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Access to your library 24/7: Getting Started

The TRHS library has many resources available for you. This guide will help you learn about the various resources you can access virtually and in building.

Timberlane Regional High School Library Welcomes You!

The mission of the school library program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information; students are empowered to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, creators of knowledge and ethical users of information.

Competencies of the High School Library program are:

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to use skills, resources and tools to Inquire, think critically, and gain new knowledge.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to draw conclusions and make informed decisions in order to apply knowledge to new situations, and to create new knowledge.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to share knowledge and participate ethically and productively in order to become contributing members of our democratic society.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to respond to text using a variety of information tools, in order to respond to text, as a means for pursuing personal growth.

Academic Honesty

Academic Honesty and Integrity

Academic honesty and integrity means that all academic work is the legitimate, truthful work of the student. Cheating and plagiarism are choices that destroy academic excellence. It is the student’s personal responsibility to submit tests, essays, projects and homework that are free of fraud and deception. Honest, ethical behavior is an essential component of the learning process.

Instances of academically dishonest behaviors include, but are not limited to:

  • Submitting a paper or project that is not the student’s work
  • Communicating with another student during an exam or quiz when such communication, including cell phone use, is reasonably suspicious
  • Copying during an exam or quiz
  • Allowing another student to copy from one’s exam or quiz
  • Using unauthorized notes or devices, including online translators
  • Copying another student’s assignment
  • Allowing another student to copy one’s assignment
  • Any intentional falsification or invention of data citation or other authority in an academic exercise
  • Unauthorized collaboration
  • Copying from a print or online source without providing proper citation
  • Paraphrasing from a print or online source without providing proper citation
  • Failing to cite with quotation marks the words, written or spoken, of another
  • Presenting another person’s creative work or ideas as one’s own in essays, poems, music, art, computer programs, visuals, or other projects

To help students avoid plagiarism in the writing process teachers will provide:

  • An assignment sheet with explicit requirements and directions
  • A specific rubric for assessment of the process and product
  • Checkpoints to facilitate the research process to assist students in time management and to provide opportunities to help students during the process
  • Availability for students who are having difficulty with note taking, documenting, or formatting procedures
  • Clear guidelines for acceptable help from peers, faculty, and parents

To help students avoid plagiarism in the research process Librarians will provide:

  • Information on various types of resources
  • Information on giving credit whenever you use:
    • another person’s idea, opinion, or theory;
    • any facts, statistics, graphs, drawings–any pieces of information–that are not common knowledge;
    • quotations of another person’s actual spoken or written words; or
    • paraphrase of another person’s spoken or written words
  • Information on citing sources (see LIBGUIDE: CITING SOURCES)
  • Assist in the use of (used school wide)

American Library Association

The American Library Association’s Committee on Literacy defines literacy as “the ability to use printed and written information to function in society, to achieve one's goals, and to develop one's knowledge and potential."

ALA supports libraries in helping children and adults develop the literacy skills they need, understanding that the ability to seek and effectively utilize information resources is essential in a global information society.

As members of the American Library Association TRHS librarians strive to provide open access to all materials and to promote an individual's right to read.

Library Bill of Rights

Library Bill of Rights

The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services.

I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.

II. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.

III. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.

IV. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.

V. A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.

VI. Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.

Adopted June 19, 1939, by the ALA Council; amended October 14, 1944; June 18, 1948; February 2, 1961; June 27, 1967; January 23, 1980; inclusion of “age” reaffirmed January 23, 1996.


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Nancy Green
Timberlane Regional High School
36 Greenough Road
Plaistow, New Hampshire 03865

Ten Reasons a School Library/Librarian is Vital to Schools.

  • Students learn 21st century learning skills through state-of-the-art school library programs. | more
  • The school library program plays an important role in helping students get an overall conception of the information seeking process with all the different steps it contains. | more
  • Interactions with a school librarian aid children and teens in becoming confident, competent, and independent learners. | more
  • Students achieve more academically when their teachers and school librarians plan and deliver instruction collaboratively. | more
  • Students are more likely to be successful academically if they have the benefit of library program led by a state-certified school librarian. | more
  • Students’ academic success is fostered by a well-funded school library program. | more
  • Students are more successful academically when their teachers benefit from professional development opportunities offered by their librarian colleagues. | more
  • Disadvantaged students have a better chance of succeeding academically when they attend schools with strong library programs. | more
  • Students learn how to evaluate and use information—not just how to find and access it—from school librarians. | more
  • Students and their teachers make more effective use of the Internet and other digital resources after learning about them from school librarians. | more

- American Library Association 2012