Harlem Middle School 375 W. Forrest Street Harlem, GA 30814 Media Center Facility Plan Presented by: Dolly Walker Morris FRIT 7132 Administration of the Instructional Media Program Fall 2011 Instructor: Dr. Chester Georgia Southern University
“To be information literate, an individual must recognize when information isneeded, and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively theinformation needed.”Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Final Report. American Library Association, 1989 Introduction Existing Facility Plan and Tour P. 31, Side Office – SPED IEP Mtgs. & Print Reference Section P. 1, Title P. 32, Side Office – SPED IEP Mtgs. & Print Reference Section P. 2, Table of Contents P. 33, Side Office – SPED IEP Mtgs. & Print Reference Section P. 3, School Demographics P. 34, SLMS & Media Clerk Office P. 4, School Vision; Student Motto P. 35, Circulation Desk P. 5, School Mission P.36, Circulation Desk – Back View P. 6, District Media Mission Statement Principles P.37, Circulation Desk – Opposing View P.7, School Improvement Plan Focus P. 38, Side Office – Book Repair P. 8, School Improvement Plan Focus Cont. P. 39, Side Office – Book Repair P. 9, Instructional Expectation’s Delivery Timeline P.40, Side Office – Book Repair P. 10, HMS Media Center Facts P. 11, Key Media Survey Data Composites& Policy Implications P. 12, Key Media Survey Data & Policies Cont. Proposed New Facility Plan and Changes P. 13, Key Media Survey Data & Policies Cont. P. 14, Key Media Survey Comments P. 41, Never Forget P.42, Proposed HMS Media Center Floor Plan P.43, Needs Elaborated P.44, Potential Circulation Desk Existing Facility Plan and Tour P.45, Potential Personal Computer Workstations P.46, Potential Learning Commons P.47, Potential Classroom Space P. 15, Current HMS Media Center Floor Plan P.48, A New Beginning P. 16, Harlem Middle School – Main Entrance P. 49, Done P. 17, Breezeway – Media Center Hall P.50, Facility Changes P. 18, Media Center Hall Entrance P.51, Facility Changes P. 19, Media Center Entrance P. 52, Facility Changes P.20, Media Center – Upon Entry P.53, Facility Changes P.21, Media Center – Upon Entry (Electrical Room) P.54, Facility Changes P.22,Media Center P.55, Facility Changes P.23, Media Center P.56, The End P.24,Media Center P.25,Media Center P.26, Storage Closet P.27,Media Center – Exit from Storage Closet P. 28, Media Center Student Computers P. 29, Media Center Catalog Computer P.30, Media Center Student Computers
School Demographics 2011-12HMS 6th, 7th, & 8th Grades Challenges:Enrollment:TOTAL 547 Pupils • Title 1 fully-funded middle school (40% or higher free/reduced lunch)Am. Ind./Ak. Native 5 • 11% student population fromAsian 3 single-parent householdsBlk./Af. American 86 • Median family income ($36,307)Hawaiian/Pac. Is. 0 • Well below state average ($46,282)Hispanic/Latino 11 • Significantly below countyMulti-Racial 24 median($55,682)White 418 • Fifty-five percent student population qualifies for free and reduced lunch
School Vision Every Child, Every Chance, Every DayStudent Motto“As I enter these doors, I am prepared to learn.”
School MissionPrepare students to become successful,productive members of society byinstilling self-discipline, a sense ofresponsibility, and the skills necessaryfor life-long learning.
District Media Mission Statement Principleso Supports the philosophy, goals, and instructional programs of the Columbia County Schools.o A service agency and a resource center and should be an integral part of the instructional program.o Library media specialist is responsible for the design and delivery of an effective media program.o Program should emphasize a planning philosophy that stresses the specific needs of the school curriculum and the students.o Media program should be changing and evolving in response to societal, economic, and technological demands on education.
