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Green Bay Area Public School District

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Welcome to the Southwest High Library Media Center

Our goal in the LMC is to support inquiry by both students and staff. To assist with that, we offer print and non-print resources that give access to information from a variety of sources. We are committed to teaching students information literacy skills and digital citizenship.  

GBAPS school libraries build a collection based on board-approved selection guidelines, that meet the wide-ranging needs and interests across the school community and provide choices that are relevant and appealing. Our collections reflect the diversity of ideas and authors, and the population of our school communities. We include books and other print and digital materials to engage students and support the curriculum.

Browse our collection of books, magazines, and other resources by using the Destiny Discover and ClassLink LaunchPad links. You can log in using your network username and password. 

The Selection and Review of Library Media Center Materials and Resources can be found in GBAPS School Board Documents.

If a student is in need of internet access outside of school, there are WiFi hotspots available for student checkout. Please see more information on WiFi Solution for Student Home Use.


We are Future Ready

The Green Bay Area Public School District (GBAPS) mission is to educate all students to be college, career, and community ready, inspired to succeed in the diverse world. Within this mission there are five Core Values: Excellence, Engagement, Equity, Integrity, and Responsibility. The Library Media Department embraces our District Core Values, and we use them to guide our work and library services. 

Our goals and objectives directly align with the District’s Strategic Plan and are guided by practices outlined in the Future Ready Librarian Framework. It is important to note that these goals and objectives are rooted in the beliefs that our work is student-centered and that literacy is at the heart of everything we do. 

If you are interested in learning more about the GBAPS library program, the aforementioned commitments, or our goals and action steps to move us forward, please take a look at our Long Range Plan.


Responsible Use Policy

The District's technology resources, including the District's technology-related equipment, software, networks, network connections, and Internet access are open to limited and regulated use by students as a privilege.  Each student who uses the District's technology resources is required to follow the District's established expectations for acceptable use.

School Board Policy 363.2 - Responsible, Acceptable, and Safe Use of Technology Resources addresses appropriate use of technology resources by all students, staff and select community members who use the District’s technology resources. (To view the policy, please visit BoardDocs and search for the policy.)
Southwest Library Media Center with welcome banner

 

Library Hours

Monday - Friday
7:15 - 3:45

Occasionally the LMC may be closed or have limited space due to scheduled classes or events.


Library Staff

Staci Rubenzer
Library Media Specialist

Email Staci
 

Chloe Vlies
Library Media Secretary

Email Chloe

Tara Tower 
AV/Media Services


Library Support

How can we help you?  Complete the form: 

Student Technology, Textbook, and Library Book Requests

  • Book recommendations and checkouts
  • Technology assistance
  • Research assistance
  • Homework help
  • General informational inquiries

 


Helpful Library Links

We have many resources available online on our ClassLink LaunchPad, and we have eBooks and audiobooks available in our Destiny Discover collection.  Use the following to access online library resources:

Research Tips

Citing Your Sources:

NoodleTools is a web-based student research service that helps users correctly cite sources in MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. NoodleTools can be used throughout a research project to track sources, take notes, create outlines, collaborate with classmates, and format and print bibliographies. Please reference our directions for accessing and logging into your school NoodleTools account. Existing users can tie their free accounts into our paid subscription. Instructions and training videos can be found at NoodleTools Help Desk and NoodleTools Tutorials.

Questions? Please see your Library Media Specialist for assistance.

Fact Checking Sites:

FactCheck
A nonpartisan, nonprofit aimed at reducing deception and confusion in US politics.

Snopes
Verifies urban legends and fake news online.

Politifact
Checks statements rooted in facts that can be verified.

Who Is 
Enter a domain name and get the background of the site and who owns it.
 

 

Questions to help determine if a site is credible:

1. Who is the author/producer/creator of the information?

2. What does the author say is the purpose of the site?

3. When was the site last updated?

4. Where did the information come from?

5. Why is this information useful for my purpose?

 

Fake News LibGuide  
Resources to determine if content is Fake News