Friday, October 23, 2015

Digital Citizenship Week

This week is National Digital Citizenship Week

Some things to remember when posting:
  • Avoid TMI
  • Think about the reader
  • Keep relationship details to your self
  • Curate your photos (check that they are appropriate)
To learn more about Digital Citizenship go to Digital Bytes sponsored by Common Sense Media.

Monday, October 5, 2015

College & Career Planning Guides

College Visits?? Trying to decide?

 Check out the library's collection of College & Career Planning Guides.
  •  Best colleges ~2015 Edition 
  • College Exploration on the Internet 
  • The Princeton Review: Complete book of colleges, 2014
  • Barron's Profiles of American Colleges, 2013
  • Barron's Profiles of American Colleges: Northeast Edition
  • The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges, 2014
  • Admission Possible: the "dare to be yourself" guide to getting into the best colleges..

Need money for college?  Check out these scholarship resources.
  • Peterson's Scholarships, Grants & Prizes
  • The Ultimate Scholarship book, 2012

College/Career Planning:
  • The Top 100: the fastest growing careers for the 21st century, 5th edition
  • Teen's Guide to College and Career Planning: Your High School Road Map..
  • Accepted: 50 successful college admission essays 
  • Now you tell me! 12 college students give the best advice they never got
  • *Undecided navigating life and learning after high school (Click for access
  • *Quick guide to college majors and careers (click for access
Also, there is the Occupational Outlook Handbook located within our VRC database collection.  
*Use your school username and password for access to eBooks.

Weiner~Classification of Species Assignment

For this assignment students will be identifying various animal species.

Classification Resources:

*Use your school username and password to access eBook collection
  • Classification of living organisms (eBook) *click here for access
  • Classification of life  (Location # 578.01 Ste) 
  • The Variety of life: a survey and a celebration of all the creatures that have ever lived (Location # 578 Tud)
  • Animals: a visual guide to the animal kingdom (Location # 590 Lai OVS)
  • Every living thing: man's obsessive quest to catalog life, from nanobacteria to new monkeys (Location # 578.01 Dun)
  •  Magical mushrooms, mysterious molds (Location # 579.5 Hud)
  • Peterson field guide to birds of North America (Location # 598 Pet) 
  • Fungi, Mushrooms, Toadstools and Molds (eBook) *click here for access

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

English Language Learners Database
Located in LOTE section of VRC
English Language Learners

Information about this database: 
"Reference Center provides ELL students and their teachers with an easy-to-use interface and reference materials that are designed to support English-language proficiency and comprehension. Literacy, researching, note-taking and academic writing skills are reinforced in all topics; all text can be read aloud." (ESBOCES)

Other Features: 
  • Use translation button to translate text into numerous languages.
  • Listen to text read aloud.
  •  Contains articles on subjects such as history, civics, culture, literature, and science.
  • Contains a section on life skills  

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month ~ September 15 - October 15

Resources on Hispanic/Latino Culture

Cultural Websites:
Travel/Tourism Websites
Virtual Reference Collection (VRC) databases: Click link and then select your school to enter

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Welcome back!

Welcome back students, teachers and staff !

As always the library staff is here to assist all students, teachers and staff with assignments, lessons, research and pleasure reading.  Let us help you on your road to success!

Take advantage of all the resources available at the Library Information Center
including books, E books, magazines, VRC databases, DVDs, books on CD and tape etc.

We are also pleased to announce that the Writer's Block with Ms. Jen Tursi, is now located in the library. Services are provided from periods 2-10 and include feedback on college essays, research papers, DBQs, stories and poems.

We look forward to working with you. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Art Show@ Ward Melville HS

The Annual Ward Melville HS Senior Art Show

Senior Art Show

Art books in our collection:
  • Sculpture by Stuart A. Kallen (Shelf # 730 Kal) 
  • Graphic Arts by Gail B. Stewart (Shelf # 741.6 Ste)
  • Design A to Z (Shelf # 745.4 Bay)
  • Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design (Shelf #740 Kid)
  • The Ceramics Bible (Shelf #738.1 Tay)
  • Color in Clay (Shelf #738.1 Wal)
  • Digital Art (776 Mil)
  • Box Builders Handbook: Essential Techniques (Shelf # 745.51 Ham)
  • and many more.......