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Freshmen Seminar Day One. Media Center Orientation Fall 2012. Day One Agenda. Welcome and Introductions Orientation to Media Center Resources Zombie Apocalypse Survival Drill Understanding Media Center Services Finding a Nonfiction Book Using the Research Databases

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Freshmen seminar day one

Freshmen SeminarDay One

Media Center Orientation

Fall 2012


Day one agenda

Day One Agenda

  • Welcome and Introductions

  • Orientation to Media Center Resources

  • Zombie Apocalypse Survival Drill

    • Understanding Media Center Services

    • Finding a Nonfiction Book

    • Using the Research Databases

    • Exploring Independent Reading


Freshmen seminar day one

Zombie Apocalypse Edition

Source: Night of the Living Dead (1968). Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest.


Media center staff

Media Center Staff

Ms. Slade

Library Assistant

Ms. Kitsis

School Librarian

Ms. Kirtley

World Languages

Afternoon Supervisor

Mr. Fant

Social Studies

Afternoon Supervisor

Ms. Cochrane

English Language Arts

Afternoon Supervisor


Media center mission

Media Center Mission

  • The mission of the Arlington High School school library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information; students are empowered to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.

Source: Adapted from the American Association of School Librarians.


Freshmen seminar day one

Looking for something special?

Source: Corpse Bride (2005). Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest.


Media center resources

Media Center Resources

  • We offer students:

    • Books and databases for your research needs

    • Books, graphic novels, and magazines for independent reading

    • Space to collaborate, study, use computers

    • Group study room

    • Audiobooks (soon!)

    • More every day

  • We do not offer:

    • Social hangout

    • Laptops for individuals

    • Textbooks for use outsidethe library


When we re not enough

When We’re Not Enough

  • Use other campus resources:

    • Learning Center

    • Computer Labs

  • Use off-campus resources:

    • Robbins Library

    • Boston Public Library


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Through discipline and order

we can defeat the walking dead.

Source: Military Parade. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest.


Media center hours passes

Media Center Hours & Passes

  • Monday to Friday from 7:45am to 4:00pm

  • No pass required before and after school

  • Special pass is required during class time

  • We write passes before school, during lunch, and during passing time, but NOT during class

  • Our space is limited … but you’re always welcome to come in for a book


Media center ground rules

Media Center Ground Rules

  • All students must be signed in

  • Only four students per table

  • Academic work comes first

  • No food or drink, per school rules

  • No computer or card games

  • Do not disturb others


Getting help

Getting Help

  • Use the website (we made it special for you!)

  • Ask the librarian a question

  • Make an appointment with the librarian

  • Email the librarian (see website link)


Getting involved

Getting Involved

  • Volunteer for community service hours

  • Join the Student Library Advisory Committee

  • Recommend a book (see website link)

  • Share great ideas with the librarian

  • Help us take care of YOUR space


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Learn how to get around.

You never know

when you might need to make a quick escape.

Source: 28 Weeks Later (2007). Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest.


Finding a book in the catalog

Finding a Book in the Catalog


Common prefixes in the catalog

Common Prefixes in the Catalog

  • REF

  • FIC

  • B

  • GRAPHIC

  • PREP

  • SC

  • E


Where does this book go

Where Does This Book Go?

543.5

KIT

543.29

SMI

544

GEO

544.1

SMI

544.2

ACE

544.42

KIT


Where does this book go1

Where Does This Book Go?

544.4

UNG

543.4

SMI

544

GEO

544.1

SMI

544.2

ACE

544.42

KIT


Where does this book go2

Where Does This Book Go?

544.1

THO

543.4

SMI

544

GEO

544.1

SMI

544.2

ACE

544.42

KIT


Freshmen seminar day one

Would YOU survive the zombie apocalypse?

Source: Night of the Living Dead (1968). Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest.


Directions

Directions

  • One person should log onto the Chromebook

  • Everyone else start reading the directions

  • You do not need the computer to complete Exercise One, so get going!


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Work quickly, time is running out!

Source: Zombieland (2009). Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest.


Trouble logging on

Trouble Logging On?

  • Use school email to log on to Chromebooks:

    • Your username is your first initial, last name, and year of graduation

    • For example: [email protected]

    • Temporary Password: purple2012

  • Don’t get distracted by choosing an icon, or the zombies will eat your brains


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You have until just before

to avoid the living dead

the end of the period

and complete your tasks.


How did you do

How Did You Do?

  • Completed all four exercises

    • You are way too fast for THESE zombies

  • Completed three exercises

    • Couple of tooth marks on your shoes, but you made it … for now

  • Completed two exercises

    • Zombies ate your legs

  • Completed one exercise or less

    • Zombies ate your brains, better luck next time


Freshmen seminar day one

Ask for help

before it’s too late.


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