Media Center

Children sitting in a media center reading books

Volunteers

  • If you love to read and help children, then volunteering in the Media Center is a wonderful opportunity. We are looking for dedicated individuals to help with the following areas.

    • shelve books
    • prepare materials
    • to assist with the book fair
    • type certificates
    • assist with inventory

    If you are interested, please contact the Media Specialist.  Before volunteering, you must complete the online application. We look forward to hearing from you!

Procedures

    • Take good care of our books.
    • Return books on time.  Books may be checked out for one week and may be renewed two times.
    • Two books may be checked out at a time for 2nd to 5th grade.  K and 1st may check out one book at a time.  
    • Use whisper voices.

Book Donations

  • We sincerely welcome gifts and donations in the form of materials or monetary funds. All donations are reviewed according to the collection and development policy and must meet the same criteria as all other items. Books not accepted for the collection will be disposed of in a manner determined by the library. The use and disposal will be at the discretion of the LMS in the interest of maintaining an appropriate and balanced collection.
     
    The donation should meet the following criteria before adding to the collection.

    • The offered items are within the scope of the library’s collection and their use falls within the stated library mission.
    • The library has enough time and resources to process and maintain the offered items.
    • The item does not unnecessarily duplicate materials already held.
    • The item’s condition is acceptable.
    • The library has space to store the donated items.
    • The item is supportive of the school's curriculum or interests of faculty and students and is on an appropriate elementary school academic level.

Media Specialist

  • THERESA GIL

  • Media Center Expectations

    The Media Center will be OPEN before school on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:35 to 9:10 a.m.

    Media Center Expectations 

    • Wear your I.D. badge at all times.
    • Know your student number and password.
    • Sign in at the Circulation Desk.  Put your signed pass in the wicker basket.
    • Book checkout is for 2 weeks, 3 items at a time.
    • Only media center staff has permission to install software or change computer settings.
    • Ask permission before you hit the PRINT button.  Save your work to your Microsoft Onedrive account.
    • Be responsible. Return all resources in good condition and on time.  
    • Be a good citizen. Put materials away and clean up your work area.  
    • Show kindness toward all.  
    • Show respect for each other, the staff, and the materials you are using.  
    • Be honest. Cite all your sources.   
    • Use self-control. Stay on task. 
    • Be tolerant of others. Everyone has a right to use the center's resources.   
    • Cooperate with teachers and staff.  

  • FINDS Research Model

    FINDS Research Process Model

    Focus on the information you need

    • What specifically did your teacher ask you to do?
    • What questions do you need to answer?
    • How much information is needed?
    • Develop a search action plan and timeline.

    Investigate resources to look for an answer

    • What are some sources you can use to find the information you need?
    • Locate collections such as fiction, nonfiction, reference, biography, nonprint, and e-resources.
    • Select the best resources to answer your questions.

    Note and evaluate facts

    • Read, evaluate, and select information.
    • Take notes and record data required for citations.
    • Organize the information you find.
    • Analyze information gathered and compare it with research needs.

    Develop information into knowledge for presentation

    • Select a presentation format appropriate for the topic, audience, and purpose.
    • Analyze and synthesize collected information.
    • Use resources and technology to create and present a quality product.

    Score presentation and search

    • Reflect on the research process, noting strengths and weaknesses.
    • Make recommendations for improving your process.
    • Are you proud of your work?