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Greenbrier Middle School Media Center<br />Media Facility Plan<br />Presented by : Delta Casey<br />FRIT 7132<br />Spring ...
GMS Vision<br />The faculty and staff of Greenbrier Middle School is committed to <br />providing a safe and dynamic learn...
Columbia County Media Mission<br />“The purpose of the library media center is to support the philosophy, goals, and instr...
School/ Media Center Data<br />● Greenbrier Middle School is located on the northern side of Columbia County <br />● The s...
GMS Media Center Profile<br />●The Media Center is staffed by one full time media specialist and one full time media clerk...
Media Center Location<br />● The Media Center is in the middle of the building on the main hall located across from the lu...
View from Main Hall<br />
Current Facility Floor Plan<br />
Media Specialist Office and Circulation Desk<br />● The MS office and circulation desk are located at the entrance of the ...
Entering the Media Center<br />
Circulation Desk<br /><ul><li>Busy with book check outs
Over 20,000  books checked out FY 2009</li></li></ul><li>Media Specialist <br />
Media Specialist’s Office<br />
Computer Area<br /><ul><li>Computer area contains twelve computers
Used for locating books, internet research, and typing assignments</li></li></ul><li>Seating Areas<br />● Main-seating is ...
Large Group Instruction Area<br />
Additional Seating Area <br /><ul><li>Comfortable seating for pleasure reading</li></li></ul><li>Teacher Work Area<br />● ...
AV Room<br />● AV room contains the laminator and a poster maker machine<br />
Distribution Room<br /><ul><li>Distribution room houses equipment for </li></ul>recording and distributing programs<br />
Conference Room<br /><ul><li>Currently used as a resource room by special education teachers </li></li></ul><li>Books <br ...
Fiction/Nonfiction<br />Non-fiction<br />Fiction<br />
Facility Use<br />● Book Check-in/ Check-out<br />● Streaming Video Equipment<br />● Computers<br />● Student Project Rese...
Special Programs<br />Book Fairs<br />GMS hosts two book fairs annually. One fair is held in September <br />and the other...
Visiting Authors/ Illustrators<br />The GMS Media Center has hosted numerous authors over the last decade. <br />Students ...
Results of Survey: Needs<br />Student Responses<br />Teacher Responses<br /><ul><li>Needs separate computers for using OPAC
 Needs work space and location for teacher collaboration
Needs additional computers in MC for research
Needs added color on walls inside of media center
Needs more comfortable seating</li></ul>     for independent reading  <br /><ul><li>Needs to stay open after school for </...
SurveyMonkeyused to construct  </li></ul>      students survey<br /><ul><li>Interviewed teachers</li></li></ul><li>Revised...
Media Center Improvements<br />Problem: Teachers indicate the media center needs a separate computer that is used only for...
Media Center Improvements<br />● Problem: Limited comfortable seating <br />The students indicate they want <br />more sof...
Media Center Improvements<br /><ul><li>Solution: Modernize  seating with café style chairs and tables</li></ul>Gelato  Tab...
Media Center Improvements<br />●Problem: Teachers indicate they<br />have no centralized location to <br />collaborate<br ...
Media Center Improvements<br /><ul><li>Solution: Well stocked collaboration room with planning essentials</li></ul>Office ...
MediaCenterImprovements<br />●Problem: Both teachers and students indicate the MC lacks enough computers for an entire cla...
Media Center Improvements<br /><ul><li>Solution: 30 Laptops that can be used anywhere in the media center and easily recha...
MediaCenterImprovements<br />●Problem: Teachers indicate the interior of media center is plain and lacks creativity<br />●...
20,000 leagues under the sea (#0026YK0)<br />by Rafter, Dan - Campfire, p2010, c2010 <br />FollettBound Glued<br />The cal...
Tom Sawyer
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz </li></ul>Campfire Classics Graphic Novels - [set/series] (#Y141XX7)<br />FollettBound Glued Se...
