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SHHS Library Media Center

Last Updated: 10/29/2020 6:28 PM
Inviting. Inspiring. Innovating.

 

SHHS Library Reno

 

Library Vision

 

We invite you to take a look at the Science Hill High School Library Media Center if you haven’t visited in a while! The library is a warm, welcoming, and safe place for our patrons to study, to read, or just to relax. The physical space has gone through a tremendous transformation! While sitting on new comfortable sofas or reading chairs, we offer a great selection of current magazines and books that are available for checkout as well as a large number of audio books. We have also partnered with our school PTSA to celebrate on a number of occasions in our space.

We inspire readers, thinkers and dreamers. Actively seeking feedback to questionnaires, we use the comments to make book selections as well as finding the best options for research materials and other nonfiction purchases for our academic needs. The suggestions for the new space--(prior to the renovation) flooring, colors, soft seating areas, flexible classroom areas, and relocation of the circulation desk, were all included in the finished product. We publish a library newsletter and create displays to grab the curiosity of our patrons and visitors. We’ve even teamed up with classroom teachers for reading projects like Blind Date with a Book, the People’s Fair, and a variety of other activities.

We are innovative and future-thinking. For our AP, Honors, and other classes, we added JSTOR as another valuable online database for class or individual research. This will provide valuable research opportunities for instruction and new experiences as SHHS continues to mesh face-to-face instruction with continuously-emerging technologies while accomplishing remote learning during the pandemic.

We anticipate continued success in our third year of our 1:1 with Chromebooks and support from our Topper Tech Team. As a result of remote learning, our student tech team and the JCS technicians are working hard to keep our devices connected and functioning. We desire to bridge academic experiences with personal interests, career goals, and pleasure reading. New technologies in the future may allow us to better serve our library patrons by offering electronic circulation, e-readers, and other digital services in the future.

See what’s changing in our library! Grab a latte or smoothie from the Hilltop Cafe (when it reopens) and hang out in the library with us! You will discover that our library space is more than just a silent place for reading!

 

Library Goals

 

Maintain an inviting, safe, and user-friendly environment for all of our patrons

Support the school's beliefs and mission statement

Promote lifelong learning

Motivate patrons to pursue their interests in reading and research

Teach information literacy skills

Collaborate with teachers to develop instructional presentations to support information and technology skills

Promote and encourage intellectual freedom

Encourage professional reading and learning

Promote new technologies in the library environment--JSTOR, EBSCO, TEL, etc.

Teach digital citizenship and ethical behavior

 

Last Updated: October 28, 2020