Going Beyond Google

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West Hempstead High School Junior Deanna Gonzalez and Senior Julia Granatelli were recently named winners in their school’s “Going Beyond Google” library contest held in honor of National Library Week.

Observed from April 9-15 this year, National Library Week celebrates the contributions of libraries and librarians and promotes library use and support, according to the American Library Association.

Organized by High School Librarian Barbara Stern, the contest was designed to teach students about the importance of using library databases for research instead of Google. Students prepared for the contest by studying material relevant to the topic, including a video, an article and a blog post on the subject. They then applied their knowledge to answer a question on the high school’s library blog explaining the benefits of using library databases rather than Google to perform research and gather information.

Each winner received a gift basket containing a $25 Visa gift card as well as snacks and beverages.

The high school library staff expresses its gratitude to all students who participated in the contest.