About Us

Panoramic view of library

The Team

Tripp Reade - Librarian

Publications include library articles, reviews, fiction, interviews (in review's clothing), microfiction, and essays. There's even a screenplay (story credit), the filming of which is its own story. Editorial staffer at Digital Americana.

Terri Ingraham -Assistant Media Specialist

Terri Ingraham is an assistant Media Specialist.




Education

Degree(s) B.S. Public health Education,Magna cum Laude

University of North Carolina-Greensboro

A.A.S. Technology, SUNY-Dutchess Comunity College

Employed since 2003.


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Services

Research Skills

The library staff is committed to teaching classes how to answer important questions on any given topic and to develop skills to finding in-depth information. Research papers or projects are the most common way we teach these skills,across all disciplines. Students learn how to analyze,interpret,and evaluate information using research methodology. We work with students individually,in groups in the library or electronically in classrooms.

Writing Resource

In order to be a good writer, one must READ. This is our philosophy. Our staff encourages reading, whether the latest YA , graphic novel or philosophy book.Our instruction includes: using Noodletools to help with outlines, notecards and sources, proofreading a student's paper and checking MLA citation.Our goal is to support the student's desire to write a great paper! We welcome students to peruse the Purdue Online Writing Lab as an additional resource.

Instructional Technology

Instructional technology is a field that utilizes technology tools to enhance instruction and learning. Some tools we use include: Padlet,Kahoot,Noodletools, Slack,Swivel,Remind,Google Apps,QR codes.

Citation Help

We teach how to cite sources using proper MLA and APA style. Our library introduces the CRAAP test-an acronym for criteria to decide if information is appropriate for your research. We engage the students in discussion about plagiarism using Goblin Threat-an online quiz game. We use the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University as our reference for citation help.

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

Student Volunteers

Student volunteers are always welcome to help in the library before school,during lunch or after school. This year we have two awesome students helping with tasks such as: weeding, shelving, shifting books and other duties. It is a great way to see if a being a librarian is the career for you!

Library Hours


Monday-Thursday 7am-5pm

Friday- 7am-4pm

Favorite Reads

Reade

Winter's Tale
The Lord of the Rings
Mrs. Dalloway
Love and Hydrogen: New and Selected Stories
Gravity's Rainbow
CivilWarLand in Bad Decline
Self-Help
Watchmen
Dubliners
Locas
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Ingraham

How Green was My Valley

Catcher in the Rye

On the Road

The Bell Jar

Dibs

Gone with the Wind

Jodie Picoult

James Patterson