This is your library and we encourage you to use it to complete school assignments and projects, to read, and to study. We are here to assist you in selecting personal reading materials and for locating resources for research. Throughout the year, we will have activities that promote reading and research. These activities are open to all students.
Helping students locate and use appropriate resources Helping students become independent users of print and non-print materials Helping students develop a lifelong love of reading
Suggestion Box Your input is important to us. If you would like to recommend books or magazines to be added to the collection, complete a recommendation card and drop it in the Suggestion Box at the Circulation Desk or Make A Wish in Destiny Quest.
Media Center Procedures Students enter and exit the media center through the main entrance across from the stairwell near the cafeteria. Once ID’s are issued, you must wear your ID at all times. Students need to place book bags along the wall in the foyer area and proceed to the circulation desk.(Leave your valuables in your locker or keep them with you.) Main Entrance
Media Center Procedures All students must sign in at the circulation desk upon entering the media center. Students using the media center before and after school and during their assigned lunch period do not need a pass. Sign in on the attendance book closest to the front entrance. Print your name, the date and your purpose for using the media center.
Media Center Procedures Students coming to the media center from a class must have a pass with their name, the teacher’s signature and the assignment to be completed. (Passes from substitutes will not be accepted.) Only 2 students may come from an individual teacher’s class. Students should present their pass to a media staff member and sign in on the attendance book on the far side of the circulation desk. All students need to sign out before leaving the media center and get a media staff member’s signature. A return time must be indicated on the pass.
Media Center Rules No food, candy, gum, drinks (including water), or health & beauty aids in the media center. No socializing. Students are expected to read, study or complete class assignments. No more than 4 students at each table. No electronic devices (includes personal computers) in the media center. No cards or games. Media restroom is for Staff Use Only!
Swamp Fox Etiquette Be respectful of media staff and fellow students! Work quietly and do not disturb others. Talking should never hinder learning for you or for others! Return any books or magazines that you have pulled from the shelves to the Book Drop. Do Not shelve them! Help us keep the media center neat and clean. Throw away all trash! Place chairs or computer stools neatly under the table before leaving. Please do not put your feet on tables, sofas or chairs! Form a line to check out books. Do not spread around the circulation desk. No cutting line. Be courteous.
Destiny Online Catalog Use the online catalog to independently search for materials. Click the Destiny icon on the desktop or type in the URL- http://destinyn1 http://destinyn1 Search by author, title, subject, or keyword. Note the call number of the book. Check to see if book is available. If a book is checked out, you may put it on reserve the at the circulation desk or in Destiny Quest (See media staff for assistance with setting up your Destiny Quest account). To access Destiny from home, click on the link on the media web page or go to http://destiny.ddtwo.org and click on Ashley Ridge High School.http://destiny.ddtwo.org
Checking Out & Renewing Materials Students must present an ARHS ID to check out materials. Books and playaways may be checked out for 10 school days and renewed twice, unless the items are on hold for another student. A student may have a maximum of 4 items checked out at a time. Only one playaway may be included in the total. Students should never check out items for another student. The student who checks out the items will be held responsible for any fines, damages or lost items. Students with outstanding fines or lost items may not check out additional items until their record is clear.
Checking Out & Renewing Materials Students with outstanding fines may not receive report cards, register for a new school year or participate in the graduation ceremony until their records have been cleared in the media center. Students who place items on hold at the circulation desk or in Destiny Quest will be notified through their English teacher when items are available. Students should return books to the Book Drop. Do not place items that are checked out on the circulation desk.
Overdue Fines & Fees for Lost Items Fines of $.05 per day are assessed for overdue items. A maximum fine of $5.00 per item will be charged. Students should pay all overdue fines in the media center and retain all receipts. The purchase price will be charged for lost items unless the replacement cost is considerably more. Students should pay in the media center and retain all receipts. Date due cards should not be altered, damaged or removed from the book. A $1.00 fee will be charged for loss or damage.
Using Media Center Computers Students must have a signed AUP on file to use the computers in the media center. Students must sign up at the circulation desk to gain access to a computer. Signed AUP’s will be verified. Students may use the computers for school-related research, word processing or desktop publishing only. Students must have a copy of their assignment or a pass from the classroom teacher stating the reason for computer use. Students should not save information on the computer or make changes to the desktop or computer settings.
Using Media Center Computers Students accessing sites unrelated to the classroom assignment, email, or chat rooms will be logged out. A discipline slip will also be written. Violation of the Dorchester District Two Internet Policy could result in loss of internet privileges for the remainder of the year and other disciplinary action. The Destiny electronic catalog, OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog), is available on four search stations in the media center. These computers should not be used for any other purpose. The Destiny online catalog is also available on the desktop of each of the research computers.
Printing from the Computers Students may print from the computers to a printer at the desk. Copies may be picked up and paid for at the circulation desk. Black and white copies are $.05 per page. Color printing is available for $.50 per 1/2 page or less and $1.00 for more than 1/2 page to a full page of color. Students must select the color printer before printing. Students are responsible for all pages printed. Please seek help to prevent mistakes.
Photocopying The media center has a coin-operated photocopier, but it does not make change for bills. Students may get change at the circulation desk. Please do not bring bills larger than $1.00. Only small amounts of cash may be held overnight in the media center, so we will be unable to make change for larger bills. Black and white photocopies are $.10 each. Color copies are $.25 each. See the media specialist for assistance with color copying.
Media Center Resources Circulating Books: 000-999 Reference Books Careers Biography Fiction Story Collection Newspapers Periodicals (Magazines) Encyclopedias SAT/ACT/AP Test Prep Materials Dictionaries Playaways DVD’s Electronic databases: DISCUS SCOIS (CIS) Suggested Book Lists Ebooks Computers Printing & photocopying Media Center Web Page
SCYABAR-(skee-ah-bar) South Carolina Young Adult Book Award Readers 2011-2012 Nominee List Bookmarks available in the media center Nominee titles are posted on media center web page Podcasts for 2011-2012 Nominee List Check the media center web page soon Don’t delay. Rush to the media center to sign up for SCYABAR now! SCYABAR is a group of students and teachers who commit to read at least 3 of the books that have been nominated for the current South Carolina Young Adult Book Award. Students may sign up to participate in SCYABAR as a club or as independent readers. Participants vote in February along with students across the state to select the award winning title. Come join the fun at our meetings and/or get-togethers.
Fire and Emergency Drills Students are to quietly vacate the media center through the emergency exit and meet at the end of the walkway in the parking lot. Students who join other groups will be reported for skipping. During a Lockdown, students will move into the media conference room and sit quietly on the floor. Attendance must be taken and reported to the front office. All drills will be taken seriously and instructions followed to the letter. Discipline problems will result in punishment.
The end! We hope to see you in the media center soon.