The library media program aims to provide the resources and guidance necessary for members of the Northwest school community to become effective and ethical users of information and to promote reading for pleasure.
The school library media program exists to teach and reinforce information literacy skills. As a result of innovations in technology, this program must be adaptable and ever-evolving. It is the responsibility of the library media specialists to assist students and staff as they learn to effectively access, evaluate, and organize information in a variety of formats, both traditional and technological.
To encourage leisure reading, the school library media program strives to provide reading materials that reflect diverse interests and varying reading levels. By promoting reading for pleasure, the school library media program simultaneously supports basic literacy, information fluency, and a respect for learning.
- Passes are not required to access the library before school, after school, and during lunch. Students are welcome to use the facility during these times for academic purposes.
- While classes are in session, students are only admitted into the LMC with a pass signed by a teacher in their Agenda Book. Students are required to sign-in and present their pass at the Circulation Desk upon arrival.
- Students who are disruptive to others will be asked to leave and may risk losing their LMC privileges
|Materials||Circulation Period||Extended Use Fees|
|General Books||2 weeks||$0.10/day|
|Reference & Audiovisual||overnight||$0.50/day|
Printing & Copying
|Laser Printing||first 5 free, then $0.10/page|
|3 1/2" disk||$0.50|
|CD Protection Case||$1.00|
|Digital cameras & Recorders||
Students must undergo training with Ms. Greenlee, and have an Equipment Use Form, signed by a parent or guardian, on file in order to check out equipment.
|Edline & Network IDs||
LMC staff is able to assist students and parents with Edline and NWHS network account activation and access.
Available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please see LMC staff if training is required.
Training on software programs, audiovisual equipment, and internet resources, is available from the LMC staff by appointment.
- The LMC boasts an extensive collection of over 22,000 print and non-print resources including books, magazines, newspapers, videos, DVDs, and online databases selected to support the school curriculum.
- Two classes can be held in the LMC simultaneously, with room remaining for independent study.
- There are 43 computers available for student use in the LMC, 2 of which are reserved excusively for searching the card catalog. 2 computers provide access to scanners.
- The TV studio is a state-of-the-art digital facility in which Ms. Lilly Greenlee, the Media Services Technician, assists students and staff with school productions.
- A conference room and teacher work room provide access to a professional library for staff, color printers, poster printers, and a laminator.
|Ms. Danee Wilson||
|Ms. Nicole Little|
Media Services Technician:
|Ms. Lilly Greenlee|
|Ms. Marion Heidary|
|Ms. Jo Anne Moersen|
|Ms. Arlene Rawson|