Ann Monday Library Media Center

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Librarians from left to right: Laura Burlingham, Marianne Keith, Melissa Morgan, and Debbie Scott

What a busy 1st Quarter!

We welcomed all new 7th graders to our library through English classes for orientation; and they all returned again last week to research Ellis Island with their history teachers. We taught 15 classes of 9th grade Biology Honors how to analyze an abstract and choose a science experiment article from a peer-reviewed journal. Many IB classes began to research for their Internal Assessments, including Topics, Religion, Latin, and Drama.  We also taught Junior IB Diploma Candidates a lesson on Avoiding Plagiarism and In-Text Citations, in preparation for writing an Extended Essay. Students participating in the Science Fair attended a research workshop in the library.

Thanks to the many teachers who brought down 42 classes to check out books, listen to book talks, get personal recommendations for reading, and take advantage of our collection.  Thank you, Mr. Walker, Mr. Barker, Ms. Anderson, Ms. Karr, Ms. Mosteller, Ms. Sibley, Mr. Kelly, Ms. Reakes-Smith, Dr. Frenck, Ms. Gray, Ms. Baxter, and Mr. Hewan, and Ms. Lopatin.  Total Checkouts: September: 3274; October: 2796.

New Sign-In for Students on Passes

Students now sign in to the library **online** using a laptop and a Microsoft  Access database. Our new system is fast, efficient, and provides us lots of data! Thanks to Melissa Morgan, Karen Miller, and Derek Knizner for setting up our new system.  So far, we've had 5,149 students sign in to the library on a pass from a teacher or from lunch.  

A student signs in to the library


Create a blank wall online to share with students and they can add to it; no account necessary. Add text, images, video, links, or PDF documents; easy to drag-and-drop. Students can use computers, smart phones, or tablets to add content to the wall. Instant web-based collaboration! Here’s an example of a padlet librarians used when teaching Theory of Knowledge students how to avoid plagiarism.

Featured DatabaseNew!

Over 130,000 eBooks in all subject areas. Scholarly sources on the college level from university presses and academic publishers. Great for honors, IB and AP courses. Download these eBooks to phones, tablets, & laptops!
Click on the link below, then choose Ebsohost Research Databases, then eBook Academic Collection
Username: rbss; Password: robinson

Contact your Librarians
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Laura Burlingham, Librarian, Department Liaison for Science, Health/PE, Art, World Languages
Marianne Keith, Librarian, Department Liaison for English, Music, Drama
Melissa Morgan, Librarian, Department Liaison for Social Studies, FACS, Business, Marketing, Math
Debbie Scott, Head Librarian

*Special Ed. and ESOL teachers, please contact the librarian who is the liaison for your subject area

Blackboard: Library Media Center Course
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