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    • 3 or 4 people to a table, please
    • 1 pen or pencil per table
    to Your Library!
    • Library Orientation
      • About the library’s staff and “stuff”
    • Your FIRST LR Library Book Checkout!!!
    Today’s To Do’s…
  • The Basics… View slide
  • Who IS the Librarian, anyway? View slide
  • A Little about Ms. Trapani
    • LR Librarian for 11 years (best job on earth!)
    • My favorite things
    • My personality
    • My expectations
    • See me with ANY book, research, or computer questions!
  • My Job is... To make your lives EASIER ! In a nutshell ,
  • Another Person Who Can Help Make Your Lives Easier…
    • Library Assistant
      • Ms. Butler
    • Will help you with:
      • Book selection
      • Research projects
      • Computer questions
  • When is the Library Open?
  • See Me for Book Checkout, Book Return, or Computer Questions…
    • ***During Advisory (with a pass)
    • A few minutes before and after school
    • During class (with a pass), but PLEASE peek first !
  • About Book Checkout…
    • “ Do I need a library card?”
    • “ How many books can I take out at once?”
    • “ How long can I keep a book?”
    • “ What happens if a book gets lost?”
  • You will also visit the Library…
    • For Research Projects (presentation, then independent work)
    • Different than Elementary School Library
    • Teachers request library time
  • What kind of “stuff” does the Library have?
    • Library Website!
      • Click LR Library under School Resources on LR eChalk page
    • 12 computers
      • Internet
      • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, etc.
      • Online Databases
    • Color and Black & White printers
    • Laptop carts (for classroom use)
    Technology ONLY for Research and other Schoolwork…
  • Books for School Assignments and Just for Fun…
    • Tons of books (about 14,000)
    • Topics such as…
  • A Quick Tour…
    • Fiction
      • Graphic novels
      • Favorite series
      • Mysteries, Historical Fiction, etc.
    • Reference
      • Dictionaries
      • Encyclopedias
    • Non-fiction
      • Sports, cars, countries, animals, historical events, etc.
    • Biographies
    • Audio Books
      • On tape and CD
  • 6 Ridiculously Simple RULES…
    • # 1
    • All other school rules also apply in the library.
    • Absolutely NO :
    • lateness, food, drink, coats, electronic devices, etc.
    • # 2
    • Don’t be RUDE!
    • No calling out
    • No whispering/talking
    • No profanity/disrespectful language
    • Be nice to each other!
    • # 3
    • No violence of any kind!
    • No hitting, poking, pushing, etc. (even if you’re “just playing”)
    • # 4
    • Treat objects in the Library with care & respect.
    • No drawing on desks
    • No tearing books
    • Follow computer usage rules
  • # 5 Be on time and ready to work.
  • # 6 Return all library books on time or early.
    • All 6 library rules can be summarized with ONE word…
    In case you forget… RESPECT
  • Consequences…
    • Warning
    • Call home
    • Detention
    • Loss of library privileges
  • Hope you paid attention! It’s time for a POP QUIZ!
  • Each table gets a “Scavenger Hunt.” Work together! The first table to answer ALL questions wins a prize!!!
    • Ask for a suggestion
    • Use the OPAC
    • Scan the shelves
    • Read the summary
    • “ 3 Finger Rule”
    • (One book limit today)
    How to Choose the Right Book…
  • Start the year off right-- READ!
  • Slide Show Created By:
    • Ms. Trapani
      • Librarian
        • Lawrence Road Middle School
    • [email_address]