Mission Statement of the DISK School Library
The mission of the DISK library is to ensure that the students are effective users of ideas and information. The school library strives to provide the school community with a wide range of materials on appropriate levels of difficulty that will encourage growth in knowledge, establish a life-long love of reading, and foster information literacy.
Library Policy and Procedures
The purpose of the policy and procedures manual is to provide a guide for the operation of the DISK LIBRARY. The manual will be updated as changes are made in the library.
The goals are:
To teach students to access, and use information.
To maintain a well-balanced collection appropriate to needs of the school.
To provide assistance in locating and using instructional materials.
To provide instructional materials that will stimulate growth in factual knowledge and literary appreciation.
Library Hours of Operation
The DISK school library is from 8:00 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. every school day. Students must come with a purpose for learning or a classroom pass when ask to visit the library in an open schedule. Faculty members are welcome to browse and pick up materials in person or notify a librarian of needs via email.
Student patrons of the library must follow the established rules of acceptable behavior listed below. Failure to comply will result in the following consequences.
Use indoor voice and no running so as not to disturb other people in the library.
Keep hands, feet, and objects to self and be polite to people in the library.
Take care of all library materials.
Leave food and drink outside the library.
Take turns in checking out books.
Follow Computer Guidelines. Sign in at the desk when using a computer.
Do not print from computers without permission.
Listen and follow directions from the library staff.
Verbal warning from a staff member.
If student misbehavior continues, the student will be asked to return to class and the teacher will be notified. Student may first be separated from other students when visiting with a group.
If misbehavior is severe, the student will be asked to return immediately to class or sent to the office.
Kindergarten have weekly fixed time to visit the library for 30 minutes. Only K2 students may checkout two books for a period of one week.
Elementary students are not allowed to visit the library during scheduled classes. Teachers should refer to the library schedule and avoid sending students during these class times. These students may checkout two books for a period of one week. Additional time should be pre-scheduled with the library staff in order to ensure needed materials are readily available and other classes can be notified of the arrangement. Checkouts are for a week and are limited to two books per student in Grade 1, 2 & 3 and three books per student for Grade 4-5 unless special requests are made.
Middle School Students:There is no fixed schedule for grades 6-8. Teachers are encouraged to plan class lessons which include research and reference materials and to schedule time for classes to meet in the library. Students may visit the library individually to use computers, to check out books, or to browse between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Teacher permission is needed during class times. Checkouts are for a week and are limited to three books per student unless special requests are made. With teacher permission, students may use the library for study, make-up tests or small-group meetings.