AnHS Library News and Resources

August 2021

Parent & Student Newsletter August 2021

Click here for contest opportunities and library resources and events to share with your students.

Let's Collaborate!

Welcome back! I am excited to collaborate with you again this year, especially in-person:) Please reach out to me if you would like me to curate resources for your classes; provide research, news literacy, and/or digital literacy instruction for your students; run a book club or lit circle connected to your course content; create student tutorials; book talk some new YA titles; provide technology support for students; and/or help students find independent reading books. I am here to support you and your students. Click here for a sampling of what I can support you with!


Please let me know how I can help you and your students by filling out the following Collaboration Google Form. I will follow up with you based on your preferences. If you prefer to email me or stop by the library, that is fine too!

Textbook Checkouts August 12-17th

Textbook checkouts will take place in the library from 8/12/21 to 8/17/21. Please sign up your classes for a date and time that works for you. If students are absent when you bring your classes down, you can send them to get their books during class time once they return to campus.

English Novel Checkouts & Library Reservations

If you need to reserve a time to checkout class novels during the term, please click here!


If you would like to reserve the library or schedule a lesson/collaboration with me, please click here.


Of course, you can always email me or stop by the library to set up a time if you prefer.


Bookmark the following page on my website for access to the above links and my calendar for availability! You will need to scroll to the bottom to view them.

Student Info for Your Google Classroom - Please Post!

Chromebook Help for Students

If your students are having problems with their CBs, have them go to this link for help! Students will fill out a Google Form and pick a day to come to the Library and turn in their CBs. They will be given loaners to use until their CBs are repaired.

Please Promote the Library Website

Please encourage your students to access my website (bit.ly/ANHSLibrary) and the resources that are found there. Students have access to several wonderful databases, including Cameron’s Collection (Health and Wellness eBooks), Gale, ABC-Clio, SIRS Issues Researcher, ProQuest, and more. They also have access to our online library catalog and WebPath Express (click on school name to access from the left-hand menu), which allows them to search vetted websites.


In order to help students find information, achieve, and be successful, many student tutorials on how to research, evaluate sources, identify misinformation, access apps and e-texts, and use our online catalog already exist under the Student Help tab. Encourage your students to bookmark the Library website and follow me on Instagram @librarygirl7801 and/or Twitter @anhs_lib. I would love it if you could post the links in your Google Classroom!

Library Collections

Check out 19 curated collections for culturally responsive reading and resource lists, college and career resources, digital literacy resources, and more, directly from the library catalog (bit.ly/anhsdiscover). Simply scroll down to Collections and click See All.


Want to request a special collection? Let me know what you are interested in, and I will curate a collection with a shareable link for you!


Teacher Login Credentials:

Username: antelope.titan

Password: titan


Student Login Credentials:

Username: firstname.lastname

Password: student id#

Library Books

Great News! Students can come during regular library hours, 7:15 am to 3:45 pm to check out physical books. Students can also place holds on books through our Destiny Discover online catalog or our Follett online catalog and then pick them up in the Library. A screencastify on how to log in to their library accounts and place a hold on a book was sent out to students and parents, but I would love it if you could also post it in your Google Classroom for them.

eBooks and Audiobooks

All AnHS students now have access to over 750 eBooks and 50 audiobook titles directly through our Library. Encourage your students to check out some wonderful titles. Click here for video instructions. Click here for written instructions.
Virtual Speed Dating Google Site for Book Selection

Students can listen to or read excerpts from highly recommended books and then select a book they want to checkout from our Library. The site also includes a Choice Board and links to the Roseville and Sacramento Public Libraries!

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Please encourage any students who are interested in joining the Library's Teen Advisory Board (TAB) to email me. Titan students will be in charge of designing, planning, and advertising events and programs of their choice to their fellow Titans. We will also be running our Book Club every 5-6 weeks and meeting in the library to discuss our latest read. Our first two book selections will be Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue and Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. Students can choose which book they would like to read or read both. Pickup for our first book club titles runs August 16th to 20th. Our first book club meeting is September 16th from 3-4 pm in the ANHS Library.

Teacher's Lounge

Password Resets

If students are having problems with their passwords, please email Amanda Scuka at ascuka@rjuhsd.us with their first and last name, their grade level, and their student id number. She will be able to reset it for them. If Amanda is out for the day, you can email Lindsay Jordan at ljordan@rjuhsd.us or me at jmccoy@rjuhsd.us as a backup.


Additionally, students can email the Technology Help Desk directly at help@rjuhsd.us.

Bookshare and Read & Write for Students with IEPs or a 504 Plan

Any students with 504 or IEPs can access all of their materials in ebook, audiobook, or large print form. Bookshare has an immense collection that includes most textbooks and thousands of free fiction and non-fiction reading materials.


