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Media Center Policies
  

Our Library

"A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up children without surrounding them with books.... Children learn to read being in the presence of books."
- Horace MANN (1796-1859)

A fulltime media specialist plans and executes the library media program with the assistance of a fulltime library assistant. The goal of the library staff is to provide a high level of service to students, and teachers in accordance with professional school library and South Carolina state standards.


Vision

The North Augusta Elementary School library media center program promotes and teaches information literacy skills that encompass the ability to find, use, and evaluate ideas and information, leading to productive life-long learning.


Mission Statement

The mission of the North Augusta Elementary School Library Media Center is to support the research, informational, reading, viewing, and instructional needs of the staff and students and to support the South Carolina Curriculum Standards. A professional librarian is committed to providing instruction and working collaboratively with other educators to design learning strategies and opportunities to meet the needs of individual students and the school community. A graduate professional librarian and a trained library assistant manage the selection, purchase, acquisition, classification, organization, retrieval, and interpretation of information. The staff acquires a variety of information formats such as but not limited to books, magazines, tapes, electronic hardware and software, maps, pamphlets, and videos. In order to address the educational and recreational information needs of the school community, the library acquires materials on a variety of topics and points of view. The media center staff strives to provide resources and opportunities for all students to attain literacy, locate and evaluate information both electronically and in print, develop critical thinking skills, acquire knowledge, and enjoy the learning necessary to meet the challenges of today’s world.


Goals

  • To provide materials and services appropriate to the curriculum of the school.
  • To provide materials and services that meet the information and recreational needs of the learning community.
  • To provide opportunities for collaboration between the library media specialist and classroom teachers to incorporate information literacy into instruction.
  • To provide age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate resources in all formats to meet the information needs of all users.
  • To promote information literacy
  • To implement the integration of the library media program into the curriculum through collaboration among all members of the school community—teachers, students, parents, and administrators.


Conduct

Our Class Rules: 
1. Be kind to one another in actions and in words.
2. Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself.
3. No Running
4. Speak Quietly
5. Follow directions
6. Respect yourself and others


Consequences for Misbehavior: 
1st consequence - Warning
2nd consequence - Five minute Time Out
3rd consequence – Five minute Time Out plus parent contact
4th consequence - Silent lunch
5th consequence - All of the above with parent conference
Severe disruption - Office/discipline slip


Students Who Behave Will Earn: 
Verbal praise
Notes home
Stickers
Other incentives


Circulation Policies

  • The loan period for students is two weeks.
  • A student will not be allowed to continue to borrow materials if he or she has overdue materials that are more than one week overdue.
  • Overdue fines will not be charged.
  • Reference materials will not circulate among the students. Teachers may checkout reference materials for as long as they are needed, or until they are requested by another teacher.
  • Large “Coffee” style reference books maybe checkout by students with media specialist special permission for no more than two days.
  • Overdue fines will not be charged for reference materials.
  • Magazines will not circulate among the students due to the nature of the materials not being able to withstand repeated student checkout.
  • Professional magazines in the Professional section of the media center will circulate among the teachers and faculty using the standard scanning checkout procedures.
  • Students will be allowed to renew a book one time per book. The student must present the book at the time of renewal.
  • The loan period for faculty is what is deemed reasonable for the needs of the teacher’s curriculum unit. If the time is extreme or if another faculty member is in need of the item(s), the LMS will ask, diplomatically for the return of the item(s).
  • The number of items that any one student may borrow will be limited to one book for kindergarten. Students in grades first – fifth may have no more than two books checked out at any given time.
  • The number of items that any one teacher may borrow is only limited to the need of the rest of the school community for those desired items.
  • A notice of overdue items that have been checked out by a teacher, administrator, or educator will be provided one week before the end of each nine-weeks grading period.
  • Lost or damaged items checked out to teachers will be expected to be paid for according to the purchase price of the items.
  • A teacher will be allowed to check out materials if he or she sends a student to the library media center with a note requesting the desired material. 
     

Disclaimer
Many of the pages on this site contain links that will take you to web sites that are not part of Aiken County School District. While we have checked the sites listed and found them to be worthwhile, these sites may contain links that lead to other sites which some users may consider inappropriate.