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    MEET THE LIBRARIAN

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    MS. WILKINS
    TWILKINS@GKSCHOOLS.ORG
    (815) 784-5111, EXT. 1740
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    GENERAL INFORMATION

    LEARNING CENTER NEWS & INFORMATION

    Visit Donor's Choose to check out the latest library grant to help GKHS library get new fiction and nonfiction books.

    Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15th through October 15th - Click here to learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month

    Banned Books Week - September 27th through October 3rd - Celebrate your right to read by reading one of the books in our banned or challenged book display in the LC. - Click here to learn more about Banned Books Week

    DIGITAL RESOURCES - EBOOKS AND RESEARCH TOOLS

    Click here for library distance learning resources/support

    ProQuest/ELibrary - User Name: 75-90795REMOTE, Password: Bigchalk

    Biblioboard ELibrary - Login: twilkins@gkschools.org, Password: Lolaandsimone43!

    Ms. Wilkins on Padlet.com

    -Please join the GKHS Library Google Classroom to gain access to stay current on what's happening in the library and to gain access to research help and tools and information about young adult authors and books! The code is: 4zsqk3y

    INTER-LIBRARY LOAN

    Genoa-Kingston High School is a member of the Reaching Across Illinois Library System or RAILS. RAILS staff members manage PrairieCat, a multi-type automation consortium of 90 online and 111 union listing libraries. Through this inter-library loan system, our library is able to borrow resources from libraries across Illinois. Materials that are available for borrowing are magazines, individual book titles, or collections of books. Keep in mind that when borrowing a book from another library, the wait time is anywhere from two days to two weeks. Please see Ms. Wilkins to request books.

    PUBLICATIONS AND BOOKS

    POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

    LIBRARY POLICIES

    • Please do not eat or drink by the computers.
    • Follow all the rules in the student handbook.
    • Take care of our books, computers, and learning space.
    • Travel to and from the learning center with a pass.
    • Treat others with respect and work with dignity and diligence.

    CHECK OUT PROCEDURE

    • You may check out books for up to one month. You may renew, but please bring in the book to do so.
    • When checking out, include your first and last name on the card. The person checking out will write in the due date for you.
    • Your report card will be held and your grades blocked if you have an overdue book at the end of the quarter.
    • You will be charged a fine to cover the cost of a book if you lose one.

    AE AND COGS CONNECTION

    • Students may check out books during AE. Please get a pass from your AE teacher. The library is closed on during AE on Monday and Thursday.
    • Students are not allowed to check out books during Cogs Connection.

    COMPUTERS

    The learning center has 18 computers, which you are free to use for purposes related to school assignments. Failure to comply with this police on a consistent basis could result in loss of computer privileges. Please take care of our computers.

    CHROMEBOOKS

    • Charge your Chromebooks every night and bring them to school every day.
    • Follow the policies and procedures in the GKHS Chromebook handbook.
    • Loaners can be checked out from the LC for one day.
    • Report Chromebook problems in the LC. You can rent a long-term loaner while your Chromebook is being repaired.
    • See Ms. Wilkins for password changes.

    CELL PHONES

    The library is a green zone for cell phones except for the following times: AE, Cogs Connection, Instructional times when teachers come in.


    CONDUCTING RESEARCH

    Remember to use a variety of sources when completing your assignments. Use good judgment when choosing Internet websites to use in research. Don't assume that just because something is online, that it's a credible source. Take the time to read through and make sure the site you are using is valuable and accurate. The following links will help you determine credible sources.

    READY REFERENCE QUICK LINKS

    Click here for citation help

    Click here for the research database

            Login: 75-90795REMOTE, Password: Bigchalk

    Click here to go to the AE Biography Website - This site created by A&E will give you information about biographies of significant people. The information is concise and easily readable.

    Click here to visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - This link will take you to the online version of the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Visit this site to find information about job descriptions, job salaries, and job outlooks.