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         Online Catalog
                                 
 
Mission Statement  Borrowing Procedures
Our Collection Fines and Overdue Materials
Hours   Passes
Expectations Printer/Copy Machine

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Lakeland Regional High School Library Media Center is to teach students to be effective users of information and to encourage and prepare students to be life-long learners. Through collection development, teacher collaboration, and student instruction, the library staff works to support the curriculum, teach information literacy skills, and foster literature appreciation.

 

This mission is accomplished by:

 

Providing instruction in information literacy
 

Providing intellectual and physical access to informational materials in a variety of formats and media
 

Stimulating interest in reading and in finding and using information and ideas
 

Promoting the use of the Media Center by students and faculty
 

Collaborating with teachers as instructional partners to develop research units fulfilling the state of New Jersey’s Core Content Curriculum Standards

 

Supporting the school's curriculum and reading initiatives

 

Maintaining a well-organized and well-labeled collection to aid patrons in locating information

 

Participating in professional growth opportunities for library media and technology applications

 

Cooperating with other libraries to provide materials and services to patrons

 

 

OUR COLLECTION

 

Print Resources

 

The Lakeland Regional High School Media Center’s collection includes

 

 over 15,000 books relevant to the curriculum and interests of students in grades 9-12.

 

 a rich Reference section available for research papers and projects.

 

 over 100 magazines for pleasure and research

 

 The Record, Suburban Trends, and NY Times delivered daily.

 

Non-Print Resources

 

There are 32 networked, internet-ready computers in the Media Center for student use.

 

Online Catalog: Follett’s Destiny software provides quick, easy access to the Media Center’s collection. Destiny allows students to search by Keyword, Title, Author, or Subject, and to check if a particular title is available before they look for it on the shelf.

 

Jersey Cat: The state interlibrary loan system allows our patrons to borrow books from various libraries throughout the state, including library collections at New Jersey’s colleges and universities. Books are conveniently delivered to Lakeland’s Media Center twice a week, where patrons can check them out and return them. Please be aware that the borrower is responsible for any late fees incurred from the lending library.

 

Databases: Lakeland offers 38 databases which provide accurate and current information on subjects across the curriculum. Included are easily searchable, full text encyclopedias, magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, as well as photographs, maps, and streaming videos. All of the databases are available from home, using passwords that can be obtained at the Media Center.

 

DVDs: Lakeland has a large collection of DVDs for use in the classroom. These are housed in the Media Center office, and may be checked out by teachers only.

 

HOURS

 

Monday and Friday 7:30 a.m. -2:35 p.m.

 

Tuesday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

 

*The library is not open after school on Mondays and Fridays.

 

Students are asked to sign in when coming after school and sign up for a computer, if needed.

 

 

EXPECTATIONS

 

In order for students and teachers to enjoy an atmosphere conducive to learning, the Media Center staff has set forth the following expectations:

 

Students will work in a quiet manner and keep talking to a minimum. Loud talkers will be asked to leave.

 

Students will respect all Media Center property.

 

Students will respect and return all borrowed materials so that they may be used others.

 

Students will return all books and reference materials to their proper location.

 

Students will push in chairs and dispose of any unneeded paper or trash upon leaving.

 

Students will not eat or drink while in the Media Center.

     

Students will not access inappropriate websites, games, or chat rooms.

(See Student Acceptable Use Policy in Student Handbook).

 

Cell phone use is prohibited.  

 

 

BORROWING PROCEDURES

 

Reference materials may be borrowed overnight.

 

Circulating books may be borrowed for 30 days.

 

Back issues of magazines may be borrowed for 14 days.

 

It is not necessary to have your student I.D. to borrow a book. The Librarian can look up your name in the computer catalog.

 

When returning a book, please put it in the book drop.

 

 

FINES AND OVERDUE MATERIALS

 

The Media Center does not charge overdue fines for late books, but students are strongly encouraged to return books on time, so that others may use them.

 

Students will be fined for damaged or lost books.

 

Failure to return books or pay fines will result in denial of prom privileges, and/or withholding of the student’s schedule or diploma.

 

 

PASSES

 

Students must have a pass to come to the Media Center. Passes are not required after school. Students may come during their lunch ribbon, but must have a pass from a teacher.

 

 

PRINTER AND COPY MACHINE

 

Students may use the copy machine to make free copies of library materials.

There is a black and white printer in the Media Center for student use.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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