We began the visit by looking at how to perform various book searches by using our library OPAC. Students learned that our OPAC is available online 24/7, so it is possible to plan your library selections ahead of time if necessary. The subject search feature provided by OPALS (our library automation system) allows students to zero in on exactly the types of books they are hoping to find.
Next, we discussed the location of specific nonfiction books within our library. With help of a library map and a listing of Dewey Decimal ranges, students had information about the area in which different types of nonfiction materials could be found.
|Dewey Decimal locations for popular nonfiction books.|
|Our library map helps students to pinpoint the exact location for books.|
|A group gets into the spirit of competition with Kahoot!|
|Seventh grade students preview some interesting nonfiction books.|