What's on The Shelf
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Our vision is that all teens have access to quality library programs and services ‒ no matter where they occur ‒ that link them to resources, connected learning opportunities, coaching, and mentoring that are tailored to the unique circumstances of the community and that create new opportunities for all teens’ personal growth, academic success, and career development.
Citation Machine helps student and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use. Its primary goal is to make it so easy for student researchers to cite their information sources, that there is virtually no reason not to. Because someday the information that someone else wants to use will be yours.
Bibme is a free automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting. Bibme leverages external databases to quickly fill citation information for you. Bibme will then format the citation information and compile a bibliography according to the guidelines of the style manuals.
WHAT WE DO…
- Provide, and maintain appropriate resources to support and enrich the curriculum, recreational and cultural needs of staff and students
- Provide instruction and assistance in the use of library information, materials and equipment.
- Provide a quiet and friendly environment to study.
- Provide help and resources for assignments and information needs when needed..
- Provide books for recreational reading.
- Assist teachers by collaborating with instruction and by providing resources that support curriculum.
WHAT WE HAVE…
- Print Resources: Catalog of 8,500 Non Fiction & Fiction Books
- Electronic Resources: InfoBase Publishing containing 5,700 Non Fiction Books, Bloom’s Literary Reference Online, Britannica, Gale/Nelson Online, Ebsco Online, Rosen Teen Health & Wellness & The Ontario Educational Resource Bank.
- We have Maclean’s, Rolling Stones, Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, and Ski Magazines.
- Equipment: Laptop Lab (36 computers with projector and drop down screen), set of 30 Chromebooks and 30 Netbooks. Portable IRover (All booked via FirstClass)
- Staff & Students can print Black & White or Colour, Photocopier with scanner is available
- Conference Room for group meetings with Smart TV (seats 32, booked via FirstClass)
- Table Area – seats 32 (booked via FirstClass)
- 2 Student Study rooms (seats 6, booked via FirstClass)
Etiquette @ The Learning Commons…
It is expected that an atmosphere will be maintained in the Library Learning Commons that makes it possible for all students and staff visiting to be productive. Please be respectful of others in the LLC.
- Speak quietly and behave in a manner consistent with study.
- Do not bring food, or drinks into the library.
- Enter the library in an orderly manner and lower your voice.
- Check out ALL items taken from the library.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is the Library Learning Commons opened?
The LLC is open during school hours each day; before school and after school.
Hours are as follows:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Is there a limit to how many items I may check out?
Students may check out as many items as they would like to be responsible for. Students may be asked to limit checkouts due to class assignments.
How long can I keep the items that I check out?
Books in the regular collection may be checked out for 2 weeks and items are renewable. Reference materials are available for overnight checkout at the end of each day and should be returned the next day before school.
Please note: if you need to have an item for longer than the usual 2 weeks please let Mrs. Murphy know and the date will be adjusted to match the due date of your assignment.
What if the LLC doesn't have what I need?
Interlibrary Loan Service may be available. In most cases, we can locate what you need from within DSBN. Speak with Mrs. Murphy for help with this.
Where do I return LLC materials?
Items may be returned at the Circulation desk.
How can I get permission to travel during my MSIP class to the LLC?
Students may not travel to the LLC for their MSIP Class.
Can I borrow a Chromebook to use in my MSIP Class?
Students may come to the LLC to borrow technology, if available.
Do I need a library card to check out materials from the LLC?
Students may use their student ID to check out materials but it is not required.