HHS Library Media Center

December 2016 Newsletter

HHS Holiday In-Store Book Fair at Blue Marble

HHS Holiday In-Store Book Fair at Blue Marble from Thursday December 15, 2016 – Saturday January 7, 2017. Just mention the promo code: HHSBC or use this coupon to support a wonderful local book store. Each purchase benefits the High School Book Club. Thank you for supporting our readers and local business this holiday season.

Warm wishes,

Mr. Gay

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PTSO Faculty Breakfast

Monday, Dec. 19th, 7-8am

2400 Memorial Parkway

Fort Thomas, KY

How to reduce Educator admin tasks post-holidays with online tools

How to reduce admin tasks post-holidays with online tools - http://www.ecampusnews.com/technologies/admin-online-tools-910/ via @ecampusnews
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A Few Things You Can Do On Goodreads

  • See which books your friends are reading.
  • Track the books you're reading, have read, and want to read.
  • Check out your personalized book recommendations. Our recommendation engine analyzes 20 billion data points to give suggestions tailored to your literary tastes.
  • Find out if a book is a good fit for you from our community’s reviews.

Makerspaces at the Library Media Center

Thanks to all the cool students and teachers who attended our Snow Globe Makerspace event today in the library ! Stay warm :)
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Guide to 2016’s Great Reads - NPR

NPR’s Book Concierge

Our Guide To 2016’s Great Reads

Produced by Nicole Cohen, Rose Friedman, Petra Mayer and Beth Novey | Executive Producer: Ellen Silva

Designed by David Eads, Juan Elosua and Clinton King – Published Dec. 6, 2016

A great app to filter books by genre!

Visit the #bookconcierge, @NPRBooks' guide to 2016's great reads.


Need a Research Model for your classes

I have added both the Bix 6 and AP Quest Frameworks to assist with your students research guidance. Do you need help using a framework with your class? Feel free to contact me so we can setup a mini lesson.


Jason Gay

HHS Academic Databases

We have Academic Databases!

I have included the list and login information for the digital subscriptions we provide through the HHS LMC. These are great resources that are credible and reliable for our students to use in their research and creation of academic products. Please feel free to ask if you need help searching or would like a mini lesson taught in class for your students.



JSTOR is a digital library of more than 2,000 academic journals, 26,000 books, and 2 million primary sources.


Password: student

JStor Searching tips

How to Advance Search in JStor



User ID----ftthomassd2


Need Help Searching- EBSCO Tutorial

Gale Virtual Reference Library

On campus type in the password: highlands

Off Campus use the credentials below:

User ID---highlands

Password (from home) - bluebirds

Current Events / Social Issues

Global Viewpoints In Context


Password: highlands

Opposing Viewpoints In Context


User ID---highlands

Password (from home) - bluebirds



User ID----KY0396



Issues & Controversies in American History


User ID—highlands


Salem Press

50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s , 90’s, 2000’s in America



Literature & Language Arts



Username: highlands

Password: bluebirds

LitFinder for Schools


User ID---highlands

Password (from home) - bluebirds

Science & Mathematics

Science in Context


Password: highlands

Want to know more? Contact Me.

We have many Unlimited E-Books Non Fiction titles available for checkout that can by accessed by all students at the same time on multiple devices through one simple passcode. Most recently, we purchased a large bundle of Science books that are being added.

Feel free to browse and use - ClICK HERE TO ACCESS - passcode: highlands

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How can I help you? - Teaching Information Literacy through Collaboration

I am excited to help you and your students in all future research projects (from reports, presentations, student performance pieces, etc.) I have included a quick form that serves as a planning guide for working together. Please feel free to contact me in person, by email or phone.


Short thought-provoking reads for Teachers

Mr. Jason Gay

Librarian / Media Specialist

Highlands High School

A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

2400 Memorial Parkway | Fort Thomas, KY 41075


Phone | 859.815.2613