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The Library is an integral part of the school community at Lamoille Union High School and Middle School. We encourage students and faculty to explore and investigate for personal pleasure, class research, and for professional development. The Library offers a quiet, welcoming environment where all patrons can work productively.

Resources

The Library maintains a well-developed collection of over 16,000 books tailored to the high school and middle school curricula. Twelve networked computers access the Internet, and OPAC, the automated catalog. A computer lab adjoining the Library has twenty computers that are scheduled for class use.

In addition to book resources, the Library subscribes to four on-line databases:

On-Line Databases Student Resource Center:

  • multi-purpose database, covers current events, literature, science, current headline issues, health topics, biographies, sports, and much, much more.

Global Issues in Context:

  • offers current world events and issues using multiple perspectives. News sources include NPR, PBS, NBC, UPI and AP, as well as 400 global newspapers, magazines, and journals.
  • updated daily with articles from major newspapers around the world.
  • features an interactive map with satellite photography.
  • search either by country or by the following topic areas: Business and Economy; Health and Medicine: Conflict and Diplomacy; Science and Technology; Environment and Climate Change; and Society and Culture.

History Resource Center: World: Primary source documents, full-text articles and reference documents

History Resource Center: U.S.: Comprehensive coverage of the most studied topics in U.S. history courses, covering all areas of U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present day through a rich collection of primary documents, original reference sources and newspaper/journal articles.

Vermont Online Library (VOL):

  • search the following subject-specific databases:

Computer Database ASAP; Business & Company Resource Center; Health & Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health Module; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center; InfoTrac One-File PLUS; General Reference Center GOLD; Expanded Academic Index; InfoTrac Senior Edition, Junior Edition, Kids Edition, and K12 Professional Collection; Kids InfoBits; Business and Company Resource Center; InfoTrac Custom Newspapers-New York Times; and Biography Reference Bank.

Wilson Web Biographies:

  • contains all of the articles from all volumes of Current Biography, the World Author Series, Nobel Prize Winners, World Artists, World Film Directors, American Reformers, and numerous biographical books on musicians and composers from throughout history.

Other Resources The Library maintains a well-developed collection of over 16,000 books and over 1000 videos/DVDs tailored to the high school and middle school curricula. Twelve networked computers access the Internet and OPAC, the automated catalog. A computer lab adjoining the Library has twenty computers which are scheduled for classes.

 

The Weekly Geek

The Weekly Geek took on a new challenge this week. Make a movie trailer showing off Banned Book week in the library. Our goal was to do the whole thing start to finish in 17 minutes- that's planning, filming, editing and posting to YouTube......-it's only a minute long, we used iMovie on the iPad. We all know that time is a huge factor to all of us...one of the reasons we tried this experiment was to see what we could expect kids to produce with limited time in a class.

Video is certainly a powerful educational medium---whether you are flipping the classroom like Mr. LaBree, Ms. Toof, and Mr. Rector or using student made video as an engaging assessment tool like Mr. Button, Ms. Lafaivre, Mr. Dunkley, Ms. Burdick, Ms. Likite, Mr. Ibson, Mr. Murphy and others, or creating Professional Development content like Mr. Schaffer, and Mr. Harper, video can be really effective. And.....iMovie on the iPad and Flip Video make it doable given the time constraints we all face.

Our little video was just for fun and to promote our fabulous library. If you haven't done video lately- give it a shot to teach, assess, or even to encourage student reflection.