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Media Center

Hours:  8:30 am -- 3:15 pm 

Monday through Friday

Contact the media center by phone at 540.966.8655 or by fax at540.966.8656 during regular school hours.

Welcome to our library/media center. Members of our school community are invited to explore the world of learning with us as part of their continuous adventure in life long learning.

 Our mission is to assist our patrons in becoming skillful consumers of information with the ability to evaluate its relevance to their needs. To do this, patrons must have access to and instruction in the use of resources which they can later independently access. To this end, instructional strategies are individualized to the greatest possible degree.  

STAFF:   Elizabeth Deisher, Librarian

      Susan Honeycutt, Aide


Checkout and Fines:
Books are checked out for a two week period and may be renewed for two weeks. Students may check out three books at a time. Late items are considered overdue until they are returned. At that time, our automated circulation system assesses the fine at a rate of five cents per day per book. Students are then said to have fines rather than overdue books. Students are notified of overdue books and/or fines.


Service to Students:
● fiction and non-fiction for pleasure reading and class assignments which may be checked out
● in-media center resources

○ web- based reference sources
○ print versions of reference materials
○ ABRIDGED READER'S GUIDE TO PERIODICAL LITERATURE
○ Internet access with parental permission and teacher assignment
○ magazines which cover current events and articles of student interest
○ THE ROANOKE TIMES
○ assistance with applications used in assignments 










Standard Procedures:
● A quiet atmosphere enables all patrons to work best. 
● Eating food, chewing gum or consuming drinks is not allowed in the media center. 
● Only media center personnel may check books in or out. Students must check books out in person. 
● Overdue notices will be given to TA teachers weekly when school is in session. Students who have an overdue book or who owe a fine may not check out additional materials. 
● Students are responsible for loss, damage or fines on books they check out. 
● Reference materials, professional materials and periodicals may not be checked out. 
● Students who wish to use the media center during class time must have a teacher's signature in their agenda. The media specialist or media aide must sign the agenda when the student leaves the media center. 
● Students are responsible for their behavior while using school computers and other equipment. They must have signed the Acceptable Use Policy before using media center equipment.



Faculty Services:
● pulling units of study for classroom use 
● setting up the media center for class use
●  taping videos from instructional television and Channel One 
● ordering materials to supplement the curriculum 
● providing equipment for instructional use 
● consulting and planning collaborative instruction, integration and differentiation
Helpful Internet Sites:
►Citations/Documentations◄
The Citation Machine
http://citationmachine.net/  

Easy Bib (bibliography maker)
http://www.easybib.com/ 

Honolulu Community College Library Citation Examples
http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/legacylib/mlahcc.html 

Long Island University C. W. Post Campus B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library Citation Style for Research Papers
http://www.liunet.edu/cwis/cwp/library/workshop/citation.htm


►Copyright◄
Copyright Basics and the Internet
http://server.remc12.k12.mi.us/lhslib/Copyright.htm 

Plagiarism Stoppers: a Teacher's Guide
http://www.ncusd203.org/central/html/where/plagiarism_stoppers.html 

U. S. Copyright Law
http://www.copyright.gov/title17/


►Evaluating Web Sites◄
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: Critical Evaluation Information
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/eval.html 

Quality Information Check List 
http://www.quick.org.uk/menu.htm 

Search Engine Showdown - compare search engines, directories, etc. and discusses how to use them
http://searchengineshowdown.com/


►Parents◄
PBS: Children and Media
http://www.pbs.org/parents/childrenandmedia/ 

Media Awareness Network - For Parents section
http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/parents/index.cfm


►Plagiarism◄ 
From Now On (The Educational Technology Journal) May 1998 article on plagiarism
http://www.fno.org/may98/cov98may.html 

The Plagiarism Resource Site (home page)
http://www.plagiarism.phys.virginia.edu/ 

Plagiarism Stoppers
http://www.ncusd203.org/central/html/where/plagiarism_stoppers.html 


Teaching and Learning: Apple Learning Interchange. Writing-Plagiarism Advice for Lessons
http://henson.austin.apple.com/edres/ellesson/elem-writplagerism.shtml


►Reference◄ 
Library of Congress
http://catalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First 


Roanoke Valley Public Libraries
http://www.rvl.info/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/49/


►Subject Areas Sites
ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS 
Grammar Bytes! 
http://www.chompchomp.com/

MATHEMATICS 
National Library of Virtual Manipulativeshttp://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/category_g_3_t_3.html

PICTURES 
The Amazing Picture Machine 
http://www.ncrtec.org/picture.htm

SCIENCE 
Miami Museum of Science: Online Exhibits & Educational Resources
 http://www.miamisci.org/www/exhibitsonline.php 

PBS Nova: two programs talk about the journey to Mars http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/mars/

SOCIAL STUDIES 
100 Milestone Documents 
http://www.ourdocuments.gov/content.php?flash=true&page=milestone

National Archives: Online Exhibits 
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/index.html


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