Library Media Center Guidelines For Students
- The Library Media Center classroom is open every school day from 7:20 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- The Library Media Center is reserved for study hall on Early Release Days, (Wednesdays)
- Students use the Media Center to research information for class assignments, to do homework, or to read books and magazines.
- Please maintain an atmosphere of quiet study.
- Students must have mission statement passes to be admitted during class time.
- Students also may use the Media Center without passes before and after school.
- Upstairs rooms, including the Teachers' Copy/Mailbox Room, the Technical Services Room (Library Workroom), and the Conference Room are off-limits to students. The AV (Audiovisual) Room and the area behind the circulation desk are for Media Center personnel only. Students have access to the main floor and the Library Computer Lab.
- Students must exit from the main doors near the circulation desk.
- Students may use the Library after eating lunch, with a lunch pass, unless it is closed because a class is in session.
- Students must have a pass from the recess duty teacher before coming to the Library. They may read, study, visit quietly or use the computers for research or class work.
- Once the duty teacher hands out passes, no one else may come to the library, unless they have permission from teacher for class work.
- Once in the Library, students must remain seated until dismissed. They may not leave to go to the restroom, to get a drink of water, to go to their locker, or to go back outside.
- Students are expected to remain in their seats until the bell rings to go back to class.
Library Media Center Standards
1) BE PREPARED.
- Bring materials with you so that you do not need to go back to your locker.
- Know where to exit in case of an emergency, such as a fire.
2) BE RESPONSIBLE.
- Return materials on time so that other students may use them.
- Take care of lost or damaged book obligations.
- Do not use equipment for anything other than its intended purpose.
3) RESPECT YOUR ENVIRONMENT.
- Do not eat, drink, or chew gum.
- Return books to the circulation desk.
- Dispose of trash properly.
- Push in your chair when you leave.
4) RESPECT OTHERS.
- No more than six students may sit at each table.
- Use the Media Center as a place to work among friends, not as a place to socialize during class time .
- Do not use electronic devices, such as cell phones and ipods.
5) RESPECT YOURSELF.
- Do your best work while in the Media Center.
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Circulation of Materials
Fiction, Nonfiction, and Story Collection:
- 3 weeks/ Renewed once, if necessary
Periodicals, Encyclopedias, and Reference Books:
- One period during school day or overnight (Due by 7:40 a.m. the next school day)
- Renewed once, if necessary
- Students should have their student body card to check out books. If the card is not available, then they must have their student identification number memorized.
- Students are limited to checking out no more than three books at one time. If more books are needed because of a research report, then first return books already checked out.
- The person checking out a book is responsible for it. Do not check out books for someone else.
- Books and other resources are shared materials. Students are responsible for the care of all materials which they check out.
Overdue and Lost Book Policy
- Books and magazines are shared resources, so students are expected to return all materials promptly.
- It is the responsibility of students to be aware of due dates. (Overdue notices are a courtesy reminder.)
- More books cannot be checked out until overdues are returned and lost book obligations are paid.
- Students are responsible for paying the replacement cost for lost books.
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Library Media Center Guidelines For Teachers
- The Library Media Center is open every school day from 7:20 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- The Library Media Center is reserved for study hall on Early Release Days, (Wednesdays).
- Students must have mission statement passes, rather than permanent hall passes, to be admitted during class time. This allows the Library Media Center staff to know on which assignments students are working, and from which rooms they were sent.
- Teachers should not send more than four students at one time. If it is necessary to send more, please sign up to bring your entire class. Class use has priority over individual student use.
- The first weeks of school are reserved for textbook checkout, orientation of Library Skills students, orientation of 6th graders, and for English classes to check out reading books. Curricular research projects and Internet Acceptable Use training begin after that. At the end of the school year the library and textbook inventories are finalized.
- When reserving the Media Center for classes, the Library Lab is automatically reserved.
- Teachers need to stay with their classes while students are working on assignments in order to monitor their progress and to maintain a positive working atmosphere.
- Because of the limited space available, only one class can work per period, unless agreement with teachers is made in advance to share the media center space.
The Library does not schedule the use of the Media Center outside of the school day. In order to reserve the Media Center after 2:15 p.m., the sign up calendar for facilities use is located in the Student Services Office.
- Teachers do their own photocopying. Problems with the copy machines need to be referred to the office secretaries. A copy machine is not available for students.
- Teachers order videos and streaming media through the Douglas ESD Web/Max at: http://webmax.dougnet.k12.or.us/webmax/start.html
- ESD courier deliveries are made at approximately 1:30 p.m. every school day. Please have all due materials in the Main Office Inter-district box in the morning. Because ESD materials circulate countywide, extension requests should be made the day before films are due.
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Library Media Center Services
The primary mission of the Media Center is to provide students and teachers with access to print and electronic information. Access is promoted by the following services:
- Circulate print and nonprint materials.
- Circulate AV equipment.
- Schedule class use of the Library Media Center.
- Compile curricular bibliographies and assist teachers with webographies.
- Assist teachers with class Web pages.
- Orient students in use of the Destiny, computer research stations, and online subscription databases.
- Assist students with research skills.
- Coordinate Internet Acceptable Use Policy training/maintenance/enforcement.
- Encourage reading through displays and contests.
- Assist students and teachers with multimedia projects, such as slide shows.
- Inform school population of media-related news through Media Message Daily Bulletin announcements and the Media Web calendar (http://prem.calendars.net/pioneer_calendar).
- Maintain the Media section of the Trail Web site.
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