1. When you schedule a cla
ss into the Library, please note on the schedule what subject or assignment they will be working on. I am always happy to co-teach any lesson with you to incorporate the information literacy standards.
2. If you have a student aide
, they are your responsibility to keep busy with you in your room. I expect to see them only rarely when they have a Library task to complete for you.
3. The copy machine
in the Library needs to have your copy code in it for you to be able to access it. Student copies are ten cents each. Student work printed from the computers in the Library costs ten cents per page.
4. Teachers may keep what they check out
for as long as it is needed. We will collect things at the end of the year. If you’re not using an item, do send it back, which keeps things from getting lost. We will not let students check out items in your name. Students should check out material they will use in their own names.
5. Feel free to check out materials even if we are not here
. Please, write down everything that you take out the door. Sign the card attached to the item and leave it on the check out desk. If there is no card and pocket, use a scrap card available at the desk to note the barcode, title
and your name. For machine check out, the clip board
is hanging on the shelves where the machines are stored in the back room. Sign next to the machine you are taking
6. Feel free to use the Library before or after school or at lunch, but please secure the area
when you are done.
7. We can request inter-library loans
for any material you may need through the state Swift ILL system. Materials are delivered via the state-wide
courier system. We have been able to locate almost all material requested,
but please give yourself at least a week’s lead time.
8. Almost all of our students have been issued Colorado Library Cards
which allows them to check-out materials from any participating library in the state. Many of you carry the CLC too. It is a convenience for our students when they use WSC. See us to request
a card or replace a lost one.
9. We have a growing collection of audiobooks
. These are unabridged books on tape, cd, or in digital format. Most of the books taught in our curriculum (see list in Standards and Curriculum section) are available in audio format in our Library. If we do not have all the books you would like in this format, please let us know and we will attempt to purchase them. We can also download audiobooks through
the public library website. We circulate mp3 players with downloaded books in the same way we circulate books. We can also download on to
students’ personal devises
. The software is not ipod
compatible at this time, but that is coming in the next update. See us for more instructions on this.
10. Students with a diagnosed learning disability or physical handicap are eligible for services from the Colorado Talking Book Library, including tape recorders for both home and school use and various print sources in audio and digital formats. The Colorado Talking Book Library
does not handle textbooks. See the special education staff for textbooks. Applications for the CTBL are available in the Library. Service can be for long
or short term (such as an eye injury or broken bones).
11. I believe it is keenly important to keep students reading
all the time. I am happy to do book talks for any class or curriculum area. These do not have to be fiction books, but can be history, science, Hispanic authors, or any other topic. See the list of books read as part of the GHS curriculum in the Standards and Curriculum section . I work with English teachers to present the Blue Spruce Colorado Young Adult Book Award to Freshmen and Sophomores and our own specially selected list of popular books to Juniors and Seniors. From these Juniors vote on a class book. These are painted on the wall in the Library. I will create bibliographies for you on any subject. Just let me know. Reading research notes are in
the Standards and Curriculum section of this book.
1. We have computers
available for student use. These are all windows based computers with CD-ROMs, floppy, or flash drives. All of the computers have Internet access and are connected to the Library printer. Students copies are ten cents a page. Each computer bears a sign telling what it is capable of doing and what programs are available on it. All computers are set up for to search our Library catalog and the Ebsco magazine database.
2. Sites teachers need for classroom assignments
can be bookmarked into the Library computers or website. Just let us know a little bit ahead of time so we have time to add. Library computers are frozen; there is no thaw space.
is our subscription database for periodicals. It is available from any Internet computer at school or at home, 24/7. I am happy to work with your classes on accessing and searching EBSCO when it is appropriate to their assignment.
4. Please take time to put a bookmark in
your computer on our GHS Library Catalog
go to www.gunnisonschools.net
. On the left hand
side of the page, the bottom button says “Library Catalog”. Click on that to go to the catalog. Once you are there, bookmark or add to your favorites.
5. Web searches are a nightmare when you get back 764,285 hits. We have a cheat sheet explainingadvanced search strategies
for each search engine. I am happy to help teach these to your students, as well as what to look for in evaluating websites.
REQUESTS FOR NEW MATERIALS, ORDERS, AND WEEDING
1. There is money available
for audio-visual resources, books, and magazines each year.
2. We take requests
for audio-visual materials and books anytime you have them. When you see something you would like, bring us the information. We will hold it for the next order.
are renewed in the summer for the next school year. No changes are available during the school year until next spring when the order is developed again.
4. If you know of material that is no longer useful or your curriculum changes
, please let us know so that we can remove
(deselect) from the collection. We have a living collection, not a warehouse. Our space is limited.
5. It helps if we know about curriculum changes in advance so that we can order
material to support new curriculum. If you are adding or dropping a unit or a class, please keep us advised
DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK ANYTHING.
The Library’s purpose is to support you.