Author Archives: NSHS Library

9th Grade History Choice Project #1

Working with our students as they develop research skills is an important focus for the NSHS library teachers. In term 2, the library teachers worked collaboratively with the 9th-grade History team to prepare for the 1st “choice project” that 9th-graders … Continue reading

Curbside Checkout

NSHS Curbside Checkout Just because the Newton South Library isn’t open for browsing doesn’t mean students can’t get print books! The Library team is happy to offer “curbside checkout.”  Students can put books on hold in our online catalog, using … Continue reading

Orientation at the Virtual South Library

Traditionally, all freshman English classes visit the library for an orientation. We would normally use this time to familiarize the students with the library resources and to introduce them to the physical space. The large library, packed with upper-classmen, can … Continue reading

Accessing eBooks and Audiobooks with Sora

Though we are providing curbside pickup for physical books (more information here), the easiest way for students and staff to access new reading material is through South’s participation in the Commonwealth eBook Collection via the Sora app. The district will … Continue reading

Zooming into History

In a typical year, the library teachers log many classroom hours with our History colleagues and their students, teaching research skills and the ins and outs of citations. This year we are doing the same by employing some added technologies … Continue reading

New J Block Norms in the Library

After a long history of requests from students, including discussion with South Senate, the decision was made to revamp the library during J block, a block at the end of the day on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday during which students … Continue reading