To ensure best practice, and to enable future benchmarking, the Kerferd Library statistics are being progressively aligned to the ANSI/NISO Z39.7-2013 “Metrics and Statistics for Libraries and Information Providers – data dictionary” and / or Project COUNTER when measuring use of electronic resources. The library statistics also refer to the 2017 edition of "A manual for developing policies and procedures in Australian school library resource centres" (Australian Library and Information Association Schools and Victorian Catholic Teacher Librarians, 2017)
The Kerferd Library is “an integral part of a school and provides materials and services that meet the curricular, information and recreational needs of students.” The Kerferd Library supports all students in the school from ELC to Year 12.
48:00 hours per week
Hours open in the library: [NISO Z39.7-2013 7.2.2]
|8:00 am||8:00 am||8:00 am||8:00 am||8:00 am|
|6:00 pm||6:00 pm||6:00 pm||6:00 pm||4:00 pm|
|10:00 hrs||10:00 hrs||10:00 hrs||10:00 hrs||8:00 hrs|
Staffing: 3 FTE.
|Format||Books||Audio Books||Magazines / Journals||Newspapers||Videos||Totals||%|
The Kerferd Library benchmarks our collections against the school library collection rubric in the "Manual for developing policies and procedures in Australian school library resource centres" (Australian Library and Information Association Schools and Victorian Catholic Teacher Librarians, 2017, p. 59 - 66.). While the Kerferd Library scores highly against these recommendations we score particularly high against the following:
|Collection||Format||Number of titles||Average publication date|
|Junior Fiction||Print books||2,744||2008|
|Young Adult Fiction||Print books||2,003||2011|
|ELC / Prep Picture Books||Print books||2,518||2007|
Mentone Girls' Grammar School teaches Chinese, French, German and Japanese. As the library supports the curriculum and learning outcomes, it is important that we collect age appropriate items in these languages. The following items, together with the many other overseas newspapers and magazines in the library's online collections, also support a truly global education.
|Chinese||431||- including 298 online Chinese language magazines and newspapers.|
|French||1,028||- including 616 online French language magazines and newspapers.|
|German||1,049||- including 400 online German language magazines and newspapers.|
|Japanese||88||- including 32 online Japanese language magazines and newspapers.|
Loans [NISO Z39.7-2013 7.6]
|Total Student / Staff physical item loans||11,095||12,017||14,384|
|Reading Program [ELC to year 8] per capita physical item loans||17.5||19.0||24.0|
Since the service was introduced in 2016 there has been a steady growth in students using the library has a study / home work space after school. After school home work and study sessions, which includes tutors on hand, is available for students in year 5 and above. VCE students can also use the library for study and revision during certain term breaks.
|After school homework and study||2016||2017||2018|
|Student attendance figures||2,852||3,428||4,123|
Launched in term 2 2018, the new Kerferd Library portal supports the curriculum, research and study skills, and reading and literacy. Since it was introduced the Kerferd Library has steadily built content to meet the needs of students and overall usage has increased.
|A-Z database page views||Not reported||7,507|
There have been minimal changes in the operating systems students and staff use to view the Kerferd Library LibGuides. iPad usage has doubled but this is from a small base. Windows NT remains the main operating system used to view these guides. The Kerferd Library monitors these operating and browser usage statistics to help ensure we continue respond to the usability needs of our students and staff.