PHS Media Minute

Plainfield High School Media Center Newsletter

September 2013

Media Center Newsletter

The Plainfield High School library newsletter was created using an online site called Smore ( The purpose of this newsletter is to share some of the opportunities and resources that the media center has available for Plainfield High School students and teachers..

What can Lael DuBois do to help you?

  • Co-Teach a lesson/unit
  • Create pathfinders (compile websites, books and e-books for your class assignments)
  • Teach online (web) programs
  • Assist with research (online databases)
  • Talk about books (Eliot Rosewater Indiana Award and others)
  • Order books, materials and/or videos for class curriculum
  • Design/assist with technology tutorials
  • Professional development
  • Help in any other way?

"Top 5 Books" checked out of the media center

Common Core

Common Core: Non-Fiction Reading

The PHS Media Center Library Home Page is a great place to search for non-fiction articles that can support your curriculum and help you meet the Common Core Literacy Standards. Go to then choose high school and click on any one of our databases to search for information on any topic.

You can also ask Lael DuBois to search for you! She will put together articles that will help your students with a particular topic and promote reading comprehension.

Tech Tip - SMORE Newsletter

Check out to create newsletters just like this one. You can add articles, pictures, videos, events, audio and even forms. Newsletters are then published on the web. Once your newsletter has 30 online views you will be able to look at the usage statistics.

Schedule Computer Labs & Media Center

HelpDesk - Do you need technology help?

Remember to log into the HelpDesk at and fill out a help desk ticket.

Check out the media center window display. Booktalks will be included on the afternoon announcements that week as well as Twitter and FaceBook.

Top 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books from 1990-1999

Top 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books from 2000-2009

Lael DuBois

Lael DuBois is a certified School Librarian (grades K-12) who has been the media specialist / school librarian at Plainfield High School for 7 years. Prior to that, she was the librarian at Pike High School and Pike Freshman Center. She also taught Spanish for 10 years.

Lael DuBois was the President (2011) for Association of Indiana School Library Educators. She is currently the AISLE Membership Chair.