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Clara School Library Media Center

 

 

School Library Month

 

Click on the following link to view author videos about their love of reading.

American Association of School Library Author Videos  

 

Library Media Specialist

 Amber Walley

email: walleya@wcsdms.com

phone: 601.735.2065

 

Clara School Library Media Center Mission

The mission of the Clara School Library Media Center is to focus on educational experiences that foster a partnership with parents, communities, and technology to develop our students into productive citizens focusing on skills that build character, decision making, lifelong learning, and to promote reading in the library media center.

 

Clara School Library Media Center Vision

The vision of the Clara School Library Media Center is for the media center to be the focal point of the school and to serve as the core of the educational program. The library media center must strive to accommodate students and teachers during non -structured time and regularly scheduled curriculum areas. The library media center will maintain a collection of print and non-print items that will support the curriculum and interest the patrons.

 

Operational Procedures

Hours of Operation

7:30 a.m. to  2:30 p.m.

 

Scheduling Policy

Classes will be scheduled in the classrooms for library skills, research, or class projects. These class times will be scheduled by the school library media specialist and the teacher.

Clara School Library serves Kindergarten through 8th-grade students at Clara School. 

Library Schedule for in-class library skills

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:00-7:30 BUS/Cafe Duty BUS/Cafe Duty BUS/Cafe Duty BUS/Cafe Duty BUS/Cafe Duty
7:30-8:00 Open Check-out Open Check-out Open Check-out Open Check-out Open Check-out
8:00 AM Open Check-out Lauren Bonner Davis/Singleterry   Open Check-out
8:30 AM Open Check-out Olivia Mills Open Check-out Open Check-out Open Check-out
9:00 AM Open Check-out S. Tucker Davis/Singletery Open Check-out Open Check-out
9:30 AM Open Check-out Mitzie Palmer BREAK DUTY @ 9:45 Ali 4B Open Check-out
10:00 AM Open Check-out Open Check-out BREAK DUTY until 10:15 Shannon White Open Check-out
10:30 AM Open Check-out Lynn Hyatt Davis/Singleterry (10:15-10:45) Open Check-out Open Check-out
11:00 AM Open Check-out Open Check-out Singleterry (11:15-11:40) Ali 4A Open Check-out
11:30 AM LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
12:00 PM Open Check-out Open Check-out Open Check-out Laken Livingston Open Check-out
12:30 PM Open Check-out Open Check-out Open Check-out Lisa Smith Open Check-out
1:00 PM Open Check-out Hannah Walley Davis/Singleterry Ashley Carney Open Check-out
1:30 PM Open Check-out Amanda Jordan Open Check-out Donza Ross Open Check-out
2:00 PM Open Check-out Open Check-out Open Check-out Open Check-out Open Check-out
2:30 PM Planning/STC Duties Planning/STC Duties Planning/STC Duties Planning/STC Duties Planning/STC Duties
3:00-3:30 Planning/STC Duties Planning/STC Duties Planning/STC Duties Planning/STC Duties Planning/STC Duties
           

 

 Destiny Library Software

 The library catalog is maintained on our Clara School Destiny Portal Web page. Students in grades 3rd-8th are able to log into his or her account at the library and see which books are checked out, place holds on books, and search for new titles. Tutorials will be available soon. 

 Circulation Policies

  • K-1st grade students may check out 1 item at a time. After Christmas, 1st graders may check out 2 items at a time.

  • 2nd-8th graders may check out 3 items at one time.

  • Items are checked out for a period of 2 weeks.

  • Items may be renewed if the student still needs items.

  • Reference books, such as encyclopedias and dictionaries are to be used only in the library unless teachers check out these items for classroom use only.

Overdue Materials

  • All students are responsible for any books checked out in their names.

  • Notices will be sent to students in homeroom for books that are overdue.

  • Items overdue by 1 month are considered lost and require immediate payment for a replacement copy.

 Lost Materials

  • Lost materials are charged the cost of the item.

  • Students with lost books will be placed on the school fine list.

Damaged Materials

  • Minor repairs will be performed as needed; however, students who have damaged items beyond repair will be expected to pay the purchase price of the book. 
  • All books with water damaged will be charged the purchase cost of the book. 

 

Clara School Library Newsletters

Newsletters can be found by clicking on the month of the newsletter. 

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October

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Magnolia

MAGNOLIA provides Mississippi residents with access to electronic databases through their local public, school, community college, or university libraries.

MAGNOLIA is funded by the Mississippi Legislature and, in part, by Libraries throughout the State of Mississippi.

 

Library Media Center Educational Websites

 

 

Professional Development Opportunities 

 

School Librarian 

 

● American Association for School Librarians   http://www.ala.org/aasl/

● American Library Association http://www.ala.org/

● Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival https://www.usm.edu/childrens-book-festival/index.php

● MegaResource School Librarian Workshop http://lib.msstate.edu/megaresource

● Mississippi Library Association http://www.misslib.org/

● University of Southern Mississippi School of Library and Information Science https://www.usm.edu/

 

Teacher and Librarian 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extra Information

Destiny

Book Fair website 

 

Access to Digital Books at our school library

Click on the Abdo Digital Bookshelf image to access our Abdo Digital Books.   

Abdo Digital Bookshelf online digital library