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Media Center Orientation 2012 2013


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Media Center Orientation 2012 2013

  1. 1. Hialeah Gardens High School Library Media Center ORIENTATION Anabel Parra, Media Specialist
  2. 2. Welcome to HGHS Media CenterLibrary Media Specialist:Ms. Anabel Parra WELCOME AND BEINVENIDOS Anabel Parra, Media Specialist
  3. 3. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTERGoals of the Library Media Center Orientation• Learn the arrangement of the library media center and what is located in each section.• Identify specific parts of books and print materials.• Understand expectations and procedures in the media center as a student at Hialeah Gardens High School. Anabel Parra, Media Specialist
  4. 4. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTERWhat will this presentation do for you?• This presentation is designed to help you become familiar with the library media center at Hialeah Gardens High School.• You will have a chance to review information that you already know as well as learn new things.• There are question and answer slides for you to practice that tests your library knowledge.• This presentation allows you to work at your own pace and re-visit information as needed. Anabel Parra, Media Specialist
  5. 5. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTERParts of the library How many parts do you remember? Fiction  Non-fiction  Biographies  Reference  Periodicals  Computers  Internet access . . . any others?
  6. 6. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTERFiction fic·tion (fík′ shən ) n. Fiction books are made up. The story is imaginary, even if it is based on something that might have happened, or people who may have existed. Fiction is “pretend”.
  7. 7. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTER This is an example of a book that is part of the fiction collection. The “call” letter on the spine is F for Fiction. The story is imaginary, even if some parts are based on real places, people, events, or things. The author (J. K. Rowling) made the story up. F ROW
  8. 8. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTERWhat is true about a book in the fiction section?Fiction contains: (choose the best answer) 1. Details about a persons life – it could be the authors life or the life of someone else. 2. A story from the author’s imagination. 3. True facts from history, nothing made up. 4. Print only – never any images or other graphics.
  9. 9. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTERThe best answer is:Fiction is a story from theauthor’s imagination.
  10. 10. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTERNon-fiction n. Non-fiction books, or Information books are not pretend or imaginary. They are about things that are real. Non-fiction books can be about people, about places, about things – they can be history or geography, arts & crafts, weather, music, sports, recipe books, even science fair projects or dinosaurs . . .
  11. 11. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTER This is a non-fiction book. It contains text and photographs that examine the creation and uses of rocks and minerals. Non-fiction often teaches you how to do things as well as providing details on a topic. The call letter is usually a number from 000 to 999 followed by the first three letters of the author’s or editor’s last name: 536 EYE
  12. 12. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTERWhat describes a non-fictionbook best? 1. Non-fiction books are made-up. Not real. 2. There are more pictures in non-fiction at Hialeah Gardens Media Center than there are words. 3. Non-fiction is created from the author’s imagination. 4. Non-fiction often teaches you how to do things as well as providing details on a topic.
  13. 13. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTERThe best answer is:Non-fiction oftenteaches you how to dothings as well asproviding details on atopic.
  14. 14. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTER Library Media Center Guidelines1. You must have a pass signed by your teacher in order to use the LMC when you are not with one of your teachers. Make sure Ms. Parra signs your pass when you leave.2. As in any classroom, no food, drinks, gum, and electronic devices are permitted.3. Please work quietly so you don’t disturb other students in the LMC.4. You must have a pass during lunch to enter the LMC.5. Always use the main entrance to enter and leave the LMC.
  15. 15. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTER Library Media Center Fines: • There is a five cents per day per book fine for late books – please return your books on time for others to use. Or renew your books BEFORE they are due! • You will be charged the total cost for lost or damaged books. The fine will be assessed according to the damage and price of the book.
  16. 16. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTERHours and Checkout of Materials:• The Library Media Center is open from 7:10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.• You need a pass from a teacher in order to visit the library during lunch.• You may check out 2 books for 2 weeks at a time.• You may renew your books twice.• You may print from computers (if available). Cost to print is 10 cents per page, black & white.• 50 cents per page to print in color.
  17. 17. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTER Review Hours and Checkout of Materials: • The Media Center is open from: 7:10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday • After school time will be announced later. • You may check-out 2 books at a time for 2 weeks. • You may use the media center during lunch but must have a pass from a teacher. • You may print from computers: 10 cents per page in black & white or 50 cents per page in color. • You may use the xerox machine: 15 cents per page (even back to back).
  18. 18. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTERBiography bi·og·ra·phy (bī- ŏg′ rə -fē ) n. a biography is the written history of a person’s life.
  19. 19. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTERThis book is an account ofthe life of Dr. MartinLuther King, Jr. It iswritten, composed, andproduced by anotherperson. Biographies havethe call number 92followed by the person’slast name. This book’s callnumber is 92 KING.
  20. 20. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTERA biography is a resource that contains: 1. Information about a persons death certificate, not about the person’s life. 2. Facts and photos about a place or time in history, not about people. 3. Description of a person’s life; the who, what, when, where, and (maybe even the) how concerning the person the book is about.
  21. 21. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTERReference Books ref"er*ence (re-f –rn(t)s n. a work (such as a dictionary, encyclopedia, almanac or atlas) containing useful facts or information. The call number is R followed by the first three letters of the title of the work.
  22. 22. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTER What are reference books?Reference books usually remain in thelibrary – they are not available for checkout.Almanacs, Atlases, Calculation &Conversion Tools, Calendars,Dictionaries, Encyclopedias,Periodical Directories, Style &Writing Guides, Telephone & AddressGuides, and more. Call number R intheir own reference section of the LMC.
  23. 23. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTERWhat are reference books? 1. They are books you check out for pleasure reading. 2. Reference books are usually collections of information, such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases or almanacs. 3. Reference books are rarely checked out because we have most online through Destiny.
  24. 24. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTERPeriodical (pe·ri·od·i·cal) pîrˈē-ŏd′-ĭ -kəl n. A publication issued at regular intervals of more than one day. Some periodicals are published every week, some every month, others every two months or even once or twice each year. They are produced regularly. You know them as “magazines”.
  25. 25. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTER Popular periodicals come in many styles and are fun to look at. Lots of graphics (photographs, drawings, etc.). Articles are usually short, written in simple language. The purpose of periodicals (sometimes called magazines) is to entertain the reader, to sell products, and/or to promote a viewpoint.
  26. 26. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTER What are periodicals? 1. Periodicals usually have very long, very difficult to read articles in them. 2. This type of material is published one time, unless there is a revised copy published at a later date. 3. Popular periodicals come in many formats, often pleasing to look at. The purpose of popular periodicals is to entertain the reader.
  27. 27. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTERPeriodicals (magazines) cannot bechecked out.However, once a month, the older issues areplaced on top of a long desk by the front door,you may: TAKE THESE HOME FOREVER! FREE!!! Anabel Parra, Media Specialist
  28. 28. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTERElectronic Resources Online The library media center has access to an on-line catalog and databases. The catalog is called DESTINY and that is where you can look for books and eBooks found in the HGHS Media Center. Databases are collections of information arranged for ease and speed of search and retrieval.
  29. 29. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTER Electronic Resources (available in the library, classroom & home) Destiny:A catalog of books & materials for Miami-DadeCounty Public Schools. Search for “Hialeah GardensSenior High School” under HIGH SCHOOLS, andright-click, highlight “Create Short-cut” and click,OK. There is a HOME tab for websites and aCATALOG tab for searching books & eBooks.
  30. 30. HIALEAH GARDENS MEDIA CENTER DESTINY Anabel Parra, Media Specialist