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    • EASTANOLLEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Media Center Facility Plan Laurie Bryant FRIT 7132 ~ Dr. Melissa Allen Spring, 2010
    • Mission Statement
      • The mission of the library at Eastanollee Elementary School is to provide resources to meet various academic needs as well as to promote enthusiasm and enjoyment of recreational reading. We are here to help support the classroom curriculum through literature, research, and collaboration. We encourage students to be life-long readers .
    • EES Media Center
      • Employs one full-time certified media specialist and one full-time media clerk
      • Serves 550 students which includes PK-5
      • Serves 50+ faculty
      • Operating hours are Monday-Friday from
      • 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    • Where is the Media Center located?
      • The Media Center is located in a central location in the school.
      • When you enter the school from the front door, the media center is directly in front of you.
      • This location provides excellent accessibility for students and teachers.
      The Media Center measures 1368 sq. feet.
    • Howdy!
      • As you enter the MC, you notice the table with a large lion and horse dressed in cowboy attire. The MS has a theme each year, and this year it is a Wild West theme. The MS collaborates with the gifted resource teacher and develops a unit based on the theme. This year, the gifted students are researching Wild West Heroes and events that occurred during this era.
    • Current Media Center Facility
    • Media Center Circulation Desk
      • The MC houses a book collection of 11,105 and an A/V collection of 1,000.
      • The average monthly circulation of books is around 6,000.
      • The media specialist and media clerk are in an office directly behind the desk. There are windows in order for the MS to view into the MC.
    • Seating Area
      • Seating area consists of five circular tables.
      • This area is used for classes who come in for research and
      • mini-lessons.
      The nonfiction sections surround the seating area.
    • Reference Sources Area
      • This is the reference source area. It is facing the seating area. This creates easy access for classes when they are using the reference sources for research.
    • Reading Area
      • This area is used by the MS to read to classes. Notice a projector screen on the floor in the photo on the left. The MS uses a digital imaging camera (on the table) and the screen during the reading of a book. The students sit on the rug facing the screen.
      Easy picture books begin on the bookshelves behind the reading area. The bookshelves located in the middle of the MC house the K-2 AR books.
    • Productivity Lab
      • This is the aisle to the productivity lab. On both sides of the aisle are nonfiction books.
      Windows looking into the newsroom.
    • Productivity Lab
      • This is an open lab where teachers can sign up for times to bring classes in for research. You can see the clipboard hanging by the door in the top photo where teachers sign up for instructional times.
      • Even with the blinds down, there is still light filtering in throughout the room.
      • The lab consists of 24 student computers, a Promethean Board at the front of the room, 2 printers, 2 blackboards, a ceiling mounted projector, and a TV.
      • Students are allowed to print what is needed for their research projects without fees.
      The Computer Lab measures 400 sq. feet.
    • A Look Into The Newsroom Another view of the circulation desk.
      • The newsroom houses equipment used for the morning broadcast. Fifth grade students are chosen to do the broadcast. The room also houses the A/V materials which are against the far back wall. There are two solid walls and two walls that are windows. This room is also used as a teacher break room. It has a table, microwave, and sink.
      Periodicals are available for student and teacher checkout. This room measures 196 sq. feet
    • Mentor Room
      • This room is used primarily as a room for mentors to bring students to help them with reading.There are some games on the back wall that the mentors can use. The small table can seat 4 people.
      • The room is also used as a small storage room.
    • Teacher Work Area
      • The door in the background is an opening to the teacher workroom .
      • This room houses a laminator, die cut machine, and a copy machine.
      This is the check in computer at the circulation desk.
    • Chapter Books
      • The bookshelves on the wall begin the chapter book section.
      • The table is for student use.
      • The bookshelves in the middle of the MC floor house the leveled AR books from
      • K-2.
      The chapter books are alphabetized by the author’s first 3 initials of his/her last name.
    • Computer Workstation
      • There are two student computer workstations inside the MC. There is a computer located on the other side, too.
