AnHS Library News and Resources

August/September 2020

Parent Newsletter August/September 2020

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Student Info for Your Google Classroom - Please Post!

Library Updates

We are wrapping up Materials Checkout this Friday, August 21, 2020, from 2-6 pm. If students were not able to make it to campus over the past week, they will still be able to come to the Library on Tuesdays to Fridays, from 2-4 pm, during HUB time, for the remainder of Distance Learning. If they have specific needs or want to request additional research or technology help from me, they can schedule an in-person appointment with me through Calendly. If they prefer to Zoom with me, they can request a Zoom appointment here.

Please Promote the Library Website

Please encourage your students to access my website and the resources that are found there. I have recently reorganized the website to streamline the navigation. Students have access to several wonderful databases, including Cameron’s Collection (Health and Wellness ebooks), Gale, ABC-Clio, SIRS Issues Researcher, ProQuest, and more. They also have access to our online library catalog and WebPath Express, which allows them to search vetted websites. Many student tutorials on how to research, evaluate sources, identify misinformation, access apps and e-texts, and use our online catalog already exist under the Student Help tab in order to help students find information, achieve, and be successful. Encourage your students to bookmark the Library website and follow me on Instagram @librarygirl7801 and/or Twitter @anhs_lib. You can also post the link in your Google Classroom!

Chromebook Help for Students

If your students are having problems with their CBs, have them go to this link for help! Students will fill out a Google Form and pick a day to come to campus and turn in their CBs. They will be given loaners to use until their CBs are repaired.

Library Books

Great News! Students can come during any HUB time, Tuesdays to Fridays, from 2-4 pm, to check out Library books. We will have sanitation stations set up so they can browse the shelves and choose a book safely. Students can also place holds on books through our online catalog and then pick them up in the Library. A screencastify on how to log in to their library accounts and place a hold on a book will be sent out to students and parents, but you can also post it in your Google Classroom for them.
Virtual Speed Dating Google Site for Book Selection

Students can listen to or read excerpts from highly recommended books and then select a book they want to checkout from our Library. The site also includes a Choice Board and links to the Roseville and Sacramento Public Libraries!

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Even though we won’t be on campus to start the year, I will still be working with my Teen Advisory Board students. Please encourage any students who are interested in TAB to email me. We will be running our Book Club every 6 weeks and meeting on Zoom to discuss our latest read. Our first two book selections will be Sadie by Courtney Summers and the graphic novel They Called Us Enemy by George Takei. Students can choose which book they would like to read. Pickup for our first book club titles started on August 12th during HUB time. Our first Book Club Zoom meeting is on September 16th from 3-4 pm.

Teacher's Lounge

Password Resets

If students are having problems with their passwords, please email Amanda Scuka at ascuka@rjuhsd.us with their first and last name, their grade level, and their student id number. She will be able to reset it for them. If Amanda is out for the day, you can email me at jmccoy@rjuhsd.us as a backup.

Materials Distribution Going Forward

We will continue to check out non-core text materials and other supplies to students during Hub Time, Tuesdays through Fridays, from 2- 4pm for the remainder of Distance Learning. Please fill out a Materials Request Google Form so we know when and what students will be coming to the Library for. You do not need to do this for regular textbooks, only for novels and other nonbook supplies. If you prefer, you can also email me at jmccoy@rjuhsd.us.


If you are requesting help with nonbook materials, please check them out to students with your own numbering system, label them with the student’s name so we give them to the correct person or provide a list of names, and then deliver them to the Library. Then, simply tell your students to come to the Library during HUB time to pick up what they need. Please remind them to wear a mask!

Bookshare and Read & Write for Students with IEPs or a 504 Plan

Any students with 504 or IEPs can access all of their materials in ebook, audiobook, or large print form. Bookshare has an immense collection that includes most textbooks and thousands of free fiction and non-fiction reading materials.