Facility Plan Modifications<br /><ul><li>Problem: Students wantaccess to the media center after school to research and com...
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  1. 1. Greenbrier Middle School Media Center<br />Media Facility Plan<br />Presented by : Delta Casey<br />FRIT 7132<br />Spring 2011 <br />
  2. 2. GMS Vision<br />The faculty and staff of Greenbrier Middle School is committed to <br />providing a safe and dynamic learning environment which<br /> fosters student success and passion for life-long learning.<br />
  3. 3. Columbia County Media Mission<br />“The purpose of the library media center is to support the philosophy, goals, and instructional programs of the Columbia County Schools. It is a service agency and a resource center and should be an integral part of the instructional program” (CCBOE media policy manual, p2).<br />“The library media specialist is responsible for the design and delivery of an effective media program. This program should emphasize a planning philosophy that stresses the specific needs of the school curriculum and the students. The media program should be changing and evolving in response to societal, economic, and technological demands on education” (CCBOE media policy manual, p.4).<br />
  4. 4. School/ Media Center Data<br />● Greenbrier Middle School is located on the northern side of Columbia County <br />● The school opened in August 2000 and is adjacent to Greenbrier Elementary School and Greenbrier High School<br />● Greenbrier Middle serves grades 6th thru 8th and consists of 80, 266 square feet out of which, the Media Center encompasses 10,176 square feet<br />● GMS consists of approximately 550 students and 40 certified personnel<br />● The majority of the student population come from average to above-average income homes<br />●GMS serves a special education population made up of five percent of the total student body: of which, less than one percent have physical disabilities <br />
  5. 5. GMS Media Center Profile<br />●The Media Center is staffed by one full time media specialist and one full time media clerk<br />● The Media Center has approximately 12,720 books<br />●The average monthly circulation is 2,220<br />
  6. 6. Media Center Location<br />● The Media Center is in the middle of the building on the main hall located across from the lunchroom<br />● The Media Center is easily accessible to all classrooms<br />
  7. 7. View from Main Hall<br />
  8. 8. Current Facility Floor Plan<br />
  9. 9. Media Specialist Office and Circulation Desk<br />● The MS office and circulation desk are located at the entrance of the facility.<br />● MS office has two walls with windows which allows views of the MC within the room<br />● Media Clerk has 180 degree view of MC<br />
  10. 10. Entering the Media Center<br />
  11. 11. Circulation Desk<br /><ul><li>Busy with book check outs
  12. 12. Over 20,000 books checked out FY 2009</li></li></ul><li>Media Specialist <br />
  13. 13. Media Specialist’s Office<br />
  14. 14. Computer Area<br /><ul><li>Computer area contains twelve computers
  15. 15. Used for locating books, internet research, and typing assignments</li></li></ul><li>Seating Areas<br />● Main-seating is made of ten adult-sized square tables used for large group instruction<br />● Drop-down screen accessible from ceiling to be used with lessons taught in this area<br />● One rectangular table used for smaller groups<br />
  16. 16. Large Group Instruction Area<br />
  17. 17. Additional Seating Area <br /><ul><li>Comfortable seating for pleasure reading</li></li></ul><li>Teacher Work Area<br />● Teacher work area contains two copy machines and one letter cutting machine for bulletin boards projects<br />
  18. 18. AV Room<br />● AV room contains the laminator and a poster maker machine<br />
  19. 19. Distribution Room<br /><ul><li>Distribution room houses equipment for </li></ul>recording and distributing programs<br />
