GCHS Library Update

November 2013

Annual Holiday Potluck

Our annual holiday potluck will be Tuesday, November 26th during all four lunch periods in the ERC. sign up binder is in the ERC at the circulation desk. This is a great time to catch up with colleagues that you do not get to see often. The food is a plus too! We hope to see everyone there!

What's new?

New Books in the Library!

There are tons of new books in the library! Lots of high interest Fiction novels, including Insurgent by Veronica Roth. There have also been lots of Nonfiction and Biography books added to the collection. Please remind students that they need their student IDs to check out books.

Student artwork in the ERC

If you haven't been to the library lately, come see the artwork that is being displayed. We are always happy to take artwork or any other projects that you would like displayed for your students.

Online Resources

Infohio's IMatrix

If you haven't used Infohio's IMatrix, click on the link below and check it out. IMatrix helps educators find resources to support inquiry-based instructional practices. The matrix allows educators to search based on grade level, subject, and the six dimensions of inquiry: questioning, locating information, evaluating information, applying information, sharing knowledge, and reflecting. This is a very valuable resource.

GCHS Library Website

All of the school's online databases can be accessed through the library website. Click on the "Database" page and click on the database of your choice. There are handouts in the library with descriptions and passwords of all of the databases. When students are researching for class it is a great idea to have them use the databases. The information is reliable, there are tons of different types of sources (references, magazines, newspapers, academic journals, critical essays, primary sources, etc.), and the source citation is included.