BSHS LMC Media Matters March 2011


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BSHS LMC Media Matters March 2011

  1. 1. -2061982114300BSHS LMC Media MattersVolume II, Issue 3 March 2011Teen Tech Week <br />BSHS LMCHours: 7:30-3:45Lead Librarian: Fran BullingtonExt. 1485AV Librarian: Jay CampbellExt. 1484 VVisit this newsletter on the library website to click on the links! BSHS LMC: Information Unleashed!<br /> BSHS LMC will be celebrating Teen Tech Week(TTW) March 6 – 12th. This initiative, begun in 2007 by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), focuses not only on teens, but also on their parents, educators and other concerned adults. In today’s information rich world, we need “to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies” (ALA News, 15 Feb. 2011). The 2011 theme, Mix and Mash @ your library, focuses on encouraging teens to use library resources to express their creativity and to develop their own unique content to share with others. To celebrate TTW, BSHS LMC is sponsoring a Book Trailer Contest. Student entries, due March 4th, will be judged during TTW. The winners will be announced March 11th and their videos posted on the library website. During lunches on Monday and Tuesday, students can learn how to use readily available software and web tools to improve and store their work. Want to know if a book or video is available in our media center without walking a mile or calling us? Check out Destiny, our new catalog, which is available on all district computers with Internet access. Open Internet Explorer and type the word “destiny” in the web address bar. Choose Boiling Springs High School from the list of district catalogs, and the adventure can begin! One of the best features of the new catalog is Destiny Quest. To begin your search in a more visually appealing catalog, choose “Destiny Quest” from the menu on the left. In addition to providing a means to search the catalog, Destiny Quest can also:Show you the top ten books being checked out by BSHS studentsLet you see what new titles are being added to our collectionProvide you with resource lists created by BSHS teachers and librariansDestiny Catalog Save the date! Mark June 14th and 15th on your calendar and plan to attend one of the state’s best educational technology conferences – for free! Greenville County Schools is once again sponsoring the Upstate Technology Conference at Wade Hampton High School this year. The conference features two phenomenal keynote speakers from Discovery Education: Brad Fountain and Hall Davidson. Earn Renewal Credits while networking with other educators and discover new ways to use technology to meet your curriculum’s standards and engage your students. Register online to attend and/or present (one lucky presenter will win an iPad!) at Hope to see you there!Dates to Remember:Mar. 6 – 12Teen Tech WeekMar.17: Bulldog Booklovers Club meeting 3:30 in media centerApril is National School Library Month“Reading furnishes the mind only with the materials of knowledge: it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” ~ John LockeImage credits: bulldog; Book covers courtesy of Follett’s Titlewave; Teen Tech Week logo courtesy of the American Library Association; SCYABA logo Have you begun noticing strange looking images like the one on the left lately? What are they? A QR (Quick Response) code is a two dimensional matrix that contains twice as much information as a normal barcode. Why would you want to be able to read them? They often contain more information on a product or topic. How do you read them? Using your smartphone’s camera and a QR reading app. Want to know more? Come by the library for a demonstration. YA lit isn’t just for teenagers. Ask the thousands of adults who got swept away in the Twilight series! Which series are popular now among students and teachers at BSHS?The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne CollinsEscape from Furnace trilogy by Alexander Gordon SmithThe Immortals series by Alyson NoelVampire Academy by Richelle MeadThe Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra ClareThe Maze Runner series by James DashnerHush, Hush saga by Becca Fitzpatrick. Free Professional DevelopmentPopular YA Series<br />