Online research tools
Online Research presentations require an Internet connection. Students should know their Multnomah County Library card number and PIN. These presentations work best in a computer lab setting.
- Jump into Research (grades 3-12): We'll craft a customized tour of the library's online resources that will help your students succeed with their research. 20-minute minimum.
- Introduction to Search Engines and How to Evaluate websites (grades 6-12): A review of basic web searching and site evaluation skills. 40-minute minimum.
- Live Homework Help (grades 4-12): Connects students one-on-one to qualified online tutors.15-minute minimum.
- Think Before You Click (grades 4-7): This Internet safety and etiquette presentation covers topics such as online privacy, advertising, spam, viruses, false information, and appropriate online behavior. 45-minute minimum.
- News: Fake, Funny or Fact (grades 6-12): Students learn how to differentiate misinformation, satire and facts and then get a chance to try their skills with sample news stories
- Picture This (grades 6-12): Students need images for papers and presentations. Learn to effectively use search engines, databases, and websites to find copyright-free images and clip art books. 30-minute minimum.
- Take Control of Your Digital Footprint (grades 7-12): Learn strategies to keep control of your online presence and personal data. Topics include digital citizenship, cyber bullying, device encryption, passwords, digital profiling and apps to avoid. 45-minute minimum
Books, Literacy, and Multnomah County Library
- Ebooks and audiobooks (grades 2-12): Learn how to find, borrow and use these electronic titles from the library.
- Feasting on Forbidden Fruit (grades 4-7 and 8-12): How does censorship affect children and teens? Presentation includes an overview of censorship issues, a presentation on challenged books, and a chance for students to review banned and challenged picture books. One hour minimum.
- Customized Booktalks (all ages): Encourage your students to read! We can present booktalks (brief commercials) for the latest titles, current award winners, specific genres, multicultural topics or other subjects you suggest.
- Zine-making (grades 6-12): Bring zines into your classroom! Librarians cover a quick history of zines (self-published magazines) and share zine-making techniques -- then students go to work writing, cutting and pasting together their zines. We provide supplies. Please book at least two weeks in advance and plan for a minimum one-hour workshop. This program is offered on a limited basis, subject to staff availability.
To schedule a School Corps presentation at your site, contact the School Corps Lead Worker at 503.988.6004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.