School Improvement Plan Focus 2011-12A. INSTRUCTION: Designing and implementing teaching-learning-assessment tasks and activitiesto ensure that all students achieve proficiency relative to the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS).Target StandardInstruction Standard 2: Researched-based instruction is standard practice.B. STUDENT, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT and SUPPORT: The schoolas a community of learning involves parents and community members as active participants. There isconsistent and growing evidence of parental involvement and volunteerism, participation inworkshops and enrichment activities, and a process of two-way communication. Everyonecollaborates to help the school achieve its continuous improvement targets and short-and long-rangegoals.Target StandardSFCIS Standard 1: The school reinforces the continuous improvement process through active andsustained involvement of student, family, and communitySFCIS Standard 2: The school has organizational structures and processes to ensure thatstudents, families, and community members play an active and sustained role in school governance,decision-making, and problem solving.
Instructional Expectation’s Delivery Timeline 2011-12• Standards Based Classroom Schedule Daily Lesson 100 Minute Block Hwk. Review / Activator 10-15 mins. Review Standard(s) / 10-15 mins. Vocabulary Mini-lesson / Whole-class 20-30 mins. Instruction Work Session 20-25 mins. a. Flexible Groups b. Small Group Intervention Closure/Summarizer 5-10 mins.
HMS Media Center Facts• MC original “add-on” in 1970s to what was then used as the existing high school facility (built, 1929)• 2011-12 first year of “wireless” capability in MC & ten student computers added• MC furnishings are leftovers from high school facility furnishings; never updated; big & “fixed”• MC primarily used for book checkout, student research, test make-ups, and faculty/staff meetings• 2011-12 first year of MC website linked to school web page (new web software implementation district wide; many “kinks” to work out)• Small MC for enrollment; limited common learning space; no classroom space; limited virtual collection & access to technology/virtual collection
Key Media Survey Data Composites & Policy Implications• 73% feel that the MC is not the “hub” of learning at the school• 68% want the MC to be the center of learning at the school – Toor & Weisburg (2007) concur for students to expand their understanding of “learning” beyond the classroom walls & earning grades - to increase personal growth as the knowledge they gain via topic exploration becomes a part of who they are. – Empowering Learners, AASL (2009), promotes a SLMC learning space policy that is conducive to active & participatory learning, rich resource-based learning, and facilitates collaboration with teaching staff.• 56% want the MC to have a more prominent web presence with research resources accessible outside school hours – Empowering Learners, AASL (2009), endorses a SLMC policy that maintains a library website to provide 24-7 access to digital information sources, instructional interventions, reference services, intra-library links, and exemplary student work. – Also supports HMS 2011-12 School Improvement Plan which seeks to provide academic intervention resources during “Work Session” of Standards Based Classroom Instructional Schedule – Hamilton (2009), further includes new “digital literacies” as legitimate “authoritative information sources” for today, whereby students develop social skills through digital collaboration and networking, no matter the time of day.• 92% want more attractive & larger MC physical space – Empowering Learners, AASL (2009), advocates a SLMC policy that creates a friendly, comfortable, well-lit, aesthetically pleasing, and ergonomic space that is centrally located and well-integrated with the rest of the school (p.33).
Key Media Survey Data & Policies Cont.• 88% feel the MC would benefit from a designated classroom space – Empowering Learners, AASL (2009), promotes policy that designs learning space that accommodates a range of teaching methods, learning tasks, and learning outcomes.• 76% do not want to participate in a media committee• 56% believe a media committee is necessary – Empowering Learners, AASL (2009), advocates policy that seeks input from appropriate members of the school community when developing SLMP policies, needs, and fund appropriation.
Key Media Survey Data & Policies Cont.• 65% want more involvement from SLMS in instruction – Empowering Learners, AASL (2009), policy analyzes the school’s instructional program, and resulting support documents (School Improvement Plan & Achievement Data) to determine appropriate staffing patterns. – Empowering Learners, AASL (2009), promotes a SLMC learning space policy that is conducive to active & participatory learning, rich resource-based learning, and facilitates collaboration with teaching staff.• 96% want newer equipment: Elmo document cameras, wireless throughout school, poster maker, working remotes & pointers for LCD projectors, Smart slates – Empowering Learners, AASL (2009), policy advocates funding through strategic planning to support priorities and make steady progress towards defined goals & material needs – Empowering Learners, AASL (2009), policy provides space and seating that encourages and enhances technology use, leisure reading and browsing, and the use of all formats of materials easily.
