Welcome to the Wilbury A. Crockett Library<br />On the back of the sheet in front of you, without talking to your neighbor...
By the end of this class . . .<br />Library resources and materials<br />Technology<br />Expectations<br />Procedures<br /...
Our goals for you<br />Identify, evaluate and utilize a variety of resources when you need information<br />Use technology...
Your goals for us<br />
The Staff<br />Ms. Flaherty<br />Ms. Purnell<br />Ms. Ellis<br />Ms. Stravinski<br />Ms. Holbrook<br />Ms. Sriram<br />Lib...
Library and study hall hours<br />Monday – Thursday 7:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (first block access)<br />Friday 7:15 a.m. to 3...
How to behave in a library . . .<br />
Hardware<br />26 computers (Apples & PCs)<br />2 scanners<br />Video cameras<br />Digital cameras<br />Blank CDs/DVDs <br ...
Books.  Are not. Obsolete.<br />WHS catalog<br />
Digital resources<br />WHS reseach wiki<br />Reference sources and databases<br />
The basics:  can you find . . .<br />a map of Afghanistan?<br />the per capita GDP compared to the United States?<br />Def...
How about history and politics?<br />Who is the founder of modern Afghanistan?  Who is the current president?<br />Who are...
Islam and its role in Afghanistan<br /><ul><li>Find information on the origins of Islam.
Find information comparing/contrasting the Hassan and the Pashtun.</li></li></ul><li>The Kite Runner<br />Find a review of...
Afghan-Americans<br />How many people of Afghan descent live in the United States?<br />Find an article that discusses the...
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  1. 1. Welcome to the Wilbury A. Crockett Library<br />On the back of the sheet in front of you, without talking to your neighbor:<br />Write down the title of a book, newspaper, or magazine you’re read in the last year and really enjoyed. Not something you had to read for school – just something you liked.<br />If you remember the author’s name, write that down too.<br />When you’re done, turn your sheet face down on the table.<br />At Wellesley High School<br />Fall, 2009<br />
  2. 2. By the end of this class . . .<br />Library resources and materials<br />Technology<br />Expectations<br />Procedures<br />Activity: Learn more about the world of Kite Runner.<br />
  3. 3. Our goals for you<br />Identify, evaluate and utilize a variety of resources when you need information<br />Use technology effectively and responsibly.<br />Read, read, read. Your choice.<br />
  4. 4. Your goals for us<br />
  5. 5. The Staff<br />Ms. Flaherty<br />Ms. Purnell<br />Ms. Ellis<br />Ms. Stravinski<br />Ms. Holbrook<br />Ms. Sriram<br />Library staff<br />Technology department<br />
  6. 6. Library and study hall hours<br />Monday – Thursday 7:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (first block access)<br />Friday 7:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.<br />Math and writing labs – check schedules posted in library.<br />Study hall procedures<br />
  7. 7. How to behave in a library . . .<br />
  8. 8. Hardware<br />26 computers (Apples & PCs)<br />2 scanners<br />Video cameras<br />Digital cameras<br />Blank CDs/DVDs <br />iPods<br />
  9. 9. Books. Are not. Obsolete.<br />WHS catalog<br />
  10. 10. Digital resources<br />WHS reseach wiki<br />Reference sources and databases<br />
  11. 11. The basics: can you find . . .<br />a map of Afghanistan?<br />the per capita GDP compared to the United States?<br />Definition: The value of all goods and services produced in a country in one year (divided by the number of people.) From worldbank.org<br />
  12. 12. How about history and politics?<br />Who is the founder of modern Afghanistan? Who is the current president?<br />Who are the Taliban? When did they come to power?<br />Wikipedia<br />
  13. 13. Islam and its role in Afghanistan<br /><ul><li>Find information on the origins of Islam.
  14. 14. Find information comparing/contrasting the Hassan and the Pashtun.</li></li></ul><li>The Kite Runner<br />Find a review of the book in a newspaper or magazine.<br />Find information about the author, KahledHoseini.<br />
  15. 15. Afghan-Americans<br />How many people of Afghan descent live in the United States?<br />Find an article that discusses the experiences of Afghan immigrants in the U.S.<br />
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