Media Center Minute
Minuteman HS Library Media Center, Ms. Gleason & Mrs. Bowen
April 17, 2020
Dear Minuteman Community,
I hope all is well for you and your families during these strange and challenging times. It is hard to believe that it has been over a month since we were last all together at Minuteman.
As we continue to support remote learning, we remind and encourage you and your students to utilize the supports and resources of the Minuteman Library Media Center. Our website homepage has been redesigned to promote the 24/7 availability of our online resources. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any requests, information needs, citations support, collaboration ideas, and questions.
Kara Gleason, Library Media Specialist
Virtual Help Desk
The homepage of the new library media center website highlights a variety of ways that students can reach us during the school closure, including by email, Remind, and Microsoft Teams.
The Virtual Help Desk / Ask a Librarian feature links to a form where students (and educators) can pose a question to the library staff. Modeled after the Virtual School Librarian program of the Massachusetts School Library Association, this tool helps students to access information resources and professional guidance from Minuteman's certified library media specialist.
Keep Calm and Read On
Virtual Patriots' Day 2020
I'm kicking off the historic commemoration on Saturday with the living history virtual event, "A Revolution of Her Own," about Massachusetts' official state heroine, Deborah Sampson. I hope to "see" you there!
- Celebrate School Library Month and National Library Week (April 19-25) with the ilovelibraries initiative of the American Library Association, visit your public or school library online, or take a virtual tour of libraries around the world
- Find 30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month at Home or Online at the Academy of American Poets website
- Learn about Earth Day (April 22) and take the virtual Earth Day Challenge at the Earth Day Network
- Participate in Citizen Science Month at the SciStarter Citizen Science website with themed days and online events