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The Media Center Instructional Program

Information literacy skills and tools instruction is integrated throughout the middle school curriculum, ensuring that necessary skills are introduced, practiced, and mastered in conjunction with content-oriented projects.

Individual students can take advantage of Media Center resources, services and support, before and after school and during lunch periods.

Sixth graders are introduced to databases and reference eBooks as reliable information sources and to basic keyword search techniques, through the use of online databases, such as World Book, Kids Search and SIRS Discoverer, GALE Virtual Reference eBooks and Internet search engines. Students are encouraged to borrow from our broad selection of fiction and nonfiction books, eBooks, and digital audio books, through book talks, book trailers, book displays and book-related events.

Seventh graders reinforce and extend their use of a variety of online database, eBook and web sources to complete content-oriented research projects. Web evaluation skills and techniques are expanded on to ensure students are using reliable Web sources.

Eighth graders continue to hone their information literacy skills while exploring a wide variety of online resources as they complete projects for various subject areas. Special emphasis is placed on effective Web search techniques, and evaluation and ethical use of information.


Media Centers are places where people can build their 21st century literacy skills in order to be successful in a globally competitive environment.
"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


Mrs. Deb Goetjen, Media Specialist

Mrs. Barbara Kleinert, Media Assistant
Mrs. Debra Scharff, Media Assistant

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


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