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Library Policies

 

Our Mission
The mission of the Midlothian Independent School District Instructional Technology and Library Media Services Department is to empower all for a lifetime of learning.

Our Vision

impact academic achievement by supporting curriculum;
create an environment of engaging learning experiences;
foster collaborative opportunities for all stakeholders;
serve the unique needs of the learning community;
strive to be at the forefront of educational technology;
teach responsible digital citizenship;
provide an information commons where inquiry, knowledge, innovation, and creativity coexist.

 

Kindergarten students will:

  • recognize and appreciate all Library Media Center rules.
  • understand proper book care.
  • locate picture books in the Library Media Center and replace them properly on the shelves through the use of a shelf marker.
  • locate non-fiction books in the Library Media Center.
  • select books for a variety of purposes.
  • develop an appreciation for authors and illustrators.
     

First Grade students will:

  • recognize and appreciate all Library Media Center rules.
  • locate and select a variety of books(picture, fiction, and non-fiction) for reading (on their level and for pleasure) and replace them properly on the shelves..
  • learn and identify the story elements: characters, setting, problem, and solution.
  • define and use the terms: cover, title, spine, author, illustrator, and illustration.
  • gather information for research from two sources.
     

Second Grade students will:

  • understand all Library Media Center rules.
  • understand the arrangement of books in the fiction and non-fiction sections of the library.
  • select material appropriate to their reading level .
  • appreciate a variety of genres.
  • define and locate the reference collection.
  • define and use the terms: cover, title, spin, author, illustrator, illustration, title page, table of contents, glossary, index, and publisher.
  • gather and cite information for research from three sources.
     

Third Grade students will:

  • understand all Library Media Center rules.
  • locate books in the library by a particular author.
  • utilize the online library catalog to locate books by a particular author or subject.
  • understand the arrangement of materials in the library's collection
  • appreciate a variety of genres.
  • define and use the terms: cover, title, spin, author, illustrator, illustration, title page, table of contents, glossary, index, and publisher, publication place, and copyright date.
  • gather and cite resources used in research.
  • learn and understand the components of the research process.
     

Fourth Grade students will:

  • understand all Library Media Center rules.
  • select and read books from a variety of genres.
  • understand the arrangement of materials in the library's collect and locate sources for assigned, pleasure, and research purposes.
  • use a variety of reference sources including: dictionary, atlas, and encyclopedia in both print and electronic formats.
  • utilize the districts subscription databases for research.
  • define and use the terms: cover, title, spin, author, illustrator, illustration, title page, table of contents, glossary, index, and publisher, publication place, and copyright date, appendix, bibliography, forward, and preface.
  • develop an understanding of the Dewey decimal system.
  • evaluate and select online resources.
  • gather and cite resources used in research.
  • create a bibliography.
     

Fifth Grade students will:

  • understand all Library Media Center rules.
  • select and read books from a variety of genres.
  • use a variety of reference sources including: dictionary, atlas, and encyclopedia in both print and electronic formats.
  • utilize the districts subscription databases for research.
  • paraphrase information from sources for research purposes.
  • evaluate and select online resources.
  • understand the Dewey decimal system.
  • create a bibliography for a research project.
  • utilize a variety of formats to present information (oral, written, electronic, dramatic).