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Vollentine Optional Elementary Library Media Center

Mozella B. Morgan, Librarian

Phone:  (901) 416-4632 (Main Office)

         (901) 416-3416 (Library)

Fax:      (901) 416-3603

 

Awesome Library

 

What is a Library Media Center? 

 

A Library Media Center is a collection of information organized for use.  The fundamental function is the acquisition, preservation, and dissemination of information in all of its forms to help educate, entertain, enrich and inform society.  It is an essential part of society’s educational and information system. 

The Vollentine library information center strengthens student learning.  Our library circulation system is fully automated, equipped with computers with internet access and is operational as the instructional and resource information center with access for students, parents, teachers, and community stakeholders.  Our library received a grant in 2009 to view E-Boooks on line theough the Sylvan Reading Organization. Vollentine students may also access these books online in the classroom and at home.

 

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Library Media Skills Curriculum

The Library Media Skills Curriculum categorizes the skill areas into four domains. These domains are: Orientation, Identification/Location, Selection/ Comprehension/Utilization, and Production.

Orientation


Orientation includes objectives introducing students to the rules and procedures of the library media center, as well as acquainting them with the physical environment of the center. These concepts are basic for all students in the independent use of the library media center.

Identification/Location


The objectives in the domain, Identification/Location, are concerned with recognizing and finding parts of a book, fiction and nonfiction books, audiovisual materials, reference resources, magazines, and other appropriate materials in the library media center.

Selection/Comprehension/Utilization


The selection, understanding, and use of library media materials are the focus of this domain. Generalization, demonstration, organization, and application of library media skills are all included in the objectives identified in Selection/Comprehension/ Utilization.

Production


Production objectives identify skills for development of abilities in creating, producing, and presenting print and non-print media materials. Objectives for papers, reports, and research projects are also included.

Kindergarten



Orientation


1. Follow library media center rules
2. Handle books and other materials properly
3. Check materials in and out
4. Locate checkout desk and easy book section of the library media center

Identification/Location


5. Identify and locate EASY book section
6. Identify and locate front, back, and spine of a book
7. Identify title page, title, author, and illustrator
8. Identify CDs, tapes, and DVDs/Videos as types of media

Selection/Comprehension/Utilization


9. Select materials of personal interest
10. Listen to stories
11. Participate in rhymes and stories
12. Use books and other printed materials

13.  Use computers with supervision for skills and stories

Production


14. Make an audio tape
15. Make a bookmark

16.  Participate in making a class book

Grade One


Orientation


1. Follow library media center rules
2. Handle books and other materials properly
3. Check materials in and out
4. Locate areas of the Library Media Center
5. Locate audiovisual materials and equipment collections

Identification/Location


6. Identify and locate EASY book section (and EASY Nonfiction section)
7. Identify and locate the title page of a book
8. Identify and locate title, author, and illustrator on the title page
9. Identify and locate primary magazines
10. Identify and locate beginning reference materials, such as precyclopedias and picture dictionaries
11. Identify and locate the listening center

Selection/Comprehension/Utilization


12. Select materials of personal interest
13. Alphabetize by first letter in word or author's last name
14. Participate in rhymes and stories
15. Read books for pleasure and practice
16. Distinguish between fact and fiction
17. Operate cassette recorder and listening center independently

Production


18. Make an audio tape
19. Make a bookmark
20. Make a class/group book

21.  Make an individual book

Grade Two


Orientation


1. Follow library media center rules
2. Handle books and other materials properly
3. Check materials in and out
4. Locate areas of the library media center
5. Locate audiovisual materials and equipment collections

Identification/Location


6. Locate specific EASY books using the author's last name
7. Identify and locate title page, title, author, and illustrator
8. Identify and locate the table of contents
9. Identify and locate magazines
10. Identify and locate beginning reference materials
11. Identify and locate listening center and other appropriate centers in the library media center

Selection/Comprehension/Utilization


12. Select materials appropriate to ability level
13. Participate in rhymes and stories
14. Read books for pleasure and practice (AR)
15. Distinguish between fact and fiction
16. Select and distinguish between easy fiction and easy nonfiction materials, if so arranged
17. Operate cassette recorder, listening center, and computer independently


