Library Orientation 2013

Welcome to the 2012/13 School Year!

I hope everyone had a great summer. The sun is still shining and I look forward to having a very productive Fall. I want to take this opportunity to give you a very short library orientation. REMEMBER if you cannot read this now, this post will live permanently here in the library blog.

The library has two public collections, a large collection of databases and Kindle e-books and devices.

  1. Vanderbilt – 2nd floor
  2. Arts Center (AC 2nd floor – Donna Romero’s Room)
  3. Library moodle page lists our databases:  https://seattleacademy.mrooms3.net/course/view.php?id=891
  4. Kindles: ask Librarian. Unfortunately Amazon will not let us send titles to your personal Kindles…. yet. We can hope.
  5. PS:  If we don’t have it, we’ll get it for you.

The Library Catalog is here: http://opac.libraryworld.com/opac/home   (NOTE: type “saas” / no password needed).

A quick video tutorial on how to use the catalog is here: https://saaslibrary.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/how-to-use-the-library-catalog/

Big News for the coming year: We have acquired a large e-book collection called Ebrary Academic One. By large I mean 82,000+ titles.  This collection has earned many awards for its highly functional platform including the Library Journal’s BEST E-book database. Each person may set up their own virtual bookshelf and access books with no downloads or loan periods. With a personal bookshelf, students may highlight or make notations in their books for future reference or to support their research papers.

Any number of people may get access to the same title making it possible for an entire class or grade or school to read the same book together.

Best of all: the Ebrary app is available for Apple and Android platforms including the iPhone and iPad. More later on this amazing service.

That’s it for now.  I’m excited to get started.  Call (676-6825) or write (kjohnson@seattleacademy.org) if you have more questions.

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