WHHS Library

December 2014 Monthly Report

WHHS Library Mission Statement

The mission of the Wade Hampton High School Library is to ensure that students and staff develop critical thinking skills, are effective and ethical users of resources, ideas, and information, and are enthusiastic readers and lifelong learners.

December in the WHHS Library

We had 39 class visits out of 60 open periods in December.

This month we finished up several projects that we began in November:

  • Mrs. Mitchell and Mr. Stockwell - Finished research and wrote papers for "If Walls Could Talk" project.
  • Mrs. Alewine - Finished research for "Rationalism, Romanticism, and Dark/Gothic Romanticism"

New projects and activities for December:

  • Ms. Jarriel's classes participated in "Speed Dating with Books" to help plan ahead for their reading by identifying new books that they may like to read.
  • Mr. Willey's classes visited the library to get ideas for designing their own book jackets
  • Mrs. Johnson's students came in to check out books
  • Mr. McAnally and Mr. McCrary's students researched various topics for Unit 7 of World Geography "Conflict and Cooperation" using DISCUS databases and learned to use Easybib to create citations.
  • Ms. Mangle's students began researching their final project for Modern World History. They learned to use Easybib and used library books and the Biography in Context database to begin collecting information. They will continue their work after the holiday break.
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December Book Club

We had a great turn out for our book club meeting on December 9. The club met during all three lunches and was attended by twelve students and Mrs. Mitchell, Ms. Tepper, Mr. Stockwell, and Mr. Lemere. We discussed the book The 100 by Kass Morgan. Our next book club meeting will be on Wednesday, February 11 during all lunches in the Red Room. Teachers and students can sign up to attend the February book club meeting here.

I Love the WHHS Library Because...

"Well, there is one reason I love the library and it is because of the excellent staff. They are really polite and very helpful. I used to come to the library without ever finding books that I wanted but with the help of the library staff I was able to find a book that I enjoy reading. I have been waiting to read a new book book for a while. I checked with Mrs. Fansher to see if they had the book in the library and Mrs. Fansher told me that they didn't have the book but she would get it for me. The very next day she had the book ready for me to check out. If it wasn't for her I probably would have had to wait even longer for my book." - Christaun S.
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JSTOR Subscription

We now have a JSTOR subscription for all WHHS students and staff! See Mrs. Fansher if you would like login information for JSTOR or would like help using JSTOR with your students.

"JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico.

We collaborate with the academic community to achieve the following goals:

Help scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of scholarly content on a dynamic platform that increases productivity and facilitates new forms of scholarship.

Help libraries connect patrons to vital content while increasing shelf-space savings and lowering costs.

Help publishers reach new audiences and preserve their scholarly content for future generations."

New Chromebooks for the Library!

We have started purchasing Chromebooks for student use in the library. Check out our two new additions!
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Additions to the Library Collection

We added 46 titles to the library collection in December. See the full list here.

Library Stats

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