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Welcome New Teachers: Home

Welcome New Teachers!

We look forward to getting to know you!

Our mission is to support your efforts in the classroom and to help provide your students with the skills they need to be successful at HF while helping them develop into lifelong learners. 

Explore all of our resources using the tabs above, or go to the HF Library Homepage.

School Librarian

Jane Harper

jharper@hf233.org

708-335-5566

School Librarian

Alicia Rodriguez

arodriguez@hf233.org

708-335-5563

Library Technical Assistant

Teresa Bagatella

tbagatella@hf233.org

708-335-5567

Usernames and Passwords for Library Resources

Our electronic, subscription-based resources require a username and password if you are not at school.  Click the link below and then log-in to your H-F gmail account to access these resources from home. 

 

HOME ACCESS LINK 

Library Services

What can the librarians do for you?!

We teach research and information literacy skills -- 

  • searching subscription databases
  • evaluating sources (for accuracy, authority, bias, relevance, etc.)
  • avoiding plagiarism
  • citing sources
  • using NoodleTools, an electronic research platform, to conduct the entire process online!

We support your curricular and reading needs --

  • collaborating with you to develop research assignments
  • creating class research guides (example here) with information resources for your class or assignment
  • provide instruction for using the library's databases and eBook collections
  • recommending books, articles, and other resources useful to your curriculum
  • locating/recommending books and articles for your professional reading
  • locating/recommending books and articles for students' academic or personal use
  • giving book talks to classes
  • providing general reading advice
  • providing assistance with resources at different Lexile levels

2019-2020 H-F Reads Literacy Theme: Memoirs

The word Memoir means "history or record composed from personal observation and experience. Closely related to, and often confused with, autobiography, a memoir usually differs chiefly in the degree of emphasis placed on external events; whereas writers of autobiography are concerned primarily with themselves as subject matter, writers of memoir are usually persons who have played roles in, or have been close observers of, historical events and whose main purpose is to describe or interpret the events." --Encyclopedia Britannica