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2011 library orientation freshman

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  • 1. Manley High School LibraryFreshman Library andTechnology Resources
  • 2. Take a guess…• Look around. How many books do you think we have in this library?Write your answer down. Closest answer wins! Answer: 7,532
  • 3. besides BOOKS… BOOKS• 14 computers for homework, class projects, or Internet use• 1 iPad for in-library use• 15+ magazines and journals for leisure reading or classroom use• Access to CPS library databases • People: Ms. Kunc
  • 4. you may use the library… • …during lunch as long as you are displaying a student ID and either arrive at the beginning of the period or have obtained a pass ahead of time from City Year or the library. • …afterschool when the library is open. • …with a pass from a teacher during the day. • …during a class visit.
  • 5. using the libraryYou must sign inat all times exceptwhen you visit with a class.
  • 6. parts of the library: BACKNonfiction: Organized by call numberusing the Dewey Decimal System.QUESTION: How are the books organizedusing the Dewey Decimal system?ANSWER: By subjectQUESTION: What is an example of a subjectthat you might be interested in learningabout?
  • 7. types of nonfiction• General Nonfiction: sports, music, careers, medicine, social issues… What topics do you like to read about?• Reference: Nonfiction books you may use to find factual information on a subject.• Dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, and almanacs are all reference books. They are marked with a yellow spine label that says REFERENCE.
  • 8. identify the reference book• Q: What type of book is this?• A: a dictionary• Q: What type of book is this?• A: an atlas SKIP #8 (put a line through it)
  • 9. parts of the library: FRONT• Fiction: front of the library, books with an F or FIC on the spine label• Q: What is the name of one fiction book that you have read in the past two years.
  • 10. parts of the library: front• Magazines and Journals: in front of fiction, current copies do not circulate, older copies are located in colored boxes beneath fiction• Graphic novels: next to magazine displays; includes fiction and nonfiction graphic novels
  • 11. checking out books• Circulation Desk: in the front of the library• All books must be check out by Ms. Kunc or a library volunteer• QUESTION: What do you use to check out a book?• ANSWER: your student ID
  • 12. things to remember…• Never put books back on the shelves. Place the book on the shelving cart when you are finished using a book and we will be happy to return it to it’s proper place.• Always return borrowed books on time so that other students can check them out. Never give a book to a friend to use or it might not be returned. All books should be returned at the circulation desk in the proper area.
  • 13. using the computers…• Computers: are located in the front of the library; can be used during lunch, afterschool, or during the day with a pass from a teacher.• You must follow the CPS Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and all rules.
  • 14. using the computers…• LOG ON to the computer using your own username and password.• Username: your own unique username• Password: Cps+your ID# ex. Cps43545454• Log on to: INSTR• SAVE all you work to your HOME FOLDER, but remember you have limited space, so don’t store MUSIC, PICTURES, etc. in your home folder)
  • 15. using the computers…• You are responsible for everything that comes across your screen. DO NOT open anything that might be inappropriate or obscene, including content sent to you in an email.• Computers are primarily for academic use; you may be asked to give up your computer at any time if you are doing something else.
  • 16. using the computers…• NO PRINTING unless you are given permission by a library staff member and it is for SCHOOL use.• Always look for a PRINT FRIENDLY or PRINTABLE VERSION before printing from a Web site.
  • 17. don’t forget… Never shut the computer down,but don’t forget to LOG OFF!!
  • 18. Quick log on• Password: Student! (username: school)
  • 19. manleyhighschool.org• What can the school website do for you?
  • 20. school website/ resources hunt• Log onto the computers and go www.manleyhs.org-->Library-->Library OrientationONLINE ORIENTATION ACTIVITY• Complete the online activity and hit SUBMIT.• Go to the ANNOUNCEMENTS page on the Manley High School website and print out today’s announcements, using the PRINT icon:• Write the secret code word on your sheet and have a teacher initial for your prize.
  • 21. book hunt (time permitting)• Look at the CALL NUMBER on your index card.• Find the book on the shelf.• Write down the title and the author on the back of the announcements page that you printed out; then have a teacher initial it for your prize.
  • 22. Library DatabasesHow are they different than websites?• You usually need a password to access the information b/c it is PAID for.• The information tends to be more credible• Much of the information comes from print sources and is the SAME as in the books• Variety of subject areas covered; you know what you’re getting and where the information is coming from.
  • 23. Need to Find a Book? It’s EASY!• Find the “OPAC” icon on your computer’s desktop and double click.• You can then do a search for Author, Title, Subject, or Keyword…• Be sure to check your spelling. You must put in CORRECT information to get out correct information
  • 24. what’s NEW?• Lots of new books! All new books will be marked with a bright colored bookmark. There are also book reviews written by other students on RED bookmarks.• College Corner for college and career research.• Some reference books and popular books are kept behind the reference desk. You must ask for permission to check out one of these books.• A Library Catalog (or OPAC) is installed on every computer so you can look up books on your own.

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