- To select and provide an organized collection of current resources for classroom and individual use in sufficient quantity, quality, and variety to implement the instructional program.
- To develop a sequential instructional program for students.
- To recommend media resources to accomplish specific instructional objectives.
- To provide and maintain access to current technologies for information and research.
- To collaborate with classroom teachers in the implementation of the curriculum.
- To establish and maintain an environment which enables and motivates students to develop independence in learning strategies, critical thinking skills, communication skills, appropriate attitudes, and appreciation of literature for both pleasure and information.
- To motivate students to develop life-long skills in communications, critical thinking, and the utilization of information.
The school library information center strengthens student learning and serves as a resource for the school community. The library information specialist collaborates with classroom teachers to integrate curricular concepts, information skills, and research strategies. The library information center's program adequately supports the Memphis Shelby County Schools' curricular.
- Students are expected to work quietly, be respectful and take care of library materials.
- Students must have a LIBRARY PASS during school hours.
- Students must sign in at the library desk when arriving individually.
- Students should keep feet off chairs at all times.
- Students must not lean back in chairs.
- Do not put books back on the shelf...Return them to the book drop.
- Keep all books pulled to the front of the shelves.
- NO FOOD, GUM, OR DRINKS ARE ALLOWED IN THE LIBRARY.
- General circulation books may be checked out for two weeks.
- ID may be required to check out a book.
- Books may be renewed if there is not a waiting list for the book.
- You must bring your book with you to the library in order to renew it.
- Return books to the circulation desk book drop.
- Some reference books may be checked out overnight and are due by the end of first period.
- If they are not returned by the end of first period, a fine of 25 cents per day will be accessed.
- Fines are 10 cents per school day for non-reference materials, 25 cents per school day for reference materials..
- Other materials may not be checked out until fines are cleared.
- Overdue notices will be sent to you via your English teacher. If you receive a notice, come to the library even if you believe it is an error.
- Report cards and final grades will be held until late books are returned and all fines are paid.
- Report lost books to the library immediately.
- The internet is available for school assignments only.
- Students must check in with a librarian to use a laptop for printing assignments.