Library / Media
Welcome to the Milwaukie High School & Milwaukie Academy of the Arts Library!
Please click here to access the MHS Library Google Site.
Teacher Librarian / Library Media Specialist
Melissa Murschall, MEd, NBCT
Library office: (503) 353-5840 ext. 38366
Hours: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Library Secretary / Media Tech
Library desk: 503-353-5840 ext. 38430
Hours: 7:15 AM - 3:45 PM
Returning Materials FAQs
WHERE & WHEN DO I RETURN MATERIALS?
During the school year: to the MHS 2nd floor - three choices:
1) the red book drop outside the MHS library
2) the library to either Ms. Murschall or Ms. MacMillan
3) when the textbook return window is open to the 2nd floor hallway
Summer: MHS front office Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 3:30 PM [or registration days]
ALL SENIORS MUST RETURN LIBRARY BOOKS, TEXTBOOKS, CALCULATORS, & CHROMEBOOKS
WERE DUE JUNE 6-9, 2022
NOTE: NO LATE FEES/FINES for Chromebooks & Hotspots
CHROMEBOOK Questions? Contact NCSD's Technology and Information Services at 503-353-5822
ALL LIBRARY BOOKS, TEXTBOOKS, CALCULATORS due for 9th - 11th grade
WERE DUE JUNE 13, 2022
WEEKLY DESTINY EMAIL REMINDERS:
Auto-generated every Wednesday morning by our library system
Purpose: to communicate about the library, textbooks, and technology checked out on your account
Read carefully each week - the verbiage can change.
You will have a fine if you had an overdue item or fine prior to our school's closure.
You will have a fine if you lose or damage an item.
Contact the MHS bookkeeper | Nancy Saldivar: 503-353-5836 | email@example.com
Visit the MHS front office Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 3:00 PM
"WHY IS AN ITEM I RETURNED / FINE I PAID STILL ON MY ACCOUNT?"
Sometimes returned items are not the ones you originally checked out and belonged to someone else.
Sometimes an item is returned but fined for lateness or damage.
The bookkeeping software & your library account are not connected; it's possible you may need to email or show your payment receipt to the library in order for us to clear your account.
QUESTIONS or NEED TO PROVIDE PROOF OF FINE PAYMENT?
Email Ms. Murschall, Librarian
Email Ms. Macmillan, Librarian Secretary
YOU CAN LOG IN TO YOUR OWN MHS/MAA LIBRARY/TEXTBOOK ACCOUNT ON FOLLETT'S DESTINY!
...see your history, your current holdings, when things are due, fines on returned/damaged items, etc.
Your Destiny login is the same as your original NCSD Google login:
USER NAME: last name + first initial
PASSWORD: your ID #
- BOOK SERIES LIST [always growing/evolving]
- DESTINY DISCOVER COLLECTIONS
- SEARCH OUR WHOLE DESTINY CATALOG
YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
- Clackamas County [Closest branch to MHS: Ledding Library]. Register for a library e-card here.
- Multnomah County [Closest branches to MHS: Sellwood Library & Woodstock Library]. Register for a library card here.
- More local and online book options for teens & families!
OTHER PUBLIC OPTIONS:
- CLACKAMAS BOOKSHELF: Free books to low-income youth
AUDIO & E-BOOKS:
- DISTRICT SUGGESTED OPTIONS
- 14+ WEBSITES TO FIND FREE AUDIOBOOKS ONLINE
- How Do I Research?
- What Are the Best Sources?
- Why Do I Have to Cite My Sources?
- Where Can I Get Extra Research Help?
- Other Resources
- Driver Manuals
How Do I Research?
What Are the Best Sources?
Why Do I Have to Cite My Sources?
You cite your sources to give credit to the work(s) you read and used for your paper or project. Otherwise, you risk plagiarizing/stealing and taking credit for someone else's work.
You cite sources in one of two formats, depending on the class. Citations for the humanities (English, for example) are in MLA format. Citations for social sciences (history or biology, for example) are in APA format.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
"What even is MLA and APA?" MLA stands for Modern Language Association and APA stands for American Psychological Association . . .and to make it more confusing, there is a third style! But you won't need to worry about that one in high school. For now, here's a comparison & definition chart of all 3 styles.
"What is a Bibliography?" A list of books used for academic work; printed and at the end of the paper/project. The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue offers both MLA and APA example bibliography samples.
"What is a Works Cited?" According to MLA style, you must create a Works Cited page for the end of your research paper. All entries in the Works Cited page must correspond to the works cited in your writing. The OWL at Purdue offers a guide to formatting an MLA Works Cited page and a MLA Sample Works Cited Page.
"What is a Reference page?" According to APA style, you must create a Reference page for the end of your science project/paper. The APA sample reference page is helpful.
"I need to write a paper for my science class. What is the structure of that paper?" APA paper sections as well as a general APA guide is made easy by the OWL at Purdue. Quick example paper including Reference page, discussed above.
Where Can I Get Extra Research Help?
Online books, magazine & newspaper articles, primary sources, maps, radio transcripts, scholarly journals.
Tools to deal with Misinformation, Fake News, & Propaganda
Citizen Activism 101 - Making Change Happen
(Thanks to visiting presenter, Donna Cohen, MEd, MLIS for both resources above)
Visit the library if you need a:
Chromebook for the day
Calculator (graphing or scientific) for the year, or less
Internet at home
LearningExpress Library For ages 15-100+! Helps you improve the skills required for academic and career success. There are practice sets and tutorials to develop skills in math, reading, writing, and basic sciences. Also, there are practice tests for the GED, SAT, ACT, AP, PSAT/NMSQT, career certification tests such as NCLEX-RN, Praxis I and II, and more. Popular software tutorials and basic computer instruction are also included. Follow the directions at the link above to create your own login and begin. NOTE: use your personal email address; you will use this resource long past graduation.
Answerland is an information service available to Oregon residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Librarians help find answers to questions and provide research guidance. See Using Answerland to learn more.
A Makerspace is a place where people can share tools and ideas and make stuff. It's more of a DIT (do it together) place than a DIY place.
- Cult of Pedagogy: What Is the Point of a Makerspace?
- Tech Edvocate: Why Makerspaces Are the Key to Innovation
- School Leaders Now: Why Your School Needs a Makerspace
Answer a short survey to give your ideas for our Makerspace programming & usage.
- Adobe Spark: Easily build creative storytelling skills in any class with Spark’s premium features — for free.
- Book Creator: Create engaging books online or for print! Free and paid accounts.
- Biblioboard: A collection of indie authors who have published their work(s) through Self-E. [courtesy of Ledding Library]
- Compose: annual creative writing workshop through Clackamas Community College.
- Cavalcade of Authors West: annual Puget Sound young writers workshop dedicated to providing secondary students an authentic experience with the authors they read. Annual writers contest as well!
- Literary Arts: engaging readers, supporting writers, inspiring the next generation with great literature! Youth programs!
- Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock): annual book conference in Portland. Associated youth programs for readers and writers.
- Saturday Academy: Explore! Discover! Learn! Follow your curiosity!
- Google Arts & Culture. Lush, precise, targeted image search. Create your own collections. "Explore stories from around the world" visually.
- Free stock photos: SCX | Unsplash | Pixabay | Photos for Class
- Edit your photos: PIXLR | Removebg
Video & Presenting
- Adobe Spark. Create an easy and professional video using templates. Free (& paid) options.
- Font Squirrel: Free fonts of all kinds!
- Free Google Slide/PowerPoint Templates: Slidesgo | SlidesMania | Slides Carnival