Old Town High School Library

November/December 2012 Newsletter


Students can now access EasyBib directly from their high school Google Apps account! When students are logged into their Google account, just click on "more" in the Google menu bar and click on EasyBib. (Note: it does not show up on the main Google search or image seearch page, only when you are in other sections of Google such as mail, drive or calendar.) It will automatically log them in to EasyBib where they can create projects and save their citations. This is a great way for students to organize their research.

Schedule a class trip to the library for a demonstration.

The New OTHS Library Website from LibGuides

The library website will be migrating over to a new website. The library blog will still be updated for news and information, but the main website to access our databases and catalog will be located at http://othslibrary.libguides.com/

What are LibGuides?

LibGuides are research guides created for your classroom research projects and are great jumping off points for your students to start their research. Your handouts for the projects can even be added to the research guide. Here are links to two guides created for classroom projects at OTHS:

This is a great collaborative tool if you have multidisciplinary projects. If you would like to collaborate on a research guide or would like me to develop one for a classroom project please let me know.

The library is now on Facebook

Stop by and "Like" our page to receive updates on new books and resources available in the library, what's happening in the library....basically everything library related!


Downloadable Audiobooks

We have a small collection of audiobooks that can be downloaded to iPods or Android devices. Read all about how students can access them here.

Top 25 Websites for Teaching & Learning 2012

American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced their top 25 websites for teaching and learning. Now in its fourth year, the list honors the top FREE websites that help enhance learning and curriculum development. Websites are linked to one or more of the four strands of AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner: skills, dispositions in action, responsibilities, and self-assessment strategies.