Library Media Center Facilities Plan
By, Brittany Hooker
FRIT 7132
Administration of the Instructional Media Program
Instr...
The Henry County Board of Education, believing that each
American citizen is entitled to a quality, optimum education, has...
The mission of the media program is to provide students and teachers with resources and
services necessary to become effec...
 Collaborate with teachers to connect media activities
with the school curriculum and Common Core Georgia
Performance Sta...
We are a learning community of students, teachers,
parents, and other partners in education that value
everyone's uniquene...
Here at Tussahaw Elementary, we strongly
believe that every child is worth the best!
The Henry County school system is comprised of 50 schools-29
elementary schools, 11 middle schools, and 10 high schools. T...
The layout of the library media center is conducive to the uses by
the patrons of the school in that the bookshelves are o...
The fiction books are located on bookcases to the right of
the nonfiction books. They are situated for easy viewing of
stu...
The library media center is located front and center when you walk into the
building just through the lobby. The school wa...
MAIN ENTRANCE VIEW FROM LOBBY
VIEW FROM ENTRANCE
2ND ENTRANCE (LOCKED)
EXTRA LONG
CIRCULATION DESK
BOOK DROP ISSUE
(HARD FOR SOME TO REACH)
OFFICE BATHROOM
4 BRICK COLUMNS LAYOUT ISSUE
10 COMPUTERS TOTAL
EQUIPMENT BLOCKING
ACCESS TO COMPUTERS
ROOM TO GROW
LACK OF BOOK DISPLAYS
SMALL SIGNAGE
& PLAIN DECOR
COLORFUL MURAL &
RAISED SEATING AREA
EMPTY SHELVES
& CLUTTER
 Book checkouts and returns
 Accelerated Reader (AR) testing
 Computer work stations (for AR tests, research, and
catal...
Red text pertains to changes I would like to implement in the current program.
Accelerated Reader
The Accelerated Reader p...
BOOK FAIRS
ACCELERATED READER
SUPERSTARS RECOGNIZED
For the most part, I agree with the Henry County School district’s policies that are in place (but not all
policies/proced...
Fines/Overdue Policy
Per Henry County Schools Student and Parent Handbook (p. 20):
 If students lose or damage textbooks ...
 Students
 Parent check out form must be returned before student may check out.
 Students may check out and return book...
Weeding
Responsible library media specialists must weed as part of the total selection process. Weeding is considered the ...
Policy for Selection of Materials
 The Henry County Board of Education is responsible for matters relating to the operati...
Henry County Schools Electronic Resources - Acceptable Use Policy
Student access to the Internet and computer resources is...
Failure to abide by this Board policy and administrative procedures
governing use of the school system’s electronic resour...
STUDENTS FACULTY/STAFF
K: “Checking out books.”
1st: “Story time is fun.”
2nd: “Sitting on the risers.”
3rd: “The stuffed ...
STUDENTS FACULTY/STAFF
K: “More fun books.”
1st: “I want more Spongebob books.”
2nd : “Paint the walls or put up posters
t...
The library media center is at the very center of the school building. There are doors on the
front hall, back hall, and t...
Teachers have some technology in their own rooms such as 2 computers ,
TV with hookup to the teacher’s computer , and live...
 Enhance the feel of the environment with colorful “library” posters and character quotes from
books to make it more frie...
 Beyond the minimal signs, and a couple of knickknacks and plush
characters scattered here and there, the environment is ...
2-Loveseats: 62"wide x 34"deep x 32"high,
seating area: 44"x 22"x 19"
2-Chairs: 40"wide x 34"deep x 32"high, seating
area ...
1 Avenue Six Merge End Table
$127.38 in Black
http://www.wayfairsupply.com/Avenue-Six-
Merge-Square-End-Table-in-Espresso-...
The Hampton Console Table Stackable
Bookcase - Black/Oak: $284.99
Turn a collection of books or photographs into a focal
p...
Eagle One 10' Picnic Table –
C545-Purple-Honeycomb Pattern
$1,851.99 each with FREE shipping
Classic designs featuring uns...
INSPIRING WALL DECALS
Adventure-$14.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Z9V
LYG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=squidpage-...
COLORFUL POSTERS
Good Readers-FREE pdf
download
https://docs.google.com/a/geor
giasouthern.edu/file/d/0B1UC2
wTcsbVJMTJjND...
Basyx by HON® Boat-Shaped Conference
Tabletop, 44" x 96", Bourbon Cherry
$499.99
Tough and durable-resists spills and scra...
2 Kids Tables-Flower $179.00 each
The cutouts in the table top give the student a sense of place. The
friendly, colorful t...