      PK-K readers
    • Facilities Plan Survey Faculty Responses ~ Positive
      • Teacher #1: The MS always makes the children feel proud of themselves, MS displays student work, MS recognizes students on the daily broadcasts
      • Teacher #2: No set schedule for students to visit the library, MS uses digital imaging camera for students, MS is eager to teach classes
      • Teacher #3: MS collaborates with teachers on book purchases, students love the broadcast, computer lab is a strong asset
    • Facilities Plan Survey Faculty Responses ~ Negative
      • Teacher #1: MC needs a place for children to read, no privacy in the teacher break room to eat lunch away from students
      • Teacher #2: Net Books would be nice for student research, Kindles
      • Teacher #3: Students need somewhere to read for recreational reasons, students need to be checked on periodically while they are in the MC
    • Facilities Plan Survey Student Responses
      • I like the camera.
      • The MS helps us in the computer lab.
      • The news broadcast is cool.
      • Good selection of books.
      • I like story time.
      • It’s fun to put the books back on the shelves. (She is a student helper)
    • Media Center Policy
      • The state of Georgia requires all library media centers to use flexible scheduling. Students may come to the media center anytime their teacher allows them to come. Teachers may send up to two students at a time with a pass. Teachers may use the sign up sheet to bring their class to the library for research, stories, or other curriculum needs. State standards also require teachers to attend classes in the media center with their students.
      The following EES Media Center policies were obtained from a brochure published by the EES Media Specialist.
    • Circulation Policy Students
      • K-1 students may check out one book
      • 2-5 students may check out two books
      • Students may visit the library up to two times a day
      • Late fees are not charged, but we encourage students to return the books in a timely manner.
      • Students must pay the replacement cost of lost or damaged books.
    • Circulation Policy Teachers
      • Any materials removed from the media center must be checked out
      • Check out books as needed
      • Check out videos for curriculum support
      • Check out digital and video cameras for one day. Return by the end of the day so that batteries can be recharged overnight. These may be reserved.
      • Check out magazines and reference materials either by scanning or on sign out sheet.
      • If the library is closed, you may select your items and leave them on the counter by the window and they will be delivered to you.
    • Circulation Policy Parents
      • Parents may assist their children in book selection after school and when convenient for the classroom teacher.
      • If parents have a special need, they may ask the media specialist for assistance.
      • Decisions on book check out is made on a case by case basis.
    • Media Center Rules Students are expected to…
      • Follow all school rules
      • Respect adult authority
      • Demonstrate respect for self, others, and media center property
      • Use quiet voices when in the media center. No talking when a class is in session.
      • Remain silent when traveling through the library to the computer lab.
      • Follow the Internet Policy
      • Do not disturb others who are working in the media center
      • Walk at all times
      • Take responsibility for damaged/lost materials when in their possession
      • Get books back quickly and return to class
    • Media Program Development ~ District Policy
      • Accessibility of Media Centers
      • Each school media center shall be available through flexible scheduling for simultaneous use by
      • individual students, groups, and teacher use throughout the instructional day during each day of
      • the school year. Media personnel or adult supervision shall be available throughout the instructional day.
      • Information Access Skills
      • Each school shall provide students with opportunities to develop information access skills. The
      • media specialist shall have the primary responsibility for planning with the teacher to link
      • information resources and opportunities for students to apply these skills during instruction. The
      • media specialist shall also have the responsibility for providing opportunities for instructional staff
      • to acquire, develop, and improve their own information access skills and those of their students.
      • The classroom teacher shall have the primary responsibility for planning, instructing, and
      • evaluating all units of study in which students and the media specialist are involved.
      The Stephens County policies on the following slides were obtained from https://eboard.eboardsolutions.com/index.aspx?S=4145
    • Media Program Development ~ District Policy
      • Instructional Materials and Equipment Selection
      • Instructional media and equipment shall be selected, acquired, and used to implement the philosophy and educational goals of the school system and to support the learning activities designed for students. To promote maximum utilization, media shall be provided for all instructional levels and curricular content based upon prioritized needs. It shall have a diversity for appeal, present various viewpoints, and be provided in a variety of formats. It should: relate to the curriculum and meet the developmental needs, varying interests, learning modalities, and differing ability levels of students; stimulate intellectual curiosity and growth in factual knowledge; promote broad awareness and reflect the diversity of our country and the world.
