The Latest Welcome Back Post Ever

So here we are, September 27th and I still haven’t posted a “Welcome Back” entry. I know that is very bad form, but since I don’t have any readers, no one noticed. That is the nice thing about anonymity, you can slack off because no one is watching.

But 2017 also marks the 10th anniversary of this here blog, and so I wanted to post enough new material this year to make it to December (maybe?), when it will officially mark 10 years of writing … and trying to share information online with my colleagues and students. The first line of my first post was, “Consider this an experiment in online librarianship”.

And the first post of every new school year is usually pretty boilerplate stuff; information for the Hillie Nation about our hours of operation, and such. (Yes, that was a rhyme or at least a bit of verbal syncopation). So, below is just that:

Library Media Center Hours:     Monday – Friday, 7 am – 3:15 pm

Students that want to use the LMC computers or space after-school, do not need to make an appointment. Many clubs, groups and other people book the library for meetings or other events, and students may, on rare occasions, be asked to leave. We can give students a pass for the late bus (T, W, TH) but they are expected to be in the library working, reading or otherwise engaged in a school related activity.

Haverhill High School OPAC:

Anyone can access our collection through the “HPS Library” link at the bottom of the HPS Launchpad. We have a great selection of books for a high school library, that includes an expanding collection of graphic novels, including many which are non-fiction.

Class Visits

Teachers that would like to bring their class to the library can arrange their visits by checking the LMC log kept at the circulation desk. There is no online version of this to book the library. Please call us (xt. 1143) to check if we have room to accommodate you and/or your group if you have NOT already booked a visit in the LMC log. We love to see our space full of students, teachers, aides, counselors and everyone else who makes HHS a great place to work.

 Study Students

Students who would like to use a chrome-book during their study periods can come to the library (with a pass, of course) to borrow one. We encourage them to bring their school IDs with them, but haven’t enforced it as a rule (yet).


The LMC has two computer labs and a chrome-book cart.

  • Lab 1 is one the left hand side of the “pit” and has 20 PCs.
  • Lab 2 is in the right hand side of the “pit” and has 26 Macs.
  • The chrome-book cart has 30 laptops that connect wirelessly, but do not print.

We have one color and one mono printer/copier which both get heavy use throughout the day.

There is a laminating machine for staff use only. Currently we only have 25” wide laminate available.

Copiers, projectors, overheads, etc.

As a media specialist, I am here to get you through some of your frustrating technology encounters. I know how much our faculty and staff rely on copies, printouts and scans to get their work done, so please make sure you call me whenever you’re having trouble with one of our many Toshiba machines. Contact me if your local machine needs its toner or staples replaced, if you’re experiencing chronic paper jams, or if you get an error message of any kind. I am also able to assist you if you still use a television, VCR (what?), DVD player (huh?), overhead projector (why?), CD player/radio (how?), or other antiquated machine that helps you do your thing in the classroom.

 Contact Information

School Extension:    1143

Henry Toromoreno, Librarian 

Melissa Tarpy, Library Aide      

Thank you for reading, and I hope you found something useful.

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