SCHS Library News

August 2013 Back-to-School Teacher Edition

Welcome Back

I hope you had a wonderful summer and are ready to accomplish great things. One of my goals this year is to improve communication to assure everyone is aware of the services we offer. As you plan your year, I hope you will keep the library in mind. I am open to suggestions and always looking for ways to truly support learning. If life cooperates, I will share library news and ideas with you periodically throughout the year via several digital formats. However, I never want to lose the face-to-face relationships that make our team strong.

Lora the Librarian

Bookmark Contest

Looking for a creative activity? The TN Association of School Librarians is sponsoring a back to school bookmark contest. Students can design hand-drawn or digital entries illustrating the theme Picture this @ your library. Submit entries by August 25th. See SCHS Library website or Mrs. Black for more details .

SCHS Website

Meeting our patrons where they are requires many access points. Our SCHS Web page is just another great way to visit the library and use some of our services. You will find the ebook portal, informational Reb-inars, the latest news on new books, special promotions and other offerings. The site is in a constant state of evolution and we welcome feedback and suggestions that facilitate learning.

Ebooks @ Our Library

Our collection now includes ebooks. We are very excited to move in this direction. As we get our feet wet, we are starting with a basic digital bookshelf that can be accessed through an internet connection. Ebooks offer some great features like searching and taking notes. Students who have an individual log-in and check out a book can retain their note information until they graduate.!all-about-ebooks/c22uc

Tech Tip: SignUp Genius

For those who have to organize lots of volunteers or other events, Signup Genius offers a free version. You can create a sign-up event, invite people to participate through email and send reminders with very little effort.

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