Magazine/Periodical racks:
$ 64.02 each set
Acrylic Magazine Rack - This wall magazine rack is
mounts easily on the wall i...
FunkyFonic Headphones for
Kids: $20.75 each
Assorted colors and styles to choose
http://kidcrave.com/entertainment/
funkyf...
By adding more popular and requested titles and audio
book stations tucked into empty shelves in the everybody
section, st...
Special thanks to:
TES faculty, staff and students for participating in the survey
Follett Destiny Library Manager
http://...
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  1. 1. Library Media Center Facilities Plan By, Brittany Hooker FRIT 7132 Administration of the Instructional Media Program Instructor: Dr. Jones
  2. 2. The Henry County Board of Education, believing that each American citizen is entitled to a quality, optimum education, has provided a broad spectrum of learning opportunities that will enable each student to become intellectually and socially competent. Therefore, a system of explicit instructions shall be made in the selection of instructional materials and equipment. These materials shall be appropriate in terms of various interests, abilities, socio- economic backgrounds, and the maturity levels of the students in the respective schools within the system.
  3. 3. The mission of the media program is to provide students and teachers with resources and services necessary to become effective users of information and ideas. The media program will, therefore, strive to develop in the following directions:  To promote comprehensive involvement and cooperative planning in the media program development.  To facilitate physical and intellectual access to information.  To structure learning experiences that encourage users to organize, evaluate, and use information effectively.  To support instruction through leadership and assistance in information technologies.  To provide resource materials, equipment, and learning activities to support and extend the instructional program.  To develop environments, personnel, and facilities that function as the information center of the school. (Adapted from Information Power: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs)
  4. 4.  Collaborate with teachers to connect media activities with the school curriculum and Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.  Develop and maintain a quality collection that provides resources for independent learning and supports the curriculum.  Facilitate the acquisition of information literacy skills and encourage reading.
  5. 5. We are a learning community of students, teachers, parents, and other partners in education that value everyone's uniqueness. We use these diverse differences to instill in our students a sense of responsibility, respect for themselves, their families, their school, and their community.
  6. 6. Here at Tussahaw Elementary, we strongly believe that every child is worth the best!
  7. 7. The Henry County school system is comprised of 50 schools-29 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, and 10 high schools. The enrollment for the district is over 39,500 students, over 5,000 employees, and is the 7th largest district in the state of Georgia. TES has been a Title 1 school for 4 years now and serves students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Our enrollment is 588 which changes weekly as we are in a very transient area of the county. There are 42 classroom teachers including 5 special education resource teachers, and 1 self-contained K-5 MID teacher. Additionally, we have 10 paraprofessionals, a part time Gifted program teacher, a part time ESOL teacher, 2 academic coaches (reading and math) as well as 2 Instructional Lead Teachers (reading and math), and 5 departmental specialists that include Art, Music, PE, Counselor and Media Specialist. Based on the Georgia K-12 School Report Card, the percentages for students by race/ethnicity are 1% Asian, 5% multiracial, 6% Hispanic, 29% White, and 59% Black. Of this population, 2% are limited English proficient, 2.7% are in the gifted program, 13.8% are in special education, 14% are students with disabilities, 37.1% are in the Early Intervention Program (EIP), and 64% meet the eligibility requirements for free/reduced meals. The school has met AYP for attendance, Reading/English Language Arts and Mathematics since its opening in the year 2008.
  8. 8. The layout of the library media center is conducive to the uses by the patrons of the school in that the bookshelves are of appropriate height for students K-5, and are wide enough apart and labeled with signage, but the text is not very large and may not be large enough to accommodate students with visual impairments. The nonfiction shelves are arranged parallel to the circulation desk and block sightlines to monitor students in that area as do 4 brick columns. The reference section is to the left of the circulation desk and contains 9 tables for classes to conduct research. Posted on the front side of the circulation desk are the colorful Dewey posters. Though they are kid-friendly, they are not near the nonfiction section. This makes them hard to access when students are lined up in front of them at the checkout line. Another access issue at the circulation desk is the location of the book return. It is located on top of the bi-level counter. This makes it hard for short kindergarten students and students who cannot stand (wheelchair bound) to reach since they have to reach up and over the higher side of the counter. There is not any cozy area for lounging and pleasure reading. Students are discouraged from reading for pleasure in the LMC. The overall feel is not welcoming due to lack of décor, restrictions, access issues, and disorganization/clutter.
