goal of the Northwest Elementary's Media Center/Coordinator is to
provide flexible access to instructional services (Media Coordinator),
in addition to flexible access to school library media center resources.
We are able to accommodate individuals and groups simultaneously.
Elementary has a full time Media Coordinator and Media Assistant. This
allows us to implement the State/County mandate for a fully flexible
schedule with an all-day open checkout.
Checkout will open at 8:30 am, after the morning announcements. This is to ensure that all students have been to their classrooms and have had their attendance recorded.
the Media Assistant is present, lessons and checkout will run
simultaneously. Checkout will remain open throughout the day unless a
lesson is in session and the Media Assistant is unavailable. In that
case, checkout will be available when the lesson has ended or the Media
Assistant returns to the library. Students may leave their selections
on the counter with their library card, and we will deliver the books to
them when they have been checked out if no one is available to help
them when they come.
Small groups of
students (2-3) may be sent to check out books without a teacher
present, provided they are not disruptive to the lessons in progress.
The Media Coordinator reserves the right to send disruptive students
back to their class without having checked out. A call will be made to
the teacher with an explanation.
If there are time slots available, teachers may sign up for whole class checkout. During a whole class checkout session, no more than half the class may be actively looking for books. Teachers
may bring something for waiting students to work on. Students must act
in an appropriate manner while selecting/checking out and waiting.
There should be a minimal amount of noise... this is a LIBRARY. Book
shelves should remain neat. Teachers are asked to monitor their class'
behavior while the Media Coordinator assists students in
locating/checking out books. Again, the Media Coordinator reserves the right to ask students who are showing inappropriate behavior to sit/leave the library.
classes will come to the library for story time each week. Any other
classes who would like a story and checkout may sign up at any available
time slot twice a month. Sign ups will be available on a
month-to-month basis. A teacher or instructional assistant will need to
remain with the class to monitor students while the Ms. Graham assists
students in finding books.
NO ONE OTHER THAN THE MEDIA COORDINATOR AND MEDIA ASSISTANT ARE TO USE THE LIBRARY'S FRONT DESK CHECKOUT COMPUTER.
sign-up book for library lessons is kept at the library's front desk.
Library lessons will be scheduled on an "as need" basis. Ms. Graham
will be meeting with each PLC individually. At this time we will
discuss how to best integrate the Information Skills Curriculum and set
up times for library lessons. Teachers who have a lesson which requires
using the library resources will contact the Media Coordinator to find
an appropriate time schedule.
Library Use for Special Events
If you need to use the library for a special event, please see the Media Coordinator to avoid schedule problems.
you need any type of presentation equipment, please let the Media Staff
know prior to the scheduled presentation. This will allow adequate
time to ensure all equipment is functioning properly.