      • Ample materials and equipment shall be provided, organized, maintained, and updated as needed to promote maximum utilization of all available material formats, to increase technological applications, to produce specialized learning materials, and to encourage incorporation of media into learning activities.These guidelines apply to all materials and equipment whether purchased or received as gifts.
    • Media Program Development ~ District Policy
      • Copyright Law
      • The Stephens County Board of Education abides by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title17, United States Code) and prohibits copying or use of copyrighted material not specifically permitted or exempted by the copyright law by employees of the system. The Board places the liability for willful infringement upon the person making or requesting a copy or using the material and designates media specialists and the system media contact person as disseminators of copyright information for each school and the system respectively. These designees shall be responsible for seeking necessary copyright clearances, maintaining appropriate copyright records, and placing warning notices on or near all equipment capable of making or modifying copies. The Board identifies Copyright: A Guide to Information and Resources and updates from Media Memo as procedural guides for Stephens County School System employees in complying with the federal law. A Request for Authorization to Duplicate Copyrighted Material is part of the procedure document.
    • Media Program Development ~ District Policy
      • Appropriate Use of Electronic Information Resources
      • Electronic information resources such as the Internet, World Wide Web, electronic mail (email),
      • Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN), network services, and computers are
      • provided to help achieve the instructional goals of the Stephens County School System. Any
      • activities involving the use of these resources that do not support these instructional goals are
      • forbidden and should be avoided.
      • When using electronic information resources, students are expected to apply the Student Code of Conduct just as they would in any other instructional activity. The use of electronic information resources including the Internet is a privilege and not a right and continued use is subject to the user s adherence to the letter and spirit of this policy.
      • Staff Expectations in the use of Electronic Information Resources
      • a. Staff shall not use these resources to access material that is obscene, pornographic,
      • or is child pornography.
      • b. Staff shall not use school resources to engage in hacking or attempts to
      • otherwise compromise system security.
      • c. Staff shall not allow others the use of their passwords or other credentials except
      • when necessary for the purpose of maintaining or servicing these resources.
    • Media Program Development ~ District Policy
      • Reconsideration of Materials
      • Careful evaluation and selection of media by qualified school personnel does not insure
      • acceptance by all segments of the school community. This system respects the right of others to
      • question selection of media and has established procedures for handling complaints regarding
      • this matter. Specific procedures and a reconsideration form are a part of the procedure
      • document.
      • Disposition of Gifts and Unusable Materials and Equipment
      • Items will be disposed of when they have outlived their usefulness. Material should be discarded
      • when it cannot be mended or rebound, its content is out of date, paper of film becomes brittle or
      • discolored, or when the population of the school changes significantly. Such discarding shall
      • be in accordance with state and local policy, state and federal law, and any restrictions
      • related to the source of funds. A disposition form is part of the procedure document and may
      • be used. In the alternative, discarded records may be computerized.
      • Requests for media resources to support instruction in any Georgia Board of Education
      • Approved course when offered outside regular instructional time shall be made to
      • the appropriate media specialist.
    • Media Center Improvements Children’s Reading Area
      • Survey says…area needed for students to read recreationally
      • Solution ~ Take out table and use this corner as an area for students to relax and read.
      Walk on Me - Tiger Kids’ Rug $84.00 4’7”x6’7” Purchase from… http://www.allchildrensfurniture.com/Walk-On-Me-Tiger-Series-WME1122.html
    • Media Center Improvements Children’s Reading Area
      • Broadway Tiger Chair
      • 19.7”Wx18.1Dx15.4”H
      • Polyester, Faux-Leather Upholstery with High-Density Foam Fill
      • Bold Brown, and Orange in Tiger-Print Pattern
      • $212.49 x 2 = $424.98
      • Purchase from…
      • http://www.target.com/Broadway-Chair-Tiger/dp/B000WEA4NC/ref=sc_qi_detailbutton
    • Media Center Improvements Children’s Reading Area
      • Jaxx Huge Floor Pillow
      • $199.99 in Orange
      • Purchase from…
      • http://www.my-pillow-place.com/site/439372/page/920013
    • Media Center Improvements Kindles
      • Kindle 8”x5.3”
      • Storage 1500 books
      • $259.00
      • Kindle has a text to speech function that would be great for special needs students.
