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  • Mission Statement

    For our school community the IMC staff will:

    • teach how to effectively access, evaluate and use information 
    • collaborate in curriculum development 
    • support reference and research needs 
    • promote instruction in the use of technology 
    • provide an environment conducive to learning 
    • encourage a lifelong enjoyment of reading


    Circulation Procedures

    • Students are required to present their ID card that contains their individualized barcode at the circulation desk to check out materials.
    • Students may check out a maximum of five items.
    • Books circulate for three weeks and may be renewed.
    • Students are responsible for returning materials on or before the  due date.
    • Students are financially responsible for lost, damaged items checked out in their name.
    • Lost book charges are collected at registration and must be paid by seniors before graduating.


    What can your media specialist do for you?

    Services for teachers: 

    • Booktalks
    • Reading guidance and recommendations
    • Mini-lessons
    • Full lessons
    • Information literacy instruction
      • Google Apps for Education as well as other Web tools
      • organization of both print and electronic information
      • electronic searching of available catalogs and databases
      • appreciation of information and literature
      • determining the most appropriate information sources for a task
      • determining information relevance for a task
      • note-taking
      • bibliographies and citations
      • the research process
      • evaluation of one's research process
      • evaluation of web sites' authority and accuracy
      • reference skills (especially to verify web site accuracy)
      • internet safety skills and ethics
      • technology instruction (we can teach your students how to use these applications and tools!)


    Partnering -- The Library Media Specialist partners with teachers in planning, designing curriculum, teaching, and assessing students' work.

    • Do you have a new unit coming up?
    • Do you have a unit that needs a change and more student involvement?
    • Are you wondering how much to expect of students when researching?
    • Are students citing their sources appropriately when they research?
    • Do you need help locating resources to help support student learning?
    • Do you need help integrating technology?


    Information Specialist -- The Library Media Specialist selects materials and manages collection development and cataloging, and can help you find:

    • book reviews
    • outstanding books
    • sources for purchase for student research on a given topic
    • articles or other resources for your professional development
    • sources for curricular planning
    • appropriate online databases and websites
    • answers to your questions and student questions

     The Library Media Specialist can also help by:

    • selecting books from the IMC collection to support Common Core and student learning 
    • requesting books from other schools in the district that you need
    • asking for teacher input on what materials to purchase to support the curriculum and the Common Core

    What Your Teacher-Librarian can do for you adapted from Karla Krueger, School Library Media Studies Division, College of Education, University of Northern Iowa. You are welcome to personalize this template for your library by adding, deleting, and making changes as needed. The template is designed to be used for an elementary, secondary, or K-12 school library. http://www.krueger.uni.iowapages.org/faculty.html