  9. 9. The fiction books are located on bookcases to the right of the nonfiction books. They are situated for easy viewing of students. The everybody bookcases begin on the far right of the center, wrap around the story area, and continue across the back wall until they meet the second door (that is always locked by the SLMS). The shelves are not labeled well. There are no displays for books anywhere throughout the media center, only sparsely scattered books on top of the bookcases. There are small posters on the ends of each bookcase row that show the reading level for each color but is also in a small font size. Directly in front of the circulation desk is the 10 computer work station. Not all computers are accessible to students or teachers as equipment such as Smart Boards, media carts, etc. are often placed in front of the computers (sometimes with loose cords which can be a safety issue).
  10. 10. The library media center is located front and center when you walk into the building just through the lobby. The school was built in 2007 and the media center is large enough to accommodate at least two classes simultaneously. Follett Destiny is the circulation system. The circulation data from August to February was 21,009 and the average age of the collection is 2002. The resources that are available include 11,399 books which average around 19 books per student. Also in the collection are 1,675 kits, 110 e-books that are accessible through Follett Shelf, 153 DVD and VHS titles, 1 audio book, and no periodicals. The school has access to online reference tools such as AR Enterprise, Britannica Online, Kids Galileo, and Tumble Book Library from the Media Center homepage. Teachers can access additional subscription resources from their computers such as Discovery Education United Streaming, Renaissance Place, edHelper, Reading A to Z, and Education City. This year, teachers have been allowed access to YouTube and Teacher Tube which were blocked previous years. The school does not have Wi-Fi access but will be in the wireless school pilot program in the next couple of years. There are 10 computer work stations in the media center and 2 computers in each classroom. We have 2 mobile computer lab carts with 20 mini laptops in each, 2 tech carts for each grade level consisting of a projector, mini laptop, document camera, and Activslate. Teachers have access to a Smart Board on their hall. Also, the media center is able to broadcast the morning news show and movies throughout the school. Finally, there is a computer lab with 32 PCs located right beside the media center.
  11. 11. MAIN ENTRANCE VIEW FROM LOBBY
  12. 12. VIEW FROM ENTRANCE 2ND ENTRANCE (LOCKED)
  13. 13. EXTRA LONG CIRCULATION DESK BOOK DROP ISSUE (HARD FOR SOME TO REACH)
  14. 14. OFFICE BATHROOM
  15. 15. 4 BRICK COLUMNS LAYOUT ISSUE
  16. 16. 10 COMPUTERS TOTAL EQUIPMENT BLOCKING ACCESS TO COMPUTERS
  17. 17. ROOM TO GROW LACK OF BOOK DISPLAYS SMALL SIGNAGE & PLAIN DECOR
  18. 18. COLORFUL MURAL & RAISED SEATING AREA EMPTY SHELVES & CLUTTER
  19. 19.  Book checkouts and returns  Accelerated Reader (AR) testing  Computer work stations (for AR tests, research, and catalog look up)  Live TEKN morning news broadcast  Student research  Faculty meetings and hosting special events (mentor training, volunteer appreciation breakfast, faculty baby and wedding showers etc.)  K-2 class story time/3-5 lesson (every other week)
  20. 20. Red text pertains to changes I would like to implement in the current program. Accelerated Reader The Accelerated Reader program is implemented in grades 1-5 beginning the first 9 weeks term (kindergarten begins in January or later-individual students are allowed to participate as they advance in reading level) and is a required part of the reading curriculum. Students are asked to select books on their assigned reading levels. Once they have read a book, students take a computerized test on the book and receive a score in points and % accuracy. The teachers set reading goals for each grading period. Students must meet their reading goals with at least 85% accuracy in order to earn incentives-attendance in grade level AR party at the end of each term, and colorful AR dog tag to collect. Scholastic Book Fair The Library Media Center holds 3 book fairs throughout the year. One full book fair in the Fall, and Spring, and an additional BOGO (buy-one, get-one) book fair in May. Teachers complete wish list slips parents use to help build classroom libraries, and students and teachers each have a book fair preview day to browse the selection before making purchases. Also, the students are shown a book fair promotional video before their preview day to increase their interest and excitement. Reading Bowl This program is for students in grades 4-5. The students must be willing to read a number of the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl books to participate in a team event to answer questions about the books read. The top 10 students will represent TES in the county competition. The 1st and 2nd place winners will compete in the regional competition. The winner at regional level will compete at the state competition. Visits/Special Days From the first year to present there have been no author or illustrator visits nor special days celebrated (Read Across America day, Children’s Book Week, School Library Media Month, National Library Week etc.) at the TES SLMC.
