Open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Friday, 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
856-663-2247 ext. 142
Head Librarian: Mrs. Lindsey Murphy, email@example.com
Assistant Librarian: Mrs. Stacy Szurek, firstname.lastname@example.org
In September 2016 the Information Commons opened after completion of Phase I of its $1.2 million renovation. The project has transformed the former library into a place where students can exchange ideas and collaborate on academic projects. The Commons now boasts a large classroom space, several smaller meeting areas, presentation areas, and individual quiet nooks. This transformation reflects an international shift in the use of library spaces. Libraries were traditionally built for learning and research space and although this style of learning was amenable to past generations of students, businesses today are looking for critical thinkers, problem solvers, and collaborative learners.
This is the second capital project in the $6 million Campaign for the Future, launched in 2013 ($2 million for the Annual Fund; $2 million for scholarship and $2 million for capital projects). The $1.2 million project will be completed in two phases. Phase 1 (complete): included wall demolition, installation of new electrical systems to support enhanced technology, new lighting, acoustic panels, and air conditioning. Phase 2 (summer 2017): includes new windows, furniture, media equipment, and finishing touches to enhance the space. The new footprint also includes space previously occupied by an adjacent classroom and computer lab (formerly Home Economics rooms).
One of the highlights of Phase I is the unveiling of the Msgr. Bob McDermott ’60 Collaborative Learning Center, a classroom fitted with computers for all students and audio-visual equipment to enhance the critical thinking experience. Teachers will use this space for collaborative and active learning to promote student-driven discovery, inquiry, and innovation. Msgr. McDermott is one of Camden Catholic’s most proud and consistent champions and a Catholic school educator himself. He is an exemplary alumnus who continues to live by the Camden Catholic ideals of Honor, Faith and Loyalty.
For the 2016-2017 school year the facility has re-purposed existing furniture until funds become available through donations and pledge payments to purchase new furniture in Phase 2. The CCHS Parents Association, CCHS Student Government, and the Class of 2016 have been gracious to donate $25,000 toward the purchase of the librarian’s new help desk and various other furniture.
Can’t find a book at CCHS? Come see me and we will get it from another library!
Help finding books and articles:
**to find the username and password for Ebsco check the library folder on Edline**
How to search Ebsco: please see the Edline library page for detailed instructions
Can’t find it on Ebsco? Check Jstor!:
Free SAT/ACT practice:
The College Board (practice tests and an app that gives you daily practice questions)
Khan Academy (practice tests, short diagnostic quizzes, test taking hints)
ePrep (full length tests, you can create an indvidualized study schedule and more! *this requires a Cherry Hill Public Library card. If you don’t have one see Mrs. Murphy to get one!*)
PrepFactory (free test strategies, practice sets and games)
The CCHS Information Commons has many AP, SAT and ACT study resources in print. Ask Mrs. Murphy or Mrs. Szurek if you need help finding them!
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