November 30, 2007

Juvenile Books: Graphic Novels

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

AU Circulating: Recreational

The following book has been added to the library collection. You will find it shelved in the regular location or in the new book display on the main floor.

Juvenile Books: Holiday

The following book has been added to the juvenile collection. It will beinitially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

November 27, 2007

New authors & first novels

The most recent volume of Booklist (v. 104, no. 6) magazine, is a spotlight issue featuring first novels:

"During the last few years, there's been an enormous increase in the number of first novels for children and young adults. Below you'll find the best of this year's debuts - all published over the last 12 months. It's no stretch to think we'll be hearing more from these talented writers." - Stephanie Zvirin (Booklist, 11/15/07, p. 55)

Nine of then ten books detailed are part of the library juvenile collection. Books titles link to the library catalog; check out a new author and view availability:
  1. Billie Standish Was Here, by Nancy Crocker
  2. Black Book of Secrets, by F.E. Higgins,
  3. Does My Head Look Big in This?, by Randa Abdel-Fattah
  4. Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat, by Lynne Jonell
  5. Epic, by Conor Kostick
  6. Every Crooked Pot, by Renee Rosen
  7. Miss Spitfire, by Sarah Miller
  8. The Swan Maiden, by Heather Tomlinson
  9. Tyrell, by Coe Booth
  10. Useful Fools, by C.A. Schmidt

Interested in viewing Booklist? The library not only has Booklist in the journal collection, but it is also available via OhioLINK Academic Search Complete (must authenticate to view from off campus) database.

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November 19, 2007

IRC Hours Update


IRC Color Printer

The color printer has been repaired.
Thanks for your patience.

Color Printer

The IRC's color printer is currently out of order; a service call was placed this morning for repairs.

Need color printing? Save your project; there is a color printer available in Patterson.

November 12, 2007

It's here! The new laminator


The new laminator, a GBC HeatSeal Ultima 65, has arrived in the IRC and is ready for use. Similar to the laminators in several neighboring school districts, this machine not only has several safety features in place, but also offers a quieter laminating process.

Process differs slightly in that lighter weight items (copy paper and construction paper) should be fed through more quickly than heavier items (file folders and poster board). Please ask for help when using this machine for the first time.

November 7, 2007

Leveled Book Kits

Dr. Mary Rycik's class has recently leveled the following five book kits in the IRC Collection:
From the IRC web page:

"Each leveled kit has a label placed on the bottom right corner indicating suggested reading levels; included are grade and stage (emergent, early, early fluent, and fluent), F & P (Fountas and Pinnell), and Directed Reading Assessment (DRA). A handout is provided with leveled kits and describes criteria."


For more information on IRC book kits, check out the Instructional Resource Center web site, IRC: Leveled Book Kits. As additional book kits are leveled, notices will be posted on the IRC blog.


November 6, 2007

IRC Circulating: Activity Books

The following activity books have been added to the curriculum collection. Activity books are located in the textbook annex on the second floor, directly outside of the Instructional Resource Center.

Juvenile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will beinitially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.


AU Circulating: General

The following books have been added to the circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the regular location or in the new book display in the reference area on the main floor.

Juvenile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will beinitially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

IRC Reference

The following book has been added to the IRC reference collection. You will find it shelved directly inside the IRC, library second floor, in the reference section.

AU Circulating

The following books have been added to the circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the regular location or in the new book display in the reference area on the main floor.

AU Circulating: Education & Technology

The following book has been added to the circulating collection. You will find it shelved in the regular location or in the new book display in the reference area on the main floor.

AU Circulating: Graphic Novel

The following book has been added to the circulating collection. You will find it shelved in the regular location or in the new book display in the reference area on the main floor.

AU Circulating: Education

The following book has been added to the circulating collection. You will find it shelved in the regular location or in the new book display in the reference area on the main floor.

IRC Circulating: Activity Books

The following activity books have been added to the curriculum collection. Activity books are located in the textbook annex on the second floor, directly outside of the Instructional Resource Center.