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Introduction to Meckler Library Resources

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New Faculty Orientation 2012

New Faculty Orientation 2012

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  • 1. MECKLER LIBRARYLaura DoughtyTamara AlitoJustin Langlois
  • 2. THE MISSION OF THE MECKLER LIBRARY AT THE PENNINGTON SCHOOL IS TO DEVELOP STUDENTS WHO ARE PROBLEM SOLVERS AND CRITICAL THINKERS THROUGH THEIR ACTIVE ENGAGEMENT WITH INFORMATION; WHO POSSESS THE SKILLS NEEDED TO REFLECT UPON, SYNTHESIZE, AND INCORPORATE INFORMATION; AND WHO ENJOY READING FOR BOTH KNOWLEDGE AND PLEASURE.To this end, the Meckler Library: •supports learning, researching, and reading in an environment guided by professional librarians; •collaborates with the faculty and staff to create learning opportunities that are authentic and engaging while satisfying curricular goals; •teaches students to be inquisitive, ethical, and approach information critically; •selects appropriate resources to meet the diverse academic and recreation needs of TPS community.
  • 3. MECKLER LIBRARY RESOURCES Physical Library Space  28 Computers  12 study tables (total of 48 seats)  12 seat reading area  E-classroom  Print Book Collection  Periodicals Meckler Electronic Library  Subscription databases & more Destiny  Online Public Access Catalog THREE full-time teacher-librarians
  • 4. WHAT DOES A TEACHER-LIBRARIAN AT THE PENNINGTON SCHOOL DO? Promotes reading through:  Book Talks  Book Clubs  Readers Advisory Develops the library’s print and electronic collection to support the curriculum in all subject areas Acts as a link to other libraries Provides basic on-the-fly technology assistance
  • 5. WHAT DOES A TEACHER-LIBRARIAN AT THE PENNINGTON SCHOOL DO?Assists in the research process by teaching the following classes: Noodle Tools Skills MEL introduction and basic database tours Library Orientation (tour and basic MEL – 6th& 9th grades) Database searching Plagiarism Website evaluation Note taking skills Primary vs. Secondary sources Researching strategies (building search strings, narrowing research topics, choosing appropriate sources)
  • 6. LEVELS OF RESEARCH SERVICES 1 2 3 4
  • 7. RESEARCH SERVICESLEVEL ONE Reserve space in the library for teacher to bring class in, no interaction by librarian needed. This requires about 2 days notice, longer for busier times of the year. Up to 14 computers and 4 tables can be reserved all periods expect 4th and 5th.
  • 8. RESEARCH SERVICESLEVEL TWO Reserve space in the library for teacher to bring class in, librarian is available to assist with research needs ad hoc. This requires about 2 days notice, longer for busier times of the year. Up to 14 computers and 4 tables can be reserved all periods except 4th and 5th. A librarian can also assist in the e-classroom if teacher prefers to book in there (any period).
  • 9. RESEARCH SERVICESLEVEL THREE Reserve space in the library for teacher to bring class in, librarian is available to assist with research and/or provide instruction on MEL use. Teacher provides research topic ahead of time and librarian will pull books, make a LibGuide to appropriate resources and websites. This requires about 1 weeks notice, longer for busier times of the year. Up to 14 computers and 4 tables can be reserved all periods except 4th and 5th. A librarian can also assist in the e-classroom if teacher prefers to reserve that space (any period). If librarian led instruction on using and finding resources is requested, the e-classroom is a more appropriate venue and can be reserved by teacher or librarian.
  • 10. RESEARCH SERVICESLEVEL FOUR Collaborative lesson planning – teacher and librarian meet and work together to formulate research questions, build assignments, and co- teach where appropriate. Librarian can integrate the research steps into content material that the teacher will disseminate. This requires several weeks notice in order to formulate lessons.
  • 11. REQUEST A LIBRARY VISITRequest a Library Visit
  • 12. THANK YOU!Laura, Tamara & Justin