Campbell Middle School Media Center
Effective Dissemination of Information | Efficient Use of Resources | Lifelong Appreciation of Literature
Regular operating hours for the Media Center are from 8:30 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.
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. 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.
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.
The Media Center has a collection of 17,000 books to support student and
teacher needs. Destiny, the online card catalog, a part of Cobb Virtual
Library, may be accessed via
to obtain information on print and non-print sources.
The WEB PATH EXPRESS function of Destiny provides safe educational web sites for students.
Accelerated Reader reading program is used school wide. Find books with AR Practice quizzes on www.arbookfind.com.
The Cobb Virtual Library offers online databases including several encyclopedias that may be accessed by students from any
internet connected computer at any time from anywhere. Student passwords are available from the Media Center or from their teachers.
Media Center Resources
The newly renovated CMS Media Center provides informational and recreational print and non-print materials for all staff and students.
On average, 40,000 will utilize the Media Center during the school year.
Magazines, Newspapers and other periodicals are available for browsing. Over 1700 electronic periodicals are available online
through Cobb Virtual Library. When not at school, access passwords are required which may be obtained from the CVL site when
on a school computer.
The following websites have great ideas for promoting family literacy. Check them out!
The Campbell Media Center boasts a professional print materials collection featuring items on staff
development, curriculum units and activities, and pedagogy. These 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
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.
Coffee is a major attraction. Those who imbibe donate the ingredients.