LIBRARY HOURS, POLICY AND PROCEDURES
HOURS (students supervised by library staff)
Monday 8:10a.m - 3:45p.m.
Tuesday 8:10a.m - 3:45p.m.
Wednesday 8:10a.m - 3:45p.m.
Thursday 8:10a.m - 3:45p.m.
Friday 8:10a.m - 3:45p.m.
Circulation PolicyBooks are circulated for three weeks with the option of renewal if titles have not been requested by a teacher or another student. The fine for overdue books is ten cents per day with a maximum of $5.00 per book.Magazines are library use only.Reference books are used in the library, but may be checked out overnight at 3:30 p.m. and returned by 8:30 a.m. the next day. The overdue fine is 25 cents per day.For lost or damaged books, the list price plus a two dollar processing fee must be paid for replacement.Library PassesIndividual students are encouraged to use the library often for pleasure reading, research or working on other assignments. In order to provide optimum service to all users, the following procedures must be followed:Individual students wishing to use the library during class time MUST have a pass from their classroom teacher before they head to the library.Students who come to the library with a pass will sign in at the library circulation desk. Teachers and staff are able to view when a student signs in and out of the library from their classroom computers.Computer UsageAll school computers are intended for EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY. Therefore, the following rules apply at all times:
- Any student who wishes to access the Internet must have a signed Guidelines for Acceptable Use of Electronic Media agreement form on file.
- Students are not allowed to use personal email, play computer games, or use computers in any way that is inconsistent with Knox County Schools’ policies.
- Violating the Knox County Acceptable Use Policy on the South Doyle High School computers is a suspendable offense and can result in loss of library privileges. This includes:
*Filtering is required by all Knox County Public Schools.Resources
- Changing the desktop or any computer settings
- Adding, deleting, or altering programs
- Viewing inappropriate sites
- Downloading/playing games not specifically assigned by a teacher
- Bypassing the filter*
- Printer--Students may print up to 10 items per day.
- PERIODICALS--Over a dozen magazines and newspapers available in hard copy; many more available through TEL databases.
MissionKnox County Library Media Specialists foster an environment that enables users to appreciate reading and to access and evaluate information by providing resources and experiences which contribute to lifelong learning.
- INFORMATION INSTRUCTION--Assistance in research with print, nonprint, and online sources for classes or individuals. Instruction in use of word processing, digital citizenship, and other programs.
- 1) booktalk
- 2) research lesson-websites
- 3) research lesson-databases
- 4) using library catalog
- 5) library orientation
- 6) ebooks/audiobooks
- 7) digital citizenship
KCS Library Media Mission and Beliefs
KCS Librarians/Media Specialists BeliefsWe believe the Library Media Specialist will:
- Promote a love of reading.
- Create a safe and inviting environment for all learners. Cultivate a spirit of inquiry.
- Collect a rich variety of resources to support the needs of each learner.
- Provide equitable information access to all learners.
- Teach learners:
- To access information efficiently for a variety of purposes.
- To evaluate and discern among information sources.
- To use information critically, effectively, and ethically.
- Collaborate with students and teachers to decide the best methods for creating and sharing information.
- Integrate services with the school’s mission and goals.
- Model lifelong learning by engaging in relevant and sustained professional development.
Last Modified on November 13, 2019