New Media Coordinator Arrives @ SL

Hello.  My name is Mrs. Cahoon and I am your new media coordinator (librarian).  Due to Mrs. Hill’s resignation, I am coming to you by transfer from Kinston High.  I look forward to seeing many of you in the library and I hope that I can be of service to you in many different ways.  Throughout the remainder of the 2008-2009 school year, it is my wish that we can get to know one another and that we can work together to see some great end results.

As I mentioned earlier, I am transferring from another high school.  I have spent the past 14 years serving either patrons in the public library setting or students in a school setting.  I have worked with students in both the elementary as well as the high school setting.  I have taught in the classroom at the elementary level, as well.  I am an East Carolina University graduate with a Master’s Degree in Library Science (Mrs. Hill and I graduated side-by-side). 

I am married to Gene Cahoon and we have two children, Ethan (6) and Anya (5).  I am a life-long resident of Lenoir County and currently reside on the family farm in northern Lenoir County.

Please stop by and introduce yourself, if you haven’t already done so.  It will take me a while to learn the names of South Lenoir’s students and staff, but I will eventually conquer that.  I am here to help you in whatever way I can.  Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance.  I will do my best to accomodate your need.

Thank you for the warm welcome that has been extended to me already.  I look forward to many more good days with all of you.

–Mrs. Cahoon



Dear Students and Teachers of South Lenoir,

It has been my pleasure being your librarian for the past 10 and a half years. I have learned so much from all of you: I leave a much wiser librarian than when I began in 1998.

There is no way to operate an effective, efficient library without the support and help of the students, teachers and staff; fortunately, I have had both from so many of you. I look forward to hearing about your future accomplishments: I know they will be vast.

Have a safe and happy holiday.

Jackie Hill

Are Print Resources Dead?

Electronic vs. Print Resources

Will print resouces become a thing of the past in libraries? Will books and magazines no longer be used for student research? Listen to library assistant Jermica Mumford’s podcast about this controversial topic.

E-books and Your Education

For part of her semester’s research, library assistant Eboni Sutton created this podcast on how electronic books could possibly affect your future education.

E-books and Your Education

Privacy and Libraries

Senior library assistant Avery Collette discusses the issue of privacy and its potential effects on library patrons. You might be surprised by what you learn in this podcast.

Privacy and Libraries

Web 2.0 Tools

Listen to senior library assistant Blake Minshew’s podcast on the future of Web 2.0 tools. She’ll explain the appeal of the tools as well as discuss her take on the future of these tools in your education.

The Future of Web 2.0 Tools

Podcasting with Mr. Plowman

Mr. Plowman’s third period Earth Science class has spent the past week researching energy consumption in the Lenoir County Public Schools. Each group of students is attacking a specific energy-monster in the school system, issues such as lighting and heating/air. Their energy efficient solutions range from geo-themal heating and cooling to solar panels. After researching their topics, students plan on several activities to help make the school system less of an energy consumer. If all goes well, they hope to present their findings to the Lenoir County Board of Education.

This class is the first class at South Lenoir to podcast using the online program Gabcast. After writing their scripts, they recorded their podcast via their cellphones. Their recordings were uploaded directly into Gabcast. To hear their podcast, go to, search for the keyword “plowman,” click on “Reducing Energy Consumption,” and then enjoy the student podcast

Mr. Plowman's students record their podcast on their cell phone.
Working on a podcast script.