The 9th grade students have visited the library twice in the past few days. The first time was to get acquainted with some great books, such as our new Sakura Medal titles and books recommended by the library staff. They sat in circles and spent one minute each with five books. Then they discussed the five books with the others in their circle. The second visit was a library orientation. The students worked in teams to discover information about both the physical and virtual library and then presented what they had learned to the rest of the class. Topics covered included the Online Databases, the Citation and Creative Commons Guide, the Destiny Library Catalog, the Sakura Medal Program, the fiction genres in the library, the Tech Help Desk, and rules around borrowing computer chargers, books, Kindles, iPads and other library materials.
One of the best resources that high school students have at their fingertips is our amazing library. This year, the librarians flipped the tables on the new high school students for their orientation. Instead of being told what is where in a lecture that would soon be forgotten, students were challenged to discover different resources in the library and then present to their classmates.
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