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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

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    What Your Teacher-Librarian can do for you adapted from Karla Krueger, School Library Media Studies Division, College of Education, University of Northern Iowa, for use by Iowa Teacher-Librarians. 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.



    Unit 5′s acceptable use of computers, computer networks, & related technologies policy


     Unit 5′s Library Media Program Collection Development Policy