EPMS Library Orientation

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EPMS Library Orientation

  1. 1. Welcome to Elkins Pointe Library Media Center! Your Librarian is: Mrs. Grigsby Your Library Clerk is: Mrs. Clark
  2. 2. Library Mission Statement <ul><li>by providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats </li></ul><ul><li>by providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>by working with your teachers to design learning strategies to meet your needs </li></ul>The mission of the library media program is to ensure that you and your teachers are effective users of ideas and information
  3. 3. When can I come? <ul><li>We’re open from 8:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You MUST have a pass from your teacher to come in before and/or after regular school hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You are responsible for making sure you arrive on time to class in the mornings and to your bus/ride in the afternoons </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Check out? <ul><li>Most library books and audiobooks may be checked out for 21 days. </li></ul><ul><li>Magazine back issues, reference books & reserved books may be checked out OVERNIGHT ONLY. They are due BEFORE homeroom the next morning after you check them out. </li></ul><ul><li>Overdue fines are 5 ¢ per day for most books or magazines, 10¢ for audiobooks, and 25¢ for reference or reserved (overnight) books. </li></ul><ul><li>Overdue/fine notices will be sent to your homeroom at least once a month. No materials will be checked out to any student with any overdue/fine activity. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Check out? <ul><li>Agenda = Library Card </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No agenda…no check out </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Check out at the circulation desk </li></ul><ul><li>Book Return </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ feed” Mr. Potato Head </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Can I keep a book longer? <ul><li>Yes! Just bring the book to the media center so its barcode can be scanned into the computer. A renewal gives you another 21 days to complete your book. </li></ul><ul><li>While you MAY check out up to 5 books (including one book on tape), be smart and only check out what you really need. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What if I can’t find my book? <ul><li>If you cannot find a book to return or renew it within 21 days, you will not be allowed to check out anything new. </li></ul><ul><li>You must pay for or replace lost or damaged library materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Even older books can cost over $20 and audiobooks are well over $50 each – be a responsible borrower! </li></ul>
  8. 8. How will I know when my book is due? <ul><li>Your book will be stamped with the date upon which it is due. </li></ul><ul><li>YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for knowing when your materials are due and returning them on time. </li></ul><ul><li>You will not get a report card or progress report if you have overdue materials nor will you get a yearbook at the end of the year if you do not clear your library record. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What if I think I returned it? <ul><li>We will look on the shelves and in all the possible places it might be in the library </li></ul><ul><li>You must take responsibility for looking in the classroom, at home, and any other place it might have landed (doctor or dentist office, after-school location, friend’s house, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>WE DO NOT GIVE OVERDUE NOTICES JUST FOR FUN – PLEASE DON’T TELL US YOU NEVER CHECKED OUT THE BOOK. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What if I damage a book? <ul><li>If a book is returned in a condition so poor it cannot be repaired or re-circulated, you must pay for the full replacement value of that book </li></ul><ul><li>If you return a book with obvious damage (waterlogged, torn cover, excessive ink marks), you will be charged a damage fee that will be determined by the extent of the damage </li></ul><ul><li>If you check out a book that is already damaged (torn page, scribble marks, stuck pages) TELL YOUR LIBRARIAN OR TEACHER AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE IT! If you don’t, the damage may be attributed to you. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Where should I keep my Elkins Pointe Library Books? <ul><li>There are only 2 Places in the Universe! </li></ul><ul><li>In your bookbag </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you slide it in after reading at night you won’t have to worry about forgetting it the next morning! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In your hands </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you’re holding it, you know where it is! </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Where should I NOT keep them? <ul><li>On your home bookshelf </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They could get mixed in with your own books or public library books and be hard to find </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where family pets could get to them </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books taste good to our animal friends and nobody wants to borrow a book that’s been chewed up! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where younger siblings can reach them </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Little ones love books, too! It’s just too easy to tear pages or color and scribble in your library book! </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. NEVER let a friend borrow your library book! <ul><li>If a friend borrows your book while it is still on your library account and loses it, YOU will be held responsible. </li></ul><ul><li>If a friend wants your book you should have them come to the media center to place a “reserve” on that title. When you turn it in, their name will pop up, and we will hold it for that person to check out next. </li></ul><ul><li>WE DO NOT ALLOW STUDENTS TO CHECK OUT BOOKS FOR OTHER STUDENTS! </li></ul>
  14. 14. What will I find in the Library Media Center? <ul><li>Books (over 13,000 titles!) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference </li></ul></ul>Science Fiction Biography Mystery Novels Art & Artists Pets & Animals Fantasy History
  15. 15. What will I find in the Library Media Center? <ul><li>Periodicals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper (AJC) </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Magazines & Newspapers <ul><li>Professional titles for teachers; educational and popular interest titles for students </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines can be checked out OVERNIGHT ONLY. Standard book care rules apply. </li></ul><ul><li>Atlanta Journal-Constitution comes daily </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students may not cut out articles to satisfy “current events” assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AJC archives online through GALILEO and accessible on the classroom or media center computer </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Computers <ul><li>Winnebago Spectrum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program used to find a book within the Elkins Pointe Media Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Color Wheel” icon on computer workstations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search by title, author, subject, or keyword </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search results can be used for bibliographical information </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Computers <ul><li>Internet Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GALILEO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Databases, websites, and online encyclopedias </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your first stop for projects! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EPMS Media Center Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keep this bookmarked for regular updates </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Favorites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check the “favorites” folder for links to interesting sites covering a variety of subjects! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Encyclopedias <ul><li>General Topic Encyclopedias </li></ul><ul><ul><li>World Book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Book of Knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia Americana </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Single Subject Encyclopedias </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia of Explorers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia of Nations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia of Endangered Wildlife </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… too many more to put on one Power Point slide! </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Encyclopedias (cont) <ul><li>Single Volume Encyclopedias </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Variety of subjects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shelved in “Reference” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited overnight check-out only </li></ul></ul>Almanacs Dictionaries Atlases
  21. 21. Media Center “Tour” <ul><li>Reference section </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Lookup Stations </li></ul><ul><li>New Books </li></ul><ul><li>Story Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Nonfiction (Dewey Decimal System) </li></ul><ul><li>Biography </li></ul>
  22. 22. Reading Bowl Team <ul><li>Open to all students who love to read! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must read all 20 Georgia Book Award nominee titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet once per week in the library to discuss titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a question from each chapter of the book you’re reading & turn it in to me. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A quiz on the GBA titles will be given the week before winter break </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The 10 high scores become team members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The more you read the higher your score! </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. GAMA (GA Association of Media Assistants) <ul><li>Students will be trained on various A/V and computer equipment to assist teachers </li></ul><ul><li>GAMA club members will be able to rotate through the morning news crew for both on and off camera assignments </li></ul><ul><li>More information on joining will be provided on the morning news </li></ul>
  24. 24. Your responsibilities <ul><li>Respect your classmates </li></ul><ul><li>Respect library media center materials </li></ul><ul><li>Respect your teachers and your media specialist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Come in quietly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work efficiently </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask for help when you need it </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. That’s all folks!

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