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WAMS Ink
The William Annin online literary magazine

Please enjoy the May 2014 issue of WAMS Ink (Issue #5)

MEDIA CENTER STAFF

The Media Center Instructional Program

Information retrieval skills are integrated throughout the curriculum, ensuring that necessary skills are introduced, practiced, and mastered in conjunction with subject-oriented projects.

Individual students can take advantage of media center resources and services before and after school and during the lunch period (when other classes have not been scheduled).

Sixth graders are introduced to keyword search techniques through the use of the Destiny computer catalog, Internet search engines, and online databases, such as KidSearch, and SIRS Discoverer. Use of specialized reference material takes place through subject area projects. Students are encouraged to borrow from our broad selection of fiction and nonfiction books.

Seventh graders investigate and use a variety of print and online reference sources by completing assignments in English, science, social studies, and communication arts. By the end of the year, students have experience using the Destiny catalog, online databases, and Internet search engines.

Eighth graders continue to use and explore a wide variety of resources as they complete projects for various subject areas. Special emphasis is placed on effective Internet search techniques and evaluating web pages to determine if the information is accurate. A formal, written report is completed in the English classes.

MISSION STATEMENT

Library media centers are places where people can build their 21st century literacy skills, including:

  • Learning how to read
  • Learning to use computers and other media
  • Learning how to find, evaluate, and use information
  • Learning how to use information to communicate.
"The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of resources, ideas and information and to promote in our youth the powers of literacy and competencies to function effectively in the workplace of the 21st century. This mission recognizes the essential role of the school library media program in the educational process as a catalyst for all academic instruction and a dynamic force for excellence in education."
      "Library Media Program--Catalyst for Efficient Implementation of Core Curriculum Content Standards, K-12", Emanations. New Jersey: Winter, 1998

MEDIA CENTER STAFF


Mrs. Deb Goetjen, Media Specialist

Mrs. Elaine Porac, Media Assistant
Mrs. Debra Scharff, Media Assistant

Hours: 7:25 am - 3:25 pm Phone: 908-204-2610 Ext. 108


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