Welcome to the Lawrence School Library Media Center’s blog! I am Ms. Hines, the newest library media specialist. I am so excited to be here and to be helping the students at Lawrence become effective users of information, lifelong learners, and lovers of literature!
What has been happening in the library?
A lot has been happening since school started in September. Students visited the LMC throughout the first few weeks to meet me, introduce themselves, and learn a bit more about how they can effectively use the library.
The 8th graders in both Mrs. Nimtz’s Community Services Learning classes and Mr. O’Connor’s social studies workshop visited the library for discussion around research basics:
- searching the Internet,
- searching the library catalog
- searching the library’s databases
- utilizing Boolean Operators (connectors for keyword search terms),
- pros/cons of Wikipedia
- evaluating websites
See the presentation for Mr. O’Connor’s class here: O’Connor – Research Process