Schroeder Library Media Center
November/December 2019 Newsletter
New Book Spotlight
Book Tasting Reminder
Library Analytics: Top Search Terms in October
Keep data analysis in mind for your next research project. I would love to help you look at your own statistics so that we can provide targeted instruction.
Educational Technology Spotlight
Proquest Learning: Literature
History Study Center
October by the Numbers
5663: Total number of student library users
270: Average number of student library users per day
2015: Number of database searches
134: Number of books checked out
5: Number of classes using library services
Digital Audiobooks are Here!
We now have audiobooks available for some of our more universally used classroom titles. The list of titles and number of copies of each is here.
Searching for Titles
Within the library catalog, the easiest way to search is to select "sound recording" (nonmusical) from the material pulldown menu and click on "Limit to Follett Audiobooks." Next click on "keyword." You will get a listing of our 17 audiobook titles.
Checking out Copies
Because these are single user audiobooks, only one person can check out each copy at a time. We have between one and five copies of each book. If the audiobooks are getting use, I will try to steadily increase our collection. For titles where there is only one copy, my recommendation is that a teacher check out the copy.
You (and your students) must be signed into the catalog to check out an audiobook. The username is your email address up to the @ symbol. Use your Gmail password.
Here is a guide to using the Follett audiobooks themselves. I have also attached some further reading on the benefits of audiobooks.
Please let me know if you would like me to attend your PLC to walk you through some of the audiobook features. Also, keep in mind that for choice reading, students can access audiobooks from the Sora app.