  21. 21. BOOK FAIRS ACCELERATED READER SUPERSTARS RECOGNIZED
  22. 22. For the most part, I agree with the Henry County School district’s policies that are in place (but not all policies/procedures at the school level). The Tussahaw Elementary School LMC policies and procedures are in purple text to compare their interpretation of the policy for use in the elementary setting. Red text reflects my recommended change to any school level policies/procedures. Media Program Scheduling/Student & Teacher Use  The Georgia DOE rule governing media center scheduling requires a flexibly scheduled media center.  The DOE definition of flexible scheduling states that a schedule mandated or controlled by school administration is not flexible as required by the rule.  The DOE definition expressly states that the media program is not to be used as a means to provide planning time for teachers.  Additionally, the rule requires accessibility to the media program staff throughout each instructional day. Georgia DOE Rule IFBD 160-4-4-01 [Media Programs] requires flexibly scheduled media center access. Scheduling: Hours for individual check out times are as followed: M-W-F 8:30-9:10 AM, 1:15-1:40 PM, Tues/Thurs 8:30-1:40 (extend student check out times and allow teachers to check out from 7 am-4 pm). Staff members may come in before school (6:30 AM) or after school (until 5:00 PM) as well as anytime during the school day (unlock door on front hall and to the computer lab for teachers). Student checkout begins as soon books are processed, shelved and media center is ready to open. An orientation will take place for each class before the first check out. Student checkout is suspended for 1 week before Christmas (do not close the LMC to check outs before calendar breaks). All books must be returned 2-3 weeks before school ends. Teachers are legally required to stay with their students when they bring a class to the media center for check out, research, lessons or story times. Three students may be sent for individual checkouts without the teacher.
  23. 23. Fines/Overdue Policy Per Henry County Schools Student and Parent Handbook (p. 20):  If students lose or damage textbooks and/or media materials, parents will be charged the full replacement cost and students may be subject to disciplinary action. Replacement textbooks and media materials may not be issued until restitution is made. Georgia law [160-5-1-12] provides that grade reports, diplomas, or certificates of progress may be withheld for failure to pay for lost or damaged textbooks, or other instructional materials for which the student is responsible.  Georgia law [160-5-1-12] also states that students may be charged for replacement/repair costs due to loss or abuse of school system property. The media centers of Henry County Schools will use the following policy regarding fines and overdue materials:  Elementary School: no overdue fines, copies $.10/pg., no checkout with fines, no checkout with overdue items  ALL MEDIA CENTERS SHOULD BE CONSISTENT WITH FOLLOWING THIS POLICY.
  24. 24.  Students  Parent check out form must be returned before student may check out.  Students may check out and return books during individual check out times as well as class library times (lengthen individual checkout times by making use of volunteers , clerk, and classroom teachers when available).  During individual times, students may visit library two times per day.  Students may check out 1 book at a time (allow 2 books for checkout so if one is overdue, one can still be checked out).  Students may keep books for up to 2 weeks without them being overdue.  Students with fines due to lost/damaged books will not be permitted to check out until said fine is paid.  If a student wishes to renew a book after that time, he/she may do so.   Teachers  Teachers may check out and return items before, during and after school. If media staff is not present:  Checking Out-- place needed materials on the counter with teacher name—sticky notes will be provided. Media staff will check out items as soon as possible and notify teacher when items are checked out and ready.  Returning—place items in return slot (bigger items need to be put in book cart under the counter)  Teachers may keep books as long as they are needed. (However, if another teacher makes a request for items, we may ask if the items can be shared.)   Overdue and Lost Items  Overdue lists will be run and given to teacher during class library time or placed in teacher mailboxes. Teachers are asked to privately remind students and/or parents about these overdue items.  Teacher checkouts will be listed periodically on these lists. The items are not overdue; this just helps teachers keep track of what they have.  At the end of each 9 weeks, any student items that are overdue by 3 weeks or more will be considered lost and bills will be created to send home in report cards.  If a student has an overdue or lost book, their library use privileges are also lost until the book is returned or the bill is paid (allow students to continue to read books in the library even if their privileges for checkout have been suspended).
