As presented in the American Association of School Librarians’ Standards for the 21st Century Learner In Action:
Reading is a window to the world.
Inquiry provides a framework for learning.
Ethical behavior in the use of information must be taught.
Technology skills are crucial for future employment needs.
Equitable access is a key component for education.
The definition of information literacy has become more complex as resources and technologies
The continuing expansion of information demands that all individuals acquire the thinking skills
that will enable them to learn on their own.
Learning has a social context.
School libraries are essential to the development of learning skills.
Courtesy of: Online Schools
CMS Library Announcements
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CMS Library Scholastic Bookfair:
5th-9th November 2012; Monday through Friday, 7:50 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the CMS Library Media Center
Netbook Cart Checkout:
Carts with 30 Netbooks are available for checkout from the CMS Library Media Center before 8 a.m. each day.
Overdue Slips will continue to be sent through homeroom teachers on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week.
Young Adult Section: Because the novels are getting grittier, and in some ways, more controversial...we want all students who want to read in this section to have a signed note from their parents.
Our Hours of Operation: Monday and Friday, 7:50 a.m. until 3:15 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, until 5 p.m. Closed on school holidays.
...Remember to sign in when you come with a pass to our Library Media Center.
...No food or drinks allowed, unless you have permission.
...Please be courteous and respectful towards others.
...No social-networking sites are allowed; no music video sites or any site deemed controversial in any way. Please stay on bookmarked approved sites only during the school day.
...You must have your library card to check out any materials.
...If you have an overdue book, it must be returned to have your privileges restored.
...Remember to be productive with your time!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
If you are "blogging" to earn "book miles", please use the following format:
Name: First Name, Last Name's Initial
Title of Book: ....
Author of Book: ....
Page Count: ...
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
A library is a portal for time travelers. In it you slip into other dimensions, whether online or in the pages of a book; a time and space continuum governed only by the imagination. It is our sincere hope to open the doors to our global information society and give students here at Cleveland Middle School the interest and tools to navigate its ever-changing venues with confidence, understanding and pleasure.
Grace Dyrek, Library Media Specialist
Kathy Hooks, Library Assistant
Address: 3635 Georgetown Road, NW
Cleveland, Tennessee 37312
Telephone (423) 479-9641; FAX: (423) 479-9553.
Our Library Policy: Students may check out up to three items for two weeks. We do not charge late fines, but encourage the responsible use of library materials and ask only that students pay full replacement cost for lost books, CDs, or magazines.
1. Please use only your first name and the initial for your last name in all of your entries
2. Show respect at all times
3. Keep what you say within our usual standards of decency
4. Be reflective and interesting in your comments; tell what the book is about; describe the setting; describe the main character and the main problem or conflict the character has to solve and be sure to tell if you liked or did not like the story and give reasons for your opinion.
5. Do not give away the ending of the story
6. Write using proper English [no text messaging] and correct spelling
7. Be sure to indicate your grade level after your entry
8. One star is a poor rating; Five stars is an awesome rating; and everything in between is incremental levels of fair to good
9. Remember to give the title of the book and the author’s full name
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Specific Tennessee Language Arts Standards addressed in CMS Library Media Program:
6/7/8.1.02 Develop an understanding of the concepts of print.
6/7/8.1.05 Read to develop fluency, expression, accuracy, and confidence.
6/7/8.1.06 Expand reading vocabulary.
6/7/8.1.08 Use active comprehension strategies to derive meaning while reading and to check for understanding after reading
6/7/8.1.09 Refine study skills and develop methods of research to enhance learning.
6/7/8.1.10 Develop skills to facilitate reading in the content areas.
6/7/8.1. 11 Read independently for a variety of purposes.
6/7/8.1.12 Experience and explore the elements of various literary and media genres.
6/7/8.1.13 Develop and sustain a motivation for reading.
6/7/8.2.11 Write in response to literature.
6/7/8.2.13 Locate and analyze information to prepare written works and presentations.