Key Media Survey CommentsRe: Furnitureo 6thGrade Student: “Furniture is too hard! Chairs aren’t comfortable. We’re so crammed in here.”o 7th Grade Student: “Carpet is ugly and stained; need new.”o 8th Grade Student: “Can’t talk across these tables, they’re too wide, and it’s so dark in here.”o Paraprofessional: “The whole space is so blah; need new paint & plants!”Re: Collectiono 6th Grade Student: “Need more Bone books.”o 7th Grade Student: “We need iPad books or Kindles. I want to be able to use mine I got for BD.”o 8th Grade Student: “I need to be able to get to the research databases from home.”o Teacher: “We need books. I’d like to see us do a Book Birthday Club.”Re: Technologyo 6th Grade Student: “Can we get iPads?”o 7th Grade Student: “We need jump drives. The school store doesn’t sell them anymore. Help!”o 8th Grade Student: “I wish everything on the computers wasn’t “blocked”; what’s wrong with facebook?”o Teacher: “I need more technology professional development. I love the new online calendars!”
Current HMS Media Center Floor Plan •Back Offices Separated from MC & Each Other by Concrete Walls •Only Natural Light Source for MC Through These Office Windows •SLMS & Media Clerk Offices Located Here & Closed Off from Cntr. •No Classroom Space or Defined Learning Commons for Lessons •No Wireless Technology MC Flooring = Drab, Dark Carpet Electrical Room“Storage”Closetw/Bookcases RunsEntireLength ofCenter Main Exit •Media Center too LONG & Narrow w/Anchored Oversized Furniture Main Entrance •Too Many Bookcases •No SmartBoard or Wireless Technology •No Learning Commons •ONLY Source •Limited Comfortable Reading Areas & Social Interaction Space School/MC Print News •Computer Seating Desks/Space Inappropriate for Age Group •NEED BIG SCREEN TV Find floor plan online here: http://www.gliffy.com/pubdoc/2990381/L.png
Never Forget…Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’slife. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with theresults of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise ofothers’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And mostimportant, have the courage to follow your heart andintuition. They somehow already know what you truly wantto become. Everything else is secondary.~STEVE JOBS, 2005 STANFORD COMMENCEMENT ADDRESSCOURTESY, HTTP://JENNYLU.WORDPRESS.COM/JENNY LU, HEAD OF INFORMATION SERVICES AT TOORAK COLLEGE IN MT.ELIZA,AUSTRALIA, A SUBURB OF MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Proposed HMS Media Center Floor Plan Natural light streams from existing New MC Classroom Area windows once existing office walls New Circulation Desk removed; bright colors, light wood flooring, moveable seating.Reducedstorage; Learning Commons & Raised floor, wireless capable; 10smaller Readers’ personal student computer workbookcases Theater/Storytelling Areastations with appropriate work station desks; smaller bookcasesFind floor plan online here: http://www.gliffy.com/pubdoc/2990621/L.png
CHANGES: Empowering Learners, AASL (2009), advocates a SLMC policy that createsa friendly, comfortable, well-lit, aesthetically pleasing, and ergonomic space that iscentrally located and well-integrated with the rest of the school (p.33). • Modern, clean lines, Circulation Desk Potential bright, well-lit
Empowering Learners, AASL (2009), policy provides space and seating thatencourages and enhances technology use, leisure reading and browsing, and theuse of all formats of materials easily. • Modern, comfortable Workstations Personal Computer Potential seating, well-lit
Empowering Learners, AASL (2009), promotes a SLMC learning space policy thatis conducive to active & participatory learning, rich resource-based learning, andfacilitates collaboration with teaching staff. • Bright colors, Learning Commons Potential wireless compatible comfortable seating,
Empowering Learners, AASL (2009), promotes policy that designs learning space thataccommodates a range of teaching methods, learning tasks, and learning outcomes. • Accommodates range of Classroom Space Potential tasks, learning outcomes methods, learning teaching
A New Beginning… The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started isbreaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one. ~Mark Twain
Done• The following SIX slides showcase no-cost changes that have been made for the 2011-12 school year to the existing HMS SLMC in response to the Media Survey