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AMSU Library Media Center
The library media center is a student-centered space that serves the entire AMSU learning community. The inspiration of a love of reading, lifelong learning, critical and ethical thinking, as well as the effective use of ideas and information are cornerstones of the library media center program. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to engage in their personal and academic learning pursuits in the library media center.
SPY vs. SPY
Spy vs. Spy will begin on Monday, March 27th! The deadline to enter is 4:00pm on Friday. When you come to school Monday morning, you will find the game rules in your locker, or on your shelf in St. Jean’s for faculty and staff. DO NOT TELL ANYONE THAT YOU ARE PLAYING!
If you would like to participate in Spy vs. Spy:
1. Please email the following info to Ms. McCoy FROM YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESS or pick up a form to fill out from the library. The deadline to enter is 4:00pm on Friday!
o Your name
o Locker #
o The classroom nearest your locker
o A made up Spy name (tell no one else this name)
o To participate in Spy vs. Spy, you will need to be in contact with Ms. McCoy to get the names of your “targets” and tell her when you’ve exposed the identity of a fellow spy. Please tell Ms. McCoy whether you will communicate during game play using your school email or your cell phone. If you use your cell phone, you will communicate with Ms. McCoy by texting via “Remind,” a secure texting service.
2. If you will participate using your cell phone:
Text “@spyvsspy” to 81010
o Do not include the quotation marks, and make sure you include all 3 s’s in spyvsspy
o You should receive a confirmation that you have been added. If you do not receive a confirmation, try texting “@spyvsspy” to 914-873-0436
8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday.
Students may visit the library before school, after school, during free periods, and during lunch with a pass from the front desk. During lunches, 15 students will be permitted to visit the library fifteen minutes after the lunch period begins with a pass from the front desk.
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. McCoy’s page on NetClassroom.
There are fourteen 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 eight iPads in the library for access to educational apps, research, or personal interest.
Students may print in the library at no charge.
Ms. Jillian McCoy, Library Media Specialist
330 Bedford Park Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458