Burrolibrary Teacher Connection

Here to Help!

August 31-September 4

Here is a glimpse of happenings in the library and tips and suggestions for the week. You will also see a review of emails that I or the District has sent out that might help you out as it pertains to the library. I will be sending these out weekly this year to help keep you better connected and engaged with the Hillsboro Library.

This week in the library!


  • Library Closed Afterschool


  • First College Visit from Goucher at 8.
  • Overtime in the afternoon.


  • Spikeball is Burrotime in the library and that is all. Do not send kids here for study hall.
  • IB Community Advisory Board at 10:30 Flex Lab


  • Western Kentucky University Visit at 8:15
  • Tulsa Chamber of Commerce School Tour
  • Overtime in the Afternoon


  • University College Visit at 1:30
  • Library Closed Afterschool
  • Football Game at Hillsboro against Station Camp

Trending in the Library

Good Luck Coach Farrar!

Thank you to everyone who came by to wish Coach Farrar luck as he moves on to his new adventure as a US History Teacher at East Lit. High School! What an amazing group of supportive teachers we have here at Hillsboro who helped get him started on classroom supplies!

With that note, be patient with me the next few weeks as I have to go through the interview process with a long list of clerks who want to claim the hashtag #likeaburro. My phone & email is currently exploding with request. This vacancy will be assisted by Library Service, Myself, & Dr. Pelham, to insure we are meeting the needs of the Library Program here at Hillsboro.

Landing Page for all Student Computers!

Thank you Larry Albers for setting the Library Edline page to all Student Computers! So every time a student logs in to the computer, instead of going to Google, they will go straight to the Library Catalog and Electronic Resources. Many of the tools your students use are located in the Electronic Resources Link including Blackboard, Schoolnet. Conjuguemos, TEL, Limitless Libraries, and more.

Overtime Tuesday & Thursday!

Overtime is the opportunity for students to receive support from teachers after school. The majority of the students who use overtime, choose to be there. There are those students who have been assigned to overtime from the principal or by a teacher for academic intervention. If you believe you have students who would benefit from an assigned overtime, please follow directions in the link below. You can always encourage attendance to overtime to work with a teacher to help in different contents including Math, World Language, & IB.

Overtime is Tuesdays & Thursdays this year between 2:20-3:20.


You have a few options. First you can email me and I can book you the Fixed lab on the big side of the library or I can book you the Flex Lab that uses Laptops on the right side of the library. The other option is to coordinate with a Cart Manager. These are teachers throughout the building whose curriculum and instructional practices support entrusting them with a cart. Click on link below to see list of Cart Managers!

Materials Request

Please let me know specific materials that would benefit your curriculum. If you know of a certain Genre, book, or subject that we might be lacking of, please let me know. Reminder, I cannot purchase CLASS SETS. My budget does not allow me to purchase more than 2 copies of a title a year. Class set purchases need to be through your department or through a PTSO Request. Also, please let me know about Electronic Databases or Periodicals that could help you out. I will have the Majority of my purchases completed by mid October, so the sooner you let me know, the better!

Limitless Libraries

Educator Accounts: All educator pins will be reset to 2015

  • All educators will need to set their hold location to their school; it will not default to their school location

  • Activation is no longer required

  • PLEASE add your email addresses to your accounts to get notices of overdues.

  • Make sure your delivery location is set for Hillsboro

  • More information will come later this month regarding staff members who need an educator account to be created

School Delivery:

  • Educators can request items beginning August 6

  • Students can request items beginning August 10

  • Those already in the system should have no trouble, but we may not have all new student and educator info right away.

  • Student Login is their student ID and their birthdate in a 4 digit number. A birthdate of Sept 8th would have a PIN # 0908

  • Teacher Logins are their employee number and the PIN # would be 2015

NPL Summer Challenge: Just like last year, students can return their NPL Summer Challenge logs to the Library in order to receive prizes.

  • You can accept logs through Monday, August 17.

  • Teachers who would like to promote this, I have forms in the library. Easy 10 minute activity that can have them reviewing how they have utilized the library this Summer. ANY Burro could fill this out and receive a prize, it's that easy.


Student Access

How Do Student’s Login to Computers:

Username is typically their First & last name

And their password is their Student ID or their password that they used last

New Students & Students who didn’t login last year will need to sign the AUP. These directions are found here. If there is a struggle, you can send student to library (please wait till Monday).

My Laptop Won’t Let Me Login: Info Sheet (This is only for Teachers)

How Do Student’s Login to Blackboard:

Student ID for both


How Do Student’s Login to Office 365:

Same Username & password when they login to computers, except they login with their email address. So if the student’s name is Jane Doe, and their Username is janedoe, then their email will be janedoe@mnpsk12.org and that is what they will use to login to Office 365.

Here is an info sheet that you can share with students to help login: Office 365 Info Guide

Office 365 Direct Link