Media Center News

Indiana School for the Deaf, December 2, 2014

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Colt Strong, Library Strong

Remind your students:


The campaign highlight is a contest for kids, ages 6-17, to use their Library cards for a chance to win a visit in person from Andrew Luck and Dwayne Allen, hosted at the Library branch of their choice. Mr. Allen and Mr. Luck want to build awareness and generate excitement about using a Library card to get free resources from the Library.

Here’s the game plan:

· Contest begins at 12 a.m. on Saturday, November 15.

· Contest is open to children, 6 through 17 years of age (the 18th birthday is the cutoff date).

· The prize is a visit from Colts players Andrew Luck and Dwayne Allen hosted at the IndyPL location (not ISD) selected by the winner.

· The prize visit will be a special meet-and-greet time and activities for the winner and 20 close friends & family and will not be open to the general public.

· Every time a child’s library card is used – in any capacity – a chance to win is electronically entered. No need for paper entry forms or drawing box!

· The rule is one entry per person, per day. Even with multiple card uses, our electronic system will automatically limit the count to one.

· Contest ends December 31 at 11:59 p.m.

· One winner will be randomly drawn by computer and notified on January 9, 2015.

· Sorry, children of IndyPL staff and Shared System library staff are not eligible to win.

Let’s get more books in our students hands by having them visit the Media Center often!

Technology Reserving and Use

1. Laptops - Staff may checkout laptops for instructional/presentation purposes. Students and staff may use laptops in the Media Center. Please instruct your students to put the laptops back in the correct slot, and to plug them in.

2. LCD projector - Staff may check out the LCD projector for instructional/presentation purposes. Because of demand, we prefer that they be returned that same day.

3. Media Center for meetings - Staff may reserve the Media Center for meetings or presentations. Send us an Outlook appointment, with needed equipment in the notes section. There is a ceiling-mounted LCD projector and a large screen, as well as a mobile LCD projector and a smaller screen that may be set up. If you need assistance with setting up prior to your event, just let us know in the Outlook appt. You can put the equipment away after your meeting.

4. Studio - Staff may reserve the studio area for instructional/presentation purposes. There is a Canon HD video camera available for use in the Media Center studio only, not to be taken out of the room. There are JVC video cameras that may be checked out.

5. PCs and Mac Minis - Teachers may reserve the PCs and Mac Minis (as well as the laptops) in the red notebook near the front entrance.

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Media Center Archives - a wealth of historical information!

We have an amazing amount of materials in our archives! There are Silent Hoosier editions dating back to 1895, as well as publications and books from a variety of Deaf-related organizations and education approaches. If you would like to schedule a tour, or have your students do research, contact Donna Keller. We are also looking for volunteers to work with us to organize and document our materials online.

ISD Media Center Staff and Hours

Donna Keller, Media Specialist,, 317-493-0613

Mindy Jo Wilson (Mon/Wed/alt. Fri),, 317-493-0612

Kristin Stevens (Tue/Th/alt. Fri),, 317-493-0612

Open Monday - Friday, 7:45 AM - 3:45 PM