OverDrive Monthly Circulation Competition Update for December 2017

[This post was originally published on the Educational Technology Department Blog.]

In December 2017, students and staff in Granite School District checked out nearly 12,000 ebooks and audiobooks from our OverDrive Digital Library. The infographic below reveals the top five schools for the month.  

OverDrive Top December 2017 Checkouts - Infographic
OverDrive Top December 2017 Checkouts – Infographic

For 2017-18 the Granite Educational Technology department is sponsoring a monthly checkout competition between schools, with four traveling trophies awarded to the highest circulating elementary and secondary schools, as well as the “most increased” elementary and secondary schools.

December 2017 – Elementary Competition

December 2017 - Lake Ridge OverDrive Trophy
Lake Ridge Elementary earned the Most Improved trophy as well as the Top Checkouts trophy for their 900+ checkouts in December 2017. Pictured: Keith Reidford, School Technology Specialist; Karly Chavez, Principal; Tammy Atwood, Media Clerk.

Lake Ridge Elementary came from nowhere in the rankings to dominate the elementary competition this month with over 900 checkouts, not only earning the Most Improved award but also stealing the monthly Top Circulations trophy from Beehive Elementary, who had held it for the previous three months.

December 2017 – Secondary Competition

Matheson Jr. High snagged the Most Improved award in December 2017, while West Lake STEM Jr. High still reigns as the highest circulating secondary school for four months running.

Matheson Jr. High earned the Most Improved trophy for a 236% increase in checkouts for the month of December 2017. Pictured: Ms. Hauser, Principal; Ms. Stout, Librarian Assistant; Ms. Larsen, Library Media Educational Technology Specialist.

This month West Lake STEM Jr. High received a “check” for their choice of new books to be purchased for OverDrive. Pictured: West Lake Jr. Students; Craig Edwards, Library Media Educational Technology Specialist; Connielyn Perkins, Media Clerk;

Granite OverDrive Circulation Site

Alyssa Carraway, secretary in the Educational Technology department, tracks these checkout numbers and has used Google Sites to create a simple but beautiful website to share this data with our district throughout the year. She uses Canva to convey the data in infographics, such as the year-to-date information shared below. You can check out the full site for more details on Granite OverDrive usage per school, as well as monthly updates on our OverDrive checkouts competition winners.

OverDrive Year-To-Date Infographic - December 31 2017

What’s New in OverDrive – January 2018

What's New in OverDrive - January 2018 - Page 1
What’s New in OverDrive – January 2018 – Page 1
What's New in OverDrive - January 2018 - Page 2
What’s New in OverDrive – January 2018 – Page 2

The posters above feature some of the latest YA titles that have been added to OverDrive for secondary schools. Click on the images to download a high-quality PDF file that can be printed for display in your a library or classroom. Right click and choose “Save image as…” to save the image for posting on a school or classroom web site.

(Granite’s OverDrive provides free access to ebooks and digital audiobooks for all students and staff in Granite School District. Granite’s OverDrive can be accessed on the web at http://granite.lib.overdrive.com or via OverDrive apps designed for various mobile devices. For more information or help getting started with OverDrive, visit https://www.graniteschools.org/edtech/overdrive.)

Infographics and Granite OverDrive Circulation Site created by Alyssa Carraway, Administrative Secretary, Educational Technology Dept. OverDrive posters designed by Cindy Moyle, Secondary Library Media Supervisor, Educational Technology Dept.

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