LIBRARY & STUDENT RESOURCES

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LIBRARY INFORMATION

Every student has the opportunity to visit the Media Center daily. Each class has a scheduled visit in the Related Arts rotation. Additional opportunities for visits are available through out the day. Students may come to the Media Center individually to return and select books, take Accelerated Reader quizzes, or research topics of interest or assignment. The Media Center policies and expectations are listed below. For any additional information, please email Mrs. Ward.

Check Out Policies:
* Kindergarten – one book per visit
* First Grade – 2 books
* Grades 2, 3, 4 – These classes “book shop” and check out three -five books per visit
* Parents may borrow books
* Overdue fines are not charged – responsibility is encouraged
* Printed notices are given for chronically overdue materials
* Students must pay for lost or damaged materials so they can be replaced

Mission:
To provide students with maximum opportunities to learn through direct access to library resources and through effective collaboration with others in the building.

Role of the Library Media Program:
The library media specialist collaborates with staff members in all areas of the curriculum and assists students in developing the skills necessary for independent life-long learning.

Goals of the Library Media Center:
The library media center staff provides direct assistance to individuals and groups and provides a wide variety of print and nonprint resources. We strive daily to attain the following goals:

• encourage students and staff to develop the abilities to access, evaluate, and use information from a variety of sources;
• ensure that students are effective, self-reliant, and critical users of ideas and information;
• provide learning experiences that encourage independent thinking;
• promote literacy and the enjoyment of reading, viewing, and listening for students of all ages and learning styles.

FSSD Grade Level Library Media Skills

Kindergarten
Orientation – introduce staff and Easy Fiction section (picture books)
Procedures – book care, book selection, checking out
Book parts – identify spine, cover, title
Identify authors and illustrators
Identify shelf arrangement of easy books by letters on spine
Introduce Volunteer State Book Award and nominated books

First Grade
Orientation – library rules and procedures
Procedures – book care, book selection, checking out
Review book parts – spine, cover, title page information, and spine label
Identify authors and illustrators
Identify alphabetical shelf arrangement of Easy Fiction books
Introduce Volunteer State Book Award and nominated books

Second Grade
Orientation – library rules and procedures
Review Easy Fiction shelf arrangement, location, and call numbers on spine labels
Identify Fiction location and arrangement
Introduce nonfiction books and arrangement by subject and call numbers
Introduce OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)) as computerized catalog
Introduce Caldecott Medal books
Introduce Biographies and shelf location
Introduce Reference section – dictionaries and encyclopedias
Introduce Volunteer State Book Award and nominated books

Third Grade
Orientation – library rules and procedures
Review and practice OPAC searches
Review call numbers and shelf location as key to locating books
Expand parts of nonfiction books to include table of contents, copyright, glossary, index
Distinguish between fiction and nonfiction
Introduce folklore, fairy tales, and tall tales
Expand reference knowledge: index, alphabetical order, subject headings, guide words
Review and practice dictionary skills
Introduce atlases and almanacs
Introduce Volunteer State Book Award and nominated books

Fourth Grade
Orientation – library rules and procedures
Review and practice OPAC searches
Review call numbers and shelf location as key to locating books
Continue practice with reference materials
Expand reference materials to include online encyclopedias, databases, and specific Web sites
Continue practice of effective and efficient researching
Introduce Volunteer State Book Award and nominated books

RESEARCH
worldbook
 libraryofcongress primary-sources greatwebsites
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