Happy Summer! Access the Library anytime, anywhere.

By - Research & Instruction Librarian June 2nd, 2016

Warm wishes for a Happy Summer!

 

The library looks forward to welcoming you back in the Fall.

 

In the meantime, wherever you are (with an internet connection) access the digital library by logging in with your SPS credentials to vpn.sps.edu.

 

 

You don’t need to be right here to access the digital SPS library.

Google Maps: Ohrstrom Library Location. Google. Web. June 1, 2016.

A year of Research. You rocked it!

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 31st, 2016

You rocked the research this year!

 

Check it out.

 

Over 10,000 visits were made to the top 3 research guides.

 

Libguides Admin Dashboard: Statistics Page 9-14-2105 to 5-27-2016.  Springshare. Web. May 27, 2016.

 

 

What library eCollections did you love?

  • Over 887 statistical charts retrieved using Statista.
  • Searched ArtStor 1,885 times.
  • Searched JSTOR 3,048 times.
  • Opened eBooks on the ebrary platform 6,835 times.

 

 

Collectively, you asked me more than 200 research questions, mostly via email (over 150), and also via Canvas, office hours in the Schoolhouse and in-person at the Library.

 

And finally, another year has gone by in which every SPS student has had a Ms. Sanborn research class (at least one!) during the school year.

 

I heart your research!

Smiley heart face symbol

Smiley heart face symbol. Digital Image. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 25 May 2016.
http://quest.eb.com/search/smiley-face/1/132_1219723/Smiley-heart-face-symbol

Your favorite Kanopy titles

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 26th, 2016

In January 2016, the library bumped up its Kanopy educational video offerings from a few hundred to 26,000.

 

There have been 486 plays in those 5 months, totaling 8,021 minutes of viewing time.

 

 

 

What films have been most-watched in that time?

 

 

 Analytics Summary: Kanopy Admin Panel.  Kanopy. 25 May 2016. Web.

 

 

Dreaming of Summer Reading?

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 24th, 2016

The library just added 63 titles to its Overdrive popular fiction eBook collection.

 

New-to-us works include titles from the Divergent, Selection and Percy Jackson series.

 

Access the entire Overdrive collection, anytime, anywhere; simply log in with your SPS credentials.

 

A title you’d really like to see?  I’d love to know!

Reading by the Lake

 

Reading by the Lake. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 23 May 2016.
http://quest.eb.com/search/139_1936059/1/139_1936059/cite

Email! Yaaaaassss!

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 19th, 2016

Following a research class Wednesday, a teacher asked if any Hum. V students had emailed me yet.

My inbox reveals 33 research emails from Hum. V students this past week (can’t wait for the next two weeks!).

 

Curious how that compares to the rest of the year?  Since September, 137 research queries have arrived in my inbox mostly from SPS students, a few from SPS faculty, 2 from SPS alums and 1 from a student at Andover.  🙂

 

Looking forward to your end-of-year research questions over the upcoming concluding weeks of school.  I heart your research!  Ms. Sanborn

 

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