Librarian: Christin Monaghan
The Dracut High School Learning Commons has been a renovation of space, attitude, and culture. The renovation of Dracut High School was completed in September 2014. We are now in what was the old gymnasium with high ceilings and a gorgeous wall of windows overlooking the athletic fields. In late August, 14 senior interns and I began going through boxes of books and weeding materials before shelving. New materials arrived. In particular, lots of new fiction that was recommended by our students to freshen up the collection. Thanks to lots of input from lots of MSLA members at the UNconference, we now have a website that is user-friendly and provides access to databases and our new catalog, Follett Destiny! The last few months have been very busy with so many big changes. Most importantly our students and staff are thrilled to use the space for events like Poetry Out Loud, class discussions, and career seminars. Our computers are used all the time, couches and comfy chairs are moved for collaboration, laptops are brought in, books are being checked out, and lots of productivity is happening!