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Middle School Librarian

Kristine Hartley-Maneri's picture
Kristine Hartley-Maneri
Contact:
Middle School Library
Find me at the Knowledge Bar
(718) 534-6537

Library Instruction & Services

Your librarians offer a range of services and resources to support your teaching and research and to help students be successful in their learning. If you don't see what you are interested in below, please don't hesitate to ask!

What we offer:

Instruction: Librarian-led instruction and mini-lessons, embedded in your research projects at their point of need, and tailored to help your students' be successful in their research. 

LibGuides: Request a resource guide for a selected topic or to support ongoing research in your classes. Collaboratively plan with your librarian so that it fulfills your learning objectives.

Reserve the Library: Bring your class to the library for a period, a series of classes or a special event and take advantage of its flexibility as a learning space and a beautiful place to work and read in. If you would like a librarian to be available to help your students research and find good books to read plan ahead and make a request.

Request Library purchases: Suggest resources to add to our print and digital collections to support your curriculum, to grow our professional collection or to read for pleasure. We welcome your input! 

 

What your librarians need from you:

  • Advance notice for instruction sessions and LibGuide creation. 
  • Thorough communication: share resources, assignments and the project instructions you plan to provide to your students 
  • Inclusion in the planning process for research projects with the shared goal of reinforcing and teaching research skills. Together we can plan to integrate library resources and scaffolded research instruction into your research project so that it's developmentally appropriate and doable.

The New York Times Digital Subscription - How To Claim Your Free Pass

 
We are pleased to offer you and your students full digital access to The New York Times. 
 
To claim your pass, follow these steps:
  1. On campus, go to nytimes.com/grouppass.
  2. Create an account using your BC email address. 
  3. When you see "START YOUR ACCESS" and an expiration date (one year from the day you sign up), you are all set!
  4. Set a calendar reminder for next year so you have no lag in your subscription.

​​Go to NYTimes.com and enjoy your full access from any location! 

Visit nytimes.com/Mobile to download your free NYT apps.

 
Please note:  Students in grades 5-8 will create their accounts in Digital Essentials and sign into the NYT app on their iPad.

Digital Books - How to Borrow eBooks from OverDrive

 

Follow the steps in this guide to download the app to your device:

Getting Started with OverDrive

Your username is the first part of your BCS email address (ex. khartley-maneri).

Find your PIN on the Database Passwords page or ask your librarian.

Digital Magazines available via Flipster

 

Select any magazine to view in digital format.

To access off campus, enter the username & password found on the Database Passwords page.

 

AVAILABLE TITLES:

 

The Atlantic ~  Beanz (formerly Kids, Code &  Computer Science) ~ Cicada  ~  Dig Into History ~  Discover  ~  Faces  ~ MIT Technology Review ~ Muse ~  National Wildlife  ~ Natural History ~ The New York Review of Books ~ New Yorker ~ Newsweek en Español ​ ~ Science News  ~  Scientific American  ~  Scientific American Mind  ~  Sports Illustrated  ~ Sports Illustrated Kids  ~ Time ~  Wacky But True ~ Wired