AnHS Library News and Resources

December 2019

Parent Newsletter December 2019

Click here for Library Events and Contests that you can share with your students.

Textbook Returns December 16th-20th

Please do everything you can to encourage your students to bring back their textbooks on time and with your class.

When students are told to bring back books on their own time, fewer books get returned, and more fines have to be issued and then later cleared in both Follett and Aeries.

Thank you for your help in having enough textbooks for next term.

Sign up for a time slot here.

Teacher + Teacher-Librarian Collab = Student Success

Collab Update

In the Library this week, English 9 and 10 students are practicing their information literacy skills in preparation for their final Greek Mythology and Argumentative Essay projects. Students are learning how to access, search, organize, and use information correctly and efficiently, all vital skills for their future.

Next week, Health students will be engaging in discussions around safe online romantic relationships.

Curriculum Corner

New ABC Clio Research Help

Check out the new student help Google Site for everything related to ABC Clio searching.
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Stimulate Deep Conversation about Technology through Images

Check out this collection of technology images to stimulate conversation around the ethical use of technology in any subject. See the examples below.

Should This Exist Podcast?

Have your students engage with the ethics behind technology use and society. Check out the Should This Exist? Podcast for some conversation stimulating topics.

Documentaries that Stimulate Critical Thinking and Conversation

Check out the resources from Good Docs. You can request a full length preview of any title by filling out a request for a preview link here.

Technology Tools

Need your students to evaluate their online sources with confidence?

Check out this new tool for doing just that. Newsguard uses journalism to fight false news, misinformation, and disinformation. Green-Red ratings signal if a website is trying to get it right or instead has a hidden agenda or knowingly publishes falsehoods or propaganda.

Want more evaluation tools and resources? Click here.

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 your students and you.

Library Resources


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 and as many times as they need to. They can also share them with friends!


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.


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.

Staff Book Recommendations

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Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman

Recommended by Tyler Patten

Written in 1985, Mr. Postman provides an eerily prescient look at our media-driven society today. His thesis rests on the idea that George Orwell in his work 1984 was wrong about how information would flow in a future society and that Aldous Huxley in his work Brave New World was right. As Postman writes, "Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance." Amusing Ourselves to Death is a thought-provoking read and one of my personal favorites.