Archive for January, 2010

My Info

Ever wonder what books you have checked out? Or leave them at home and forget when the due date is? Ever forgotten how much your fine is for a book? Well wonder no more! You now have the ability to check your library info by yourself! You no longer have to come to the library and ask the librarian. Because of our software as of now, you have to physically be in the school building to check your info, but you don’t even have to be in the library.

Here’s how you do it:
1. Open the OPAC — You can get to the OPAC several ways. Go to the library Website and click on OPAC. From the library computers, click “Web Collection Plus” or “Card Catalog.”
2. Click on the “My Info” button at the top.
3. When prompted, your user name is your student number (your lunch number) and your password is your last name.
4. You can now see what items you have checked out, what you’ve checked out from the high school library since you’ve been at the high school, or if you owe any fines. You also have the ability to put a book on hold for yourself if it’s checked out!

Let Mrs. Busch know if you have any questions. I hope you feel empowered!


New Student Library Workers — 2nd Semester

It’s midterm time here at HHS, meaning, the end of the semester is coming, and a new one is on it’s way!  Some of you will have new classes, and many will have one too many study halls.  Are you going to have an extra study hall this semester?  If so, why not consider being a student library worker!  I’m always looking for new hardworking students.  Everyone must fill out an application to be considered.  Applications can be picked up in the office or printed out by clicking here.  All applications are due to the librarian by Tuesday, January 19.  See me with any questions!

January in Hopewell

January means a few things here at Hopewell:  a new year,  the ever possibility of a snow day, midterms, the halfway point of the school year, and the beginning of research paper time!

Yes, the end of the semester is upon us which comes along with the dreaded midterms.  The library will be open all three days during midterm exams,  so if you have a study hall, you will have a quiet place to study, or if you’re finished with midterms, a place to come and relax and read.  There will be no talking during midterms so those who want to study, can do so in quiet.

After midterms, along with the new semester comes  comp research time.  The time of year every comp student dreads!  I’m excited to have the library buzzing with the comp. students researching and writing, and researching, and rewriting, and researching.  If you have comp this year, I promise, you’ll get through your first major research paper fine, as long as you work hard!  Once you’ve done it the first time, it’s not scary anymore.

Book Club is reading The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch this month.  We’ll be meeting on Monday, January 25 immediately after school in the library.  It doesn’t matter if you haven’t come yet this year, all are welcome.  Stop by for good conversation (and I usually bring some type of snack).