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Jun 3, 2008
Real Name
Michelle Luhtala
About My Library
New Canaan High School is a public school in New Canaan, CT, just 45 mile northeast of New York City. Student population is 1,235. Ninety-two percent of NCHS students go on to four-year colleges after graduation. The library media center has approximately 18,000 hard-copy books, 600 eBooks, 800 visual materials, 300 audio materials, and subscribes to 50 periodicals and 25 databases, though students have access to 69 databases. Students have access to 30 computers in the media center, as long as they have not been reserved by classroom teachers. The library also has two computer labs, each equipped with 25 work stations. These too are frequently reserved by classroom teachers for instructional purposes. The high school completed a major renovation project in 2007. The library renovation occurred in four phases over a three year period.
About Me
My name is Michelle Luhtala and I am the head librarian at New Canaan High School in… guess where? Yup! New Canaan, Connecticut. I have been an educator since 1990, when I started teaching special education in Brooklyn, NY. After moving to Connecticut, I taught social studies in Bridgeport for six years before I landed in New Canaan, as a librarian, in 2001, just as I started the Masters in Library Science program at Southern Connecticut State University (I finished in 2002).
Westport, CT
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