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  1. 1. Grant Presentation Tinton Falls Middle School Media Center Reference/Non-Fiction Upgrade
  2. 2. Current Collection Assessment <ul><li>Collection age average over 12 years </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedias more than 5 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of current and varied Biography and History sections </li></ul><ul><li>No remote access of information for students or staff </li></ul><ul><li>Science section outdated and does not fully support current curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Social and Health areas need resources supporting current issues affecting age group </li></ul><ul><li>Health curriculum requires supporting resources </li></ul><ul><li>New Diversity/Tolerance Program requires supporting materials </li></ul><ul><li>Non-print media needed to encourage and support various learning styles </li></ul>
  3. 3. Encyclopedias <ul><li>World Book Encyclopedia $ 1100 </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanic American Biographies $480 </li></ul><ul><li>African American Biographies $530 </li></ul><ul><li>New Book of Popular Science $279 </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia Americana $1000 </li></ul>Total Cost $3389
  4. 4. Biography <ul><li>Areas of student interest to expand or lacking in collection </li></ul><ul><li>Newsworthy </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainers </li></ul><ul><li>Favorite Authors </li></ul><ul><li>Women </li></ul><ul><li>African American </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanic </li></ul><ul><li>Current Sports Figures </li></ul><ul><li>120 Books @ $25 per book </li></ul><ul><li>Total Cost $3000 </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic novels engage reluctant readers; many biographies are being published in this format. Collection should be updated to include this media </li></ul><ul><li>20 Books @ $22 per book </li></ul><ul><li>Total Cost $440 </li></ul><ul><li>Collection does not contain many current figures of interest to students. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are more engaged in learning life experiences of people they relate to. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Geography & History <ul><li>Existing collection is insufficient for Africa, Asia, South America </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Geography Series 40 books $880 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lucent Library of Black History 5 books $150 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Middle East current events section lacking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frontline Coverage of Current Events Series 6 books $120 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ancient Civilizations section requires expanding to support 6th and 7th grade curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ancient Civilizations 10 volume set $370 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Historical graphic Novels 10 books $220 </li></ul>Total Cost $1740
  6. 6. Science and Math <ul><li>Weather Watch 12 volume set $379 </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry Matters 10 volume set $389 </li></ul><ul><li>Plants and Plant Life 10 volume set $329 </li></ul><ul><li>Science Concepts 6 books $144 </li></ul><ul><li>Forensic Science 15 books $495 </li></ul><ul><li>Cool Science 10 books $210 </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme Environmental Threats 6 volume set $132 </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Novel-Natural Disasters Series 6 book set $135 </li></ul>Total Cost $2213
  7. 7. Databases <ul><li>Facts On File Database contains 14 databases as follows: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>American History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women’s American History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>African American History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>History of the Modern World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ancient & Medieval History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloom’s Literary Reference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum Resource Center (Intermediate and Junior) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ferguson’s Career Guidance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Reference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Atlas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-15K user subscription can be made available to intermediate and elementary schools in district </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Unlimited remote access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Database categories cover many areas collection is currently lacking as well as resources for teachers </li></ul></ul>Goal to have online resources remotely & readily available to students Total Database $1050
  8. 8. Audiovisual Devices <ul><li>Playaways are self contained audio books complete with headphones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compact-about the size of a deck of cards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biographies available for categories collection is in need of: women, African American, Sports Figures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science books available for weather and oceans (7 th grade curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplemental playaways available for current vocabulary text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enhances pronunciation and correct context in sentences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>30 titles in above categories at $35 each $1050 </li></ul><ul><li>DVD’s provide visual and auditory learning enhancement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ancient Civilizations 6 DVD set $330 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Includes lesson plans and vocabulary assessment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modern History 10 $350 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science DVD’s 15 $530 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Titles to cover Earth Science, Geology, Weather, Plants, Space </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Total $1210 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Assorted Odds and Ends Titles to enhance other areas & support curriculum <ul><li>Diversity Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Atlas of World Faiths 6 volume set $177 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet Safety </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cyber Citizen and Safety series 6 books $120 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social & Emotional Growth and Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deal with It series 25 books $23 each $575 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Titles include subjects on bullying, gossip, peer pressure, racism, rudeness, relationships, teasing. Some titles support diversity program as well </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to Know Library 40 books @22 each $880 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Topics to include: Body & Health, Illness, Nutrition/Obesity, Eating Disorders, Mental Health and Family Matters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Foreign Language </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Way Cool Phrase Book Spanish and French 4 books $35 each $140 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Included audio CD enhances pronunciation of popular phrases </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Arts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Story of Music 10 volume set $379 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cartooning 3 books $60 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total $2331 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Summary <ul><li>Encyclopedias $1520 </li></ul><ul><li>Science And Math $2213 </li></ul><ul><li>Geography and History $1740 </li></ul><ul><li>Biography $3440 </li></ul><ul><li>Databases $1050 </li></ul><ul><li>Audiovisual $2260 </li></ul><ul><li>Assorted $2331 </li></ul><ul><li>Total $14554 </li></ul>

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