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2013 - 2014 Monthly Library News: Spring 2014

Monthly updates for students, staff, and the greater Salem community.

Staff Bookclub

Looking for a good read this summer?  We will be discussing the title below at our first Staff Book-club meeting at the end of September.  

Don't wait to wait until September, tweet your thoughts, reactions, comments with #shsreads. 

New Books!

Coming in the fall!

Beginning next fall we'll be offering one stop search with our online catalog.  What does this mean?  With one single search students will be able to locate print resources and database resources and get results in one complete list.   

#shsreads on twitter

Year in Review

Best thing about the school library? "everything! but get more books! love you guys!"  from the annual student survey.

Library Usage

With over 34,000 unique student visits, the SHS Library continues to be a well utilized resource for students to research, create, and collaborate on projects.  

Library Resources

Print circulations tend to continue to be more popular when students select independent reading titles.  Otherwise, when conducting research students gravitate towards on-line sources often using Research Guides to aid direction to library resources such as e-books and academic databases.  

Complete Library Statistics - visit this link to view a complete picture of all statistics maintained by the library

Student Work

While the traditional research paper is still important students are now encouraged to use a variety of presentation tools to collaborate, share, and present information.  

         Samples from the 2013-14 Academic Year



 Library Displays

Through the year the librarians strive to create engaging and dynamic displays to promote reading, inspire inquiry, and provide information.  

Freshmen Research Seminar 

The goal of the one-quarter seminar is to introduce students to the library's resources and give them tools to maintain resources and stay organized.  

"It gave me a lot more knowledge when it comes to the databases and why we use them and not just google. And helped me learn how to use chrome a lot better."  Quote from the freshman research seminar feedback survey.

The overarching tool is EasyBib to collect resources and create citations and works cited pages and most students agree that it is something that they will continue to use in high school. 

During the year students used EasyBib to create:                  

  • 4,674   Project Folders
  • 13,380 Notecards
  • 17,250  Citations