The NASH School Library provides students and staff access to over 12,000 physical items. The library catalog, NASH Destiny, allows patrons to search the collection of print and digital books. A wide variety of subscription databases are available to students, which provide access to academic journals, magazines, news stories, and more. TigerID provides direct access to both NoodleTools, our citation generation and research organization platform, and Sora, which provides more eBooks and digital audiobooks. These digital resources are all available for use any time, at school or at home, though they do require password access when used remotely. The best way for students to access these resources is through the NASH Library Blackboard page, where they will find passwords as well as course and project-specific resource lists.
The librarian provides access to and instruction in the use of a variety of information sources, as information literacy and technology objectives are totally integrated with curricular objectives across disciplines. This is accomplished through extensive collaboration between the librarian and curricular area teachers. The library flexibly schedules classes as requested, and accommodates large numbers of study hall students pursuing independent reading and research each day. Through these learning activities, students discover the wide applicability of information literacy skills to all areas of study and develop the independent skills necessary to be successful in today's information-rich world. Each secondary library is staffed by a full-time certified librarian as well as a library secretary.