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Library & Technology

A new library for a new generation

 

The Library Technology Center (LTC) is the information hub for the Kenilworth School District. We are also the facilitators of all District digital information subscriptions that provide our students and families access to millions of online materials and interactive learning opportunities. These resources can be accessed from both school and home.

The LTC faculty and staff act as a team to develop and expand the program as the needs of our students change. The goals are to prepare our students for the challenges of the 21st century by generating motivation for learning, creative problem solving and independent inquiry, foster critical readers and become helpful, understanding individuals… the skills of a lifetime!

If you would like more detailed information about the library/technology program, please stop by or give us a call. We also offer our services as a resource for all literacies and technological selections.

NOTE: During the 2021-2022 school year the library will only be open during the school day in order to maintain contact-tracing procedures while in the building.

Hours of Operation

  Monday through Thursday Friday
Before School Not open Not open
During School 8:10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. 8:10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
After School Not open Nor open

 

The center is designed to meet the needs of all students and staff. Scheduling of the center is a combination of fixed and flexible class times. Grade K-5 have set weekly library times. The 6-8 grades are scheduled in units throughout the year but have weekly access to the library and labs as needed. Classroom teachers are free to schedule the Panther Lab as needed.

 

 

Library Staff

Lynette Bromiel

Librarian

LTC Resources

  • Sears Cybersites (District Subscription Databases)
  • Over 22,000 volumes. 900 ebooks and 15 magazine subscriptions
  • 1:1 iPads JK-8 grades
  • 400 curriculum based DVD library
  • Panther Lab (multimedia/computer lab) - 24 Apple iMac desktops
  • MakerSpace: - Include 3D printer, robotics, circuits, design/build and much more!

Student Data Privacy

What happens to the student data that we send to a third party vendor? Information like names, birthdates, etc... may be provided by The Joseph Sears School to a third party like IXL, NWEA MAP, etc... What protections do those companies have in place to make sure that our student's data is not sold or freely given to others? This is exactly what SOPPA looks to address.

Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA)

Technology Faculty and Staff

Matthew Joanis

IT Systems and Network Manager
School: 8478533879

Nathan McBride

Director of Technology and Innovation
School: 8478533894

Lukasz Sikora

IT Systems and Data Manager
School: 8478533831