Robert Anderson Media Center

Handbook for Teachers

Things You Should Know

  • The librarian does not own the library. It is my classroom, but is open to all (students and staff) throughout the day except for circumstances beyond my control.
  • That said, students should have a reason or purpose for being in the library. Students coming alone or with a small group will need a pass from you before entering the library during the school day.
  • Both print and electronic resources are available to you and your students. I will be glad to help students determine the best choice and the best way to obtain the needed information.
  • Advance planning with the librarian is a good thing. There is a link on my library homepage called "Book Now" for reserving time for class checkout. Please talk with me about lessons, research, or computer use needs and I will be happy to assist you and your students in any way possible.
  • The librarian can help, only if made aware of a need. Email me, put a note in my box, call the library (ext. 54065), or stop by in person if I can assist you or your students.




GENERAL INFORMATION


Hours: 7:45 am - 3:30 pm


Checkout: Teachers may check out as many items as needed and may keep them for as long as needed.


Lamination: I will laminate (heat laminate) every Tuesday and Friday mornings. Please label items with your name and place them on the checkout desk or in my box. I will make every effort to deliver items to you after lamination.


Equipment: You'll find the following in the library for your use--color poster maker, one-color poster maker, cold laminator, and 15 desktop computers that will print to a black ink laser printer. SMART Response systems, calculators, and cassette players are also available for checkout.


Resources: Please take a few minutes to examine our professional library, teacher resources (such as PASS practice books, atlases, novel sets, etc.), and our ebook collection which includes many nonfiction titles.


Lessons: I'm available to teach lessons in the library on the use of the card catalog, eBooks, reference resources, web searching, website evaluation, citations, copyright, DISCUS resources, and information literacy. See me if you'd like help with other topics/standards.