The “required” summer reading lists for AP are ready to go, but first, don’t you want to do some leisure reading too?
Check out the library staff’s recommendations of what’s hot and popular on our Summer 2013 reading list! Download as a PDF for handy reference(we’ve marked titles available as ebooks, too). summer reading 2013 bookmark new pdf.
And if you need tips with checking out our e-books, this handy flyer should help. Download this Ebook instructions Summer reading PDF for how to use Follett Shelf, Mackin Via, and Overdrive e-books. (Or email us if you get stuck!)
If you really like it, send us a “selfie” of you reading a book from our list this summer! Happy reading!
One way to get ready for your college life is to figure out how the university library works. Browse their website–figure out how to get around so when you need it, you’ll be ready.
College libraries also have subject area specialists–try to find the specialist for your subject! It’s like having your own personal librarian.
Also check out the subject guides available–the librarians create pathfinders for every major showing what databases and websites are preferred for you to use. That’s an easy way to get started and use the sites your professors expect.
The library can be your studying home-away-from-home. There are study rooms you can reserve, many of them have equipment you can check out, coffee areas, etc. It’s a good respite from the dorm and a place where you can meet others too.
Check out a few of these library websites for examples!
We have NEW e-books available on both Overdrive and Follett Shelf! Use your student ID to login (and the password read if it needs one).
New titles include the new time-twisting trilogy Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman to the clever Maddie on Things–the journey of a man and his dog who is photographed “on things”! (The book premiered at #SXSW). Or check out Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick (an innocent exchange student who turns out to be a spy) and The Infects, a zombie survival novel.
For more info on the apps you need for using Overdrive and Follett, check out our e-books tab on the toolbar or ask the library staff for help!
If you are working on a research project, don’t forget to use our DATABASES page to find all the research sites we subscribe to. If you need password info, drop the library an email, come by the library for a brochure, or check in the student shared folder online. We have just added a new Global Social Issues database that covers all sorts of issues from….well, you got it, from around the world Seriously, the database covers anything that could be a social issue — from diseases, to ethical science issues, to education. Check it out!
If you are working on the Vietnam research project right now, check the TEACHER Project pages for a link to the LIB Guide full of links, tips, and help.
Drop us an email if you have a question or tweet us at @whslibraryrocks!
We are so excited to share that the author of Little Brother, Cory Doctorow, is coming to visit Westlake February 22nd during 2nd period! Doctorow is well known for his novels, like Little Brother and For the Win, as well as his work on the blog he co-edits, Boing Boing.
Doctorow is wired into digital media and how it may impact the future–YOUR future. He also writes for magazines such as Wired and Make magazine and is just generally cool as you can see from the photo
Doctorow will be appearing in the WHS Research Center on the 22nd, but you can pre-order copies of his books now, for autographing! An order form is attached here, or you may come by either library to pre-order a book. There will be a few copies of Little Brother and the sequel, Homeland, available the day of his talk, as well.
Want to read Anna Karenina after seeing the film? What about Les Miserables? Did you know that almost any classic book that was published more than 75 years ago is now available on Project Gutenberg’s free e-book site?
You can access Project Gutenberg directly, through their site, or via the library’s Overdrive page, which has a PG link on the page.
Check it out over the holidays if you haven’t already. And P.S. –they also have audio versions of many books!
Welcome back! We’re glad to have you back and are here to help!
First on the agenda–iPads. The Juice Bar will be open for help with your iPads during both lunch periods. But in the meantime, if you need help, check the WIFI tutorial page, located on WHSchaps.com home page.
Our new campus technology specialist Mr. Yenca will be posting updated instructions and tutorials for items like eBackpack on the site, so it’s a “go-to” place for help.
We’ll be posting updated information about our e-book apps soon, but if you don’t have Overdrive app on your iPad, set that up in order to check out library “e-books” for your ISR reading.
If you need some summer reading, check out our two e-book apps! We have Overdrive (see previous blog posts), and now we have a new e-book app, Follett Digital Reader! To see the books we own on our Follett Shelf, click here.
You can read the books on your computer, laptop, or iPad with the iPad app.
To check a book out, download the “Follett Digital Reader app.” Open the app and then add the login information. If you are at the high school library, use the web address wbb08175 and if you are at the NGC use wbb15184. Enter your student id number and the pword: read.
Or check out our free e-books that you can check out from the Overdrive service–download the Overdrive Media Console app, or read the books on your Kindle or Nook!