Desk Book Area
Book Shelves Seating Area
11. Media Specialist Circulation Desk
desk is in the
center of the
a view of the
12. Seating Areas
-The main seating area is in the far corner. It has several
nice chairs and a fireplace setting.
-It is to make the students feel comfortable and relaxed
13. Near the easy book
shelves is a round
table with chairs for
students to sit and
Near the fiction
books, there are two
rocking chairs on a rug
for the students to read
14. Computer Area
area is located to
the left of the
desk. It has 4
computers and a
15. Work and Storage Areas
The teacher workroom has many resources
like a laminator and die-cut machine.
The office/storage area is where the videos
and tvs are located and another media
specialist desk and storage shelves.
The media/news room houses most of the
technology and is where the BCES Eagle News
is filmed each morning.
16. Book Collection
The easy books are located to the right when
you enter the Media Center.
The other books (fiction and nonfiction) are
located on the 4 longer shelves to the left
when you enter the library.
17. Survey Results
Grade chairs said Improvements:
the librarian was Have a better area
wonderful about for a large
displaying books group/class
with same content seating.
as standards each Try to add more
grade is learning. teacher resources
18. Media Center Improvements
Little or no secluded Put a large area rug in
class/large group the back corner and
seating area. rearrange area.
Not enough resources Try to add a few new
in the teacher work
each year with
Not a large enough
ratio. Try to purchase more
19. Media Center Improvements
Not enough table Purchase some tables
seating for teachers or and chairs for the
students. media center.
Some shelves in the Clean some of the
library could be utilized excess/old material
better. and utilize shelves so
there can be less
shelves and more
20. Media Center Improvements
Little or not class/large Put a large area rug in
group seating area. the back corner and
Not enough resources rearrange area.
in the teacher work Try to add a few new
room. teacher resources
Not a large enough each year with
ratio. Try to purchase more
Return Area Rug/Class
22. Media Center Modifications
Another large area rug can be placed in the back corner
that is strictly more for secluded class lessons.
More computers can be purchased for the computer
The bookshelves and materials can be clean and
“weeded” out so that there are not as many
bookshelves. Therefore, more area can be used for
seating for both staff and students.
The teacher workroom can have new supplies added
occasionally and can be kept neat and tidy with the
help of the staff.
23. Media Center Policies
The current media center
policies are listed in blue.
The modifications or exceptions
to the policies are written in
24. Media Center Policy
Media Center is available for students and teachers
from 7:30-7:55 and 8:00-12:00 and 12:30-2:55 each
Media Specialist operates on a flexible schedule and
will help teachers and students with resources when
The media specialist or media clerk will be available
at ANY time during the school day when a resource
25. Media Center Policy
Organizing and Staffing
A media committee is formed each school year
that consists of a volunteer from each grade level.
The committee will meet throughout the year to
discuss library issues, programs, and activities.
Some parents will be asked to be on the
26. Media Center Policy
In the event of challenged material, one
parent, one principal, and one faculty member
non-representative of a classroom will join the
group to review the complaint and take action.
If a specific material is challenged, a form will be
filled out and the meeting will be held as soon as
possible and action will be taken.
27. Media Center Policy
The loan period of a book is 2 weeks.
Students may check out 2 books at a time.
One book must be a chapter book and one a shorter
Discretion on the types of books is left up to the
28. Media Center Policy
Reference materials are to be used by students in
the library media center.
Teachers may borrow reference materials for use in
the classroom when necessary.
If the media specialist deems it necessary, the
student may take the reference materials back to
his or her classroom with teacher permission.
29. Media Center Policy
Students are not allowed to checkout AV materials
without special permission.
Students may use audio/visual materials in the
library media center to make up a class assignment.
Teachers may check out materials at any time for
use in the classroom.
Anyone may use or checkout AV materials when
necessary with permission from the media
30. Media Center Policy
Faculty may check out unlimited numbers of
materials as long as needed.
Faculty members must return the materials
not being used as soon as possible so that
other teachers and students can have access.
31. Media Center Policy
Overdue Books and Fines
Overdue slips and fine notices will be printed
out and distributed to students at school.
Overdue slips and fines must be paid within 6
weeks after the book is overdue or lost.
32. Media Center Policy
Lost and Damaged Books
If a book is lost or damaged, the book must be paid for
before additional books can be checked out.
Payment for a lost book is reimbursed should the book be
found and returned in good condition.
Debts remaining at the end of the school year will be
turned into the office.
If the media specialist/faculty member knows the child
cannot find the book or cannot pay to replace the
book, the charge will be forgiven.
33. Media Center Policy
The selection of the BCES media center is
based on the knowledge of the curriculum
and the corresponding GPS.
The teachers are also encouraged to suggest
any special selections they feel will benefit the
34. Media Center Policy
Media Center Computers
Computers are to be used for curriculum
research ONLY. Any other sites are prohibited.
Anyone caught on any other websites will be
banned from the computers unless with adult