LMC Orientation Slide Show 2009

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Welcome to the MESMS Library Media Center! Join me for a quick overview of our library media center. I look forward to seeing you soon!

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LMC Orientation Slide Show 2009

  1. 1. Welcome! Orientation to the M.E.S.M.S. Library Media Center Mrs. Baratta, Mrs. Vecchiolla, and Mrs. Voss
  2. 3. <ul><li>WHY?!?! </li></ul><ul><li>Build vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Read faster with practice </li></ul><ul><li>Get smarter, gain knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>… and the library media specialist’s favorite answer of all … </li></ul><ul><li>Because it is FUN! </li></ul>Why do you read???
  3. 6. What do we read? Fiction and Non-Fiction <ul><li>Fiction is something told or written that is not fact, it’s a made up story </li></ul><ul><li>Non-fiction is literature that is not fictional </li></ul>
  4. 7. Dewey Decimal System <ul><li>A system of library classification in which publications are assigned a number from 0-999 according to subject </li></ul><ul><li>Named after Melvil Dewey an American librarian who lived from 1851-1931 </li></ul>
  5. 8. Reference 001-900’s <ul><li>Which books are considered reference materials? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encyclopedias </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Almanacs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Atlases </li></ul></ul>
  6. 9. General Categories <ul><li>Generalities 000-009 </li></ul><ul><li>Philosophy and Psychology 100-199 </li></ul><ul><li>Religion and Mythology 200-299 </li></ul><ul><li>Social Science 300-399 </li></ul><ul><li>Language 400-499 </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Sciences 500-599 </li></ul><ul><li>Technology 600-699 </li></ul><ul><li>Arts 700-799 </li></ul><ul><li>Literature 800-899 </li></ul><ul><li>920 Biography Collections </li></ul><ul><li>921 Individual biographies in alphabetical order </li></ul>
  7. 10. Where is the fiction? <ul><li>Arranged in alphabetical order using the author’s last name </li></ul><ul><li>The Spiderwick Chronicles , by Tony DiTerlizzi would be found in the “D” section. D is for DiTerlizzi . </li></ul>D
  8. 11. Fiction <ul><li>Genre stickers </li></ul><ul><li>Mysteries, Adventures, Sports, Science Fiction, Romance, Westerns and more! </li></ul>
  9. 12. OPAC <ul><li>Search for a book using </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul></ul>
  10. 13. How do YOU select a book? <ul><li>Cover </li></ul><ul><li>Summary on the inside flap or back of book </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>Five finger rule </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: Skinny books can be boring, thick books can be so good that they end before you know it! </li></ul>
  11. 14. If you DON’T like a book, what will you do??? <ul><li>Bring it back and get another one, of course! </li></ul>
  12. 15. Book Selection and Checkout <ul><li>Select a book (or 2 or more…) </li></ul><ul><li>Check it out! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limit 4 books per person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reserve it! If the book you would like to read is not on the shelf, fill out a reserve card. When the book is back, your card will be sent to your English teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Each time you check out a book, please take a bookmark to save your place. </li></ul>
  13. 16. Please fill in the card and pocket, then have your book
  14. 17. Creating and Presenting Information We are very fortunate to have a computer lab with 30 work stations in our library media center!
  15. 18. Our MESMS Library Media Center Webpage is now a blog! <ul><li>http://mesmslibrarymediacenter.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>
  16. 19. Suggestion Box <ul><li>HELP! Make our LMC the best it can be! Contribute suggestions to the suggestion box which is always located on the circulation desk. </li></ul>
  17. 20. See you at the LMC! <ul><li>Lunch passes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get a pass as soon as you get off the bus! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you cannot come when you get off the bus, come as soon as you can. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit us during lunch to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do homework </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Study </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work on group projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Read! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Play educational simulations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Before and after school </li></ul><ul><li>Reading and research take place every day here at the library media center! Visit us often! </li></ul>

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