Library Matters

By Melanie Neal and Stefanie Feralin

Welcome Back!!

We hope you all had a fantastic summer break and Labor Day weekend.

We have spent much of the weekend getting the library ready for you and students.

You will notice a change in how the library is setup with collaboration spaces setup along the perimeter and book shelves now in the middle of the library. We will operate as we always have with a few additions - DOORS and WALLS!! It will actually be a quiet place for instruction and collaboration! WaHoo!!!!

Please be patient as we are still setting up and unpacking many boxes.

We have a few new changes in the library to start the new school year:

  1. NEW: Entry Door will be from the 8th grade side of the library. The door on the RA side will start the year used as an emergency exit only. Please reinforce this change with students. We will review this policy as the year goes and may make changes as the students get use to using one main door to enter the library.
  2. Returning: Flocabulary - hip hop videos, lesson plans, content specific - Sign up at the link to the left to create your account. Please use!! This is expensive!!
  3. New: Movie Studio: We have a Green Screen Room with props ready to use with your students. This room can be signed out to use with students. We have enough licenses of the Veescope app for an entire grade to use. Schedule your classes to use with Melanie. Skills our students need. Great way to assess student skills!!
  4. Returning: Flipster - online magazines - use Flipster iPad app or online- access from our website. Still time to request a title. See my website for access. Use HS account too! No paper copies of new editions. We have added 4 additional titles this year.
  5. Returning: ebook resource - TumbleBook Cloud - Unlimited use for all - great for iPads. Create a shortcut to your ipad. This will be discontinued if it is not used.
  6. Returning Access to WSJ (newspaper) free from iPad - 7 users at a time. Login with username=immslibrary and pw= library. Download app to your ipad.
  7. Returning: SIRS Researcher and CultureGrams - Please use these resources.
  8. Website - lots of information, quick links, and more. Check it out!!
  9. Destiny Discover - NEW LOOK! integrated with Google - all materials inc. ebooks and audiobooks - Please USE!!
  10. New: Professional Library: The green screen room will share space with the professional library. Come check it out!
  11. iPad accessories for checkout - i.e. stand clips and tripod adapters for video shooting

Our Mission

To ensure that students are effective users of ideas and information and to foster literacy!

Reminders for 2018-19

  1. Bookroom - This is a MAJOR change!! The book-room will now be setup off the library in our new workroom. All books are entered into Destiny and checked out directly to students. Books can be searched through Destiny and checked out through the library. See the request form on the library website under "IMMS Teachers".
  2. Library Printer - change for this year. The library printer will be used for library patrons and RA classes. Each grade level has a printer and this is where most students and staff should print.
  3. Please consider copyright or fair use rules when printing or copying, please see Melanie with your questions!!

LMC Guidelines

1. Library classes have priority and Melanie will close the library in the event that students can not be accommodated during a library class.

2. Classes have priority over individual students and small groups. Students will be sent back to the classroom if we can not accommodate them.

4. No more than three students per class should be sent to the library

unsupervised. Students MUST be sent with a library pass. Students will be sent

back if they do not have a pass.

5. Curriculum-related projects receive priority in the LMC.

6. If a class is not signed up, you may send small groups of students to work in the library with a PASS.

7. If you have not checked the LMC calendar, please call BEFORE you send students LMC = x 4575

8. Computers are used for curriculum-related activities during school hours.

9. No food or drink in the library

Library Staff

Please come to us with any request. We will do what we can to support your classroom and our students!!