Media Center Minute

Minuteman HS Library Media Center, Ms. Gleason & Mrs. Bowen

March 17, 2020

Dear Minuteman Community,


As we support distance learning during these unprecedented times, much of this edition of the Minuteman High School Media Center Minute is dedicated to showcasing the 24/7 online resources of the Minuteman High School Library Media Center.


The media center recently launched its new website! This site is a work in progress and will remain under continuous development based on good ideas for the site, Minuteman's school goals, and student and instructor interests and needs. Please read on for information about access and features of the new website. We hope you will check out our online presence!


Sincerely,

Kara Gleason, Library Media Specialist

How to Access the New Minuteman HS Media Center Website

We are excited to unveil a new look to the Minuteman library media center website! We hope that users will appreciate the updated design and features, along with 24/7 access to media center resources.


Users can reach the Minuteman High School Library Media Center website in two ways:



  • By traditional access: Go to www.minuteman.org, select Departments, Library, and locate the link to the new website


As we transition, students and educators will have access both the old and the new media center websites.

The new version of the Minuteman HS Library Media Center website was created in a program called LibGuides (Springshare LLC). LibGuides is a content management and information sharing system designed specifically for libraries. Many school libraries, including a number of Minuteman's member districts, use LibGuides. LibGuides maintains the online presence of libraries world-wide, especially at the high school and college levels.

Teacher Tech Tools

Be sure to investigate the Teacher Tech Tools page which was created in partnership with members of the Digital Learning Curators (DLC) team.


Features include:

  • "Tech Tuesdays" instructional handouts and website links
  • "Distance Learning Made Easy" presentation slides
  • Links to online learning sites with free content
  • A selection of ed-tech instructional videos
  • Virtual learning professional development e-books

24/7 Access to Online Learning Resources

Promotion of our online databases and e-books and audiobooks is a key feature of the new Minuteman HS Library Media Center website. Individual pages are dedicated to our wide range of academics and career and technical education databases and e-books. Organized topically and visually, it is expected that students and educators will appreciate the streamlined and categorical access to these research resources.

And There's More

The Minuteman HS Library Media Center site also contains pages and information for:



Pages coming soon include website evaluation, search tips, class project resource guides, and more.

Please Share Feedback about the New Library Media Center Website with a Two Question Survey

March is Women's History Month

We hope you had the chance to browse our Women's History Month display.


There are many ways to learn more about women's history. Explore these online resources during Women's History Month and beyond.





Stay Connected with Social Media

Would any fellow Minuteman educators like to connect on Twitter and GoodReads? As a relatively new user of these social media sites, I would be happy to discuss how to get started, and to share ideas and experiences.