Thursday, October 30, 2014


We had 21 teaching days in October and 1 staff development day and 1 whole school testing/activity day.
We worked with 67 classes this month in the library. Many classes were taught simultaneously using the Media 2 classroom.

What did we teach? 

We taught Mrs. Dickey's classes about research and citing sources for their "Hero" projects.

We taught Mr. Bucska's classes about research and citing sources for their research projects.
We taught Mrs. Corbett's classes orientation to the library, using EasyBib, finding sources using our catalog, and finding information on databases and websites.

Online Catalog to search for books

We taught Mrs. Herman's classes about research and citing sources for their class projects on fashion, sports, and entrepreneurs. We had books on a cart for these classes.

Mrs. Herman's class working on sport projects

We taught Mr. Hudson and Mrs. Stockdale's classes to create a mixbook and bookemon project to highlight learning of History SOL's. We had books on a cart for these classes.

Mrs. Smart and Mr. Hudson assisting students

We taught Mrs. Anderson's, Mrs. Fuller's, and Mrs. Oliver's classes how to set up projects, cite sources, do annotations, note cards, and  outlines using EasyBib and database research for their English research papers.

Mrs. Lopez and Mrs. Oliver assisting students
Mrs. Fuller's classroom in Media 2 with student teacher and collaborative teacher.

students working on annotations

We taught Ms. Tolley's classes how to use Easybib to cite sources and research with databases for a Engineering Research project and paper. We also pulled books and had them available on a cart for this class.

Student's tutoring other student's in the library during extended study:

Tutoring fellow students

Snack and tutoring

Lunch in the Library:
Lunch from home in the library

Spirit Week - Jungle Day Oct. 14
Mrs. Smart & Mrs. Lopez
Page Turners Meeting:

Discussing The Maze Running with a snack and an activity
Some of the books we pulled for classes this month.

Have to put them back on the shelves now. Then pull other books for our next classes. We love to share books with our students and staff.

Meetings  and other duties this month:

Oct. 2- Challenge Club meeting today in the library during extended study- Mrs. Smart
Oct. 6 - Page Turners Club meeting after school 4:00-5:15 - Mrs. Smart & Mrs. Lopez
Oct. 7- Staff Development- PLC meeting before school 8:15 - Mrs. Smart & Mrs. Lopez
Oct. 7 - Page Turner Club make up meeting during extended study- Mrs. Smart & Mrs. Lopez
Oct. 9 - Mentoring Meeting - Byrd MS after school 3:30-5:00 - Mrs. Lopez
Oct. 13 - Staff Development 8:00-4:00 at Godwin High School with other librarians in the county.
Oct. 18 - Chaperon for the homecoming dance 7:45-11:15pm - Mrs. Lopez
Oct. 21- Faculty Meeting before School 8:00 - Mrs. Smart & Mrs. Lopez
Oct. 28- Staff Development- PLC meeting before school 8:15, Mrs. Smart and Mrs. Lopez

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

September 2014

Welcome back!

We taught 36 classes in the month of September.
We taught classes to most 9th grade English classes with a library scavenger hunt using the online catalog, databases, websites, and also citing these sources in easybib.

We taught Mrs. Matthew's classes on doing research with books and databases on inventions and entrepreneurs and preparing a speech to present to the class.

Books we pulled and used with Mrs. Matthews classes
We taught Mrs. Dickey's classes on doing research with books and databases on "Real Life Heroes".
We also taught them how to cite  these sources using Easybib. Library Services is now paying for every student and teacher in the county to have an Easybib school edition account.

Directions on getting into their Easybib account

We taught Mr. Bucska's class on doing research for a writing a research paper. We showed them databases, websites and how to evaluate them and how to cite and write annotations using Easybib.

We taught Mrs. Norris's classes how to write annotations and research for their capstone projects.

We spent 2 days providing teacher training on using Easybib and Databases. If we had time we also showed them e-books in our catalog, and Gale virtual reference e-books.

snacks for teachers
practicing what they learned

learning about Easybib
We have been weeding our collection and we will be doing inventory at the end of this school year and have been told we need to weed nearly 600 books from our collection.
Books we've pulled that need to be weeded from our collection
New books have arrived and are on display. Mrs. Smart made a very nice video that we showed during advisory on Monday and also displayed it in  hcps google + account. If you did not see it, look for it there. 
New books on display in the library
I like big books and I cannot lie.
check out the rap on the side

Book displays:
spooky books to read after dark


Mrs, Smart is so creative with her
book displays!

Our School wide Reading Incentive for this year:
Pick up a Bingo Card in the library to participate.

New lounge furniture and new printers have arrived in the library. So nice for all our patrons.

sofas and tables
4 new student printers in the library

New Databases in OneSearch
: Check out these paid for subscriptions for you and your students

Meetings in September:

Sept. 3- We meet with Mr. Pritchard to plan teacher training at 1:45

Sept. 9- Faculty Meeting with Dr. Kinlaw at 8:00 in the auditorium

Sept. 16- Meet with Mr. Pritchard about TalentEd and our evaluations at 4:00

Sept. 18- Godwin HS librarian who is Mrs. Lopez Mentee came to observe lessons

Sept. 19- Met with all high school librarians and specialist 9:30-11:30 and looked at Gale Virtual Reference e-books

Sept 24 & 25- Mrs. Leonard spent half day training, learning about attendance as the backup attendance secretary.

Sept. 29- Mrs. Smart met with our specialist to discuss Standard 7 since she is on the full 3 year evaluation cycle.