Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the Mount Vernon High School Library PowerPoint Tour"— Presentation transcript:
1Welcome to the Mount Vernon High School Library PowerPoint Tour Created by Mr. TuelEdited by Mrs. Rochte
2LibrarianMrs. 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.
3Library AideMrs. Lang is the library aide and has been employed as such for over twenty years.
4The library staff and library are here to provide you with the resources and environment to help you learnto your full potential.When you have questions or need assistance,please see Mrs. Rochte or Mrs. Lang.
5Library HoursThe 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.
6Getting to the Library and signing in at the Library Desk Subject-teacher PassStudy Hall PassGiven by teacher to work on their assignmentsCan sign in and then outSign in at circ desk on blue computer or green general use sign-in sheetsGiven by study hall teacherOne way pass to librarySign in on pink sheetAnd on blue computer sign-in if using computers
7Sometimes we have to close to study hall Why is the library sometimes closedduring the school day?Sometimes we have to close to study hallpasses in order to accommodate classes orspecial activities such as testing and thisorientation!
8Library Rules Use library resources quietly and respectfully Food & beverage free zoneMay use personal electronic devices while still observing school rules for internet Report promptly to the library when on a passRestroom and hall passes, when necessary, will be issued to no more than two students at a timeAlways be polite, courteous, and respectful
9Circulation Most books circulate for two weeks Some resources—reference or reserve books and some equipment—are loaned only overnightVery 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
10Reference books are books like dictionaries What are reference and reserve books?Reference books are books like dictionariesand encyclopedia that do not usually circulate;they are to be available for constant “reference.”Reserve books are those that are set aside fora certain class; they do not circulate so that allstudents in the class have an opportunity to usethem.
11What 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.
12Library Fees Lost/damaged item replacement fee: current list price of item
13Library LayoutAs 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.
14Entrance & ExitPlease use these doors for entering and exiting the library. The other doors are for staff and emergency use only.
15In Case of EmergencyIf 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.
16Circulation DeskThe circulation desk is the transaction center (a.k.a “brain”) of the library.Use it toSign in and out of the libraryCheck out and return booksRequest special magazines (must be checked out)Get your questions answered
17PeriodicalsPeriodicals are resources that are published “periodically”; it may be daily, weekly, monthly, etc.The most common periodicals are magazines, newspapers, and journals
18A journal is a scholarly publication on a specific What’s a journal?A journal is a scholarly publication on a specifictopic or in a specific field of study. For example,The Journal of the American MedicalAssociation publishes articles in the field ofmedicine. Most high school libraries do notsubscribe to journals due to their complexityand high cost.
19Finding 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
20Finding the BooksBooks 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.
21Quiet StudyThe Quiet Study area is furnished with tables and chairs to meet the general study needs of our students.Seating is two per table.
22Group Study Area Most classes scheduled in the library report here. Seating in this area is by reservation or permission only.
23Study CarrelThe study carrel, located near the circulation desk, is used for testing and individual study.
24Individual Study Desks The individual study desks, located between the tall book stacks, are to be used by only one student at a time.
25Audiovisual (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.
26ComputersOur library has twenty-five computers that are in constant use by individual students and classes researching and creating projects and papers.
27Computer Rules Subject-teacher pass Always sign in on the blue computer sheet firstUse your account, not a friend’sAbsolutely 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
28IMPORTANTFailure to abide by rules could result in the loss of computer and/or library privileges; and/or additional disciplinary measures.
29Printing 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.
30Library ResourcesLibrary 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!
31About 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.
32Evaluating 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:
33Internet Safety: Online Protocol Click on the following link and review the safety tips from the New York Public Library:Internet Safety Tips
34Turnitin.comTurnitin.com is a Web-based service that helps students improve their writingOne of Turnitin.com’s most important functions is helping students guard against plagiarism and helping teachers detect it if it occursCheck out the Turnitin.com Web site here:Turnitin.com
35Dewey Decimal Classification The resources in our library are organized by the Dewey Decimal system:: Generalities: Philosophy and Psychology: Religion and Mythology: Social Sciences: Language
36Dewey Decimal 500-599: Natural Sciences 600-699: Technology : The Arts: Literature: Geography and HistoryDewey is often used by small libraries. Many larger libraries are organized by the Library of Congress system.
37Collection CodesIn 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: BiographyC: Career & CollegeCB: Collective Biography (severalbiographies in one book)
39Call 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.
40About Our LibraryOur 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.
41ConclusionThis 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.