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WELCOME TO THE NEW MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER OVERVIEW OF RESOURCES OUR RESOURCES WEB 2.0, BLOGS, WIKIS The Basics Mrs. Keesing is the library media specialist, and Mrs. Kriss is the part-time library clerk. We are open at 7:35 daily.

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  3. The Basics • Mrs. Keesing is the library media specialist, and Mrs. Kriss is the part-time library clerk. • We are open at 7:35 daily. • The facility is for reading, researching, and collaborating on school work. • Please respect others by speaking quietly. • Food and drink are not allowed in the library media center, except during several special events.

  4. BOOKS • E-Books • Accessible 24/7 • Reference sources on a variety of subjects • Nonfiction • Located in two sections of the library media center • Fiction • Separated into young adult and regular fiction • Both fiction and nonfiction • Circulate for 28 days • Ask to renew – it is usually ok • Late fee = $.10 per book per day late • Reference • Generally non-circulating • By special arrangement, may circulate overnight

  5. BELS and BCCLS • BELS • Online catalog for our school and other schools • BCCLS • Online catalog for searching the public library system

  6. ACCESSING BELS • Start at the school district homepage, www.newmilfordschools.org • Click on the tab for high school and then on the tab for media center • On the left side, click on library catalog • Click on BELS, then on BELS Library Catalog, then on New Milford High School

  7. USING BELS • Defaults: • Search catalog of the New Milford High School Library Media Center • From remote location, select New Milford High School to be the default • Perform keyword search • Other options: • Search other school catalogs • Limit search by publication date • Perform title and author searches • Search by a particular material type • NEW! Check your school library holdings – Need a PIN #

  8. ChangeDefault Type in search Click on search button

  9. View results Click for more info

  10. See Call # Check status View other schools’ holdings

  11. USING BCCLS • From the library media center page, click on library catalogs • Select BCCLS • From the BCCLS homepage, you can: • Search the catalogs for about 80 public libraries • View and renew holdings on your library card • You need a PIN # from the public library for this • Click on the special section for teens

  12. Check your card Enter search Change default Change default

  13. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) • You may request books from other BELS and BCCLS libraries if: • You have a valid public library card in your own name • The card is free of fines • Deliveries: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays You may return any public library items that you or your family has borrowed to our school library • Allow a week to receive items (they may arrive sooner)

  14. INTERLIBRARY LOANS, BELS • In BELS, click under a title to see which libraries own the item you want • Click on “Request This Item”, and enter your library card number • Or, ask Mrs. Keesing for your card number • Complete the form and click submit

  15. INTERLIBRARY LOAN, BCCLS • Request an interlibrary loan form from Mrs. Keesing and fill it out • She will process your request • That material will arrive at school in a week (or sooner) • You may also enter your library card number to request material yourself • That material will be sent to New Milford Public Library for you to pick up

  16. E-BOOKS • Access through the link on either the Library homepage or on the Library catalog page • Excellent reference information! • 314 different e-books to support every area of the curriculum and then some! • Images, graphs, charts included

  17. SUBSCRIPTION DATABASES • Excellent resources! • Updated regularly • Written by authorities in the subject • Accurate, balanced coverage • Text often enhanced by graphics and charts • Many allow you to save articles in a folder • Colleges expect students to use databases • Accessible via remote location

  18. 2010-2011 DATABASES • NBC News Archives on Demand • constantly updated current events from NBC news • create playlists and record notes • appropriate for most subject areas • Global Issues in Context • Global perspectives, 21st century concerns • Podcasts, videos, maps • International news • Opposing Viewpoints • contemporary issues • viewpoints, primary sources, statistics, media

  19. 2010-2011 DATABASES • Modern World History • from the 1500s to the present • US at War • from colonial wars through the Iraq War • EBSCO, including: • comprehensive magazine database • NoveList • Points of View

  20. 2010-2011 DATABASES • Issues & Controversies in American History • the pros and cons – with lots of information • Facts on File • databases include health, careers, history, science, and more • Teen Health & Wellness • geared specifically towards teenagers • nutrition, family life, relationships, drugs, alcohol, and more

  21. DISCOVER WEB 2.0 • Social Bookmarking • Blogs • Wikis • Google Docs • Wordle • Animoto • Much more!

  22. NEWSPAPERS • New York Times, Monday-Friday • The Record, Monday-Friday • Newspapers remain in the Library Media Center for the day • After school, you may request to take home that day’s paper (or sections of it)

  23. MAGAZINES • Current issues are in the magazine rack • Current issues stay in the Library • Past issues • may circulate for two weeks • usually stored for two years • We have a variety of magazines • Some may offer useful information for school assignments • Some are of general reading interest

  24. SOME OF THE WAYS MRS. KEESING CAN HELP! • Provide detailed instruction on databases • Review how to find books/use e-books • Help with book selection • Assist with the interlibrary loan procedure • Help using some Web 2.0 applications • Offer assistance with works-cited page • Discuss plagiarism • Construct collaborations with teachers

  25. NEW MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!! Created by Mrs. Keesing, Updated Sept., 2010 (after model by Donna Antonellis, Ridgewood High School, NJ)

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