Campbell Middle School Media Center
Effective Dissemination of Information | Efficient Use of Resources | Lifelong Appreciation of Literature

Important Resources

 

 

 

Operation
Regular operating hours for the Media Center are from 8:15 AM to 4:15 PM Monday through Friday. Students working on class assignments may come to the Media Center before school with a pass from their assigning teacher. Teachers collaborate with the Media Specialist in advance to ensure needed resources are available. Individual students are welcome in the Media Center throughout the school day to check out books and to do research supporting the curriculum. All students will have a pass from the sending teacher stating their assignment. Teachers schedule groups and classes in advance by signing up with the Media Specialist. The Media Center operates on a flexible schedule per SACs accreditation requirements.

Circulation
Students may have two books checked out at a time and may keep them up to three weeks, rechecking them if needed. No additional items may be checked out if a student has any overdue items. Students are reminded of overdue items through overdue notices and telephone call outs throughout the school year. Overdue notices are also placed in report cards. Overdue/lost library books may limit participation in certain end-of-year activities. and result in the holdiong of report cards per CCSD Administrative Rule DFJ-R.

Volunteer Opportunities
Parents are welcomed as volunteers! We especially need help with the Fall and Spring Book Fairs held in the Media Center. Help with book shelving and special projects is needed throughout the school year.

Resources

The CMS Media Center provides informational and recreational print and non-print materials for all staff and students. On average, 40,000 parents, staff, students and community members will utilize the Media Center during the school year.
The Media Center has a collection of 17,000 items to support student and teacher needs.

 The Media Center houses one research computer lab and one project computer lab. Teachers collaborate with the Media Specialist on research times and needed resources.

 Destiny, the online card catalog and search engine, may be accessed through the new COBB DIGITAL LIBRARY portal: www.mackinvia.com. Students may use their individual Destiny accounts to create lists of books to read on their lexile level and to check out eBooks from outside school.

The WEB PATH EXPRESS function of Destiny provides safe educational web sites for students.

Destiny supports the CMS independent reading program by supplying LEXILE levels for print and non-print materials. Students have the ability to create a personal Destiny account through Destiny Quest to track their reading and to check out ebooks from any internet-connected device.

The Cobb Digital Library offers online databases including several encyclopedias and other online tutorials that may be accessed by students from any internet connected computer at any time from anywhere.

When not at school, access passwords are required for Cobb Digital Library Resources. Student passwords are available from the Media Center, from their teachers, and from any computer on campus. Some resources within CDL have additional password required, such as Brain Pop. Students are provided with these passwords from their teachers.

Magazines and Newspapers

The Media Center receives the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Marietta Daily Journal each day. The following  print magazines are received: Atlanta Magazine, Calliope, Cooking Light, ESPN, Faces, Food Network, Girls Life, Jet, Justine, Kiki, Library Media Connection, Middle School Journal, Motor Trend, Popular Science, School Library Journal, Soccer America, Southern Living, Sports Illustrated for Kids, and Wired.

Magazines, Newspapers and other periodicals are available for browsing. Over 1700 electronic periodicals are available online through Cobb Digital Library. The Student Research Center utilizes hundreds of magazines to provide search results for studnets in their information quests.

 

The following websites have great ideas for promoting family literacy. Check them out!

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


Teacher Resources

Professional Collection

The Campbell Media Center boasts a professional print and non- print  materials collection featuring items on staff development, curriculum units and activities, and pedagogy. The print items are shelved in the Staff Work Area of the Media Center and are indexed in Destiny, the web-based electronic catalog of all Media Center holdings.

Non-Print Resources

CMS has an array of Audio-visual equipment available for teacher check-out. These include cassette players, DVD players, VCRs, listening stations, laptops, video projectors, overhead projectors, document cameras, opaque projectors, digital video and still cameras, televisions, electronic student response systems, multi-media carts document camera carts and slide projectors.

The VHS/DVD collection numbers over 1,000 and supports the curricular goals at CMS. These may be shown face-to-face or over the closed-circuit broadcasting network. Copyright laws are supported. Check with the Media Staff for details.

Staff Work Area

The Media Center houses the Staff Work Area. Subject area copiers, laminating machine, Grade Master scanning machines, paper cutters, die cuts and paper for bulletin boards are all found in the staff work area.