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6th Grade Orientation

6th Grade Orientation



Orientation to the MS library

Orientation to the MS library



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    • Welcome to the Library/Media Center We’re Glad You’re Here!
    • Library Staff
      • Mrs. Swantz
        • Here 1-2 days a week
        • At the high school and Keota the other days
      • Mrs. Semler
        • Here Every Day!
        • Just ask for help whenever you need it.
      • We’re glad to assist you
    • Library Etiquette
      • Respect others
        • Quiet voices – others are trying to work or study
      • Gum-Free Zone – NO GUM ALLOWED
      • Leave the library the way you found it!!
        • Clean up after yourself
        • Push in your chairs
        • Return chairs to original place
    • Circulation— makes the books go ‘round!
      • 3 week check out for almost everything
      • Except…
        • Reference materials -
          • overnight and are due the next morning
        • Periodicals (magazines)
          • checked out for three days.
      • Overdue fines - 5 cents per day
      • NO checkout until fines are paid!
    • Fiction
      • Arranged by genre :
        • Fantasy and Science Fiction
        • Realistic (and Sports)
        • Ghost and Horror
        • Historical
        • Adventure
        • Animal
        • Mystery
        • Classics
    • Fiction, continued
      • Within a genre, books are arranged in order of the author’s last name.
      • A book by Lloyd Alexander has a call number in the catalog of FIC ALE FAN (The FAN tells you it’s in the fantasy genre.)
      • To find the book, go to the Fantasy section and look for this spine label:
      FIC ALE
    • Non-fiction books
      • Dewey Decimal System
        • Books arranged by subject
        • easy for you to find books on a particular topic.
      • EXAMPLE…
      • A book about astronomy by Sager would have a call number of 520 SAG in the catalog.
      • Other books on astronomy would also be in the 520s
      • The spine label would look like this:
      520 SAG
    • Reading level of books
      • Books have a lexile level on a label inside the front cover.
      • Can use the catalog find books by their lexile level .
      • Books have a color mark on top to indicate lexile level
    • Biographies
      • Biographies are…
        • books about a person’s life
        • located on the first set of gray shelves
      • Biographies’ call number …
        • Top line 92
        • second line is who the book is about.
      • The spine label for a biography of Teddy Roosevelt would be:
      92 ROO
    • Collected Biographies
      • Collected biographies are books about several peoples’ lives.
        • Famous Queens
        • Ten Top Quarterbacks
        • Sports Greats
      • Call number
        • First line - 920.
        • The second line - editor, author, or title.
      • The spine label for Popular Biography 2008 looks like:
      920 HAR
    • Reference Section
      • Reference is used when you need to look up a quick answer.
        • Encyclopedias
        • Dictionaries
        • Almanacs
        • Specialized encyclopedias
      • The call number has three lines.
      • The spine label for Webster’s Rhyming Dictionary would look like this:
      REF 410 WEB
    • Periodicals
      • MPMS library has a dozen magazines.
      • newest issues on a rack in a protective cover
      • Older issues in boxes and can be checked out.
      • We collect old newspapers for you to cut articles from.
    • Library Computer Lab
      • You must have a pass from a teacher to use the lab.
      • Leave passes at the circulation desk when you come in.
      • You must have your planner beside you as you work.
      • Computers are for school work only !
      • Remember to leave the computers like they were…
        • put keyboard under the monitor
        • push your chair in