Bryan County High School Media Center Facilities Plan Christina Tucker Dyson ITEC 7132 Administration of the Instructional Library Media Program
BCHS Data Serves 525 students, ninth grade through twelfth grade Has 50 faculty members One full time media specialist Bryan County High School and Bryan County Middle School share the media center. BCMS employs one full time media specialist also. One full-time media clerk is shared by both schools.
Media Center The media center contains one large office space shared by the high school and middle school media specialists. It has a conference room, a room with videos, server, and laminating machine, and a large storage area connected to that room. There are 10 computers available for student use. (There is a separate computer lab located elsewhere in the school.) The book collection is comprised of 17,741 titles.
Existing Library Floor Plan Video Screen Circulation Desk Doors
Media Center Location The media center is located across from outside doors that lead to the gym. One of the doors of the media center leads to the outside of the school building at the front of the school.
Inside the Media Center The circulation desk is located just to the left as you enter the media center.
Inside the Media Center As you enter the media center to the right is a conference room, a room with a server and videos, and a storage room.
Inside the Media Center Periodicals are located on the first set of shelves to the right. Tables are located nearby for students and teachers to sit and read.
Inside the Media Center This is the view when you first walk in the media center.
Inside the Media Center This is the view from the side of the circulation desk. There is a group of tables for student and teacher use. You can also see the door leading to the outside of the school building.
Inside the Media Center There are five rows of shelves for books that are placed on the right hand side of the media center. Also there is a row of shelves against the back wall of the right side of the media center. In this section there is a place for books reserved for certain classes.
Inside the Media Center To the left of the main shelves are lower shelves where the reference books are housed. In between these two lower shelves is a table for students to use. At the end of each of the lower shelves is a podium. One podium has a dictionary on it. The other houses larger reference books.
Inside the Media Center The left hand side of the media center has computers and tables for students to use. There is also a screen for use with projectors when there are meetings in the media center.
Inside the Media Center One of my favorite things in the media center is located near the outside door, the old card catalog.
The Media Specialist Office Space The media specialist for the high school and middle school share an office. They have separate desks and filing cabinets. There is also a sink and a restroom located in their office. Their office has windows across the front and is located behind the circulation desk.
Student Survey Results Students wanted more titles added to the media center. They also wanted a more inviting atmosphere. They would appreciate more comfortable seating.
Teacher Survey Results The media specialists said they would like windows on either end of their office. This would increase their ability to see students. Teachers would like more computers in the media center for research. Teachers would like the media center split for middle and high school students. One of the policies that teachers would like changed is to have our media center in charge of textbooks. Teachers would also like a more welcoming environment for students; one that would make them want to visit.
Revised Facilities Plan Middle School Shelves Reference Area Small Group Space Whole class/ Meeting area w/projection screen High School Shelves Small group space Doors Periodicals
Media Center Improvements Using the suggestions from teachers, the middle school and high school collections have been split. The middle school collection is in the corner to the left of the circulation desk. The high school collection is straight ahead as you walk in the media center. The periodical section is just inside the entrance to the media center for use by both schools. A seating area has been added here for reading magazines and periodicals.
Media Center Improvements At each of the school areas in the media center, there are tables for small groups to work. The media specialists wanted windows all the way around their office. I have added this to the plan so that the media specialists can supervise students even if they have to go in to their office. Computer work stations have been added throughout the media center to aid with research. The reference section is now located in the back corner of the media center for use by both schools. One thing mentioned by students and teachers was a more inviting space. Rugs, sofas, and chairs have been added to create comfortable reading areas.
Media Center Improvements A whole class/meeting area has been put to the left of the high school section of books. A projection screen is hanging on the wall. A computer workstation is also placed near there for use by instructors.
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Policies and ProceduresModifications are typed in pink type. The media center is open 7:30 to 3:30 on school days. (The media center should be open at least an hour after school. It should be opened until 4:00) The media center operates with a flexible schedule allowing individual students as well as classes to use the media center. When teachers want to bring classes or send small groups to the media center they must schedule this with the media specialist.
Policies and Procedures Students must have a library card to check out books. Replacement cards cost $1.00. Books are checked out for two weeks at a time. A fine of $0.02 per day is charged for overdue books. Students may not check out any other books until the overdue book is returned and fines are paid. Students must pay the purchase price for lost or damaged books. Teachers can check out as many items are needed for an unspecified amount of time. (Time should possibly be limited for some items so that they may med used by multiple teachers.) Periodicals may not be checked out by students. They must stay in the media center.
Policies and Procedures The conference room may be reserved by signing up on the calendar at the circulation desk. The media center can be reserved for the meetings. The media specialist must be contacted to reserve the space. Students can access the card catalog using any computer on campus via InfoCentre. (The card catalog should be made available online so students can access it at home.) There are 10 computers available for use in the media center. Four of them are handicapped accessible. (More computers should be added so more students can do research in the media center.)
Policies and Procedures There is a professional library for teachers to access professional materials. The BCHS Media Committee is appointed by the principal. The media specialist coordinates the committee and calls the meetings. The media committee develops goals, considers budget priorities, reconsiders challenged materials and evaluated the media program.
Policies and Procedures The media specialist, along with the principal are responsible for selection of materials for the collection. Teachers may request specific materials be purchased for the collection. All materials from teachers and students are due two weeks before the last day of school so that inventory may be conducted. (This time should be extended especially in the case of research. Inventory could be pushed back at least a week to accommodate our students.)