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Staff Introduction to Destiny. October 30, 2009. Learning Target:. Without logging in, the staff will know how to use the catalog to find library materials to support their curriculum and advocate for reading. . Directions. Open the Internet to the WVJH library homepage.

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Staff introduction to destiny

Staff Introduction to Destiny

October 30, 2009

Learning target
Learning Target:

  • Without logging in, the staff will know how to use the catalog to find library materials to support their curriculum

    and advocate for reading.


  • Open the Internet to the WVJH library homepage.

  • Click on: Online Catalog.

  • Click on: West Valley Junior High Library Catalog.

  • At the top left, click on: the tab for Catalog.


  • Power Search is advanced search

    • Material Type

    • Publication Year

    • Circulation Type

  • Visual Search – you can create

  • Top Ten – available in Destiny Quest

Destiny quest
Destiny Quest

  • Click on: Destiny Quest on the left-hand side.

  • Click on: Begin your Destiny Quest.

  • Without being logged on you get three options:

    • The Top 10 Books

    • New Arrivals

    • Search

    • Exit Destiny Quest

Learning target1
Learning Target:

The staff member will logon to see the additional features that are available to promote reading and support the curriculum including:

  • Personal checkout list

  • Personal list

  • Creating lists

  • Creating Resource lists

  • Creating holds

  • Recommend a library material

  • Rate a library material

  • Review a library material

Logon info
Logon Info

  • Username: Skyward logon

    • First initial last name number

      Password: westvalley

Personal checkout list
Personal Checkout List

  • Click on: My Info

    • You will see a list of all the books you have checked out.

    • Students can see this also.

Personal list
Personal List

  • Click on: Catalog

  • Type a title of a book. Hit enter.

  • Click on the title of the book to see all the information about the book.

  • Click on: Add to This List

  • Changes to: In this list.

Creating lists
Creating Lists

  • From the catalog tab:

  • On the left, click on: Resource Lists.

  • On the upper right-hand side, click on the tab: Public Lists.

  • Click on the tab: My Lists.

  • To create an additional list, click in the upper right-hand corner: Add list.

    • Create a name for your list.

    • Click the box if you want your list to be public.

    • In the description box, write a description of the list. How will it help students with research or how does it relate to an assignment.

    • Click on Save.

Creating a visual search
Creating a Visual Search

  • From the catalog tab:

  • On the left-hand side click on: Search Setup

  • To the right-hand side of Visual Search Home you can create your own visual search. You can add your own icon and library materials or URLs.

  • OR you can use the existing categories and icons to create your own list of library materials and URLs.

  • Ask Jeanne for more detailed directions.

Creating holds
Creating Holds

  • Using the catalog, select a title, title details.

  • In the lower right-hand corner, click on: Hold It!

    • Select when you would like the title.

    • Save.

    • Window at the top of the page indicates you have created a hold.

Recommend a library material
Recommend a Library Material

  • Using the catalog, select a title, title details.

  • On the right-hand side, click on: Recommend button.

  • Enter the name of the person to whom you would like to recommend this book.

  • Click on: Go

  • Click on: their name

  • Type your recommendation in the textbox.

  • Click on Save. The message will be available to the person when they logon.

Rate review a library material
Rate/Review a Library Material

  • Using the catalog, select a title, title details.

  • At the top, click on: Reviews.

  • How do you rate this book? Click the number of stars you think the book deserves. The more stars the better the book.

  • To include a review of the book, write in the textbox. Capitalization, grammar, and spelling are important.

  • Enter your name in the display name box.

  • OR you can upload a review of the book.

  • Click on Save.

Destiny quest1
Destiny Quest

  • On the left-hand side, click on: Destiny Quest.

  • Click on: Begin your Destiny Quest.

  • More options:

    • Drag and Drop into a resource list

    • Search

    • My Info

Future of destiny
Future of Destiny

  • Staff to add resource lists for their classes.

  • Staff to add a reading list for their advisory.

  • Jeanne to add InfoTrac and other Internet sources into Destiny.

  • Jeanne will discover more features to support staff.