Faculty/Staff at the KAS Library

Welcome to the KAS Library!

Below you will find the various services that your library can help you with. If you need something not on this list, just ask and we’ll do our best to help you!

Click on one of the tabs above to view more specific resources for your school.

The library has over 18,000 books in print and almost 4,000 digital books. Click on Search for Books below to search our online catalog, Destiny Discover. Don’t forget to log in! While logged in, you can view your checkouts, renew your books, and select books for the library to pull and checkout to you. If you need Destiny Discover help, click here. If you have an issue not addressed on the help sheet, please email library@kas.tw.

The KAS Library has a collection of Professional Development titles that can be found by searching our online catalog below and limiting your results to the Teacher Resource Room. You can also browse this section when you visit the library.

Click on Digital Reading below for more online options. KAS subscribes to TumbleBooks for digital and audiobooks, and PressReader for magazines and newspapers from around the world.

Click on Online Databases below to see a list of all research databases that KAS subscribes to. Click on your school above to see a list specific to your student’s age group. A few of the databases allow you to sign in with google, but most require a username and password. Those can be found here and on the Online Database page itself.

What good is having all these resources if our students don’t use them? Email me to co-teach a lesson on any of our library databases or resources to further your student’s learning in your subject area. These lessons work best when taught at time of need; students use the information immediately to benefit their work. The current library integration program can be found here.

Part of being an Independent Learner is Research. KAS is currently working towards a school-wide framework for teaching research. Our librarian, Ms. Kristi, can be an excellent resource for helping you guide your students through the research process. Please ask any questions you might have about the overall research process or ask for help with any specific skills you might need assistance teaching.

Collections are an easy way to keep all of your resources in one place. Collections can include library books, both digital and physical, databases links, YouTube videos, PDFs, spreadsheets, and so on. Click on the link above to see a list of all Collections created for our faculty and students. If you would like a Collection created for one of your classes, please email Ms. Kristi. Note that this may take a few days to curate.

Do you have student work that deserves more of an audience than can be found in your classroom? The KAS library is an excellent place to showcase work that our students have done. We’ll announce your display on our library slideshow for others to come appreciate. This can also be a treat for parents to see on Parent Teacher Conference Days.

Take a look at our FAQ page for answers to common questions. If you can’t find your answer there, email me at kbell@kas.tw.

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