”School library media centers can
contribute to improved student achievement by providing instructional materials
aligned to the curriculum; by collaborating with teachers, administrators and
parents; and by extending their hours of operation beyond the school
day." --"Close up: NCLB--Improving Literacy through School
NCLB the Achiever, September 15, 2004, vol. 3, no. 13
Mrs. Kathy Lindemer is the library media specialist at
UDLIB/Search databases are available to students and faculty both at home and at school. Some of the databases include SIRS Discoverer, World Book and Britannica Online. The online encyclopedias are available in Spanish and English. These databases are available at home also. Each each year the students are given the user name and password for Home Access.
Throughout the school year students are asked to take AR (Accelerated Reader) test on books that they have read. These are computerized tests that measure how well a student understands or comprehends what she or he has read. Students and parents have access to a computer software program called Renaissance Place. This program has a special feature called Renaissance Home Connect. Renaissance Home Connect is an easy-to-use web-based interface which lets the student, parent, and teacher share in the educational experience by viewing progress on Accelerated Reader tests.
To Log in to Renaissance Home Connect go to: https://Hosted104.renlearn.com/28747/HomeConnect/Login.aspx
In Renaissance Home Connect you can also:
Visit http:www.arbookfind.com to find the Perfect Book! All of the books listed here have test available at all reading levels.
Library Media Specialist and Webmaster: Kathy Lindemer . Please inform
her of any of any problems with the viewing of this document. The URL of this document is
modified February 17, 2010.