  25. 25. Weeding Responsible library media specialists must weed as part of the total selection process. Weeding is considered the practice of discarding excess, worn out, and/or outdated books, and materials with information that is incorrect or no longer relevant to the curriculum. Weeding worn out or outdated materials or materials that are no longer relevant to the curriculum allows the L.M.S. to provide patrons with a collection that is usually attractive or relevant to their needs. Criteria to use when weeding the collection: Condition of the material: Can it be repaired or is it worn out? Circulation: Is it circulated often? Multiple copies: Are there too many copies of the same title? Relevance to curriculum: Is the information provided by the book relevant to the currently used curriculum? Current: Is the information current? Is it outdated? What not to weed: Classic titles unless a more up-to-date format is available. Titles dealing with local or state history unless up-to-date or new copies can replace them. Anything to do with school history. Method of Disposal Before disposing of any materials, remove the barcode and write discard on the material. A list of discarded materials must be maintained by school year. Include type of material (book, equipment, etc.). This information will be needed for inventory. When materials are removed from the collection, they cannot be sold or used in anyway for profit. Some suggestions for disposal:  Disperse for classroom use (if content is appropriate-not outdated or incorrect)  Box up and dispose
  26. 26. Policy for Selection of Materials  The Henry County Board of Education is responsible for matters relating to the operation of the Henry County Public School System.  The responsibility for recommending selection of instructional materials is delegated to the professionally trained and certificated staff employed by the school system. For the purpose of this procedure, the term “instructional materials” includes printed, software, and audiovisual materials (not equipment), whether considered text materials, computer software, or media center materials (media).  While selection of library media materials involves many people (principals, teachers, students, coordinators, community persons, and media specialists), the responsibility for coordinating the selection of most instructional materials and making the recommendation of purchase rests with certificated media personnel. For the purpose of this administrative procedure, the term “media specialist” includes librarians, school media specialists or other appropriately certificated persons responsible for selection of media. General Criteria for Selection of Materials  Materials support and are consistent with the Henry County curriculum objectives of specific courses.  Correlates with Continuous School Improvement Plan.  Materials meet high standards of quality in factual content and presentation.  Materials serve as a resource for the subject area and for the age, emotional development, ability level, and social development of the students for whom the materials are selected.  Materials have aesthetic, literary, or social value.  Physical format, medium, and appearance of materials will be suitable for their intended use.  The materials selected will be used in compliance with current copyright laws.  Encourages literacy. Policy for Request for Appeal/Media  Objections may be raised to instructional materials used in the system’s education program despite the fact that the individuals selecting such materials were duly qualified to make the selection, followed proper procedure and observed the criteria for selecting such material.  To have standing either to initiate a complaint or intervene in the appeal process, a person must be a citizen of Henry County, Georgia. The Henry County Appeal Form for Instructional Materials must be completed by the complainant.
  27. 27. Henry County Schools Electronic Resources - Acceptable Use Policy Student access to the Internet and computer resources is a privilege, not a right. Therefore, users violating Henry County Schools Authorized User Policy shall be subject to revocation of these privileges and potential disciplinary action. The Internet Safety Policy and school system measures are designed to address safety and security when using direct electronic communication. Electronic resources are defined as the following: Internet, World Wide Web (WWW), chat rooms, electronic mail, data, online resources, services, portable media network information, licensed software, telecommunication resources, and all hardware on which it is being accessed. Communication over networks is not considered private. As needed, school officials can and will search data or e-mail stored on school system owned computers and networks. All users are expected to abide by the accepted electronic resources rules to include (but not limited to) the following:  Follow school system regulations which concern the use of electronic resources (i.e., will not damage computers, will respect the privacy of other users’ files, will follow directions of staff, will not be wasteful of resources).  Comply with network policies (i.e., student and staff logins) including not circumventing desktop protection applications.  Use the Internet for appropriate educational resources.  Students may use electronic resources only with permission of a teacher or school administrator.  Respect and uphold the copyright laws (i.e., giving credit to the rightful author and not distributing protected materials or software) and do not download or transmit confidential information.  Immediately report any security problems or violations of these conditions to appropriate school system staff.  Do not use language that is obscene, insulting, purposely inaccurate or offensive to others.  Do not change computer desktops or icons.  Do not access inappropriate materials or show others how to use them.  Do not disseminate personal information regarding minors or staff members.  Do not transmit computer viruses or any other malicious programs.  Do not intentionally damage or unlawfully disrupt Internet/WWW services or network/hardware/software that provides delivery of electronic resources.  Do not install or remove software on any computer or server.  Do not share any/all electronic resources user ID’s and passwords.  Do not utilize inappropriate user ID’s or passwords.  Do not post messages or information and attribute to another user.
  28. 28. Failure to abide by this Board policy and administrative procedures governing use of the school system’s electronic resources may result in the suspension and/or revocation of system access. Additionally, student violations may result in discipline up to and including long- term suspension, expulsion and/or appropriate legal action. Henry County Schools has taken precautions, which are limited, to restrict access to controversial materials; however, on a global network it is impossible to control all. A user may accidentally or purposely discover controversial information. Use of any information obtained via electronic resources is at the risk of the user. Henry County Schools makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the service it is providing. Henry County Schools will not be responsible for any damages a user may suffer, including loss of data or cost incurred from a commercial service. Henry County Schools will not be responsible for the accuracy of quality of information obtained through any telecommunication or electronic resource.
