of the sessions targeted the :arly ,hildhood children that had si ;A> children while the other seven ;<> sessions were students at the Primary level which had one hundred and twenty si ;1/A> participants! L)=e i7t) <)55@t-eeThree ;B> sessions were held during the quarter with twenty three ;/B> participants; of which nine ;=> were parents and fourteen ;1?> children!
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Needs of the Department The needs for the department are additional staffing that include a )ate Geeper and $ibrary (ssistant& a printer for the users of the schpolm and the carpet in the tiny tot room needs to a proper cleaning as the vacuum is not doing the 7ob effectively! &roblems The children who stay at the library during the school period to wait on their parents during the afternoon continue to make noise and destroy the librarys facilities! "ckno2ledgement Special thanks to all the members of staff who have worked assiduously to ensure the success of another quarter in the department!

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