HHS Library Quarterly Report
Students use resources...
EBSCO databases (available to us through the State Library):
Gale databases (Opposing Viewpoints and Science in Context, purchased by the district):
total FULL TEXT RETRIEVALS=5526
total FULL TEXT RETRIEVALS=846
Although the number of searches in EBSCO decreased during the third quarter, the number of searches in the Gale databases drastically increased. The databases can be valuable resources for many classes, and I will continue to spread the word about how useful they are.
During the quarter, I worked with Mrs. Johnston's and Mr. Beitler's classes to review the resources available as students began writing research papers. I also reviewed the importance of citing sources and how to cite print sources with Ms. Dryton's government classes. I continue to welcome opportunities to talk to students about resources available to them and how to ethically use those resources.
Despite the budget crisis, my focus in the library will continue to be helping teachers and students access, evaluate, integrate, originate, and use information. Research has shown strong libraries with certified librarians help student achievement to increase, and with the support of great administration, I will do my best to keep the high school's library program strong.