Teachers may check out up to 50 items for as long as need or until the end of the school year.
Students may check two books at one time.
Reference materials can only be checked one instructional day.
Material lost or damage will need to be paid fro so that the materials can be replaced.
Internet Access and Publication of Students information is available at: http://www.wayne.k12.ga.us/About%20Us/Programs/Technology/Acceptable%20Use%20Policy/Handbook%20Statements.htm
Internet Safety and Computer Usage Rules for Students information is available at: http://www.wayne.k12.ga.us/About%20Us/Programs/Technology/Acceptable%20Use%20Policy/Computer-Internet%20Acceptable%20Use%20Rules.htm
I feel the media center should be open longer for student and staff access to better prepare our students.
The Article, School Libraries and Increased Student Achievement: What’s the Best Idea? , by Kristen Scott, clearly states the libraries plays a key role by being a center access point for informational literacy.
I think that the media center should be open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m for staff and from 7:50 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. for students.
I also feel that the media center should be open to be used for community groups or other student activities that occur after normal scheduled library hours.
After viewing Carroll County Policy on media programs, I suggest that our media center adopt this county outline of the roles of the building level media committee, which are as followed:
The committee is responsible for recommending long and short-range media goals, budget priorities, operation, utilization and accessibility produces and selection processes for instructional materials and equipment.
Policy Improvement- Accountability of Lost Book or Materials
Since it is not clearly stated how to charge for lost books in our policy, I would suggest that we add Carroll County’s policy on replace of lost books.
Carroll County’s Policy on lost library books:
Hard bound books- &15 or replacement cost
Hard bound paperback books (Turtleback, Econoclad, etc.) - $8.00 or replacement cost
Paper back books-$7.50 or replacement cost
Reference and more valuable materials- replacement cost
Until the book or material is paid for the student shall be denied the privilege of checking out materials from the media center.
Our current policy on copyright is suppose to be date this school year, I would suggest the committee look at Carroll County’s copyright policy as a example or a starting point. It thoroughly cover copyright policy on print items, computer software, cable television and satellite programs, etc.
After review SACS ( Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Library Association), I have the following suggestions for improving the media center’s policy.
6.21 Maintains a comprehensive materials collection consisting of current media, books, reference sources, and periodicals in print and electronic formats that support student learning, the curriculum, and the instructional program;
6.23 Ensures that all students and staff members have regular, ready access to media services, materials, and equipment;
6.26 Ensures that the media staff collaborates with other professional staff members to attain maximum benefit from the resources;