18. Make a bookmark
19. Make a book jacket
20. Make a class/group book
21. Make a poster

22.  Make an individual book

Grade Three


Orientation


1. Follow library media center rules
2. Handle books and other materials properly
3. Check materials in and out
4. Locate areas of the library media center
5. Locate audiovisual materials and equipment collections

Identification/Location


6. Identify and locate fiction collection and nonfiction collection (including biography section)
7. Identify and locate title page, table of contents, glossary and index
8. Locate specific information using title page, table of contents, glossary, and index
9. Identify and locate the call number on a book
10. Identify and locate encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, and atlases
11. Identify and locate all centers in the library media center

12. Utilize the automated Atrium system to locate books

Selection/Comprehension/Utilization


13. Select materials appropriate to ability level
14. Read books for pleasure and practice
15. Distinguish between fiction and nonfiction, including biography
16. Use appropriate reference books
17. Select and distinguish between encyclopedias, dictionaries, and atlases
18. Use guide words in encyclopedias
19. Operate cassette recorder, listening center, and computer independently

Production


20. Make a bookmark
21. Make a book jacket
22. Make a poster
23. Make slides of book illustrations (Powerpoint on computer)

24.  Make a class/group book

25.  Make an individual book

Grade Four


Orientation


1. Follow library media center rules
2. Handle books and other materials properly
3. Check materials in and out
4. Locate areas of the library media center
5. Locate audiovisual materials and equipment collections

Identification/Location


6. Identify and locate title page, glossary, index, table of contents, chapter headings, and appendix
7. Locate specific information using title page, glossary, index, table of contents, and appendix
8. Utilize the automated Atrium library system to locate books
9. Locate specific sources in the card catalog by author, title, and subject, with assistance
10. Locate specific materials in fiction and nonfiction with assistance, using the Atrium Automated System
11. Identify and locate descriptive information about an item using the Atrium Automated System
12. Identify the Dewey Decimal Classification System
13. Identify and locate the Information (vertical) File

Selection/Comprehension/Utilization


14. Select materials appropriate to ability level
15. Read books for pleasure and practice (AR)
16. State the purpose of descriptive information using the Atrium Automated System
17. Select resources with assistance, using the Atrium Automated System, when given specific author, title, and/or subject
18. Use encyclopedias as a source of information, using guide words, volume/letter
19. Use an atlas to find a map
20. Use magazines as a source of current information
21. Use cassette recorder, record player, listening center, computer independently

Production


22. Make a poster/bookmark
23. Make slides of book illustrations (Powerpoint)
24. Make a group/class book
25. Make an individual book

Fifth Grade


Orientation


1. Follow library media center rules
2. Handle books and other materials properly
3. Check materials in and out
4. Locate areas of the library media center
5. Locate audiovisual materials and equipment collections

Identification/Location


6. Identify and locate title page, table of contents, index, glossary, appendix, preface, bibliography, foreword, chapter headings, and list of illustrations
7. Locate specific information using title page, table of contents, index, glossary, appendix, preface, bibliography, foreword, chapter headings, and list of illustrations
8. Identify author, title, and subject catalog cards
9. Reshelve books using the Dewey Decimal System
10. Utilize the automated Atrium system to locate books
11. Identify and locate descriptive information using the Atrium automated system
12. Identify cross-reference information using the Atrium automated system
13. Identify and locate materials using the Dewey Decimal Classification System

Selection/Comprehension/Utilization


14. Identify and locate almanacs, special dictionaries, and record books
15. Locate specific information in an almanac
16. Select materials appropriate to ability level
17. Read books for pleasure and information (AR)
18. Utilize TEL
19. Arrange materials by the Dewey Decimal Classification System, with assistance
20. Use encyclopedias as a source of information, using guide words, index, volume/letter, subheadings, and cross-references
21. Use almanacs, atlases, specialized dictionaries, and record books as sources of information
22. Select and use appropriate reference sources (encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, almanacs, record books, specialized dictionaries, Information (vertical) File when given specific topics
23. Use magazines as a source of current information
24. Use cassette recorder, listening center, and computer independently

Production


25. Make a book/bookmark
26. Develop a slide/tape presentation (Powerpoint)
27. Make a bulletin board

28.  Make an individual book

29.  Make a group Video/DVD

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 
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