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Teen Library Survey
Welcome to the library!
Hello Library Aides
My name is Mrs. Crowther. I am Head Librarian at Chicopee Comp.& Mrs. Danek is our Library Media Tech. We are here to teach you about the inner workings of the library. Some of you may know about all that the library has to offer, but some will discover that the library is more than what it appears to be from the outside.
In other words, we do not just check books in and out.
The class is 5 credits ....so there will be some form of assessment and evaluation. Participation and maintaining your assigned section is an exam grade. Most assignments will be posted on the Library Aide Google Classroom
Please refer to your syllabus packet for more detail.
To begin, below is a list of some of the responsibilities of being a library aide.


*Maintain a section of the library. Keep the books in call number order, standing neatly on the shelves. Remove any debris or dust from the shelves. Shelve books that are returned for your sections.
A miss-shelved book is essentially a lost book.

*Distribute laptops to teachers or incoming classes as needed. Make sure laptops are returned to the cart, completely shutdown, stationed on the appropriate shelf, and plugged in to the charger.

*Set up book displays around the circulation desk, on top of bookcases and/or on windows. Participate in library initiated activities and contests.
*Complete various activities and written assignments as listed in the syllabus. The library provides resources for all subjects and curriculum, which may be helpful in other classes.

*Be alert to the computers during class times. Computers are to be used for academic purposes which support the classroom curriculum. Please let us know if you spot any problems.

*Accept student passes from teachers. Note the arrival time on the pass. Make sure ALL students signing/scanning in and out of the library have passes. Please ask students to scan their IDs when arriving and leaving the library.

*Check-in and check-out materials at the circulation desk. Students must have an ID and be set up in our system in order to check out materials.

*Refill supplies - paper clips, staples, tape, bookmarks, and pencils as needed.

*Keep paper trays in printers and copiers full. Be aware of excessive printing. Let us know!


  • READ Posters - take pictures with the camera and use the software provided to make a poster of students holding their favorite book.
  • Displays - make attractive and interesting displays around the library related to books, school, holidays, library, or any theme of interest. Create it on the shelf below the atrium window, around the circulation desk, or on top of the bookcases.
  • Windows - color copy book covers from Amazon.com or the library catalog. Choose a theme and display them on the windows.
  • Contests - guess the book characters from the books on display. Win prizes! Use you imagination to create a contest.
  • Video - use the flip camera to make a video - a day in the life of the library. or other ideas.


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Order in the Library Shelving and Sorting Game

Choose level 11 - Master of the Universe! Print out your certificate! You are now an official Library Assistant. Use this experience on your resume.

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Website Evaluation

2 parts - This one is online. The second one is in the syllabus

View the Website Evaluation Guide PowerPoint and answer the following questions. Please hand in a typed Word Document or share the document through Google CPSGE with scrowther@cpsge.org

1. Name 5 criteria for evaluating a website.

2. Look at the sample websites on the PowerPoint. Note the following:
Slide 1 - CNN credible website
Slide 5 - Zimbio May be a credible website
Slide 8 - eHow Not a credible website

Compare these 3 slides and give one reason why slide 1 is credible, why slide 5 may be credible, why slide 8 is not credible. (Give a reason for each slide. You will have a total of 3 reasons.)

3. Wikipedia - Slide 10. What is the main reason why Wikipedia.org cannot be cited?

4. Websites are found using a search engine such as Google. Google lists possible websites for use. What is the definition of a Search Engine?

5. Name 2 other search engines that you might use besides Google.




1. Go to Easybib.com. Sign up using your Google CPSGE account if you have not signed in previously. If you already have an Easybib account, then login.
2. Click on "Essay Tools" and choose the research link.
3. Then click on the bibliography tab. Find "Check out our research guides!"
4. Click on "How to cite websites in MLA".
5. Read through and name the 4 things you need to find on a website in order to cite it properly. Type the 4 things you need on a separate paper.

6. On the right side of the Easybib website click on the link "10 Ways to Spot Fake News"
7. Read through the article.
8. Name 5 things you think are most important to note when deciding whether or not the article contains fake news.

Your paper will have 4 things you need to properly cite a website, and 5 things answering the :Fake News" question.
Please be sure your name is on the uploaded assignment.

Upload the assignment to Google Classroom.

complete this assignment in a Google Doc and then upload to Google Classroom Library 101

Definition of Plagiarism
According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary to plagiarize means:

What are 3 ways to prevent plagiarism? Read the contents of this link to become familiar with writing without plagiarizing.

6 Steps to Effective Paraphrasing

  1. Reread the original passage until you understand its full meaning.
  2. Set the original aside, and write your paraphrase on a note card.
  3. Jot down a few words below your paraphrase to remind you later how you envision using this material. At the top of the note card, write a keyword or phrase to indicate the subject of your paraphrase.
  4. Check your rendition with the original to make sure that your version accurately expresses all the essential information in a new form.
  5. Use quotation marks to identify any unique term or phraseology you have borrowed exactly from the source.
  6. Record the source (including the page) on your note card so that you can credit it easily if you decide to incorporate the material into your paper.

Read through this short passage. Write a paraphrase in your own words

Of the more than 1000 bicycling deaths each year, three-fourths are caused by head injuries. Half of those killed are school-age children. One study concluded that wearing a bike helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by 85 percent. In an accident, a bike helmet absorbs the shock and cushions the head. From "Bike Helmets: Unused Lifesavers," Consumer Reports (May 1990): 348.

