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LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER
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Staff: Ms. Douglas, Teacher-Librarian

Mission

The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.

Hours

Students     7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.     

Parents and Faculty /Staff  7:10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Morning Broadcast 7:25 a.m. -  7:55 a.m.


Circulation of Books

Students may check out books and magazines from the Media Center for a period of two weeks.

Pre-K-1st Grade:    1 book                Faculty and Staff:   Unlimited

2nd—5th Grade:     2 books               Parents:     2 books on child’s account


Overdue/Damaged Materials

Students who have overdue materials may continue to use LMC resources, but will not check-out books. Overdue fines are not charged. 

Books lost or damaged beyond repair must be replaced at the replacement cost of the book plus a $1 processing fee.

Circulation of Materials for Faculty and Staff

Print Materials are checked out until the end of the semester.  Please return all materials as soon as they are no longer needed.

 

Equipment is loaned for the school year except digital cameras, camcorders, indicator and lockout systems (Quizmatics/buzzers), and other limited quantity items. These items are to be return to the LMC by the end of each day.  Damaged or malfunctioning equipment should be given to the Media Staff for repair.

 

Library Media Center Visits

The LMC maintains a flexible schedule.  Visits are typically 30 minutes for checkout and 45 minutes for collaborative lessons. Teachers schedule a class lesson at a time when they are able to remain in the LMC with their class.  Students may visit the library to checkout materials individually.  Individual student checkout times are 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  The LMC welcomes small groups of students. Teachers must notify the Teacher-Librarian (T-L) in advance.  Students must have a purpose and a pass for their visit. 

 

Library Space Usage

The library may be used for meetings, events, and use of the computers and equipment.  Schedule with the librarian in advance at least one week in advance to assure the space and/or equipment is available and reserved for you before, during, and/or afterschool.  Setup for events must occur during the scheduled reserved time to avoid class conflicts.  Please remember that classes, meetings, and activities occur in the library before, during, afterschool, and at night.  The person, group, or committee reserving the library must reset the library and clean after their guests immediately after the event.

 

Internet Access

Internet users must comply with the DeKalb County School System (DCSS) Internet Acceptable Use Agreement policies and with copyright laws.

 

Copyright

DeKalb County School System Employees must obtain permission of the copyright holder before duplicating copyrighted materials unless duplications are within the guidelines of “Fair Use”.

The Teacher-Librarian is the building level contact person regarding copyright questions. All patrons are responsible for adhering to copyright laws.

 

Library Media and Technology Committee

The Library Media and Technology Committee is responsible for advising the Teacher-Librarian on the selection of quality print materials, audiovisual resources, electronic resources and equipment for students and teachers. The committee evaluates the school media program, develops goals, and evaluates requests for reconsideration of library media materials.

 

Supervision

If the library door is closed, teachers may enter and use the library.  Please close the door when exiting the library.  Students should not be left in the library without supervision.  

 

Help Me Help You

·        Should you find media center materials or equipment that are not checked out to you, please return them to the media center immediately.  Students and/or faculty may need those items checked-in to use or clear their account. 

 

·        Materials and equipment are not to be removed from the media center without being properly checked out.    

Contact Information

Juanita Douglas, Teacher-Librarian       

Email address: Juanita_M_Douglas@dekalbschoolsga.org

Circulation Telephone Number: 678-676-5822

LMC Office Telephone Number: 678-676-5820 


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