Media Center Minute @ GMS

The Monthly Library Media Center Newsletter

April/May 2015

The end of the year is quickly approaching!

It has been a great first year for me at GMS. I am looking forward to all the exciting things coming up next year.

Thank you so much to all of the staff and students for welcoming me to the school and supporting me during the year!

Just a couple of reminders:

  • Students must always have a pass when coming to the media center. If they do not have a pass, I will send them back to class.

  • Students must sign in when they come to the media center if they are coming with a small group or individually. This is a great way for me to keep up with usage statistics, as well as a way to keep track of students. Currently this is a pencil/paper sign in sheet, but next year I will have a digital Google form for students to sign in.

March and April 2015 Circulation Statistics

March 2015

Number of Check-ins: 1012

Number of Check-outs: 997

Number of searches on the online catalog: 294

Number of students who have signed in and out: 325

April 2015

Number of Check-ins: 1115

Number of Check-outs: 1117

Number of searches on the online catalog: 230

Number of students who have signed in and out: 335

Website of the Month! - PreK-12 Digital Library

I am sure that I've promoted INFOhio before and if I did research collaboration with your class you probably heard me talking about this website and it's usefulness. is Ohio's FREE PreK-12 digital library! It is the best place to start for students who are doing research. There is now a new feature called "ISearch" that offers a one-stop shop for finding information on a specific topic. This resource can be found at

We need to make sure students are finding reliable, accurate information and this website offers just that!

If trying to access this site from home a username and password is required, at school it will automatically login. If you need the login information, let me know.

Grant Middle School Library Media Center

We are inspiring a community of achievement!

It is the mission of the Grant Middle School Library Media Program to engage all learners, embrace literacy in all its expressions, and to ensure students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.