  29. 29. STUDENTS FACULTY/STAFF K: “Checking out books.” 1st: “Story time is fun.” 2nd: “Sitting on the risers.” 3rd: “The stuffed animals.” 4th: “I like the chapter books.” 5th: “I like taking AR tests in the media center.” 5th: “I love being on the morning news!” K: “The books are in good condition.” 1st: “The new mural is very colorful.” 2nd: “Books aren’t crammed together.” 3rd: “Lots of books for our standards.” 4th: “Its very spacious and has good lighting. 4th: “Great place for clubs to meet.” 5th: “The teacher resources are helpful.” Paraprofessional: “The kids love it.” Office Staff Member: “It’s got a lot more books this year.” Office Staff Member: “Its big enough for faculty meetings and more than one class at a time.”
  30. 30. STUDENTS FACULTY/STAFF K: “More fun books.” 1st: “I want more Spongebob books.” 2nd : “Paint the walls or put up posters that are cool.” 3rd: “I want to hear stories like the little kids do.” 4th: “I want to use any of the computers in there. They should all be on.” 5th: “Cool places to read and work.” 5th: “It’s messy. Get a better way to store magazines so they don’t flop over.” K: “More technology training. We don’t even know what all we have.” K: “We could use the courtyard like at my old school-for lessons.” 1st: “Make up days that are missed for Monday holidays.” 1st: “Smaller tables for the little kids.” 2nd: “Showcase the books that are new.” 2nd: “Let us use the workroom in there.” 3rd: “Let the teachers use the smart boards that are in the media center.” 4th: “It needs to be more inviting. It’s a little bare. Do something for read across America day.” 4th: “Don’t close the library when the media specialist is at a meeting.” 5th: “More flexible schedule.” and “Better seating for small and large groups.” Paraprofessional: “It’s a little cluttered with equipment which is good to have, just not out in the open.” Office Staff Member: “More collaboration.”
  31. 31. The library media center is at the very center of the school building. There are doors on the front hall, back hall, and the side which is where the main entrance is-the only door unlocked. You can see the display cases on the outside walls of the media center as you walk into the school building. The only things displayed are AR superstars in the left case and student artwork in the right case that stays up all year long. I would hope to make displays for featured themes and books for these display cases which is changed in my revised floor plan. Though structurally necessary, the 4 brick columns do block the view of students in the library media center. They are bare, and are not being utilized. Since we cannot get rid of them, I believe that they could serve another purpose-as storage for lesson handouts, magazines, and memo boards which can help bring teachers into the media center and promote collaboration. Lack of interesting décor was something I wasn’t able to put into the revision plan however it is featured in the presentation. As the survey suggested, the child-sized furniture was addressed as well as clutter, soft seating areas for pleasure reading, and utilizing the 2 smart boards for teacher small group/whole class use. This is also revised in my plan as featured in the revised floor plan. The overall layout and flow is good except for the direction of the nonfiction shelves. They are parallel to the circulation desk which creates long blind spot areas since monitors can’t see through the double fronted bookcases to supervise the students. The book drop is positioned over the bi-level circulation desk which creates an access issue for those who can’t reach over the higher level to use it. The circulation desk is placed front and center; the story time area is located in it’s own corner and is separate but still a part of the rest of the media center with the everybody books wrapping around it; two classes could be seated at one time in the work area and the story area; the unused tables at the entrance could be used for teachers and student small groups. The only conference room could provide space for more private meetings and collaboration if it were not used solely as the broadcast station; there is plenty of aisle space between the stacks for our students with physical disabilities; and the workroom and storage room are easily accessible though rarely used by teachers. This could be a “door” to more opportunities of collaboration with teachers.
  32. 32. Teachers have some technology in their own rooms such as 2 computers , TV with hookup to the teacher’s computer , and live broadcasts and video feeds. There is also a separate computer lab located on the back hall and accessible from the media center. In addition to the lab, there are 2 mobile mini-laptop computer carts for classroom use, however, students and teachers would benefit from additional resources being made accessible to them. For example, I have heard many times that teachers would use technology more if they didn’t have to fight for it. As stated in the survey, there are computers in the workstation that are not being used (blocked by equipment) which could be used as OPAC or AR testing computers or for research and pleasure reading of e-books. There is also an unused courtyard that could be turned into an outdoor classroom (with teacher supervision). Simply having the door on the front hall accessible to teachers (students would still use main entrance) would make it easier for teachers to access the media center when needed. There is already access to the online databases through the media center’s homepage, but I would add additional resources to the homepage that would be of use to both teachers and students (i.e.. Research links and help, copyright info., policies, procedures, frequently asked questions, etc.). These small changes can lead to students being able to find materials more easily, and a decrease in teacher frustration. In doing so, while also promoting collaboration project/lesson ideas to teachers on the bulletin board as well as in the teacher resource area, the goal of being able to collaborate with teachers could be realized.
