News for the week of September 22, 2014

LMC Lab & Classroom schedule

Click here to see this week's schedule or view the LMC Reservations Calendar in your shared drive. Visitors this week include:
  • Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Flanagan with English II
  • Ms. Wessell with World Geography
  • Technology Task Force
  • Natural Helpers
Please send a note ASAP if your plans have changed.

eRead Illinois brings free ebooks to your PC or personal mobile device

RTHS is part of the eRead Illinois grant which allows students and staff to download free ebooks from a collection of 11,000+ items shared among many libraries in the grant consortium. Before I make the service available to RTHS students on October 1, I'd like to practice with as many of you as possible to anticipate the questions that may pop up.

Interested? Follow these steps:

1. Request your "Library Card ID" from me.
2. View the RTHS "Magic Wall" to see available ebooks in the collection and to create your account. You will be asked for your "Library Card ID" and your PIN (make one up).
3. Click here to see several options for reading your books on a desktop or on mobile devices. Note: I hope that Acoustik will be available soon, but it is not available now.
4. When you find a book you'd like, select it to begin the checkout or hold process.

5. The checkout period is 21 days and, if no one is waiting for your book, you may renew for another 21 days.
6. You may have 5 holds at a time and 5 checkouts at a time.

7. Available books have a darker "e" in the corner than the ones that are unavailable on the desktop version.

8. The RTHS "Magic Wall" interface looks different on mobile devices than on a desktop. Desktop features like Staff Picks (customized for specific reading lists like Hispanic Heritage Month or the Abe Award) don't show up on the mobile version.

9. Questions? Please let me know.

The links below may be useful if this is your first experience with ebooks:

eRead Illinois is supported by the Illinois Secretary of State through the Illinois State Library.

New for Hispanic Heritage Month:

Book cover images and summaries are from our Follett Destiny Catalog.

Download Follett Destiny Quest for your mobile device

The free Destiny Quest app is available for iOS and Android devices. The app allows you to search the catalog, place holds, renew items, and more. Our address is https://rthsd212.follettdestiny.com. See Ann Marie or Teresa H. for assistance if you've forgotten your login information or if you need to set up your account.