The Library Media Center at Old Mill Middle School North

GOAL

The goal of the OMMN Library Media Center is to create lifelong learners and readers and to provide instructional and informational support of all curricula for the entire school community.

STAFF

Iris Sharps Librarian Assistant isharps@aacps.org
Noel Miller Media Specialist nnmiller@aacps.org

HOURS & ACCESSIBILITY

The school library is available to students prior to the start of school, 8:10 – 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday Help Day.

Students visit the library with their teacher for research, book exchange, library lessons and literature appreciation. In addition, students may come to the library before and after school and in between classes to check out or return a book or to extend a friendly greeting.

CIRCULATION OF MATERIALS

All material is checked out for three weeks. Books may be renewed.

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

The school library prides itself on a well-balanced, up-to-date collection. The focus of the collection is one that supports every teaching curriculum. In addition, books are purchased for the needs, interests and curiosity of middle school students.

INSTRUCTION

The school librarian and teachers collaborate to assure that students are proficient in the media skills, including technology and information literacy. These skills are not taught in isolation but in conjunction with each department’s curriculum. The Old Mill Middle School North Library Media Center thrives on teaching students how to research efficiently and effectively.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Each year, the school library media center provides activities that foster student learning and independent reading. Library orientation is conducted each fall for all grades. Knowing how to locate and access materials is stressed. Other activities include:
•Scholastic Book Fair
•Maryland Black-Eyed Susan book program
•Independent research projects
•Service learning project support

COMPUTER MINI-LAB

A 15 computer minilab is situated in the media center to support research projects.