Media Center Guidelines

Library Media Center

Parkway High School

My name is Mr. Falk and I will be your Librarian/Media Center Specialist.   I encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities available here at your Library Media Center.  I am here to assist you in your search for knowledge and understanding.  The media center offers a wide variety of resources which you will find listed below along with some guidelines to be followed in order for everyone to benefit.

General Guidelines

The library is open everyday at the following times:

7:30 A.M. - 3:20 P.M. 

You MUST have your agenda signed by your teacher to use the LMC.  For those in Study Hall wishing to use the LMC report to study hall and sign out to the Media Center.   The LMC is for your use. Please do not abuse the privilege or be loud or rude.  If you display inappropriate behavior, you will be asked to leave.  This is a public space and as such, do your part to keep the Media Center clean. You may come once daily, twice – with permission -  if you have good reason and are working hard on your studies.  If you have extra research to do and need more time and materials, please see Mr. Falk. Once you have signed into the Media Center, you are here for that entire period. To leave the Media Center, you must have your Student Handbook as your hall pass.

When in the LMC you are to keep the talk to a BARE MINIMUM. There are only two people allowed at a table. If you need to ask another student for help, you will do so standing and only for a short period of time.

IN ORDER TO USE THE INTERNET you MUST have a signed STUDENT ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY AND CONTRACT turned in to Mrs. Bollenbacher.  You will not be allowed to use the internet and/or the network without this document signed. If you are found using the internet without this document signed you will lose all school computer privileges indefinitely and will be sent to the principal for further discipline.  If your parent does not sign the form and there is a particular topic that you need information on please let me know and I would be glad to look something up for you on the Internet.  I just ask that you are patient and don’t wait to ask until the last day the report is due!!   You are not allowed to play games on the computers, use email accounts, on any other computer use that is not academic in nature. The computers are for educational purposes and are not to be used as toys.

Checking Out Materials

You will be allowed to check out items for up to three weeksMagazines may NOT be checked out.   Older encyclopedias may be checked out overnight.  Other reference books may or may not be checked out, depending on the need.  Reserve books may not be checked out.

Overdue, Damaged, and Lost Materials

No fines are charged for overdue materials.  Students  MUST PAY for lost or damaged materials.  If overdue books are not returned, library books may not be checked out for the remainder of the year and coming years.  If you have not paid for damaged or lost materials at the end of a grading period your grade card will be held until you do so.

 
LMC  DISCIPLINE POLICY

1st OFFENSE – WARNING AND ASKED TO LEAVE THE LMC IF THE OFFENSE INTERRUPTS THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS

2nd OFFENSE – TWO WEEKS OUT OF THE LMC

3rd OFFENSE – FOUR WEEKS OUT OF THE LMC AND A VISIT WITH THE PRINCIPAL

Additional offenses will be dealt with on an individual basis if the need arises.