Clara School Library Media Center

 

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 both support the curriculum and interest the patrons.

 

Operational Procedures

Hours of Operation

The Clara School Library Media Center is opened Monday-Friday from 7:10 a.m. until 2:10 pm. Students have the opportunity to use the library for independent study and personal use. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. the library begins a grade level access schedule for checkouts and computer useage. 

Scheduling Policy

Classes will be scheduled in the library 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

                                     

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
7:00 AM OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN
7:30 AM K. Davis OPEN Singleterry A.Cochran OPEN
8:00 AM 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
8:30 AM K. Davis Kathy C Singleterry Jones OPEN
9:00 AM OPEN Brenda H. OPEN A. Cochran OPEN
9:30 AM K. Davis OPEN OPEN OPEN Open
10:00 AM OPEN OPEN OPEN LaDonna Jenifer
10:30 AM OPEN OPEN OPEN Loria Paige
11:00 AM OPEN OPEN Singleterry OPEN Lisa
11:30 AM K. Davis PLANNING PLANNING PLANNING PLANNING
12:00 PM PLANNING PLANNING PLANNING PLANNING PLANNING
12:30 PM LUNCH LUNCH Singleterry LUNCH LUNCH
1:00 PM K. Davis Ross Singleterry 2nd Jordan
1:30 PM Kindergarten Kindergarten Kindergarten Kindergarten Kindergarten
2:00 PM K. Davis OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN
2:30 PM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED

 

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 item.

  • 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

  • Students with an overdue book may not check out additional materials until the overdue book is returned.

  • There is a fine of $.05 [five cents] per day for late items.

  • 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 three months are considered lost and require immediate payment for replacement.

    Lost Materials

  • Lost materials are charged the cost of the item.

  • Returning students will not be allowed to borrow materials until fines are paid and lost books replaced. Minor repairs will be performed as needed; however, patrons who have damaged items beyond repair will be expected to pay the replacement costs of the item.

 

Clara School Library Newsletters

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

 

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 

 

 

 

Library Media Center Documents