The Library is pleased to welcome Jessica James as our new librarian and member of the Middle School Faculty. Ms. James will specialize in working with the Middle School, while also helping out with the Upper School classes, library programming, and supervision. She is full of great ideas for our library, and I know you will feel as lucky as I do to have her as a part of our community. Please come introduce yourselves.
We hope you will enjoy all our new resources this year. To support the Upper School iPad program, we subscibed to ebrary, a database of more than 78,000 ebooks for academic use, which you can access via a computer as well. We also started an account with both Axis 360 and FollettShelf, sources of ebooks with large fiction collections. We have a new library catalog that has features such as student book reviews, ebook integration, and an app called Destiny Quest. And, to make the library even more comfortable, we now have a couple bean bags to relax in while enjoying the new student-planned "fiction alley." If you are a Brentwood School student or faculty member, you can check out some of these new resources here (you will need to log into your email account).
Stay tuned for instructions on how to use our new resources (a piano?) and perhaps some different rules (yes, you can now have drinks in the library, as long as your drink has a top). Welcome back to school!