      • Kindle also has the ability to adjust to 6 different font sizes which would be helpful for those students who have eyesight disabilities.
      • Purchase from…
      • http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Wireless-Reading-Display-Generation/dp/B0015T963C/ref=amb_link_
      • Survey says…Kindles would be great for those students with reading or hearing difficulties and for those with eyesight problems.
      • Solution ~ Purchase one Kindle to try with special needs children
    • Media Center Improvements Laptops
      • Lenovo Mini Wireless NetBook
      • Display 10.1” $369.00 x 3 = $1107.00
      • Windows 7 Operating System
      • Purchase from…
      • http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/na/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:category.det
      • Survey says…Net Books in the MC would help students with research
      • Solution ~ Purchase 3 Wireless NetBooks and a table to replace the “dinosaur” computers and the cubicles in the MC
      • Computer Table
      • Scratch resistant laminate by Ironwood
      • $447.99
      • Purchase from…
      • http://www.bizchair.com/hhw32-iro.html
    • Summary of Media Center Improvements
      • Reading area would provide a quiet place for those students who come to the media center to read for recreation. The tiger rug and tiger print soft chairs would be something elementary age children would like and the print is popular right now. The large pillow would be fun to sit on. Two of the bookshelves were moved into a horizontal position to make more room for the reading area.
      • Kindles would provide those special needs children who have reading or hearing difficulties a way to enjoy books. Also, children who have eyesight problems would enjoy it because some novels have such small print, and if the novel is available for the Kindle, it would help to see the words better.
      • Net Books and a table to house them would replace the “dinosaur” computers and cubicles that are present in the MC now. The wireless notebooks would provide mobility for students by allowing them to go to another place in the MC to use them, such as at the seating area. Students who come into the MC to do research, such as only 1 or 2 students, can use these in case there is a whole class using the computer lab.
      • According to one teacher in the survey, it is very inconvenient for teachers who are using the break room to eat lunch when students are in there getting ready for the next day’s broadcast. There is no privacy. The teacher work room was swapped out with the teacher break room. The table and chairs and the microwave and small table in which it sits were moved into the work room. The copier was moved into the mentor/storage room since there was enough space. The storage shelf from the previous work room was moved into the newsroom. The die cut machine and laminator that were in the previous work room were moved into the newsroom. This creates the privacy the teachers need and also more room in the newsroom for all of the production equipment for the news broadcast.
    • Revised Media Center Floor Plan
    • Additions to Media Center Policies
      • The current media center handbook does not have a written policy regarding scheduling of classes. It seems to be just a word of mouth type of policy, but it is my belief that this needs to be put in writing in order to avoid conflict.
      • Questions:
      • How much notice is needed?
      • Do teachers need to sign up 1-3 students to use the MC for research?
      • How will the MS know what to prepare for when teachers sign up for whole class instruction?
      • Is there somewhere to sign up for specific needs in instruction?
    • Solution to Media Center Policy Questions
      • Develop a policy that states that teachers may sign up classes on the clipboard in the computer lab to reserve a time for whole class instruction with the media specialist. In addition to this, the teacher will need to submit a form stating the time/date the class is coming, the purpose for the visit, the number of students expected, and any additional materials the teacher may need. The form needs to be completed for any other needs as well, such as for mini-lessons in the media center itself.
      • The policy also needs to say that the teacher must give at least one week in advance a notice of the lesson.
      • If the class is reserving the computer lab for research purposes and the media specialist is not needed for instructional purposes, then the teacher only has to sign up on the clipboard and not complete a media center form. There is no need for a notice for this purpose.
      • Students who come to the media center in groups of 1-3 to use the Net Books for research or for taking AR tests, may do so at any time of the day. Those students may or may not need assistance from the media specialist.
    • Media Center Request Form
      • This is a request form that I developed in order to help adhere to the policy of scheduling whole class visits to the computer lab or media center.
      • This form would also be a great source at the end of the year to actually see how much the media specialist is being utilized in his/her capacity.
    • Eastanollee Elementary School Livestock Road Eastanollee, GA 30538 Stephens County, GA