  20. 20. Conference Room<br /><ul><li>Currently used as a resource room by special education teachers </li></li></ul><li>Books <br />● Four stacks of fiction books <br />● Thee stacks of non-fiction books<br />● Two stacks of reference books<br />● Based upon a district survey of the GMS collection, 1,290 new books were added to the collection for a total of 12,720 at the beginning of the school year<br />
  21. 21. Fiction/Nonfiction<br />Non-fiction<br />Fiction<br />
  22. 22. Facility Use<br />● Book Check-in/ Check-out<br />● Streaming Video Equipment<br />● Computers<br />● Student Project Research<br />● School and Faculty Meetings<br />● Special Programs<br />
  23. 23. Special Programs<br />Book Fairs<br />GMS hosts two book fairs annually. One fair is held in September <br />and the other is held in March. Each fair begins with a special <br />preview day for teachers where faculty can reserve titles.<br />This year’s spring theme was a “Carnival of Books”. <br />
  24. 24. Visiting Authors/ Illustrators<br />The GMS Media Center has hosted numerous authors over the last decade. <br />Students are permitted to purchase signed copies of books sold by the visiting authors.<br />Recent authors include:<br />Joey Korn, author of Abe’s Story<br />Michael White, illustrator of The Library Dragon<br />Chad Evans, magician and storyteller<br />Student Programs<br />The GMS Media Center provides students with special reading programs that promote reading for enjoyment. <br />These programs include:<br />Mother-Daughter Book Club<br />Poetry Cafe<br />
  25. 25. Results of Survey: Needs<br />Student Responses<br />Teacher Responses<br /><ul><li>Needs separate computers for using OPAC
  26. 26. Needs work space and location for teacher collaboration
  27. 27. Needs additional computers in MC for research
  28. 28. Needs added color on walls inside of media center
  29. 29. Needs more comfortable seating</li></ul> for independent reading <br /><ul><li>Needs to stay open after school for </li></ul> students to work on projects <br /><ul><li>Needs more computers for conducting</li></ul> research and projects <br /><ul><li>Needs more graphic novels
  30. 30. SurveyMonkeyused to construct </li></ul> students survey<br /><ul><li>Interviewed teachers</li></li></ul><li>Revised Floor Plan<br />
  31. 31. Media Center Improvements<br />Problem: Teachers indicate the media center needs a separate computer that is used only for searching the card catalog.<br />Solution: Designate two computers for card catalog searches only. Relocate the two computers close to the comfortable seating area at the entrance of the media center.<br />
  32. 32. Media Center Improvements<br />● Problem: Limited comfortable seating <br />The students indicate they want <br />more soft seating to use when<br /> pleasure reading<br />●Suggestions for Improvement:<br />Purchase additional comfortable <br />seating that is age appropriate<br />
  33. 33. Media Center Improvements<br /><ul><li>Solution: Modernize seating with café style chairs and tables</li></ul>Gelato Table <br />Item 19-00009<br />$169.95<br />Scooper Stool<br />Item 19-0006<br />$89.95<br />The Library Store, Inc.<br />Provide additional modernized comfortable seating<br />Saucer Chair<br />Item 19-0037<br />$146.95 <br />
  34. 34. Media Center Improvements<br />●Problem: Teachers indicate they<br />have no centralized location to <br />collaborate<br />● Suggestions for Improvement:<br />Modify conference room to serve as a teacher collaboration/ data room stocked with teacher supplies<br />
  35. 35. Media Center Improvements<br /><ul><li>Solution: Well stocked collaboration room with planning essentials</li></ul>Office Max<br />Computer Desk<br />Item # 22131275 <br />$149.99<br />Large Dry Erase Board<br />Item #<br />21516682<br />$279.99<br />Epson EXZ2000 Multi-media Projector<br />Item #: 22383118<br />$699.99<br />HP Laptop<br />Item #: 22486196<br />$549.99<br />
  36. 36. MediaCenterImprovements<br />●Problem: Both teachers and students indicate the MC lacks enough computers for an entire class to conduct research<br />●Suggestions for improvement: Purchase laptop station with 30 laptops<br />
