Library Highlights 2014/15

Another Great Year

The library continued to be a place of community and activity. There was an active demand for library blocks and usage  of our extended hours during lunch, before, and after school. There were two part time teacher-librarians, Ms. Jones and Ms Wethered, ready to help. As always, we play an active role helping students with research of all kinds, including our special programs such as French Immersion and IB.  We like to think of the library as the brain of the school and a safe haven inclusive of all.  In addition to supporting students, selecting, evaluating, and cataloguing print and digital resources, we also had clubs,  an array of events, and silent study periods.  We would sincerely like to thank NWSS PAC, parent participants, and community members (Megan Williams, Vancouver Writers Festival) for their fine contributions towards our collection development and events.  Feel free to click on the links to see more details about our services and events. There’s an open invitation for parents to come to the library and see what’s new – perhaps participate as a guest speaker? Wishlist for speakers : Women in sciences and maths, community activists, life after graduation.

School events:

Global Issues Week Speaker Series: Justice Theatre, BC ALPHA, MMIW,  Sexual Health, Amnesty International

Check your Head : Food Justice

Climate Reality with Dr. D. Tindall

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion Project with T. Takaro & R. Walmsley

NWSS Electives Fair

Star Wars Day

Author visits:

Ranj Dhaliwal

Ashley Little

Alessandra Naccarato

Megan Williams

Reading programs:

Hyack Teen Read Award

Patron of the month

Reading Challenge

Collection Development:

236 Fiction books

79 Non-fiction books

15 Videos

Some collaborative lessons and units:

First Nations art – past and present

Framing and Inquiry – SJ 12 Research

Developing inquiry questions

Plagiarism : How to avoid it

Website evaluation: general and IB

Divergent Thinking gallery walk – SJ 12

Library orientation for new students -video

How to cite a website using EasyBib – video

Ressources en français

Teaching the Holocaust  – SS 11, History 12

How to read comics and using the document camera

IB: Citations using Chicago style

Citations using MLA style

Orientation  and advanced search techniques for online databases

First Nations of the West Coast Gallery Walk

SmartBoard interactive games and lessons

Pixton Comics for short stories

Assessing academic sources

Writing book reviews for Destiny online catalogue


Library-sponsored clubs:

Dr. Who club

Hyack Teen Read book club

Knitting club

Library volunteers

Movie club

Spanish club

Our Classes:

Ms. Wethered’s Social Studies 9 blog

Library Science student projects : Dewey Decimal ppt; Dewey Decimal quiz

Ms. Jones Spanish 11 : Metacognitive strategies for academic success

Self-assessment for oral participation

Setting language learning goals

Test-prep kit
library highlights Ribbet collage