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3 Information Available u Books u Magazines u Newspapers u Internet Access u Research Databases: SIRS; Discovering; United Streaming

4 Guidelines for Library Use u Come to study, check out books, read, and research. u Have a pass. u Sign in at the circulation desk u NO food or drinks. u Respect the rights of others. Please sign in !

5 Circulation Information u You must have an ID to check out u 2 book limit--or ask for special permission u two week checkout u 5 cents per day for overdue books u if lost-replacement cost must be paid SHS Library

6 Circulation (place where books are checked out and returned) u Located to the right of the door. If an aide is on duty: u All materials are checked in and out at the desk. u Materials that are to be returned should be placed on the desk.

7 Mini-Store u The library operates a mini-store with pens, pencils, highlighters, notebooks, report covers, and other materials available for purchase. Mini Store Located At the Circulation Desk

8 Library Computers u Located right side of the library media center. u Nine computers are available for student use. u Library computers are available for taking AR tests, research, and class assignments.

9 Writing Lab I u Located in room to the left of the library. u 32 computers available for student use. u May come with a pass to use if not full with a class

10 Writing Lab II u Located in room on the left in the back of the library. u Twenty computers are available for student use. u A teacher must remain in the room whenever students are in it

11 Guidelines for Computer Use u You must have turned in a Technology usage agreement u treat equipment with respect u stay on assigned task u save documents to your folder on the H drive u log out when you are finished u The printer for the library is located on the counter behind the librarian’s desk u Please use discretion and only print necessary materials (no more than 3 pages unless you have permission from Mrs. Campbell or Ms. Luecker)

12 Just about everything you need is available on the desktop in the lab or library

13 Use a usb drive if you need to take documents to/from home Insert the drive, open the document and “save as” onto the drive. Close the document. When you are ready to take out the drive, follow these steps: right click on the symbol at the bottom of the screen This box will appear, click on stop Click on your drive and then OK When this message appears, you can remove the drive.

14 Many web resources are available on the LMC website. In the library and lab, Internet Explorer opens to this website. From home you will have to go to the district webpage by typing:, click on High School and then Library Media Center.

15 Locating Information...

16 OPAC Online Public Access Catalog The Electronic Version of the paper Card Catalog.

17 Card catalog u The OPAC (card catalog) is the place to look for a book u It is always logged in on the computer behind the librarian’s desk. u If the book is checked out you can place a “hold”

18 You can access the library catalog from either the Library Info or Research Info pages

19 OPAC at school OPAC over the internet The Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) looks like this:

20 OPAC Searches u Keyword u Title u Author u Subject u Call Number u Category u AR

21 The Options appear as buttons across the top of the OPAC search Window

22 Keyword Search u Type your terms in the blank at top u Click on the Keyword Button u The Search finds all records containing the search term entered.

23 Keyword

24 Title Search u Type the Title in box at top u Click the Title Button u Highlight exact title you are interested in u Press Enter or double-click to see full record/More detail about the title.

25 Title

26 Author Search u Allows you to see how many books we have by a particular author u Type the name in the box in Last Name, First Name order or if you type in just the last name, you can browse to the correct author u Double Click on the name to see the title list

27 Here there are 36 books listed by Agatha Christie.

28 First page of title listing. Titles are alphabetical.

29 Subject Search u Allows you to find a number of books on similar subjects u Fastest way to find books where you are not looking for a particular author or title

30 Here there are 17 books listed that are on World War II, with additional titles on specific aspects of the war.

31 Locating the book in the library Double click on the book to see the details The call number tells you where to find it. This book will be found in nonfiction (508s)

32 Call Number Search u Allows you to find a number of books in a specific dewey number u Fastest way to find books when you know the dewey prefix or call number for that subject

33 At the SHS Library we use the Dewey Decimal System to organize materials. On the spine of each book we put the “call number” to help us find books quickly. There are several “prefixes” we use at SHS to tell us more about where to find an item. u F =fiction u B =biographies u G=gateway award books u REF=reference - overnight checkout only! u RES=reserved u MAG=magazine u LOS=lost u PRC=professional collection – teachers only! u VHS=video – teachers only! u EQ=equipment – teachers only!

34 Note: The different icons in front of the title indicate different formats. A newspaper means that it is a periodical. Click help to see what the other icons mean.

35 Category Search u Click the Category Search Button u You will be shown a list of all the categories that have been used at SHS

36 Category

37 AR – Accelerated Reader u This program tests your knowledge of books you have read. u It is similar to Reading Counts program in use at the Middle school. u The points you earn are based on the percentage of the questions you answer correctly in the quiz.

38 AR Search u AR searches are good for finding books in your reading range or point value. u You can also narrow the results by choosing a subject or an author. u Warning: We do NOT own a quiz for every book you find using this search.

39 ←search results↓

40 Always check to make sure we have a quiz on the book. We DON’T have a quiz on this title

41 Status u In, Out, Missing u Press Enter if the Book has a Status of Out u Date due will be displayed u Remember the prefix “LOS” means the book is lost.

42 Book Status shown as Out

43 Due Date

44 To place a hold u If the book you want is checked out, you can ask the program to “hold” the book for you when it is returned. Locate the title of the book in the OPAC and double click to bring up its information Click on the Hold/Reserve button Type in your library patron number & password (see the librarian if you don’t know it)

45 Check to make sure the book you wanted is showing, then click save We will send a notice to your English teacher when the book is returned.

46 Bookbag u Allows you to make a printable list of all the books you are interested in finding u Highlight Title u Click Add to Bookbag u When finished, click the Bookbag button

47 From here, you can remove titles, name the bookbag, save the list to a file, or print it

48 If you can’t find the book you want, you can make a request for the library to purchase the book.

49 Give as much information as possible so we can locate the book (and/or quiz) you want


51 Fiction (made-up stories) u Fiction books are located in the back portion of the library. u Books are shelved by author’s last name.

52 Nonfiction (Factual) Books u Nonfiction books are shelved in the center of the library. u The books are organized by Dewey Decimal System. u Numbers range from 000-999.999

53 Biographies & Collective Biographies u A biography is a book written about a person’s life. u B is the call number for biographies u Biographies are located in the back half of the library u Collective biographies, books written about groups of people, are located at the beginning of the biography section. u B and the dewey number tell you the location of collective biographies.

54 Periodicals (Magazines, Newspapers & Journals) u Current magazines are shelved on the wall next to the door. u Magazines are stored for five years in the closed stacks.

55 Back Issues of Magazines u Most magazines are kept for five years. u Five magazines are bound every year into volumes Time, US News, National Geographic, and Newsweek. u Most date back to 1980. (NG dates back to 1971.) u Ask the librarian if you need to see a back issue.

56 Magazine Checkout u Magazine check out is for one day-- they are due back the next day. u Fines for overdue magazines are $.05 per day. u We keep most back issues for 5 years in storage.

57 The Reference Section u The reference section is located in the back portion of the library u Books are marked REF in the reference section u Almanacs, specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc. are located here.

58 Vertical Files u The files are located in the reference section. u Vertical files contain clippings, documents and pamphlets on a variety of topics. u They can be checked out overnight. Vertical Files

59 Reference Books u Overnight checkout only u World Book Encyclopedia may not be checked out. u Fine: 25c per day.. u Materials must be returned before the computer can calculate fines.

60 Audio-visual Software u Located behind the circulation desk. u Teachers may check out materials for their classroom use. u Over 800 videotapes are located here.

61 Make the SHS Library Media Center... An Important Part of Your High School Career!

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