  37. 37. Media Center Improvements<br /><ul><li>Solution: 30 Laptops that can be used anywhere in the media center and easily recharge</li></ul>Flexi-Cart™Computer Lab on Wheels<br />Wireless network ConnectionOne RJ-45One Power Plug<br />Flexible DesignAdjustable Shelves30 Laptops <br />Charge in or out of cart<br />Cost $15, 570<br />Note Sys<br />
  38. 38. MediaCenterImprovements<br />●Problem: Teachers indicate the interior of media center is plain and lacks creativity<br />●Suggestions for improvement: Hire local artist Cole Phail to paint a mural similar to other murals in the building<br />Master Productions<br />
  39. 39. 20,000 leagues under the sea (#0026YK0)<br />by Rafter, Dan - Campfire, p2010, c2010 <br />FollettBound Glued<br />The call of the wild (#0102TH8)<br />by Wagner, Lloyd S - Campfire, p2010, c2010 <br />FollettBound Glued<br /> A Christmas carol (#0102SH0)<br />by McCullar, Scott - Campifre, p2010, c2010 <br />FollettBound Glued<br /> Don Quixote / (Campfire Classic) (#0028YK3)<br />by de Cervantes, Miguel - Campfire, c2011 <br />FollettBound Glued<br /> Gulliver's travels (#0028EK8)<br />by Helfand, Lewis - Campfire, p2010, c2010 <br />FollettBound Glued<br /> A journey to the centre of the earth (#0026WK6)<br />by Helfand, Lewis - Campfire, p2010, c2010 <br />FollettBound Glued<br /> Kidnapped / (Campfire Classic) (#0028KK1)<br />by Stevenson, Robert Louis - Campfire, c2011 <br />FollettBound Glued<br /> Kim (#0027DK4)<br />by Helfand, Lewis - Campfire, p2010, c2010 <br />FollettBound Glued<br /> King Solomon's mines / (Campfire Classic) (#0028PK8)<br />by Haggard, Henry Rider - Campfire, c2011 <br />FollettBound Glued<br /> The land that time forgot (#0026QK2)<br />by Young, Scott Alexander - Campfire, p2010, c2010 <br />FollettBound Glued<br /> The lost continent (#0102UH5)<br />by Odell, Anne Moore - Campfire, p2010, c2010 <br />FollettBound Glued<br /> The master of the world (#0102VH2)<br />by Mettam, Dale - Campfire, p2010, c2010 <br />FollettBound Glued<br /> The merchant of Venice / (Campfire Classic) [Not yet published] (#0029FK1)<br />by Shakespeare, William - Campfire, c2011 <br />FollettBound Glued<br /> Moby Dick (#0052LH2)<br />by Stahlberg, Lance - Campfire, p2010, c2010 <br />FollettBound Glued<br />The people that time forgot (#0026RKX)<br />by Jones, Steven Philip - Campfire, p2010, c2010 <br />FollettBound Glued<br /> Personal recollections of Joan of Arc (#0027FK9)<br />by DiGerolamo, Tony - Campfire, p2010, c2010 <br />FollettBound Glued<br /> Robinson Crusoe (#0052NH7)<br />by Johnson, Dan - Campfire, p2010, c2010 <br />FollettBound Glued<br /> Romeo and Juliet / (Campfire Classic) [Not yet published] (#0029EK4)<br />by Shakespeare, William - Campfire, c2011 <br />FollettBound Glued<br />The strange case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde / (Campfire Classic) (#0028DK0)<br />by Stevenson, Robert Louis - Campfire, c2011 <br />FollettBound Glued<br /> The Swiss family Robinson / (Campfire Classic) (#0027PK1)<br />by Wyss, Johann David - Campfire, c2011 <br />FollettBound Glued<br /> The three musketeers / (Campfire Classic) [Not yet published] (#0028ZK0)<br />by Dumas, Alexandre - Campfire, c2011 <br />FollettBound Glued<br /> The time machine (#0102MH7)<br />by Helfand, Lewis - Campfire, p2010, c2010 <br />FollettBound Glued<br /> Treasure Island (#0052QH9)<br />by Harrar, Andrew - Campfire, p2010, c2010 <br />FollettBound Glued<br /> The wind in the willows / (Campfire Classic) [Not yet published] (#0028SKX)<br />by Grahame, Kenneth - Campfire, c2011 <br />FollettBound Glued<br /> $14.76 <br /> Not yet published: This item is scheduled to be available on March 29, 2011.<br /> The wonderful Wizard of Oz (#0028HKX)<br />by Mann, Roland - Campfire, p2010, c2010 <br />FollettBound Glued<br /> $14.76 <br />Media Center Improvements<br />Problem: Students want more graphic novels.<br />Solution: Purchase more graphic novels, include the classics.<br />All Action Classics - FollettBound [set/series] (#SA44XX5)<br />FollettBound Glued Set/Series<br />Complete set of 3 Titles: $38.88<br /><ul><li>The Odyssey Title Wave
