Gorham High School Library
- Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is available 24/7 via the library catalog link to the right.
- If for some reason it asks our username is "ghslib".
- Circulation: Library books and most materials can be checked out for two weeks at a time and renewed by email or in person
- Orientation Classes: All classes are offered a library orientation, and teachers are encouraged to sign up in the library or email the librarian to request a convenient time for an orientation.
- Library Skills Lessons: The library media specialist offers class instruction in bibliographic citation, research skills, use of resources, and online searching. Teachers should consult with the library media specialist to plan a lesson.
- Co-Teaching of Lessons: The library media specialist is available by appointment to co-teach lessons with faculty. Teachers should consult with the library media specialist to discuss ideas, lesson plans, and sign up for class time.
- Class Visits: Classes are welcome to use the library! Teachers should sign up in advance and provide a copy of their lesson plan with the library media specialist.
- Readers Advisory: The library media specialist is available to help students and staff with the selection of reading materials. Book-talks can be requested for in-class or library presentation.
- Special Collections or Displays: The librarian will gather materials or create displays to enhance lessons taught in the library and will display products created in classrooms.
- Study Halls: Students are encouraged to study in the library on a space-available basis.
- Online Databases: Students and staff are encouraged to take advantage of our online databases- Classroom Video on Demand, and Digital Maine Library (formerly known as MARVEL).
Goals for the Library
- Promote the discovery of knowledge through inquiry and collaboration.
- Create comfortable and inviting library spaces that support the reading, research, and learning needs of all students and staff.
- Manage and develop physical and digital resources that support the evolving curricular and research needs of our school community.
- Improve accessibility, awareness, and use of library staff and services to facilitate knowledge creations.
American Association of School Librarians – Standards for the 21st Century Learner
- Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
- Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
- Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.
- Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.
- Full-time Library Media Specialist
- Student Aides
- 9,000+ Books
- Audio Visual Materials
- Reference Materials
- Professional Resources
- Copy, Scan, and Print Services
- Work Stations