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1 Using the West Valley High Library

2 Library Staff Ron Grout Librarian Library Techs Dona Kollom – Non Fiction Jayne Karlin – Fiction Darla Gruebele – Textbooks Feel free to consult all of our staff at any time.

3 Rules for the Library No food or drink in the Library except water. Please remove your hats or head covers when entering the Library. No I-pods, phones or other listening devices. Please respect other students right to work undisturbed.

4 Visiting the Library Library Hours: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm A Green School Pass is required from your period teacher to come to the Library during class. A Pink Library Lunch pass is needed when coming during lunch. When You come with your teacher, you need to observe all classroom and library rules.

5 ID Cards ID Cards are required at all times. You must have an ID Card to: 1) Check out Library books 2) Check out Textbooks 3) Use the computers

6 Where books are in the Library There are three Main Sections to the library. Fiction Fiction Nonfiction Nonfiction Reference Reference

7 Fiction Books Fiction books are generally novels and stories. They are arranged alphabetically by the first 3 letters of the authors last name Stephen King books would look like this: Stephen King books would look like this: FIC KIN FIC KIN Isacc Asimov books would look like this: Isacc Asimov books would look like this: FIC ASI FIC ASI

8 Nonfiction Nonfiction uses the Dewey Decimal Classification System. There are 10 categories: There are 10 categories: Books are given a number according to their subject Books are given a number according to their subject US History would be found in the 973s US History would be found in the 973s 900 = History 900 = History 970 = General History of North America 970 = General History of North America 973 = United States 973 = United States

9 Reference Reference also uses the Dewey Decimal Classification System. The primary difference between Reference and Nonfiction is that Reference books are not checked out. Reference books include almanacs, atlases, dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, calendars, timetables, chronologies, guidebooks, etc.

10 Finding the books you want. Thre are two basic methods of finding books. 1) Using the OPAC – Online Public Access Catalog. 2) Browsing through the shelves.

11 The OPAC You can search through a book on the OPAC by selecting: KeywordTitleAuthorSubject

12 Searching by Key Word Type in the topic you would like to search for, then click on KEYWORD. If you hit the ENTER key, Key Word will be selected automatically.

13 The program will give you a list of books that have the key word you selected within the Title, Subject Area, or Book Description. Click on the book you want to view.

14 You may view the details of the book to see if that is what you want. Notice the call number in the upper left hand corner, as well as the listing of how many copies of this book are available. Write the call number down, then go to the stacks and find the book.

15 To move back to a previous level use the breadcrumbs that you find directly below the word Catalog. Using the browsers back arrow tends to cause the system to crash and force a restart. Breadcrumbs

16 Searching by title, author and subject are very similar to key word searches. Searching by title, author and subject are very similar to key word searches. For Title, you need only part of the title. The program will take what you have typed and compare it to all the titles in the database. For Title, you need only part of the title. The program will take what you have typed and compare it to all the titles in the database. For Author, it is best to type Last Name, then First Name. The program will only search through the name field of the database. For Author, it is best to type Last Name, then First Name. The program will only search through the name field of the database. For Subject searches, you will need to follow the rules laid down by Sears List of Subject Headings. Because of this, it is frequently not as easy to use as a Key Word search. For Subject searches, you will need to follow the rules laid down by Sears List of Subject Headings. Because of this, it is frequently not as easy to use as a Key Word search.

17 Browsing If you wish, you may look for books by just roaming around the shelves. Posters Each poster on the front of the Nonfiction shelving gives the Dewey number and what information is found within that number. You can use this to help find sections of books.

18 Final Thoughts About Our Stacks Please do not reshelve the books once you take them off of the shelf. Find an empty spot at the end of the shelf and leave the book there for the Library staff to pick up. If you have any questions, dont forget to ask one of the librarians or your teacher.


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