Welcome back, Hillies! 2019 edition

The 2019-2020 school year has begun and we have noted many changes. I want to welcome all the new faces, incoming freshmen, transfer students, and new faculty and staff, to Haverhill High. We also have new programs, copiers, room assignments, and so much more that it certainly promises to be an exciting school year.

As is usual for my first post of the new school year, I would like to begin by introducing myself and listing what is available for our students and faculty at the HHS Library Media Center (LMC).

Contact Information

School Extension:    1143

Henry Toromoreno, Librarian           htoromoreno@haverhill-ps.org

 

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

Students that want to use the LMC computers or space before or after-school, do not need to make an appointment. We are open before classes start so that students may print their assignments and teachers can make their copies. Many clubs, groups and other people book the library for meetings or other events, and students may, on rare occasions, be asked to leave if there is an ongoing activity or meeting. 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:        https://home.haverhill-ps.org/

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 come to the LMC during their study periods must have a pass from their teacher. Study teachers, please limit to 2 students per class. Sometimes, the library may be fully booked by classes or be hosting an event, which may mean study students have to return to their classrooms. We encourage study students to bring schoolwork or reading that needs to be completed so that we can keep the LMC a productive and inviting communal space.

 

Equipment

The LMC has two banks of computers.

  • Lab 1 is on the left-hand side of the “pit” and has 15 PCs.
  • Lab 2 is on the right-hand side of the “pit” and has 15 PCs.

We have one color and one mono printer/copier which both get heavy use throughout the day and are especially busy each morning.

There is a laminating machine for staff use only. Currently we only have 12” 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.

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

Copyright © henry toromoreno, 2019. All rights reserved

Author: htwilson

born in brooklyn, raised in queens, massachusetts, that's where I be.

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