  33. 33.  Enhance the feel of the environment with colorful “library” posters and character quotes from books to make it more friendly and welcoming.  Rearrange the existing furniture in the work area to make it easy to seat an entire class together, and small groups.  Organize the computer work station area by fixing computers that are not ready to be used, and removing equipment that blocks access.  Provide a new child-sized seating area with access to smart board.  Re-do the teacher resource area by cleaning up clutter and making it welcoming with a new table set, supplies, relevant resources, and “What’s happening in the LMC” and “Let’s Collaborate!” bulletin board displays.  Purchase magazine holders and brochure racks to attach to the columns.  Place the 2nd smart board in the work area/gathering area for teacher use.  Purchase new couches, ottoman, cozy chairs, end table, rug, and “new” book display case for use in the pleasure reading area to be created in the middle of the computer work station (use available space that was being used for tech storage)  Redesign story area with cozy seating and relocate the classroom kits so they are accessible  Change the odd bookcase between the fiction and nonfiction sections to display award winning books.  Add book displays in each area of the library media center to showcase new books and themes.  Purchase 4 picnic tables to use in the unused courtyard off the library as an outdoor classroom.  Purchase more books that interest students.  Purchase 20 additional headphones -10 for students to listen to E-books and AR tests in the media center and 10 for use with new audio book listening stations with 10 floor pillows.
  34. 34.  Beyond the minimal signs, and a couple of knickknacks and plush characters scattered here and there, the environment is currently lacking décor, warmth and an inviting feel. The redesigned facility is more inviting and attractive with the use of library-themed posters, comfy seating areas where patrons are encouraged to sit and enjoy a good book, as well as book displays and easy access to resources and information for both teachers and students.  Due to the layout issue with the columns and story area being built-in and not able to change or remove, the overall layout will remain the same with the exception of the nonfiction bookcase rows. They were rotated to better help the flow when browsing and allow for more monitoring. The addition of a child-sized seating area with the use of smart board allows for small group lessons or student reading/study.  New couches and chairs in the unused area between the computer workstations and also in the corner of the story area allows for comfortable spots to read and relax when finished with classroom assignments.
  35. 35. 2-Loveseats: 62"wide x 34"deep x 32"high, seating area: 44"x 22"x 19" 2-Chairs: 40"wide x 34"deep x 32"high, seating area 22"x 22"x 19" 1-Ottoman: 24"x 40“ $1,995.00 total for 5 piece set (in purple fabric) http://www.amcsofa.com/site/896176/product/A NDO-L10
  36. 36. 1 Avenue Six Merge End Table $127.38 in Black http://www.wayfairsupply.com/Avenue-Six- Merge-Square-End-Table-in-Espresso- MRG09S-ESP-AVS1281.html?refid=FR411- AVS1281 Spiral Round Rug $195.00 in Green http://www.iconrugs.co.uk/cart.php?suggest =5149274cf3860
  37. 37. The Hampton Console Table Stackable Bookcase - Black/Oak: $284.99 Turn a collection of books or photographs into a focal point with this stackable bookcase. The dark oak finish on top is the perfect complement to the back base, which features X-designs on the sides through which you can view your objects. http://www.hayneedle.com/product/xconsoletableblackcherr y.cfm Plastic Shelf-end Display Bin End Panel Display Bin 6" x 21" x 3-1/2" Item #: WF13597830 $59.99 each set Focus attention on new arrivals and popular authors. Save time by keeping most popular books in plain sight with resilient clear plastic bins. Unique bin design is supported by two steel hangers that wrap around shelf end panel and rest on shelving surface. http://www.demco.com/goto?BLS173168&ALL0000&es=2013 0319221325699134
  38. 38. Eagle One 10' Picnic Table – C545-Purple-Honeycomb Pattern $1,851.99 each with FREE shipping Classic designs featuring unsurpassed strength and durability. Tops and bench seats feature heavy-gauge steel that has plastisol coating with average thickness of 125 mils. Unique, high-gloss patented TopCoat finish is mildew and stain-resistant. All traditional edged rectangular tables have rounded corners for safety. Traditional edge seats measure 101/4” wide. http://www.wayfair.com/Eagle-One-10-Picnic- Table-C545- EE1099.html?piid[]=1717773&piid[]=1717780
