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WELCOME TO THE NBHS LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER

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Our Gamecocks Read!

"This is a library. Kids and adventurers welcome. All others stay out."

                      - Dean Koontz

 

 


 

Looking for a book we don't own? 

Click here to print a request form for us to purchase a specific book.  Complete and submit the form to Mrs. Martin in the library.

Would you like to review a book?

Click here to print a book review form.  Complete and submit the form to Mrs. Martin in the library.

Would you like to access the library collection from home?

Click here to go to the OPAC!

Would you like to look over the Coffee County Library Media Policy and Procedures Manual?

Click here.  Once you get to the page click "Coffee County Library Media Policies & Procedures Manual".

 

 

PHILOSOPHY

The primary philosophy of the Coffee County School System Library Media Programs is to meet the information and reading needs of students and faculty.  In order to carry out this goal the library must first select and make accessible to students, faculty, and parents the best resources available to meet curriculum and individual needs.

 

“Reading is a window to the world. Reading is a foundational skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment. The degree to which students can read and understand text in all formats and all contexts is a key indicator of success in school and in life. As a lifelong learning skill, reading goes beyond decoding and comprehension to interpretation and development of new understandings.”

 

“Inquiry provides a framework for learning. To become independent learners, students must gain not only the skills but also the disposition to use those skills, along with an understanding of their own responsibilities and self-assessment strategies. Combined, these four elements build a learner who can thrive in a complex information environment.”

 

“Ethical behavior in the use of information must be taught. In this increasingly global world of information, students must be taught to seek diverse perspectives, gather and use information ethically, and use social tools responsibly and safely.”

 

“Technology skills are crucial for future employment needs. Today’s students need to develop information skills that will enable them to use technology as an important tool for learning, both now and in the future.”

 

“Equitable access is a key component for education. All children deserve equitable access to books and reading, to information, and to information technology in an environment that is safe and conducive to learning.”

 

This information was adopted from the AASL 21st Century Learning Standards for Library Media.

 

 


GOALS

 

Library Media Specialists

1.  To have knowledge of the curriculum taught at each grade level so relevant resources can be selected.

2.  To provide an effective teaching and learning center that is an extension of the classroom for teachers and students.

3.  To encourage teachers to discuss curriculum objectives and suggest resource needs to implement the curriculum.

4.  To inform teachers and students of new materials as received.

5.  To cooperatively plan with teachers for the integration of information skills into each area of the curriculum.

6.  To encourage a love of reading, the appreciation of literature, and the continuing use of libraries for pleasure reading and lifelong learning.

7.  To assume responsibility for orientation of all students to the policies and procedures of the media center.

8.  To maintain adequate policies and procedures to assure both intellectual access to current information and ideas in all formats, including emerging information and instructional technologies.

9.  To provide or assist in the preparation and presentation of learning experiences which enable students to acquire information skills necessary to be lifelong learners.

10. To maintain and manage the records, collection, equipment, and facility in accordance with state and local guidelines.

 

Students

Our student learners use skills, resources, and tools…

 

1.     To inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.

2.     To draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.

3.     To share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.

4.     To pursue personal and aesthetic growth.

This information was adopted from the AASL 21st Century Learning Standards for Library Media.


HOURS

7:30a.m. - 2:00p.m. Monday through Friday. 


USE OF THE LIBRARY

Students are encouraged to use the library before and after school and during their break and lunch period for research, individual study, checking out materials, studying, or reading books and magazines for pleasure. Students must have permission for their teacher to use the Library during the school day.  Students are encouraged to use the computers in the Media Center for class research and desktop publishing needs. Please remember that non-educational games, chat rooms, or inappropriate websites are not allowed. Doing so will result in a loss of computer privileges.

Teachers are encouraged to schedule their classes and bring them to the Media Center for research, to check out books, to create presentations and many other activities. Please schedule your class visit with Mrs. Martin. All requests will be scheduled in the order in which they were received, but if there is a class already scheduled to use the library, we will be happy to accommodate you at another convenient time.


SERVICES:

  • Class and individual instruction
  • Personal reading guidance
  • Automated catalog and circulation system
  • Internet access
  • Research assistance
  • 25 Computers for word processing, publications, etc.
  • A class set of 23 iPads.
  • Purchasing and processing of new materials

RESOURCES:

  • over 6,000 books
  • online resources
  • Alabama Virtual Library
  • 15 magazine subscriptions
  • Audiovisual Equipment- LCD projectors, overheads, DVD Players.
  • Teacher Resources- laminator, laptop, copier, and over 300 audio/visual titles
  • Class set of 23 iPads

 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q. Who may borrow materials? A. All NBHS students and staff may borrow materials, provided they do not have any overdue or lost materials.

Q. How long may materials be kept? A. Books may be borrowed for up to two weeks at a time.

Q. May materials be renewed? A. Yes, if no one else has reserved the materials.

Q. How many books may be checked out at a time? A. Students may borrow up to four books at one time.

Q. Are there fines for overdue books? A. Yes, fines are 5 cents per day.

Q. May I play games on the computer? A. Only educational games. Playing any other type game will result in a loss of computer privileges.

Q. Where can I find any important forms I might need? A. Click on the forms section of the library's web page.


LIBRARY STAFF

Lori M. Martin, Library Media Specialist

To Email Mrs. Martin click here.