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Mission Statement

Edison Elementary School - Library Media Center

Ms. Zoe Boese (Basie) - Teacher Librarian

zboese@alameda.k12.ca.us

 

 

Mission Statement: The mission of Edison’s Library Media Center is to help foster a curious mind and a love of reading for our students. In addition, the LMC supports the school’s curriculum by giving students access to information in a variety of formats and by teaching age-appropriate research and technology skills.  Students will become proficient information users and will gain the skills necessary to become successful 21st Century learners.

 

 

Student Routines

 

  • Students visit the library weekly with their classmates.

    • K-5 = 1 hr/week

  • Students may renew their books 2 times. (I often make exceptions with this.)

 

Grade

# of Books

# of Weeks

K

1

1

1-2

2

1

3-5

2

2

Overdue/Lost Books

 

  • Overdue notices will go home once a month.

  • Lost or damaged books need to be paid for by writing a check to the PTA or with cash.

  • Students will not be allowed to check out new books if they have overdue or unpaid lost books.

  • Lost books must be paid for by the end of the school year.

  • Contact the teacher librarian with any questions or concerns.

Library Hours

 

  • The library is open for a short time before and after school each day.

  • During this time students can return books and check out new ones.

  • Some kids come twice a day every day for new books!

  • The library is occasionally open at lunchtime for special projects only.

 

Areas of Focus

 

Information Literacy

Digital Literacy

Literature Studies

  • search and read library catalog

  • Big6 research process method

  • provide vetted websites

  • access to several databases

    • WebPath Express

    • Encyclopedia Britannica online

    • World Book online

  • Discovery Education

  • evaluate resources

  • bibliography skills

  • copyright law info

  • Digital Citizenship skills (Common Sense Media)

  • Keyboarding Fluency (Typing Club)

  • Word Processing (Google Docs)

  • Digital Presentations (Google Slides and Windows Movie Maker)

  • Spreadsheets     (Google Sheets)

  • File Management Skills (Google Drive)

  • Computer orientation and navigation skills

  • Vocabulary

  • Book Talks

  • Carefully selected read alouds to introduce authors and series

  • Author Studies

  • Illustrator Studies

  • Classroom support and extensions

  • Traditional Literature Studies k-3

  • Review and support of the Literary Elements

  • Reading pictures

  • Authors’ websites

  • Access to Ms. Boese’s book blog