Any teachers or counselors that want to set a student up with Bookshare just needs to let me know who the student is, whether they are on a 504 or an IEP plan, and what their disability is. I can set up an account for the student and assign specific textbooks or reading books or even an entire reading list based on a students' interests (ex. sports books, graphic novels, reluctant reader books, etc...) in about 5 minutes. After setting up an account for the student, I can then share their login credentials with them as well as my tutorials for how to get started accessing their books.


You can email me the student's information, or you can fill out the Bookshare Enrollment Google form for your student(s).


Students with IEPs also have access to the Premium edition of the Read & Write App through the District's site license. I have tutorials for them on how to use the app, and I can also Zoom with them to show them how to use the app in real time if they need any extra help getting started.


Here is the link to my Bookshare and Read & Write App tutorials on my website. Just scroll down to the resource you are interested in.

Splitting Time

I will be flexing my time between Antelope and Granite Bay this year. On most days, I will be available in the morning on one campus and then in the afternoon on another. I will rotate the days throughout the week for balance. If I am co-teaching or instructing students; however, I may be on a particular campus for one to two days in their entirety. My schedule will be visible on the Library calendar (scroll to the bottom) in the Teachers Lounge on my website if you need to see where I am at on any particular day. With that being said, I will bend my schedule to fit your needs the best that I can.

Library Newsletters

I will continue to send out a staff and a parent/student newsletter once a month. Staff newsletters will include tech tips, curation and curriculum ideas, library activities, access to our digital resources, and more. Parent/student newsletters will include student scholarship and contest information, library activities, and access to our digital resources. These can all be accessed on my website under the Teachers Lounge and Parent Resources tabs.

Technology Tips and Tools

RJUHSD Digital Tools Guidebook

Click here for RJUHSD digital tools' information and tutorials

RJUHSD EdTech News

Click here for all things related to RJUHSD EdTech

Curated Tech Tools

Check out the Library Webpage or Symbaloo for a collection of favorite technology applications in the classroom. From presentations to organization, videos to comics, photos to avatars, the opportunities are limitless for you and your students.
New Staff Instructional Technology Help

Click here for tech essentials, deep dives, and more.

Free Music Resources for Projects, Podcasts, Videos, and More

"Creating multimedia projects like videos, podcasts, and audio slideshows is a great way for students to develop a variety of skills. Some of those skills are technical skills while others are soft skills that they can carry over into all aspects of academic life. Those soft skills include respecting the intellectual property of others. That's why when students create multimedia projects they should try to use media of their own creation, media in the public domain, or media that has a Creative Commons license: (Byrne, 2021). Click here for three go-to resources - Pixabay, Dig CC Mixter, and Bensound.
8 Great YouTube Channels That Create Free Documentaries

Click for "channels that regularly produce high-quality & distinct documentaries" (Schoon, 2021).

AASL's Best Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning

AASL’s Best Digital Tools are recognized for fostering qualities of:

  • Innovation/Creativity
  • Active Participation
  • Collaboration
  • User-Friendly
  • Encourages Exploration
  • Information/Reference

My favorites are Checkology/News Literacy Project for news literacy, Bites Media for current events, Untold for stories that aren't in the history textbooks, and Wakelet for curation.

Cameron's Collection

Recommend these wonderful resources to students who need access to health and wellness support information or utilize for students doing research on mental health topics. Students can download and access these resources from home as many times as they need to. They can also share them with friends! Students can go to bit.ly/AnHSResearch to access the link and password for the eBooks, or they can access them through the Library webpage. Thank you for promoting these important resources! Note: Students must be logged into their school account to access the password's document.

SCHOOL DATABASES GIVE YOUR STUDENTS QUALITY SOURCES AND HONE THEIR RESEARCH SKILLS

Do your students need a vetted source for a school project or paper? They can access, on campus or from home, a variety of quality and credible sources right on the AnHS Library Webpage. All logins are now available on one document. Note: Students must be logged into their school account to access the password's document.

How to Research on ABC Clio Social Science Database

Access student help tutorials for ABC Clio here.

How-to at the AnHS Library

Access student help tutorials for database and Internet searching suggestions or for how to use specific apps, etexts, and our online library catalog. Instructions on accessing current events articles from Gale and WebPath Express are also included.

WANT TO ACCESS THE SACRAMENTO BEE IN THE CLASSROOM?

Find current articles in English or Spanish by visiting the Sacramento Bee News in Education website. Log in as a student using the AnHS Class ID 2843 and password lewis found on our Library website under electronic resources (scroll down towards the bottom). Once you log in as a student select "Read Today's Paper" to choose The Sacramento Bee or El Nuevo Herald. You can also access many other student resources on their website for use in your classroom.