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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
      ○ Internet access with parental permission and teacher assignment
      ○ magazines which cover current events and articles of student interest
      ○ 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:
      The Citation Machine  

      Easy Bib (bibliography maker) 

      Honolulu Community College Library Citation Examples 

      Long Island University C. W. Post Campus B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library Citation Style for Research Papers

      Copyright Basics and the Internet 

      Plagiarism Stoppers: a Teacher's Guide 

      U. S. Copyright Law

      ►Evaluating Web Sites◄
      Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: Critical Evaluation Information 

      Quality Information Check List 

      Search Engine Showdown - compare search engines, directories, etc. and discusses how to use them

      PBS: Children and Media 

      Media Awareness Network - For Parents section

      From Now On (The Educational Technology Journal) May 1998 article on plagiarism 

      The Plagiarism Resource Site (home page) 

      Plagiarism Stoppers 

      Teaching and Learning: Apple Learning Interchange. Writing-Plagiarism Advice for Lessons

      Library of Congress 

      Roanoke Valley Public Libraries

      ►Subject Areas Sites
      Grammar Bytes!

      National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

      The Amazing Picture Machine

      Miami Museum of Science: Online Exhibits & Educational Resources 

      PBS Nova: two programs talk about the journey to Mars

      100 Milestone Documents

      National Archives: Online Exhibits