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Buy New Learn more about this copy. Students in PreK-5th grade may check out books for 2 weeks at a time. These guidelines are flexible based on individual student and teacher needs. Our media center does not have a paraprofessional, so volunteers are critical in keeping the media center organized and running smoothly. There are 2 kinds of volunteers:. The library media center is open each school day from a.
Students are allowed to come to the library media center as frequently as the need arises. Students should request a library media center pass from their teacher and should come individually or in groups of no more than 4 during open checkout times, unless accompanied by the teacher. Large group class checkout can be scheduled on the media center calendar. It is the goal of the media center to select print, non-print, and electronic materials based on the following principles.
Each selection principle, along with the selection criteria, aids in the evaluation of materials being considered for inclusion in the collection.
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The selection principles of the Library Media Center are:. Selection of materials and equipment will be based on one or more of the following criteria:. The media specialist may also find it valuable to select materials that violate one or more of the criteria above if they support the overall needs of the collection. It is possible that there may be an objection to a selection, despite the care taken to select valuable materials for student and teacher use and the qualifications of the persons who select materials.
When an individual raises a question concerning the content of any material, the person and the question should be treated with respect for the rights of the questioning individual and the rights of others who may view the material differently. Thus, a process is in place that is designed to keep the material at the center of discussion. Adhering to these procedures exactly as outlined is tantamount to respecting the rights of all involved.
Without exception, the following steps will be taken in handling all complaints:. The library media committee serves as the advisory board for library media center functions. It is composed of representatives from administration, each grade level, and the library media specialist. The library media committee meets to evaluate library media center policies, procedures, and programs. Other functions of the library media committee may include goal development for the upcoming school year, recommendations for print and nonprint purchases, activities selection, reading challenged materials, and serving as a springboard for grade level collaboration.
Gift materials will be accepted according to the same criteria as other materials. In addition, the media center does not accept gifts with restrictions or conditions related to their final use, disposition, or location. Gifts must contribute to the furtherance of the objectives of the instructional program. Donated materials addressing controversial issues must give a balanced treatment of the issues if they are to be accepted for the school library media center. All gift materials become property of the school district and may be dispensed as deemed appropriate by the media specialist and the media committee.
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The library media specialist shall keep records of the disposition of gifts within the database of the library automation software. The media specialist is responsible for the maintenance and preservation of the collection.
Worn out materials will be rebound if desirable; otherwise, materials will be removed from the collection based on one or more of the following criteria Bishop, Weeded materials will be removed from the collection. The bar codes will be removed and the items will be deleted from the circulation system. Materials that still hold educational value will be dispersed to classroom teachers. Items that are outdated and lack educational value will be discarded. Equipment, which cannot be repaired and must be discarded, becomes surplus equipment. Communications and Technology. Information power: Building.
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