LEE HS Library

January 2021

LEE High School Library & Hybrid Instruction

Welcome to the January newsletter! Please read to learn more about the programming and resources offered by the LEE Library during the first month of 2021. Highlights include:

  1. Book checkout continues for in-person students and staff.
  2. Collaboration to support students honing their research skills.
  3. Reading promotions for in-person and virtual students.
  4. Library databases and web resources designed to assist teachers as they support a variety of learners.

Available Now: Book Checkout for Students & Staff

The LEE Library is offering checkout to all in-person students (and staff). Follow these simple steps to get started:

  1. From the LEE HS homepage, go to the library homepage. Click the "catalog" icon.
  2. Click the log in option in the top right-hand corner and log in using NEISD credentials.
  3. Once signed in, you will see your name at the top. Now you can search for a book or browse the "recently added" or "popular titles."
  4. Print titles (physical books) that are available will show a HOLD button next to the title. Look for the orange "Book" icon to ensure that it is a book (not an eBook or an audiobook). Click this button to place a hold.
  5. Once a student has selected a book and placed a hold, checkout is available each morning before the first period of the day in front of the LEE Library's main entrance.
  6. Any student who needs additional help with the process is encouraged to stop by the library's main entrance during the checkout time to arrange for assistance.

Virtual Instruction Collaboration Highlights

Electronic Resource Highlights for Students

Holocaust Remembrance Week: January 25-29, 2021

Holocaust Remembrance Week: The LEE Library is honored to support the work of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission in recognizing Holocaust Remembrance Week January 25-29, 2021. During this week, the LEE Library encouraged students to checkout resources that highlight the experiences of Holocaust survivors. Resources that feature the history of the Holocaust were also made available for students to read and examine. More information about Holocaust Remembrance Week can be found on the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission's website.

Are you an educator looking for reputable and reliable websites with NUMEROUS resources for virtual instruction about the Holocaust? Use this link.

Reading Promotion for In-Person & Virtual Students

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: The LEE Library promoted print resources (books) and electronic resources (eBooks and audiobooks) that honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. These resources include the works of writers who focus on issues of racism and social justice. Please let us connect you with these books and others in the collection about the life and work of Dr. King!

Curriculum Support for Teachers

Helping Students to Understand the Covid Vaccine - Virtual Resources for Teachers

Teachers looking to help students develop an understanding of the vaccine as it rolls out have many library resources to choose from! A source of timely and reliable information is the Gale Health and Wellness database.

Teachers: please let Ms. McDevitt know if you'd like a 5 minute tutorial on how to use this database with your students!

OverDrive eBook & Audiobook Circulation

The LEE Library continues to see a huge increase in eBook and Audiobook checkouts (based on the same time periods in the 2019-20 School Year). A huge thank you to all LEE and ISA teachers who promote the library's electronic collection!

OverDrive Checkouts (eBook and Audiobook combined)

January 1 - January 31, 2021: 72

Coming in February:

  • Black History Month
  • Chinese New Year
  • Podcast Spotlight

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