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1 Welcome to the Mount Vernon High School Library PowerPoint Tour Created by Mr. Tuel Edited by Mrs. Rochte

2 Librarian Mrs. Rochte has recently been assigned to the MVHS Library. Prior to that, she taught Music for three years in Toledo, OH and five in the Middle School Library. Mrs. Rochte earned her teaching credentials from Ohio University and Kent State University.

3 Library Aide Mrs. Lang is the library aide and has been employed as such for over twenty years.

4 The library staff and library are here to provide you with the resources and environment to help you learn to your full potential. When you have questions or need assistance, please see Mrs. Rochte or Mrs. Lang.

5 Library Hours The library is open from 7:30 AM to 3:15 PM on most school days. The library stays open after school so that you have extra time to use the resources and complete your assignments.

6 Getting to the Library and signing in at the Library Desk Subject-teacher Pass Given by teacher to work on their assignments Can sign in and then out Sign in at circ desk on blue computer or green general use sign-in sheets Study Hall Pass Given by study hall teacher One way pass to library Sign in on pink sheet And on blue computer sign-in if using computers

7 Why is the library sometimes closed during the school day? Sometimes we have to close to study hall passes in order to accommodate classes or special activities such as testing and this orientation!

8 Library Rules Use library resources quietly and respectfully Food & beverage free zone May use personal electronic devices while still observing school rules for internet Report promptly to the library when on a pass Restroom and hall passes, when necessary, will be issued to no more than two students at a time Always be polite, courteous, and respectful

9 Circulation Most books circulate for two weeks Some resources—reference or reserve books and some equipment—are loaned only overnight Very expensive items ($50.00 and up) may be checked out with Special Loan Permission Form (located at Circ Desk) Loan period varies for magazines and other miscellaneous resources

10 What are reference and reserve books? Reference books are books like dictionaries and encyclopedia that do not usually circulate; they are to be available for constant “reference.” Reserve books are those that are set aside for a certain class; they do not circulate so that all students in the class have an opportunity to use them.

11 What equipment is available for student use? Students may borrow equipment such as CD and video cameras, digital cameras, etc. for use on school-related projects. Any borrowing of equipment outside of the regular school day must be for school- related purposes and a Special Loan Permission Form needs to be fill out, signed by Parent/Guardian, and returned to Mrs. Rochte or Mrs. Lang.

12 Library Fees Lost/damaged item replacement fee: current list price of item

13 Library Layout As high school libraries go, we are fortunate to have a large and spacious facility. The library has been divided into several areas to meet students’ needs.

14 Entrance & Exit Please use these doors for entering and exiting the library. The other doors are for staff and emergency use only.

15 In Case of Emergency If there is a fire, exit through the southwest emergency doors, into the cafeteria, down the hallway, and out onto the grassy area beyond the parking lot. If the fire is in this area of the building, exit out the nearest doors with the safest route. If there is a tornado, remain in the library and await instructions.

16 Circulation Desk The circulation desk is the transaction center (a.k.a “brain”) of the library. Use it to -Sign in and out of the library -Check out and return books -Request special magazines (must be checked out) -Get your questions answered

17 Periodicals Periodicals are resources that are published “periodically”; it may be daily, weekly, monthly, etc. The most common periodicals are magazines, newspapers, and journals

18 What’s a journal? A journal is a scholarly publication on a specific topic or in a specific field of study. For example, The Journal of the American Medical Association publishes articles in the field of medicine. Most high school libraries do not subscribe to journals due to their complexity and high cost.

19 Finding the Periodicals You’ll find the periodicals in the Relaxed Reading Corner of the library. This area provides relaxed seating for students who want to read or study quietly

20 Finding the Books Books may be located by browsing the book stacks or using one of the OPACs. OPAC stands for “Online Public Access Catalog,” which is an electronic card catalog. One of our OPACs is also equipped with a scanner.

21 Quiet Study The Quiet Study area is furnished with tables and chairs to meet the general study needs of our students. Seating is two per table.