  39. 39. INSPIRING WALL DECALS Adventure-$14.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Z9V LYG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=squidpage- 20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957& creativeASIN=B004Z9VLYG Braver-$13.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052AF W56/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=squidpage- 20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957& creativeASIN=B0052AFW56 Dr. Seuss-$7.99 http://homendesigns.com/dr- seuss-the-more-that-you-read-wall-art-vinyl- decals-letters-love-kids-bedroom-wall-sayings/ When books fall-$29.99 http://tradingphrases.com/books-fall-open-wall- decals.html Books-$25.00 http://www.wallsneedlove.com/wall-quotes- 22e/#.UUpxfTeyKHs
  40. 40. COLORFUL POSTERS Good Readers-FREE pdf download https://docs.google.com/a/geor giasouthern.edu/file/d/0B1UC2 wTcsbVJMTJjNDQ0MDMtMGYy OS00NDE5LTk1NTAtZWY1YjVh MTRhZjk3/edit?hl=en_US Dewey Find It Kids Poster $18.00 http://www.alastore.ala.org/Sea rchResult.aspx?CategoryID=157 Library Posters $16.00 each: -Mo Willems’ Pals -Diary of a Wimpy Kid -If You Give -Multicolor Multilingual “READ” http://www.alastore.ala.org/Sea rchResult.aspx?CategoryID=157
  41. 41. Basyx by HON® Boat-Shaped Conference Tabletop, 44" x 96", Bourbon Cherry $499.99 Tough and durable-resists spills and scratches, stylish boat-shaped tabletop can accommodate large meetings. http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/52 1860/basyx-by-HON-Boat-Shaped- Conference/?cm_cat=501914 Dorra Bonded Leather Task Chair, 37 2/5"H x 26 2/5"W x 27 2/5"D, Black $49.99 each Soft bonded leather on seating surfaces, pillow foam inside. Tilt lock and tilt tension adjustment help you find your optimal position and rate of recline http://www.officedepot.com/a/products /715035/Dorra-Bonded-Leather-Task- Chair-37/?cm_cat=2000000371
  42. 42. 2 Kids Tables-Flower $179.00 each The cutouts in the table top give the student a sense of place. The friendly, colorful tubular legs and nylon glides make a welcoming statement. This table is built to withstand enthusiastic use. Choose from 10 standard laminate colors, 20 edge band colors and 10 leg colors. Available in two height ranges, 15-24″ and 21-30″, 60″ table top size. http://www.churchfurniturestore.com/classroom_fur niture.htm 20 Kids Chairs-$29.99 each In forest green/purple color combination. Plato Seating allows the student to comfortably face front and both sides. The seatback offers some flex front-to-back and offers pronounced lumbar support, encouraging good posture and breathing on the part of the student. Its fresh, yet familiar shape connotes comfort to the student. Available in 3 sizes, 14″, 16″ and 18″ h, and in 17 colors. Frame in Chrome. http://www.churchfurniturestore.com/c lassroom_furniture.htm
  43. 43. Magazine/Periodical racks: $ 64.02 each set Acrylic Magazine Rack - This wall magazine rack is mounts easily on the wall in different configurations. Has 8 (9"w x 3/4"d) magazine holder pockets. http://www.displays2go.com/Product.aspx?ID=239 2 Bulletin Boards: $ 28.99 each Oak Finish Framed Cork Boards from OfficeMax http://www.houzz.co m/photos/1000928/O fficeMax-Oak-Finish- Framed-Cork-Boards- contemporary- bulletin-board- 2 Wall-Mounted Literature Racks: $58.67 each Each wall mount literature rack features four pockets that can be separated into eight smaller brochure sized slots. http://www.displays2go.com/Prod uct.aspx?ID=180
  44. 44. FunkyFonic Headphones for Kids: $20.75 each Assorted colors and styles to choose http://kidcrave.com/entertainment/ funkyfonic-headphones/ Sony CD Radio and Cassette Player CFD-S05: $49.87 each http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sony- CFD-S05-CD-Radio-Cassette- Player/14017714
  45. 45. By adding more popular and requested titles and audio book stations tucked into empty shelves in the everybody section, students will be able to have more materials to choose from and incentive to read for pleasure. There are currently 11,000+ books, a decent number of e-books and only 1 audio book. Students were expressing a desire for more books on familiar and popular topics (like SpongeBob among others) and to hear more stories.
  46. 46. Special thanks to: TES faculty, staff and students for participating in the survey Follett Destiny Library Manager http://www.follettsoftware.com/libraryautomation-software Georgia DOE School Report Card http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/Pages/Home.aspx Gliffy-Online Diagram Software and Flowchart Software http://www.gliffy.com/ Henry County Schools Fast Facts http://schoolwires.henry.k12.ga.us/cms/lib/GA01000549/Centri city/Domain/5838/HCS%20Fast%20Facts%206%2018%2012.pdf

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