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west lafayette jr/sr high
NEW!!! SuperEasyTV Studio
The studio is simple to use - all you'll need is a flash drive and images, slides, or a video for your background if you want to use the green screen. If you want a tutorial before you jump in and start recording, Ms. Hinman will be holding a demo for the new studio on Thursday, February 18th during the second half of JR and SR High lunches. If you can't make it that day, just show up at the library anytime the studio isn't in use and Ms. Hinman can give you a tour.
Student Library Advisory Board
- Noise levels in the library - Students recommended keeping the Silent Study Zone light on and door open so students know they can use the space. They also recommended policing the loudest groups during the lunch hours.
- Advertising library changes - Students recommended posting announcements by the library whiteboard and including them in the morning announcements.
- Genrefication - Students stated that it was easier for them to find similar books and authors and they were able to avoid the books they didn't like.
- Printer stations - Students are looking forward to this new service in the library. The technology department is working on the laptops that will allow this to happen.
- Databases - Students stated that they'd like new icons and labels for the databases. They would also like a new website and to be able to search all the databases at once. Ms. Hinman recently found an option in our online catalog that allows for searching paid databases. She's working on getting everything hooked up and has already started introducing some classes to this feature.
- Library remodel - The potential library remodel was briefly discussed and the students were interested in helping with design possibilities as the renovation progresses.
- Grade level reading trends - Reading trends were briefly brought up, the discussion will be continued at the next meeting.
- SuperEasyTV Studio - Students were excited about this space. They suggested blinds be placed in front of the window and signs advertising the studio be posted.
If you have any comments or questions on anything the board discussed, send Ms. Hinman an email or stop by the library to talk to her!
New books available now
DID YOU KNOW...
Erwin Schrödinger came up with his famous cat-in-the-box thought experiment in 1935. In the years since, people have misinterpreted the scenario as an explanation for how a cat can be both alive and dead at the same time. In fact, Schrödinger intended for this paradox to illustrate the fundamental absurdity of quantum mechanics. In the process of creating the thought experiment, he also coined the term "entanglement" ("verschränkung" in German).
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