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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. This policy is unfair to students who consistently go to the...

Column: Change study hall format

The Newtonite October 25, 2012

by Connor Vasu Directed Studies are wasted periods. This school should allow students to sign in at the beginning and end of a Directed Study, so they can meet with teachers and go to the Library Learning...

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. The challenge begins on Thursday and lasts the entire...

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. Recording studio Mayer combined his interests in audio engineering...

Campaign raises funds for new technology

The Newtonite June 10, 2012

[media-credit name="courtesy Anne Swager" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit]This year, the Educational Excellence Campaign, the PTSO's largest fundraiser, hopes to purchase student response...

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...

Augmented reality comes to the Learning Commons

The Newtonite January 26, 2012

[media-credit name="Jenny Lewis" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit]Librarian Donna Jones demonstrates how to use augmented reality on an iPad. by Samantha Libraty Augmented Reality, a program...

Learning Commons adds electronics

The Newtonite October 28, 2011

[media-credit name="Gabe Dreyer" align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit]Senior Gwendolyn Stoll looks at apps in the Library Learning Commons. by Hilary Brumberg Librarians of the Library Learning...

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...

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