This is my second year at McCullough. I moved here from Louisiana, where I was an elementary librarian for 16 years. I taught junior high before I became a librarian. I am married, and I have 3 grown kids and 5 grandsons! I love being a librarian, I love kids, and I love reading, so I think I have the most perfect job in the world!
The library staff is here to help you with a smile!
If a Tuesday or a Thursday falls before a holiday, I will not be staying until 5:00. If I am absent on a Tuesday or Thursday, the library will be closed. I will try to make an announcement when I am out on a Tuesday or a Thursday.
The downstairs library is closed at certain time, and Mrs. Christian will put a sign on the door. You may enter the library through the upstairs doors and use the upstairs library.
Consists of 30 computers. These are the computers used for morning and advisory computer use.
Teachers and the PTA use this room. PAWS, an after school tutoring program will be held in this room on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:00.
Two coin copy machines, one upstairs and one downstairs. Follow the copyright law that is posted above the machines.
There are gate at the upstairs and downstairs entrances to the library. Gates are very expensive and very sensitive. Do not ever touch the gates. You must enter and exit the gates single file. If the security alarm goes off as you leave the library, you must stop and come back. Sometimes the gates go off for no reason. The gates are here to keep us honest.
Parents will be called if books go too far overdue.. The fines or lost book record will stay on your permanent school record.
There are pencils and paper for your use. You are welcome to use our pencils, but please don’t walk off with them. Remember to put them back for the next student who needs a pencil.
On the left side of the upstairs library, if you are facing the books. These books are in Dewey decimal order.
Fiction is on the right side if you are facing the books. Fiction books are in alpha order by the author’s last name. Remember you can check out the display books.
Biographies factual stories about people living and dead. Please keep it neat! In alphabetical order by last name of the person the book is about.
Fiction only and arranged by author’s last name. These books wrap around the stairwell.
You may check out books that are displayed any where in the library. The displays are changed out and it is well worth checking the books on them out.
We will not write passes for you to get back into class if you took too long in the library.
There will be a sign up sheet at each computer, with a checklist. If anything is wrong with the computer, or if there is any trash, papers or pencils around the computer you need to let us know. You must clean up your area before you leave the computer.
Write your username and password in your planner!!! Bring it with you everytime you come to the lab. This information will stay with you all the way through high school.
Abide by the copyright policy posted above the copy machine. Transpariencies will be made in the downstairs library
Our fire drill route in the library is down the stairs, out the right hand back door in the commons, and wait together in the back.
The library is not a place to visit and have a party with friends. You must be reading or doing work. If you are staring into space you will be asked not to come back. When you get up, tuck in your chair and pick up after yourself.
We serve 2000 students in our library and computer labs. We want you to use the library, but we must caution you to use your time wisely. You have heard the rules, and they are not difficult to keep. We expect you to behave like nice, respectful, and educated people. We will always treat you with respect, and we expect you to show the library and the library staff the same respect. The rules in the library and labs cover behavior, computer responsibility, and cleaning up your area. We will be keeping a record of students we have to speak to. Three strikes, and you will not be able to use the library or lab services. When your class comes to the library, you will sit a a table and do book work. You will not be allowed in the library on a pass, or during free time. Severe consequences include detention and referrals. I have not had to do any of these things yet, and I do not expect to have to this year.
Student orientation 2012
Orientation to the McCullough Junior High School Library Media Center Pat Perez Librarian
Library Staff : Corinne BedawDiane Roush Terry Belcher
When can I come?• Before school: must sign in, no pass required, must stay until the bell rings• Lunch: must have a lunch pass from the AP on lunch duty, must sign in• Advisory: pass required, sign in, must stay for entire advisory - Bring your things!!• Between classes: for a quick exchange, return, or to pay a fine. We will not write a tardy pass. Please do not use the library as a pass through between classes.• After school: We close at 4:00. Paws is held in the downstairs DiscoveryZone.
Work TablesTextbooks will be available for use in the downstairs library.These may not be removed from the library.
MAGAZINES Avid Magazine readers!Magazines may be used in the library or students maycheck out 2 magazines for 1 week (this counts as a“book” check out and fines apply).Current issues from the display may not be checked out.
Book Circulation Know your student ID to help speed up your check out!!!
Circulation Rules! The magic number!2 books: number of booksyou may check out2 weeks: how long you maykeep your book2 renews: how many timesyou may renew your book
Overdue booksFines are .05 a school dayYou may not check out a book if youowe a fine or have an overdue bookYou must pay for a lost or damagedbook – there is a $2.00 processingfee added to the cost of the book aswell.
Pass System During class: Students may use a pass during class from a subject teacher to visit the library. Leave your pass in the basket. One of us must sign the pass when you leave. During advisory: Students must have a pass from a subject teacher who has given them homework that requires using computer lab & library resources. Leave your pass in the pass basket and sign in. You must arrive in the library before 2:00 for advisory or you are counted tardy and sent back to your advisory class. When you come to the library in the morning or during advisory, you must stay with us the entire time, until the bell rings.
Library Computer Labs Downstairs lab: 30 computers. These are the computers for advisory and before school use. Upstairs library lab: 30 computers. Classes come before individuals, so you may have to give up your computer to a class. Changing settings on a computer will earn consequences. Inappropriate websites, gaming, personal email, chatting, or myspace will earn dire consequences.
Library Computer Labs• Learn to utilize First Class and your Student Server domain account in the labs.• Come prepared! Know your user name and password. Individuals may work on computer projects in the downstairs lab from 8:00 – 8:50 and during advisory.• Students may use the upstairs lab during lunch.• Passes are not necessary before school.• Lunch and Advisory do require a pass.
Library Printing Services Copy machine: 10 ¢ a copy. Copy machine takes nickels, dimes, quarters. The upstairs copy machine also takes dollar bills. Color laser printer: 50¢ Black laser printer: up to 5 pages free. Transparencies (downstairs, please): black and white: 25 ¢ color: $1.00
Fire DrillsIf you are in thelibrary without yourteacher during a firedrill, we are yourteachers and you areto stay with us. Weare responsible foryou duringemergencies and firedrills.
McCullough Lab & Library Rules Be courteous. Enter the library quietly. Be respectful of other students in the library, as they are to you. The library is a place to learn, research, and read. Consume food & beverages in the cafeteria. Gum is not allowed in school at all. Do not use the library as a shortcut. Some library doors remain locked during the day.Do not use emergency doors as an exit!
Overdue library books and fines1.Your Language Arts teacher will be notified when your library book is overdue and when you have not paid your fines.2.Your parents will begin to receive emails and phone calls when your library books become 2 weeks overdue, and when you owe library fines.3.Very overdue books and very large library fines MAY earn a referral from Mrs. Perez. Be responsible and do not earn a fine to begin with!
Behavior in the Library•Failure to follow therules may result inlosing yourlibrary/computer labprivileges.
"What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it thinks about education.” Harold Howe, former U. S. Commissioner of Education
“A great library contains the diary of the human race.” George Mercer DAWSON (1849-1901)
“There are 70 million books in American libraries, but the one I want to read is always out.” Tom MASSON (1866-1934)