6th Grade Orientation


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6th Grade Orientation

  1. 1. Welcome to the Library/Media Center We’re Glad You’re Here!
  2. 2. Library Staff <ul><li>Mrs. Swantz </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Here 1-2 days a week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At the high school and Keota the other days </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Semler </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Here Every Day! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Just ask for help whenever you need it. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We’re glad to assist you </li></ul>
  3. 3. Library Etiquette <ul><li>Respect others </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quiet voices – others are trying to work or study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gum-Free Zone – NO GUM ALLOWED </li></ul><ul><li>Leave the library the way you found it!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clean up after yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Push in your chairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Return chairs to original place </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Circulation— makes the books go ‘round! <ul><li>3 week check out for almost everything </li></ul><ul><li>Except… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference materials - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>overnight and are due the next morning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Periodicals (magazines) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>checked out for three days. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Overdue fines - 5 cents per day </li></ul><ul><li>NO checkout until fines are paid! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Fiction <ul><li>Arranged by genre : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fantasy and Science Fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Realistic (and Sports) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ghost and Horror </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adventure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mystery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classics </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Fiction, continued <ul><li>Within a genre, books are arranged in order of the author’s last name. </li></ul><ul><li>A book by Lloyd Alexander has a call number in the catalog of FIC ALE FAN (The FAN tells you it’s in the fantasy genre.) </li></ul><ul><li>To find the book, go to the Fantasy section and look for this spine label: </li></ul>FIC ALE
  7. 7. Non-fiction books <ul><li>Dewey Decimal System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books arranged by subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>easy for you to find books on a particular topic. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLE… </li></ul><ul><li>A book about astronomy by Sager would have a call number of 520 SAG in the catalog. </li></ul><ul><li>Other books on astronomy would also be in the 520s </li></ul><ul><li>The spine label would look like this: </li></ul>520 SAG
  8. 8. Reading level of books <ul><li>Books have a lexile level on a label inside the front cover. </li></ul><ul><li>Can use the catalog find books by their lexile level . </li></ul><ul><li>Books have a color mark on top to indicate lexile level </li></ul>
  9. 9. Biographies <ul><li>Biographies are… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>books about a person’s life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>located on the first set of gray shelves </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Biographies’ call number … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Top line 92 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>second line is who the book is about. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The spine label for a biography of Teddy Roosevelt would be: </li></ul>92 ROO
  10. 10. Collected Biographies <ul><li>Collected biographies are books about several peoples’ lives. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Famous Queens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ten Top Quarterbacks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports Greats </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Call number </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First line - 920. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The second line - editor, author, or title. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The spine label for Popular Biography 2008 looks like: </li></ul>920 HAR
  11. 11. Reference Section <ul><li>Reference is used when you need to look up a quick answer. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encyclopedias </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Almanacs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialized encyclopedias </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The call number has three lines. </li></ul><ul><li>The spine label for Webster’s Rhyming Dictionary would look like this: </li></ul>REF 410 WEB
  12. 12. Periodicals <ul><li>MPMS library has a dozen magazines. </li></ul><ul><li>newest issues on a rack in a protective cover </li></ul><ul><li>Older issues in boxes and can be checked out. </li></ul><ul><li>We collect old newspapers for you to cut articles from. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Library Computer Lab <ul><li>You must have a pass from a teacher to use the lab. </li></ul><ul><li>Leave passes at the circulation desk when you come in. </li></ul><ul><li>You must have your planner beside you as you work. </li></ul><ul><li>Computers are for school work only ! </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to leave the computers like they were… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>put keyboard under the monitor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>push your chair in </li></ul></ul>