Library Overview

AMSU Library Media Center
 
The library media center is a student-centered space that serves the entire AMSU learning community. The love of reading, lifelong learning, critical and ethical thinking, as well as the effective use of ideas and information are cornerstones of AMSU's library media center program. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to engage in their personal and academic learning pursuits in the library media center.


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Library Hours 

Monday and Tuesday 8am-5pm; Wednesday-Friday 8am-4pm
*Hours are subject to change. Students and faculty will be given prompt notification.

Students may visit the library before school, after school, during free periods, and during lunch with a pass from the front desk. During lunches, students will be permitted to visit the library fifteen minutes after the lunch period begins with a pass from the front desk.

Collection

The library has a collection of over 9,000 items including fiction and non-fiction books to read for both school assignments and for pleasure.

There are also a variety of magazines available for students to read in the library, including everything from Smithsonian to Teen Vogue.

Students may use a variety of ebooks and online subscription databases via the library website. These databases require passwords, which students will find listed in Ms. Robinson’s page on NetClassroom.

Technology

There are desktop computers with Internet browsing and word-processing capabilities available for students to use in the library. Students should save all work to their network “U:” drive.

Students may use the iPads in the library for access to educational apps, research, or personal interest.

All students have access to a chromebook each day. Teachers and students use them in a variety of lessons and for different activities.  Check with Ms. Ward if any difficulty with one.

Students may print in the library at no charge.

A Note From Ms. Robinson

My main goal as the School Media Specialist at AMSU is to provide an inclusive and equitable educational environment in a library setting. I recall not being thrilled with my high school's library. Simply put, it wasn't a welcoming space. The librarians weren't friendly, the books were torn and yellowed, and the lighting was so dim! I want to give our Lady Bears a totally different experience. It's important to encourage  young adults during these formative years as they are developing the foundation for successful lives as lifelong learners. As a librarian, I am able to provide an environment encouraging college readiness, creativity, scholarship, recreation, and discovery. This will be accomplished through maintaining a diverse and relevant print and electronic collection and by providing innovative programming and technology.

Contact
Ms. Robinson, Library Media Specialist
330 Bedford Park Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458
718-364-5353 ext.225
jrobinson@amsu.org

 


Resources

Great news! The AMSU Library is now partnering with the New York Public Library through an innovative program MyLibraryNYC    MyLibraryNYC is a partnership between the NYC Department of Education and New York City’s public library systems: Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library.    The program provides participating schools with:    enhanced library privileges including fine-free student and educator library cards*;    school delivery and the exclusive use of 6,000+ Teacher Sets designed for educator use in the classroom; and    student and educator access to the unparalleled digital resources of New York City’s public library systems as well as instructional support and professional development opportunities.    Teacher Sets : Log in to request delivery of teacher sets.  Request individual titles be delivered to the Academy of Mount St. Ursula from the  New York Public Library    Tutorials and registration forms  made available by the New York Public Library.    Gale Virtual Reference Library      Credo      Databases      EBooks

Great news! The AMSU Library is now partnering with the New York Public Library through an innovative program MyLibraryNYC

MyLibraryNYC is a partnership between the NYC Department of Education and New York City’s public library systems: Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library.

The program provides participating schools with:

enhanced library privileges including fine-free student and educator library cards*;

school delivery and the exclusive use of 6,000+ Teacher Sets designed for educator use in the classroom; and

student and educator access to the unparalleled digital resources of New York City’s public library systems as well as instructional support and professional development opportunities.

Teacher Sets: Log in to request delivery of teacher sets.

Request individual titles be delivered to the Academy of Mount St. Ursula from the New York Public Library

Tutorials and registration forms made available by the New York Public Library.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Credo

Databases

EBooks

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