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Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks Library VISION
To provide the highest quality resources in an optimum facility by a highly qualified, user-friendly staff.
Provide user-friendly, knowledgeable service for all: students, staff, and parents.
Provide high quality resources.
Provide a safe and comfortable place for learning.
Support classroom learning.
Maintain a professional atmosphere.
1. Provide user-friendly, knowledgeable service for all: students, staff, and parents.
First, greet each person with a warm friendly message
Second, ask how you may help them
Third, ask each independent student to sign in on the clipboard
The library staff will be familiar with the HAMO Library web pages
The library staff will be familiar with the databases provided by LMS
The library staff will be familiar with the software used by students
The library staff will be familiar with the computers and able to trouble shoot basic problems with software and hardware
2. Provide high quality resources.
Students and staff may use any and all of the library resources
Students may check two books at a time unless the classroom teacher requires more
The final selection of materials is the Library Media Specialists (LMS) decision
Library staff is expected to make suggestions for acquisition of popular books or titles that are repeatedly borrowed from other libraries
Library staff is expected to inform the LMS of missing books, popular books and requests made by students or staff for new books, sequels etc.
New acquisitions will be ready for check out as soon as possible
Kindly accept donations and state that the library media specialist will make the decision about how to use their donation
Inform the librarian of issues and concerns regarding patrons and materials
Replace office supplies as needed and inform the LMS of purchases needed
3. Provide a safe and comfortable place for learning.
Organize the library
Clean counters, table tops, doorknobs, keyboards weekly
Posters and signs will make positive statements
Address students by their proper name, unless they ask you to use a nickname
Comments and questions stated to students will be professional
Comments will be non-judgmental and non racial
Report repairs to the Library Media Specialist
Quietly, respectfully inform students of overdue books, fines, and other problems
Help students to be where they need to be (as opposed to ‘catching’ them doing wrong)
Help students to stay on task (we are not the internet police)
4. Support classroom learning.
Avoid interrupting classes. Example: Deliver books in a classroom and/or communicate with teachers and students before the tardy bell rings, or during the last minutes of the class period
Allow students who need quick use of the library to do so without returning to the classroom for a pass. Example: A student says he needs to print his essay.
Assist teachers with resources and encourage collaboration with the library
Be aware of what students are working on and viable resources
5. Maintain a professional atmosphere
and professional behavior.
Welcoming and friendly to all
Use good grammar
Providing high quality friendly service is more important than enforcing school rules and regulations
Avoid judgmental comments
Avoid personal questions
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