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Freshmen Jolie Liu and Nicole Ou sign-in to the library during a lunch block free.

Library pilots new program to track library usage among students

Tali Falk-Judson January 22, 2018

(Photo by Joelle Sugianto) The library has instituted a new LibraryTrac program, a system that requires students to scan into the library using their student IDs or lasid, as of Jan. 2, 2018. The system...

Tensions rise between students, librarians over library policies

Tensions rise between students, librarians over library policies

Maya Waldman April 26, 2017

After wading through North’s crowded hallways, ducking into the library learning commons (LLC) for a few minutes is often like letting out a long sigh. But for many students at North, the LLC is no longer...

Guest Column: Act respectfully in Learning Commons

The Newtonite December 11, 2012
by Andrew Mannix Starting Friday, librarians stopped writing passes for students to come to the Library Learning Commons during study halls.

Column: Change study hall format

The Newtonite October 25, 2012
by Connor Vasu Directed Studies are wasted periods.

Students participate in month of novel writing

The Newtonite October 23, 2012
by Adam Rabinowitz Every November, people from all over the world world take part in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a writing challenge.

Sam Mayer creates recording studio

The Newtonite September 28, 2012
by Peter Diamond This year, junior Sam Mayer is opening a recording studio in the Library Learning Commons and is leading the songwriting club.

Campaign raises funds for new technology

The Newtonite June 10, 2012
by Malini Gandhi The teacher’s question, “Who read the chapter last night?” is a common one, one that normally goes unanswered as students slump in their seats and look away. But with student response systems, students supplied with small blue “clickers” can hit a button and anonymously provide honest answers.

Student Faculty Administration discusses two new proposals

The Newtonite March 29, 2012
by Jared Perlo As the legislative year reaches its most crucial stage, members of the Student Faculty Administration have ramped up their discussions and debates to a new level of efficiency. In recent weeks, the SFA has covered many topics, ranging from the ongoing construction of a student union in the cafeteria to the possible implementation of unlimited, full-year open campus for sophomores.

Augmented reality comes to the Learning Commons

The Newtonite January 26, 2012
by Samantha Libraty Augmented Reality, a program that makes three-dimensional images appear active, was introduced to this school in early December, according to English teacher and librarian Kevin McGrath.

Learning Commons adds electronics

The Newtonite October 28, 2011
by Hilary Brumberg Librarians of the Library Learning Commons integrated technology into their space in the new building by adding iPads, iPod touches, Kindles, Ebooks and computers, as well as using QR codes to access books and other information, according to librarian and Senior Year Project teacher Kevin McGrath.

New policy allows underclassmen to visit library during canceled classes

The Newtonite October 4, 2011
by Alex Feit Housemasters, campus aides and librarians devised a new policy that allows underclassmen with canceled classes to go to the Library Learning Commons, rather than stay in the cafeteria. “We want people to be able to access the library because we recognize that students sitting in the cafeteria may have nothing to do,” Adams housemaster Mark Aronson said.
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