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1 Dominic J. Bruno Library Welcome ! n Kathleen Ross Rowe- Librarian MLS (Maternity Leave) n Phone:

2 Library Mission The mission of the school library program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. The school librarian empowers students to be: n critical thinkers, n enthusiastic readers, n skillful researchers, n and ethical users of information." ( Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs)

3 Library Resources n We are partnered with the Boston Public Library. You can search our catalog online at n 9,500 Materials in Library –Books, DVD’s, Periodicals n 100+ Databases n FREE Downloadable media at overdrive.bpl.org: –4553 ebooks sound recordings –213 videos audiobooks n Patrons can request items to be delivered to Brighton High School. We receive deliveries on Tuesdays and Fridays!

4 Special Collections n Brighton High Yearbook Collection , 2005-Present (with some gaps) are available for in library use. n Languages: limited number of Vietnamese, Spanish, and French language materials n Ryder Collection: rare books from the library collection. Some dating back to the late 1800’s!

5 Library Technology n 36 computers n Printer (no class sets-please!) n Laminator n Scanner n Color Printing n Copying Machine (for Library-based projects)

6 Circulating Library Technology n Digital Still Camera n Digital Video Camera n Laptop Labs n DVD/VCR/TV Combos n LCD projector/laptop station (coming soon) n IPAD (coming soon) n Nook ereaders (coming soon) *See librarian to sign-up for use. Some paperwork or equipment training may be required.

7 Go to Click on academics>library media center> in school database access! Including: Online Databases: without entering barcode! Academic OneFile Biography In Context Books and Authors* Business and Company Resource Center* Contemporary Literary Criticism Select Educator's Reference Complete Expanded Academic ASAP General BusinessFile ASAP General Reference Center Gold Global Issues in Context* Health and Wellness Resource Center* Health Reference Center Academic InfoTrac K-12 Junior Edition InfoTrac K-12 Student Edition Kids InfoBits Literature Resource Center* LitFinder* Massachusetts History Online New York Times Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context* Info Trac OneFile RDS Business Suite* Gale Science In Context* Student Resources in Context* US History in Context* Gale Virtual Reference Library

8 Go to Click on academics>library media center> in school database access! Including: Online Databases: without entering barcode! Academic OneFile Biography In Context Books and Authors* Business and Company Resource Center* Contemporary Literary Criticism Select Educator's Reference Complete Expanded Academic ASAP General BusinessFile ASAP General Reference Center Gold Global Issues in Context* Health and Wellness Resource Center* Health Reference Center Academic InfoTrac K-12 Junior Edition InfoTrac K-12 Student Edition Kids InfoBits Literature Resource Center* LitFinder* Massachusetts History Online New York Times Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context* Info Trac OneFile RDS Business Suite* Gale Science In Context* Student Resources in Context* US History in Context* Gale Virtual Reference Library

9 Online Databases n BPL Databases: Over 100 subscription databases for teachers, students and BPL cardholders. (see attached)

10 FREE Downloads of Audiobooks, Ebooks, Music and Videos! (see attached) Online Resources: overdrive.bpl.org

11 Library Access for Classes n The library uses flexible scheduling. A flexible, open schedule provides easy access when needed by individuals, groups and classes. n Flexible scheduling ensures that the library program is integrated into all areas of the curriculum. n Teachers schedule class time on the library calendar on the circulation desk. Teachers are required to fill out a simple visit planning form (attached)

12 Library Access: Individual Students n Teachers can send 2 students at a time on passes to get books or to research. Please specify if computer use is allowed. n We try to make sure students use their time well, but cannot always ensure that they are timely. It is helpful if you give a “return time” on passes n We do not write late passes. Students are responsible for getting to class on time

13 The Library Can Help You By n Recommending resources n Providing classroom materials n Matching literature to textbook readings n Preparing bibliographies and reading lists n Supporting technology use n Integrating information literacy skills into your curriculum n Collaboratively planning and teaching research units for your students

14 n Providing style sheets for students to help with citations Purchasing materials to support your curriculum n Brainstorming project ideas, lesson strategies, and topics with you n Placing materials on reserve so they will be equitably available to all students for the length of a project n Creating a list of relevant Web sites on topics you’ll be covering The Library Can Help You By (continued)

15 Attachments: 1. Video List 2. Class Visit Form 3. Citation Worksheet 4. How to Search Catalog 5. How to access databases

16 Attachments (continued): 6. Overdrive: BPL Downloadable Media 7. Applications for Library Card (English and Spanish) 8. Learn-a-test Directions

17 Looking forward to supporting your work at Brighton!


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