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  • We’re hoping to have this Limitless Libraries webpage as the home page for the student computers in the library. Kathy has it there at Hillwood and was happy with it as a jumping off point for research. It is changing frequently and feedback is definitely needed to keep the contents current.
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  • To this end, the mayor has given $309, 000 to the $177,000 from last year. This total of $536,000 will help us reach these objectives. The term “good” is objective, of course, but this project definitely hopes to help with the issue of holding onto items, to keep your numbers up. As curriculum changes, it is very tough to keep new areas covered. By working together at this, increases should be possible.As for formats, we’re intending to stay the course with what we started in the pilot school libraries and keep buying in new formats. Audio CDs, DVDs for students, and Playways will all be hitting the shelves in the high schools this Fall. We’re expecting a great reaction from the students.
  • Educator cards replace personal NPL card. Allows fifty items at a time (including 10 movies). Circulation time is 7 days for movies and 6 weeks for most other item types. Renew once if no holds on the items. Card good for 12 months from date of issue. New cards will be mailed. To activate the card, go to Main Library or one of the Big Five branches: BDX, EP, GH, HRM, MAD (For registration form, be sure and indicate where you want your home pickup location to be…and second choice if choosing school as home pickup location)Librarian card is in addition to personal NPL card (a.k.a. “School Card”). Permits 999 items at a time. 100 holds on NPL material. Circulation is for 6 weeks, no renewals for NPL material. Overdue notices will be sent via email, but no overdue fines are collected. It is the librarian’s responsibility to track all materials borrowed and maintain these files for 3-6 months afterward. Librarian cards expire at the end of the school year and must be re-activated at the beginning of the next school year. NPL accounts will be embedded into all students’ ID barcodes. The MNPS ID number becomes a secondary number in the NPL card database. However, this only happens if they return the permission pages to school.
  • First box are for the exceptional and wonderfully atypical studentsYes! Route – A new library card number is assigned and linked with student ID numbers, ALL fines are forgiven. These students can still get a library card, if they complete a form to request one. NPL will mail them an actual card to mailing address. If there are students in bad standing, they won’t be able to receive items via delivery, But NPL will send a postcard.No! Route – The nightly download will continue, but NPL account won’t be created until the data comes across showing permission.
  • Everyone with Limitless Libraries accounts can borrow material to be delivered to the high schools, since all locations will become pickup locations. Demo Courier bag. Uses MNPS Delivery system out of the Main Nashville Public Library.Athena is the system in place for resource sharing between the libraries of the Nashville Area Library Association. Librarian cards can make these loans. No reference materials may be requested and the loan period is 4 weeks. It is suggested that Athena items be restricted to Library Use Only.Now that all students will have a way to authenticate to different database sources, we can possibly begin buying new types of materials, e-books are becoming a force to be reckoned with and group purchases permit great savings.

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  • Limitless Libraries – What to Expect
    NEW!
    Amanda Smithfield
    Pearl-Cohn High School
    615-329-8150
    Amanda.smithfield@mnps.org
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  • Objectives
    • Nine good items per student
    • Increase curriculum coverage
    • Increase formats
    Part 1: Improve School library collections
  • Weeding
  • Types of items added
    • Educator Cards
    • Librarian Cards
    • Student Cards
    NPL Accounts
  • Students with NPL accounts in good standing will simply have new information attached, including MNPS ID numbers. Students will be able to use either card for services at NPL locations.
    Yes!
    No!
  • Educator Cards
    Can check out 50 items at a time
    Extended checkout (6 weeks) on most items including books
    Can have materials delivered to school like students
    Card expires in 12 months…renewed if still at school
    • Routing materials between NPL and MNPS
    • Purchasing shared resources
    Sharing Resources
  • Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate, will be recognized in November
    Haven’t heard of him? Watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-a8ELOVig4
    There will be a poetry contest for students. Stay tuned for more information.
    Upcoming Event
  • How to order materials from public library http://www.library.nashville.org/schools/index.html
    Some of the cool stuff you can do with your public library card http://www.library.nashville.org/bringthelibrarywithyou/index.asp including freegal
    Good things to know
    Thanks to Risa Robinson at Nashville Public Library for the template for this Powerpoint!