Any teachers or counselors that want to set a student up with Bookshare just needs to let me know who the student is, whether they are on a 504 or an IEP plan, and what their disability is. I can set up an account for the student and assign specific textbooks or reading books or even an entire reading list based on a students' interests (ex. sports books, graphic novels, reluctant reader books, etc...) in about 5 minutes. After setting up an account for the student, I can then share their login credentials with them as well as my tutorials for how to get started accessing their books.


You can email me the student's information, or you can fill out the Bookshare Enrollment Google form for your student(s).


Students with IEPs also have access to the Premium edition of the Read & Write App through the District's site license. I have tutorials for them on how to use the app, and I can also Zoom with them to show them how to use the app in real time if they need any extra help getting started.


Here is the link to my Bookshare and Read & Write App tutorials on my website. Just scroll down to the resource you are interested in.

Teacher and Librarian Collaboration

Remember that I am here to help you with anything from curation, literacy instruction, and lesson collaboration to literature circles. book clubs, book talks identifying misinformation, technology help, student tutorials, and more. Please let me know how I can help you and your students by filling out the following Collaboration Google Form. I will follow up with you based on your preferences. If you prefer to email me, that is fine too!

Splitting Time

I will be flexing my time between Antelope and West Park this year. On most days, I will be available in the morning on one campus and then in the afternoon on another. I will rotate the days throughout the week for balance. If I am co-teaching or instructing students; however, I may be on a particular campus for one to two days in their entirety. My schedule will be visible on the Library calendar (scroll to the bottom) in the Teachers Lounge on my website if you need to see where I am at on any particular day. With that being said, I will bend my schedule to fit your needs the best that I can.

Library Newsletters

I will continue to send out a staff and a parent newsletter once a month. Staff newsletters will include tech tips, curation and curriculum ideas, library activities, access to our digital resources, and more. Parent newsletters will include student scholarship and contest information, library activities, and access to our digital resources. These can all be accessed on my website under the Teachers Lounge and Parent Resources tabs.

Technology Tips and Tools

Technology PD Days Session Materials and Recordings

Click here for all of the PD Day session materials, links, and recordings.

Curated Tech Tools

Check out the Library Webpage or Symbaloo for a collection of favorite technology applications in the classroom. From presentations to organization, videos to comics, photos to avatars, the opportunities are limitless for you and your students.

Want to access expertly curated and standards aligned resources?

Check out our new Classroom Ready Collections from Follett in Science, Social Studies, and ELA by logging into Destiny Discover. See access instructions below.


Username: antelope.titan

Password: titan

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Cameron's Collection

Recommend these wonderful resources to students who need access to support information or utilize for students doing research on mental health topics. Students can download and access these resources from home as many times as they need to. They can also share them with friends! Students can go to https://bit.ly/2PEgNby and use the password, titans, to access the eBooks, or they can access them through the Library webpage. Thank you for promoting these important resources!

SCHOOL DATABASES GIVE YOUR STUDENTS QUALITY SOURCES AND HONE THEIR RESEARCH SKILLS

Do your students need a vetted source for a school project or paper? They can access, on campus or from home, a variety of quality and credible sources right on the AnHS Library Webpage. All logins are now available on one document.

How to Research on ABC Clio Social Science Database

Access student help tutorials for ABC Clio here.

How-to at the AnHS Library

Access student help tutorials for database and Internet searching suggestions or for how to use specific apps, etexts, and our online library catalog. Instructions on accessing current events articles from Gale and WebPath Express are also included.

WANT TO ACCESS THE SACRAMENTO BEE IN THE CLASSROOM?

Find current articles in English or Spanish by visiting the Sacramento Bee News in Education website. Log in as a student using the AnHS Class ID lewis and password 2843 found on our Library website under electronic resources. Once you log in as a student select "Read Today's Paper" to choose The Sacramento Bee or El Nuevo Herald. You can also access many other student resources on their website for use in your classroom.