MEDIA CENTER TEACHER PROCEDURES
Mission Statement: The mission of the library media program is to promote literacy by supporting the curriculum and ensuring that students and teachers effectively use and evaluate information.
SCHEDULING TIME IN THE MEDIA CENTER
Teachers may check the Media Center availability and reserve space in the Lab Reservations database in FileMaker Pro.
1. Media – Table space, access to all books and other print materials.
2. Computer lab area – 2 labs of 30 computers each
3. Computer labs in RM 207, RM 210, and RM 214 (back of Media)
4. Media student pass area
Students must have a pass from the classroom teacher to use the Media Center during school hours. Students’ first and last name, purpose for using the Media Center and teacher signature should be on the pass.
To allow fair access to all, send no more than three students from a class at the same time. Be aware that we have only six computers dedicated for hall pass and printer use. You can rotate students on passes to maximize use. If you would like to make special arrangements for small groups, give us a call.
SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS are not permitted to send or bring students to the Media Center. Also, substitutes are not permitted to check out videos or DVDs.
INTERLIBRARY LOANS (ILLs) of books and materials from other schools are available to all. The Media staff will be happy to assist you in borrowing materials located at other schools and at the District Instructional Materials Center (DIMC). The online catalog contains information on all items in all Pasco district schools, as well as the district professional & video collection.
DATABASES, PERIODICALS & NEWSPAPERS:
A variety of newspapers and periodicals are available in the media center. We will add to these resources each year. Suggestions are welcome. EBSCOhost, Gale, SIRS and Grolier online database services are available to access periodicals and reference book articles for research.
Many other databases and resources are available. Check out the media web page and see us for passwords to access databases from home.
Newspapers in Education provides classroom sets of daily newspapers at no charge. If you are interested, see us.
We have a library of DVDs in the Media Center. In accordance with School Board policies, all DVDs shown in the classroom must be checked out through a Pasco County school site, which includes the District Instructional Media Center. All DVDs must be appropriate for high school and previewed by the teacher before they are shown. Teachers may not show DVDs that have been rented or purchased for home use. This is illegal . Only DVDs that have been purchased with the fair use statement on a district purchase order will meet the district copyright criteria as specified on the Pasco County Schools website.
* LCD Projectors: LCD projectors can be borrowed by teachers. Projectors and replacement bulbs are purchased with AP funds, department funds, principal’s funds, media/tech funds, and any other funds available.
* Document Cameras : Document cameras (ELMO and AverMedia) can be borrowed by teachers.
NOTE : All equipment and AV materials purchased through the school or lead funds must be processed and cataloged through the media center for inventory purposes. If a department purchases certain materials, the materials will be processed and then checked out to that department on an annual basis.
If any equipment is damaged or stolen from the classroom, please notify Media/Technology staff immediately.
Production Equipment :
The media center has a variety of equipment to use to produce instructional materials, multimedia presentations, etc.
MEDIA WORKROOM/COPY ROOM (RM 215):
Die cuts,paper cutter, and copy machines are available for teachers and staff. Students may be sent to cut letters or make copies, but they should ask for assistance.
LAMINATION (RM 215):
Each department supplies laminating film each year. Please bring items to be laminated to the teacher workroom in the area designated, with your name, department and room number clearly marked on the items. We try to have them laminated within the day.
POSTER PRINTER (RM 215):
The Media Center has a poster printer that will print 23″x 32″ posters. The thermal transfer paper is available in black print on white paper, black print on hot pink paper, and black print on neon green paper. Submissions may be emailed to the Resource Management Associate or one of the Learning Design Coaches.
There is currently no charge for posters, but the paper is very expensive, so we ask that you proofread your poster document before you submit it.
RESERVING MEDIA CENTER FOR SPECIAL FUNCTIONS (guest speakers, class activities, etc.) :
* Complete activities request form; give to the appropriate AP.
* Please, no food or drink in carpeted areas
Professional development opportunities will be offered each year on databases, Apple TV, iPads, etc. Please let us know if you have specific training requests.
A complete set of copyright procedures, which has been adopted by the Pasco County School Board, is available in the media center and on the District webpage. An additional Notice of Copyright will be placed by all copy machines and video recording equipment.
DVDs: See DVD section above.
Computer software is purchased as one copy, one computer usage. No multiple loading of software is permissible unless you have a site license or lab agreement. Software is not to be copied on a disk without specific agreement from the publisher. Students may not bring their personal software, computer or CD, for use on the school computers.
Apps: We have a school Apple iTunes account for apps for our school purchased devices. See the Learning Design Coaches to request apps for purchase or free download.
ELECTRONIC NETWORK USE GUIDELINES:
The School Board has issued official guidelines for students and employees on the use of the network on school property. Ultimately, use of the network must be in support of education. A copy of the network guidelines is on our web page and in student planners.