Metro High School Library Media Center What’s It All About? Wilfred D. Moore, Principal Brenda Kukay, Library Media Specialist
Library Hours • 6:50 a.m. – 2:50 p.m. • Library is open during lunch period
Rules • Enter the library quietly. • Sign-in at the circulation desk. • No food or drinks allowed. • Cell phones must be turned off and out of sight. • Work quietly – study groups should keep their voices low. • Reserve time for meetings, clubs and presentations in advance. • Leave the library in the same condition it was when you entered.
Circulation Of Materials • 3 items may be checked out: books, magazines, newspapers, some reference books • Some reference books may be checked out overnight • Library materials are due in 14 days • There are no overdue fines but all lost and damaged books will be paid for or replaced by the student at the end of each year.
OPAC(Online Public Access Catalog) • The “Card Catalog” is found on the desktop of each computer in the library. OPAC • When searching for a title, omit the words “A”, “An”, “The”. THE GREAT GATSBY becomes GREAT GATSBY in the search. • An author search begins with the author’s last name first: Fitzgerald, F. Scott • The Subject search will give a list of books on a certain topic: Jazz Age or The Roaring Twenties • Write down the Call Number of the books you want. • The Status or the availability will be listed as either “in” or “out”.
Helpful Internet Sites To access helpful internet sites go to the Metro Web Page, there you will find links to: Public libraries • Online Magazines and Newspapers • Research Support • Internet Reference Resources
Public Libraries • If you have a library card you can go to your library site and access several useful data bases. • St. Louis County Library • http://www.slcl.org/ • St. Louis Public Library • http://www.slpl.org/index.asp
Online Magazines & Newspapers • There are suggested sites for magazines and newspapers. Examples: Time online http://www.time.com/time/ St. Louis Post Dispatch online http://www.stltoday.com/
Research Support • There are helpful sites that will assist you when researching and writing, such as: • Evaluating Web Resources • http://library.usm.maine.edu/research/researchguides/webevaluating.html • Research and Writing • http://www.ipl.org/div/aplus/ • Writing Resources • http://www.tuc.edu/lrc/writing.htm
Internet Reference Resources • A few more examples of suggested sites under “Library Media Specialist” on the Metro Web Page: • Questia School Database • www.questiaschool.com • MOREnet • http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/st_louis_sd • MOREnet passcode- slpslib • The World Fact Book • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html • Biographies • http://www.infoplease.com/people.html
Technology Behavior • All students must log in with their personal log in information • Use of generic log ins may result in loss of computer privileges. • Consult pg. 14 in the STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT HANDBOOK. • This applies to all computers at Metro High School.
Misc. • Suggestions for library materials are always welcomed! • Donations of gently used, age appropriate books are appreciated.
See you in the library! See you in the library!