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Welcome to the Durham Media Center Mrs. Baker Mrs. Webb
The Wildcat Way “Not for Ourselves, but for Others.” –James Oglethorpe Media Center Behavior Expectations LocationBe PreparedBe ResponsibleBe RespectfulBe ReceptiveBe Polite Media Center * Place your agenda (pass) on the circulation desk. * Have the necessary materials to complete your task. * Return items to the appropriate place. *Use materials/technology properly. *Check out materials before leaving. *Return items on or before their due date. *Always know where your library book is located. * Keep all candy, food and drinks out of the media center. * Speak quietly. * Push in your chair. * Throw away trash. * Walk slowly through the media center. * Remain quiet and attentive while the teacher/media specialist is speaking. * Read instructions first. * Listen politely and without interruption. * Only perform web searches allowed by the teacher/media specialist. * Be open to new and different ways of thinking and learning. * Greet the media specialist and/or media para- professional. * Say “thank you” when you are handed your book or other item.
When is the Media Center Open? Each morning from 8:30 – 8:50 with a pass from the teacher on café duty 8:50 – 9:25 with a pass from your homeroom teacher All day for use by classes
Where Do I Find Stuff? Media Center Arrangement – Books: Fiction & Nonfiction – Magazines – Reference Materials – Computers
What Does the Media Center Offer? More than 23,000 books: fiction, nonfiction, biographies, reference books & more Ebooks and audiobooks 34 Networked Computers Magazines Production Lab 2 staff members to assist you Cozy student-friendly seating areas
How Do I Check Out Items? Bring items to the circulation desk & provide your name Up to 2 books for as long as 3 weeks each + 1 magazine for up to 3 days Reference books (including World Records Books) may be checked out for 1 day
What if My Items are Late? You will receive a late notice in homeroom. Return the book(s) to the media center a.s.a.p. Book return available outside of the media center doors.
How Do I Find Items? Use Destiny, Cobb County’s Online Catalog – Accessing the catalog – Destiny Quest – Creating an account – Looking up materials
What Other Resources are Available? Cobb Digital Library – Encyclopedia – Magazines – Reference materials – Multimedia sources (i.e. images & audioclips) – Current issues – Science – Social studies