View the two videos linked here and write 5 sentences stating your opinion on why or why not the song is plagiarized.

1. In my opinion, it is plagiarized because....

2. In my opinion, it is not plagiarized because...

Read through the following article. Choose one of the 5 stories and briefly (3 sentences) tell which one you think would have the most impact on that person's life, and why.


Using the Opposing Viewpoints Database

Go to the main library website: www.chicopeeps.org/cchslibrary.cfm
Find "Critical Thinking Learning Centers" on the library website. Underneath that heading - click on Opposing Viewpoints.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Click on "About Opposing Viewpoints".

1. Describe what type of resource/database Opposing Viewpoints is? READ through the introduction.

2. How might you use the Opposing Viewpoints database? (hint: look under key features)

Click back to the main Opposing Viewpoints page.
At the top left side of the page Click on "Browse Issues"

3. What is the 2016-2017 National Debate Topic?



1. Go to the CCHS library website. You should know how to find it. Scroll down the page until you see the GVRL icon.It looks like:
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2. At the top left side - sign in with your CPSGE account.
3. Click on the "More" icon with the three lines on the right hand side of the webpage.
4. Click on the Help link. Read through the Home Page information. What does GVRL offer?
5. Click back on the "More" icon. Then click on Title List. Click on " Bowling Beatniks and Bell-Bottoms in the title list.
6. Choose Volume 5 1980s-1990s in the drop down menu.
7. Click on one of the subjects listed. What is the subject you chose?
8. Email the article to me scrowther@cpsge.org using the Tools on the right side of the page.
9. Download the article using the Tools on the right side, and save it to your Google Drive.
10. Go to your Google Drive. Locate the article and share it with me - scrowther@cpsge.org

The assignment requires 2 documents to be accessed through GVRL (they can be the same article). One article will be emailed. The other article will be shared through Google Drive.



Country Reports

1.Go to the CCHS Library Webpage ( not the wikispaces page) Find the "Country Reports" icon.
2. In the upper right corner, sign in with the username chicopee and the password comp
3. What does CountryReports provide? Summarize.
4. Select a Country - NOT United States. What country did you select?
5. Click on "Sport and Recreation" in the column on the right side of the website.
6. Name the most popular sports in the country you chose.
7.Go back to the main page of the country you chose. What type of currency do they use?
8. Use the converter and name what one dollar is worth in the country you chose.


Global Road Warrior

1. Go to the CCHS Library webpage. Find Global Road Warrior
2. Click on "About". Who publishes Global Road Warrior? What is the name of the company?
3. Who is a member of the Management? (Name)
4. Who is an editor? (Name)
5. Sign in in the upper right corner. username = CHICOPEE. password = clic.
6. Choose a country. What country did you choose?
7. Under the title "Culture and Society" Name a superstition or bit of folklore about the country you chose.
8. Cite this document by clicking on the link at the bottom of the right column.
9. Print the page and be sure to write your name at the top.


Ferguson Career Guide

1. Start at the library website http://www.chicopeeps.org/cchslibrary.cfm
2. Scroll down almost to the bottom of the page where you see CLIC databases.
3. On the right side of the table click on CAREERS/COLLEGE
4. Click on Ferguson's Career Guidance Center link
5. Type in the username - CHICOPEE password - clic
6. On the right side of the webpage. click on "From Our Career Experts"
7. Click on the two articles listed below and after reading or skimming the articles

Name the 5 Myths and Tips.

Email your answers to me at scrowther@cpsge.org

5 Resume Myths You Should Feel Free to Ignore

5 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Career Goals

8. From the center of the home page. click on "Browse all industries and careers."
9. Choose a career field and skim the article to find what the project growth and career outlook for the field you have chosen.

10. Submit the name of the career chosen and the projected growth or outlook in that field.

Ex: Animator or multimedia artist. Projected growth is 6%, which is an average growth rate through 2024.




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X -3D print project OR write about - What do I now know about the operation and function of a library after having been a library aide for the year?
Y -Participation
Z- Section Maintenance

Report Card- SENIORS DUE


  • Choose a topic of interest. Pick one that gives you the opportunity to compare and contrast facts or features. For example, Nike vs. Reebok or Microsoft vs. Apple.
  • Research the topic. Find 10 IMPORTANT facts on your subject. For example, 5 on Nike and 5 on Reebok. Use at least 2 pictures and 3 graphics or icons to represent your topic.
  • Use at least 2 articles from library databases (please email me the articles you use - scrowther@cpsge.org).
  • Use 2 credible websites for a total of 4 different sources relating to the facts or features. Do not use Wikipedia as a source.
  • Cite your sources! Use Easybib.com to create your formatted citation. (please see me if you are not familiar with Easybib) Cite your 10 facts from the 4 different sources, as well as your 2 pictures. Graphics or icons do not need to be cited for this assignment.
  • After gathering all of your information, create an infographic using Easel.ly. View the tutorial on the circulation desk computer facing the windows.or at home.

What needs to be submitted?

1. Your infographic in electronic format, and printed in color.

2. 2 library database articles submitted in an email to scrowther@cpsge.org

3. A works cited page submitted both electronically and printed, which includes at least 4 different sources relating to the facts and 2 different sources relating to the pictures. Total = 6 different sources.

Seniors Due Date - May 20, 2015 Juniors Due Date - June 10, 2015

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