WHHS Library

August/September 2015 Monthly Report

WHHS Library Mission Statement

The mission of the Wade Hampton High School Library is to ensure that students and staff develop critical thinking skills, are effective and ethical users of resources, ideas, and information, and are enthusiastic readers and lifelong learners.

August/September in the WHHS Library

  • All freshman English classes had an opportunity to visit the library during the first two weeks of school for a quick orientation and to check out books.
  • Ms. Mangle's Freshman Success classes visited the library for orientation and Mrs. Fansher worked with Ms. Mangle to administer TRAILS-9 testing to those students.
  • Ms. Tepper's YA Literature class visited the library to learn more about using Universal Search and Goodreads.
  • Freshman English CP classes visited the library to conduct research on survivors (see their libguide here)
  • Ms. Tepper's YA Literature class visited the library to learn about Banned Books Week and to practice writing letters to the editor defending challenges against their favorite books. (see their libguide here)
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Banned Books Week

The WHHS Library joined many libraries across the nation in celebrating Banned Books Week during the week of September 27. Ms. Tepper's YA Literature class visited the library to learn more about Banned Books Week, explore some of the most frequently challenged books, and to practice writing letters to the editor in defense of their favorite titles.

Imagine Easy Scholar

This year EasyBib School Edition has been replaced with Imagine Easy Scholar. Scholar provides the same citation help and digital note cards that were available in EasyBib and has added some great features such as a text annotation tool and powerful analytics for teachers to help with formative assessments throughout the research process. Take a look at more detailed information here about what Scholar has to offer and see Mrs. Fansher if you are interested in using Scholar with your class.
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Digital Media Design Corner

Thanks to Mr. Willey we now have 3 computers in the library available for students to use with the Adobe Creative Cloud software.
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Coloring Books for Adults

Have a minute and need to relax? Stop by and zone out with a coloring page and some crayons!
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Reading Like Generals

The library has books to interest everyone! Come explore our collection of sports stories, athlete biographies, and non-fiction titles on any sport you can play.
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App of the Month - Brytewave

The library's collection of ebooks is growing. Download this app to access those ebooks. WHHS students and teachers can access these ebooks with their district username and password. See Mrs. Fansher if you would like help using the Brytewave app to access our ebooks in the library collection. More than just pages on a screen – Follett eBooks are dynamic teaching tools that enhance learning, both in the library and the classroom. Enjoy easy and instant access to your school library’s Follett eBook collection on the go from any iOS device with the Follett BryteWave K-12 Edition app. The Follett BryteWave K-12 Edition app gives you access to Follett eBooks that you have checked out from your library. This app supports offline reading.
You can access any eBooks you already have checked out in Follett Shelf, as well as access eBook notes and highlights and view eBooks in text only for easier reading all while offline. You can move eBooks online during the loan period to read in the browser from another device. Your eBooks will automatically return at the end of the loan period or you can return them early.
Intuitive navigation; swipe, pinch, tap and gesture your way through your eBooks and the reader tools.

New Additions

We added 151 titles to the collection since school started, including many ebooks. See the full list here.
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