MS/US Library Buzz

Tips, Tricks and What's New: Issue 4

This bulletin is written for CFS staff members and is intended to raise awareness about and promote the use of the MS/US Library's many and varied resources. Enjoy! --Mig & Justine


Big image

The library's website -- -- has an exciting new addition: The Research Hub!

Curated with Upper School researchers in mind (though anyone can use it!), the Research Hub is a compilation of online resources for credible information relating to seven broad areas: General Research & Reference; News & Current Events; Data & Statistics; Primary Sources; Arts & Humanities Research; Science Research; and E-Books & Books Online. Besides our subscription databases, there are a lot of outstanding websites your students may not know about, such as NCPedia (encyclopedia of all things NC), the World Bank Data Catalog (sooo much data!), and Europeana (digitized collections of museums, libraries and galleries across Europe).

We hope you will check out the Research Hub and encourage your students to check it out, too! If you have any additional resource suggestions, please let Justine or Mig know.

pbs learning media video recommendations

The "Mother of Genetic Engineering" is the grandmother of CFS students, Alex (MS) and Samuel (US) Chilton. Check out Mary Dell Chilton's scientific work:

Middle/Upper School: John and Hank Green's Crash Courses have come to PBS LearningMedia. Check out their whole collection!

Big image

Forget the Oscars! Which authors walked the red carpet?

Each year the American Library Association (ALA) honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. You've probably heard of some of these awards -- the prestigious Newbery and Caldecott Awards, for example -- but there are lots of other categories, too. The 2015 Youth Media Awards were presented February 2nd at ALA's annual Midwinter Meeting & Exhibition. Many authors of color and books featuring non-white and LGBTQ characters were honored (a refreshing change from many adult literature awards), which may or may not be partially due to the popular and much-needed campaign #WeNeedDiverseBooks (if you don't already know about it, click on the link and find out).

Here's a peek at some of the winners and honorees you can find in the MS/US Library -- and be sure to check out the full list of award and honor winners!

Big image

Haiku 101

Want to create a digital portfolio of your students' work? Have them upload their assignments using Haiku's Dropbox feature. Easy to use! You can quickly see who has and hasn't turned in work and print all submissions at the same time.
Big image

Have you tried

Create a lesson from any YouTube video or TedTalk! Find lessons & series created by other users! Pick a video, add questions, links, discussion, more info to "dig deeper." Very cool tool!
Big image
Big image

Just for Fun: The Wonder and Joy of Childhood

The Adventures of a Cardboard Box
The Adventures of a Cardboard Box

Don't forget to always send students to for their research needs! Also check out royalty-free media in the "Digital Toolbox"