Media Minute

MVHS Media Center Newsletter - February 2016


  • January was Brainteaser Month, so many students worked on different types of puzzles in the Media Center before school, at lunch, or during their study halls. In the photo to the left, you can see some finished jigsaw puzzles and a work in progress. Feel free to stop by for a minute to help with the 1000 piece puzzle!
  • Students can purchase a Chromebook charger (if they lose one or need one for a different parent's house) in the Media Center for $25.
  • Want to display your students' projects? Let me know, and we'll make room in the display case in the main hall!


If your students are using a YouTube video in a presentation or for research, they should cite the video.

Here is the MLA format (from Purdue OWL) for doing so:

Author’s Name or Poster’s Username. “Title of Image or Video.” Media Type Text. Name of Website. Name of Website’s Publisher, date of posting. Medium. Date retrieved.

Here is an example of what that looks like:

Shimabukuro, Jake. "Ukulele Weeps by Jake Shimabukuro." Online video clip. YouTube. YouTube, 22 Apr. 2006. Web. 9 Sept. 2010.



Maybe you aren't available to join us every month, but maybe there's one month you can? Click on the book cover below to learn about its genre, book club discussion date, and more.


Thanks to Leah Barrow and Jessica Evans for sharing resources with me that I could then share with you in this newsletter! And thanks to you for reading the newsletter!

Goals for the 2015-2016 School Year

  • Provide students and staff with instruction and resources that reflect the current information needs and anticipate changes in technology and education.
  • Collaborate with educators and students to design and teach engaging learning experiences that meet individual needs.
  • Promote the school library program.

Alyson Zelencik

Alyson Zelencik is a certified School Librarian (grades K-12) who is in her 2nd year of being the Media Specialist at Mt. Vernon High School. Prior to that, she taught English for 12 years.

She is a member of The Association of Indiana School Library Educators (AISLE) an association of the Indiana Library Federation (ILF). She coaches the high school English Academic Super Bowl team and Spell Bowl team. And, she helps mentor new teachers. Alyson also serves on the board for the Fortville-Vernon Township Public Library.

This is the periodic newsletter of the Mt. Vernon High School Media Center. It contains information that teachers may find helpful and is the primary means of communication about what is happening in the library.