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  • What is the classroom teacher term for a Fiction book?
  • Why do you think people arrange fiction by the author’s last name?
  • What is the library term for a picture book?
  • We don’t have many picture books in a middle school library.
  • Do Nonfiction books have numbers or letters on their spines?
  • What is this kind of book called?
  • What kinds of books are considered reference?
  • Smith S Orientation

    1. 1. O.L. Smith Media Center Find everything you need in the Media Center! By Mrs. Harrison
    2. 2. What you already know: <ul><li>You know the media center is organized so you can find information quickly </li></ul>
    3. 3. What you already know: <ul><li>You know there are two main categories in the media center: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nonfiction </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. What you already know: <ul><li>You know Fiction books have made up stories. </li></ul>
    5. 5. That’s right! <ul><li>The classroom teacher term for a Fiction book is a chapter book. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Fiction Books
    7. 7. Fiction Books: <ul><li>In Smith’s library, Fiction books are on the short shelves around located around the walls the media center. </li></ul><ul><li>In almost every library you’ll ever use, Fiction books are arranged in alphabetical order by the author’s last name. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Fiction Books: <ul><li>During this year, your teacher will ask you to read different genres. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of the genres will be a kind of fiction. </li></ul>Adventure Folklore Action Fantasy
    9. 9. What you already know: <ul><li>You know Fiction books have made up stories. </li></ul>
    10. 10. That’s right! <ul><li>The library term for a picture book is an Easy Book. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Easy Books
    12. 12. What you already know: <ul><li>You know Nonfiction books have information. </li></ul><ul><li>In all libraries, Nonfiction books are grouped by subject. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Trick Question! <ul><li>Nonfiction books have numbers and letters on their spines. </li></ul><ul><li>But Wait! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why are fairy tales and myths in the nonfiction section of the library? Aren’t they made up stories? </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Nonfiction Books
    15. 15. What you already know: <ul><li>Some Nonfiction books are the true stories of people’s lives. </li></ul>
    16. 16. That’s right! <ul><li>An biography contains information about a person’s life. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Extra Credit! <ul><li>An autobiography is not the true story of the life of a car. </li></ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul>
    18. 18. That’s right! <ul><li>An autobiography is the true story a person’s life written by the person himself. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Reference Books <ul><li>Reference books are used to help write reports. </li></ul>
    20. 20. Reference Books <ul><li>Books that specialize in “fast facts” are usually reference books, such as encyclopedias, almanacs, and atlases. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Reference Books This is a set of encyclopedias. Almanac Atlas
    22. 22. The BIG RULES <ul><li>Always bring your ID to the media center </li></ul><ul><li>Always use a shelf marker when browsing </li></ul><ul><li>Always talk in quiet voices </li></ul><ul><li>Always walk </li></ul><ul><li>Never bring gum, candy, or drinks to the media center </li></ul>
    23. 23. How Do You Find Stuff in the Library? <ul><li>Repeatedly ask the librarian for what you need until she gives it to you just to make you go away? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NO! </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. How Do You Find Stuff in the Library? <ul><li>Use the OPAC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OPACs are O nline P ublic A ccess C atalogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look up books by Title, Author, Subject, or Keyword </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. Smith’s OPAC <ul><li>To use Smith’s OPAC anywhere, including your own home, just type in the URL: </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the “Dearborn Public Schools” link from the list </li></ul><ul><li>Select “O.L.Smith” from the list of middle schools </li></ul>
    26. 26. Smith’s Library Policies- Borrowing Books <ul><li>Students must have their ID card or their planner with their scan-able barcode number. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you do not have this we will hold your items for one day. </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. Smith’s Library Policies- Individual Use <ul><li>Make sure the library is open when you want to come </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily schedules change. Make sure the library is open </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Come during your regular class time, if your teacher gives you a hall pass </li></ul><ul><li>Do not come during your lunch </li></ul>
    28. 28. Smith’s Library Policies- Borrowing Books <ul><li>Students may borrow 2 books at any time. </li></ul><ul><li>The due date for each book is 2 weeks from the date you borrowed it and it’s stamped on the book cover. </li></ul><ul><li>There are no overdue fines for late books. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>However, you may not borrow any new books until the overdue item is returned. </li></ul></ul>
    29. 29. Smith’s Library Policies- Borrowing Books <ul><li>Accidents do happen… but lost or damaged books must be paid for before you may borrow more library materials. </li></ul><ul><li>If an item is lost, the replacement cost is the amount the library paid, or $20.00 </li></ul><ul><li>If an item is damaged, the cost depends on the type of damage and whether the book can be repaired. </li></ul>
    30. 30. Smith’s Library Policies- Using Computers for Word Processing <ul><li>Students must </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a signed hall pass or planner to use the computers for word processing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay on-task </li></ul></ul>
    31. 31. <ul><li>PowerPoint by Connie Harrison. </li></ul><ul><li>Book images used by permission from Follett Library Resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Click art from Microsoft. </li></ul>