  40. 40. Tom Sawyer
  41. 41. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz </li></ul>Campfire Classics Graphic Novels - [set/series] (#Y141XX7)<br />FollettBound Glued Set/Series<br />Complete set of 25 Titles: $377.10 <br />
  42. 42. Facility Plan Modifications<br /><ul><li>Problem: Students wantaccess to the media center after school to research and complete projects
  43. 43. Solution: Convert emergency exterior door to allow </li></ul>students to exit media center after 3:00 PM<br />
  44. 44. Current Media Center Policy <br />Key: Black print Columbia County Board of Education policy<br /> Red print Greenbrier Middle School interpretation policy<br />In my opinion, Columbia County has a solid media center policy manual.<br />Accessibility<br />● Media Center available for student and teacher use throughout each instructional day of school. Media Center closings for conducting inventory are strictly prohibited.<br />● Columbia County Schools Media Center Hours of Operation are 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM for students and 7:00 AM– 3:30 PM for teachers and staff<br />Students requested greater access to the facility. The GMS media center should revise the hours 7:00 AM -4:00 PM.<br />● Media Centers will operate with flexible scheduling to serve the learning needs of the students and staff.<br />This policy needs to be updated. The elementary school media centers use a fixed schedule, effective August 2010.<br />
  45. 45. Current Media Center Policy <br />Scheduling<br /><ul><li>Meetings held in the media center are permissible as long as they do not impede student use.
  46. 46. GMS Students and staff are free to use the media center during operation hours. Teachers are required to schedule large group sessions in advance. A calendar is located at the circulation desk in the media center. I would eliminate the use of hard copy calendar and use the GMS Outlook calendar on the school server.
  47. 47. A one week notice is required if the session involves the use of the LCD projector or assistance from the media specialist. I would change to forty eight hours notice since the projector is readily available.
  48. 48. For groups of five students or less, the teacher may send the students to the media center with a media pass indicating the reason for the visit. Many teachers do not abide by this policy. I would include an option for limiting the amount of time groups of 5 are in for checkout.</li></li></ul><li>Current Media Center Policy <br />Organization and Staffing <br />● System Media Advisory Committee appointed by the Superintendent to recommend long and short range media goals, budget priorities, operation, utilization and accessibility procedures, selection process for instructional materials and equipment<br />This committee is vital for effective media programs. It also limits liability issues that may arise from challenges.<br />● GMS Media Advisory Committee consists of the Media Specialist and faculty volunteers from each grade level<br />I would include at least one parent and a community member to provide a well balanced committee made up of GMS stakeholders.<br />● At least one full-time professional certified Media Specialist in each school<br />GMS Media Center has one certified Media Specialist and one Media Clerk <br />
  49. 49. Current District Policy<br />Employee Computer/Internet Use<br />● The BOE expects all employees to learn to use email and telecommunication tools and apply in appropriate ways in the performance of their positions.<br />This policy should be updated to include that all faculty and staff will be required to sign a statement indicating all computer use will be for professional use only, as we are required to sign every August.<br />Source: Columbia County Schools Media Manual<br />

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