Intro To The Furr High School Library


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This is an orientation powerpoint for a high school library.

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Intro To The Furr High School Library

  1. 1. The Furr High School Library <ul><li>An Introduction </li></ul>
  2. 2. Welcome <ul><li>The library is a place to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Borrow books </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The library is open <ul><li>Before school from 8:00 AM. </li></ul><ul><li>During lunch. </li></ul><ul><li>During school hours with a signed library permit from your teacher. </li></ul>
  4. 4. You must have <ul><li>Your school ID badge or a temporary replacement badge from the assistant principals’ office. </li></ul><ul><li>Your ID badge is your library card. You must show it when you enter the library. </li></ul>
  5. 5. In the library <ul><li>You may talk quietly as long as you do not disturb others. </li></ul><ul><li>You can print copies from the computer. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Printing is free, but you must get permission to print more than 5 pages. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You may not eat or drink. </li></ul><ul><li>You may not listen to music or play games. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Books <ul><li>One book can be checked out at a time for two weeks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By anyone whose library record is clear. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reference books and magazines stay in the library and cannot be checked out. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Computers <ul><li>can be used by anyone with a clear library record </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For assignments. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other school related activities. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cannot be used by anyone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With an overdue fine. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With an unreturned book. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cannot be used for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>downloading music or videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>playing games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for visiting chatrooms. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-line shopping. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anything else forbidden by HISD rules (and you know what I mean). </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. To clear your library record <ul><li>Return overdue books and pay any fines. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fines are 10 cents a day, up to one dollar. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pay for lost or damaged books. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books range in cost from about $5 to about $80. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>It is a good idea to return books on time. </li></ul><ul><li>If two weeks is not long enough to finish with a book, the book can be checked out again. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: You are responsible for returning your book. This is not elementary school. Your teacher will not remind you or bring you back to the library to turn it in. </li></ul>
  10. 10. How to Find a Book <ul><li>By browsing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wandering up and down the aisles in front of the shelves until you notice something that interests you. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>By searching the on-line catalogue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Going to a computer and finding the on-line catalogue on the library web page. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. The Furr Library Website is your online guide to library research .
  12. 12. The Furr Library website <ul><li>Is accessed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>by opening internet explorer on computers in the library and in many of the computer labs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By visiting the Furr High School homepage ( ) and selecting “library.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>by going directly to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or by googling “Furr Library.” </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. At the library website <ul><li>You can access links to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The online catalogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HISD Online Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Houston Public library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>, Wikipedia, Google, Yahoo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Channel I News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And many other things that are frequently added </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>You can </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take research related tutorials. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit interesting websites. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See what is new in the library. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact the librarian. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See a picture of the librarians dog. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. To find a book <ul><li>Open the library webpage. </li></ul><ul><li>Select “Furr Online Catalogue.” </li></ul><ul><li>Type the subject or name of the book for which you are searching into the appropriate place. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “All words.” </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>You will be taken to a page listing all the items in the library related to your search. </li></ul><ul><li>There may be several pages of them. </li></ul><ul><li>On the left it will tell you if the book is in the library or checked out, and it will tell you the Call Number of the book. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Call Numbers <ul><li>Are located on the spines of books. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They consist of two or more lines of numbers and letters. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>They are a code for a book’s subject </li></ul><ul><ul><li>And they give a book’s address on the shelf. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>The call number system used in this library was invented by Melville Dewey in 1873. </li></ul>
  19. 19. The Way It Works <ul><li>The Dewey Decimal System organizes knowledge into ten classes for which numbers are assigned, going by hundreds, between zero and nine hundred. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Geography & History 900-999 Literature 800-899 Art & Recreation 700-799 Technology 600-699 Natural Sciences & Mathematics 500-599 Language 400-499 Social Sciences 300-399 Religion 200-299 Philosophy & Psychology 100-199 Computers, Information, & General Reference 000-099
  21. 21. <ul><li>Fiction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books of fiction are generally designated with the call notation “FIC.” On the line below are letters derived from the last name of the author. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference books are designated by the notation “REF.” On the line below are the regular call numbers. Remember that reference books cannot be checked-out. </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. That’s enough to get started. <ul><li>The books are arranged on the shelves by number </li></ul><ul><li>Posters hanging from the ceiling indicate which subjects and call numbers can be found in which part of the library. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Map Circulation Desk Computers Reference Books 000s 100s 200s 300s 400s 500s 800s 900s Magazines Fiction Fiction Fiction 600s & 700s 700s & 900s 900s Tables
  24. 24. <ul><li>Now you know enough to be able to find a book in the library. </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>created by </li></ul><ul><li>Gerrod George, </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Furr High School </li></ul><ul><li>Houston, Texas </li></ul>