Ann Monday Library Media Center

ask * think * create

Total Classes, 1st Semester:  515

Classes by Department

2nd Quarter Highlights

Our students are researching some fascinating topics!  Librarians curated the best resources and taught skills necessary for students to be successful with papers and projects in a wide range of subjects.  Classes during the 2nd Quarter researched topics such as: the periodic table of the elements (entire Science 8 team), the salons of the Renaissance period (World History II), political parties and presidential scandals (Honors Gov't), persuasive topics (English 8), global issues (English 10 team), biographies of famous scientists and historical figures (English 7), and agricultural issues in Spanish-speaking countries (Spanish).  Librarians assessed information literacy skills of English students in grades 7 and 9, and taught related skills, such as Website Evaluation, and Boolean Operators for online searching.  Students researched the historical context of several novels:  Secret Life of Bees (English 9), Of Mice and Men (English 9), and the Great Gatsy (English 11).  We also worked with Latin, Film Studies, Diploma Candidates, and ESOL Level 3's researching their Global Awareness & Technology Project.

Thanks to the many teachers who brought down ** 36 classes** to check out books, listen to book talks, get personal recommendations for reading from librarians, and take advantage of our collection.  Thank you, Mr. Calamito, Ms. Mirro, Ms. Awdeh, Mr. Barker, Ms. Reakes-Smith, Mr. Walker, Ms. Baxter, and Ms. Darling.

Total Checkouts, 1st semester: 11,654

Meet Laura Hamm (formerly Burlingham)       *New Librarian*

Laura . . .
Taught English in Prince William County for 6 years
Graduated with BA in English and an MA in Teaching from
Christopher Newport University
Received her School Library Endorsement, pre-K-12, from UVA-Wise    
Attended Robinson as a student in 8th and 9th grade
Loves dogs and has a Swiss Mountain Dog named Harvey
Enjoys cooking, baking, reading (obviously), and is an HGTV addict
Recently married Jay Hamm on Jan. 3
Welcome to Robinson, Laura!

Ms. Hamm with Charlotte, Valentine's Day Contest Winner

Nonfiction Literacy & Current Events

News articles on high interest topics such as War & Peace, Science, Money, Law, Health, Arts, and Sports
Teachers can change the readability to 5 different reading levels
No login required; print 4 articles per day
With a free account, teachers can create classes, assign articles,
and have students annotate (lasts about 6 weeks)
Approved for use in FCPS

Featured Database
Consumer Reports

Our library provides an institutional subscription to the online site for unbiased product ratings.  Use the above link, or start at the library website.

For home use, login with . . .
Username: rbss
Password: robinson

Contact your Librarians
x 2270

Laura Hamm (formerly Burlingham; not yet changed in Outlook), 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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Twitter: @robinsonlibrary