Glass Library Staff Newsletter

January 2016

Collaborative Efforts

Collaborative efforts in December were limited as teachers wrapped up new information in preparation for exams. Here are some of the lessons that were created and taught:

  • How to use library resources to locate and explore primary and secondary resources to finalize a topic for National History Day to Ms. Irvin's and Mr. Kramer's classes
  • How to use the card catalog and where to locate items in the library to Ms. Lithgow's and Ms. Graves's classes

Other collaborative efforts for the month of December included:

  • Providing a location for Link Crew and National Honor Society members to host Cocoa and Cram
  • Locating and pulling books for humorous interpretation pieces for Mr. Bowling's public speaking class
  • Checking-out AP comparative government textbooks to Mr. Matthews's classes for second semester
  • Ordering books requested by students
  • Providing a quiet environment for students who did not have a class on exam days
  • Creating an EdPuzzle for the world history I teachers pertaining to Byzantine art and architecture

Please let us know if we can help you in any way.

Upcoming Schedule Change

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The library will be closed for SOL testing from Monday, January 11 through Wednesday, January 27. We wanted all teachers and staff to be aware of this schedule for planning purposes. If you would like to collaborate with a librarian for a project, please email us as we are more than willing to come to you.
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Did you receive a new Kindle, Nook, or tablet for the holidays? If so, we can provide you free eBooks through our Overdrive account. Simply visit to download a book from our digital collection. Your employee ID acts as your library card number. Please let us know if you need help.

Extended Hours

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Please remember that Mrs. Wise will be keeping the library open until 5:00 on Wednesdays for students who need to use the library's resources or need a place to use Wi-Fi. We wanted to remind you that this opportunity was available to all students.

Technology Spotlight

Quick Rubric

"Quick Rubric is a free tool for writing, editing, and printing rubrics. On Quick Rubric you can create a rubric that is tailored to your points/scoring system, the quantity of descriptors that you need, and utilizes the exact language that you specify. You can save as many rubrics as you like in your free Quick Rubric account. You can copy and modify rubrics in your account so that you don't always have to start from scratch when creating a new assignment rubric."

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Library Usage for December

For December, we logged 1395 instances of patrons using library services.

Please continue to login and ask students to login so that our data is as accurate as possible. Thank you!

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Circulation Statistics

The library circulated 532 items during the month of December.


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