22 Group Study Area Most classes scheduled in the library report here. Seating in this area is by reservation or permission only.

23 Study Carrel The study carrel, located near the circulation desk, is used for testing and individual study.

24 Individual Study Desks The individual study desks, located between the tall book stacks, are to be used by only one student at a time.

25 Audiovisual (AV) Stations Our two AV stations (look for the green banners) are for students who wish to use educational AV materials such as tapes, CDs, videos, DVDs, etc.

26 Computers Our library has twenty-five computers that are in constant use by individual students and classes researching and creating projects and papers.

27 Computer Rules Subject-teacher pass Always sign in on the blue computer sheet first Use your account, not a friend’s Absolutely no instant messaging, games, chat rooms, etc. may be used for academic or educational purposes only, and only Outlook may be used. No loading/downloading of software

28 IMPORTANT Failure to abide by rules could result in the loss of computer and/or library privileges; and/or additional disciplinary measures.

29 Printing Do’s & Don’t’s Do print only for school-related, educational purposes. Do print only what you absolutely need. Do take notes electronically or by hand and information to yourself when possible. Do NOT print more than three (3) pages from a Web site. Do NOT print Web site pages with the backgrounds. Do NOT print PowerPoint presentations slide by slide – see Mrs. Rochtel or Mrs. Lang for help with printing several slides per page. Do NOT print multiple copies from the laser printer. See Mrs. Lang or Mrs. Rochte if you need copies for a class.

30 Library Resources Library resources include reference books, nonfiction books, fiction books, Internet, electronic resources, periodicals, AV resources, maps and atlases. In other words, library resources are many and varied. Learn to use them all, not just the Internet!

31 About the Internet... Like the Wild West of the 1800s, the Internet is a new frontier and is largely unregulated. Nearly anyone from anywhere can publish anything on it. Because of this, Internet users must look carefully at the information found on the Net. While some Web authors are credible and responsible, others are not.

32 Evaluating Internet Sources Click on the following link from the Writers INC Web site and take a careful look. It will help you evaluate Internet resources:

33 Internet Safety: Online Protocol Click on the following link and review the safety tips from the New York Public Library: Internet Safety Tips

34 Turnitin.com Turnitin.com is a Web-based service that helps students improve their writing One of Turnitin.com’s most important functions is helping students guard against plagiarism and helping teachers detect it if it occurs Check out the Turnitin.com Web site here: Turnitin.com

35 Dewey Decimal Classification The resources in our library are organized by the Dewey Decimal system: :Generalities :Philosophy and Psychology :Religion and Mythology :Social Sciences :Language

36 Dewey Decimal :Natural Sciences :Technology :The Arts :Literature :Geography and History Dewey is often used by small libraries. Many larger libraries are organized by the Library of Congress system.

37 Collection Codes In addition to Dewey, we also use collection codes to organize our books into subgroups. Following are some of these codes and what they represent: AV:Audiovisual (videos, DVDs, etc.) B:Biography C:Career & College CB:Collective Biography (several biographies in one book)

38 Collection Codes CL:Children’s Literature D:Drugs EQ:Equipment FIC:Fiction LO:Library Office LOR:Library Office Reference NFIC:Nonfiction PER:Periodical PRO:Professional REF:Reference SC:Story Collection

39 Call Numbers A call number is a book’s “address” in the library. Here is a typical call number and the book it represents: REF (in the reference collection) 423 (a language book) WEB (author’s last name begins with Web) This book is Webster’s dictionary.

40 About Our Library Our library has approximately 18,800 volumes; new resources are acquired throughout the school year and during the summer. The books are shelved in what are commonly called “stacks.” In our library, the tall stacks are for the majority of the books, while the short stacks are for the reference books.

41 Conclusion This concludes your PowerPoint tour of the library. We hope you have found it informative and invite you to visit us for your information needs. A special thanks to those students whose pictures appear in this presentation.


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