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Ms.  Karin  Jurgenson
Media Specialist
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Education

Bachelor of Science/Physical Education & Health - Taylor University, Upland, IN

Master's Degree/Library & Information Science - Dominican University, River Forest, IL



Bio

Libraries have come a long way from the very quiet reading rooms of my childhood.  Students visiting the library today have a multitude of reading and research resources to choose from.  Technology plays a large part in expanding theses opportunities with the easy access to computers and the Internet.  I think it's all this variety which makes my job so interesting!  I have loved books and reading for as long as I can remember.  One of my favorite "book memories" was visiting the book department at Marshall Field's with my mom to pick out a special book to take home (Borders or Barnes & Noble hadn't been invented yet).  My dad worked for a time with the American Library Association, so books at my house were plentiful.

 I am very honored to be the Media Specialist at Manteno High School and share my passion for libraries with the students.  Here are some of the services I'd be glad to help with:

                   *  Selecting a book for Outside Reading

                   *  Finding resources for class projects

                   *  How to use online databases

                   *  Trouble-shooting problems with Word, Excel or PowerPoint

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