Friday, November 21, 2014

New Releases @ the Library!

We have added 60 new books to our collection this November. They are on display in the reference section. You can find all the new titles in our resource list here. Select "New Books List 11-2014." If you log in to Destiny Quest using your username and password, you can place holds on the book(s) you would like to check out. Questions? Always ask a librarian. We are here to help!

New Books on Display

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Poster My Wall

Poster My Wall is a FREE online custom poster maker. We have used it to promote events here in the library. It is very easy to use and they have a ton of templates to choose from. Considering using Poster My Wall for your next club activity, bake sale, ELITE event, fundraiser, etc.  It is sure to catch the eyes of our students!

Sample Poster from Poster My Wall

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

#mhslibrary

Oh no! Ms. Stack needs your help with the latest library bulletin board! Send photos of what you are doing in the library right now to sstack@bmchsd.org. Yours may be featured on the wall! Look for updated photos soon!

Instagram Bulletin Board behind the Circulation Desk. 


Friday, November 14, 2014

Lost & Found

Are you one of those people that are always losing things? We have a rather large lost and found in the library. We find a lot of flash drives and binders in here at the end of the day. Have you ever thought about putting a tracking device on your most valuable items? Check out this video about Tile(TM) - the world's largest lost and found.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Nearpod

Nearpod
"Meet Nearpod, an all-in-one solution for the use of mobile devices in education. Easily create interactive multimedia presentations to engage your audience. Nearpod pricing options are designed for teachers and educational institutions only."

How it works:
  1. Create or download interactive multimedia presentations.
  2. Share your interactive lesson and control the student's activity in real time. 
  3. Your students interact and submit responses through any mobile device or PC/MAC.
  4. Monitor and measure student results on an individual and aggregate basis. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

New Databases

The following two databases from ABC-CLIO are new to Mepham this year. Links to them can be found alongside our many other databases here. For the username and password, please see Ms. Stack or Ms. Gellerman in the library.  
ABC-CLIO's The African American Experience
African-American Experience - Illustrated extensive collection on African American history and culture. Special features: Search by Eras (timeline), Analyze (various perspectives, hypotheses for discussion).

World Religions - Belief, Culture, and Controversy - This comprehensive reference resource provides a virtual textbook that covers religion across the globe, making student research on faith and belief across humanity easier, and enabling a deeper understanding of the complex issues facing us in the 21st century.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Diction-fairy

Appropriately so, Ms. Stack's Halloween costume is book-related this year. Here she is in the stacks.
Ms. Stack as a Diction-fairy.
* Only one book was hurt in the production of this costume. Inspiration from here.