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​Students may use the Media Center for school related research using print and Internet resources, word processing and other related computer activities, quiet study, and book selection for academic or recreational reading.


The media specialists work with students and teachers providing formal and informal instruction in research skills, reading advocacy, and information literacy skills.

The instructional purpose of the Media Center is to ensure that students become successful users of information resulting in information literacy. Students will learn:

    • How to choose from a variety of sources for information to meet their needs

    • How to access print and non-print resources efficiently and effectively

    • How to discern a credible source from a non-credible source

    • How to cite bibliographic sources from academic research

      Circulation

      • Books may be checked out for two weeks with a two week renewal.

      • Fees are charged for items which are returned late. Replacement costs are charged for lost or damaged items.

      Internet Policy

      • Students may access the Internet for academic related purposes only.

      • Riverwood complies with all Fulton County Board policy and procedures regarding computer and Internet usage.

      • Refer to the Fulton County School Board acceptable use policy and procedure located in the Student-Parent Handbook

      Resources

      • ​Library Book and Magazine Collection

      • Computers

      • Multiple Online Resources

      • Audio Visual Equipment​

      ​Mini-Library Program

      The Mini Library program, sponsored in part by the Sandy Springs Education Force, began spring semester 2017 and provides students an opportunity to have high quality books that they can read and keep. Students may take up to two books at a time to read at home. After the students read the books, they may keep or return them to the Mini Library. The Mini Library is located in the Media Center. 

      Questions? Contact ESOL Department Chair Mary Schmidt
      (schmidtml@fultonschools.org)​​


      Mini-Library Donations
      The library accepts high quality, high school and middle school interest genre hardbacks and paperbacks in English, Spanish, French, Japanese, and Chinese. 

      Having middle school reading level books on hand will benefit​ ESOL students, too. ​ 

      Bring all​ donations to the marked bin in the Media Center. 

      Questions? Contact ESOL Department Chair Mary Schmidt
      (schmidtml@fultonschools.org)​









      Media Center Hours 

      School Days
      Monday, Thursday, & Friday: 7:30am-4pm
      Tuesday & Wednesday until 4:30pm

      Media Specialist: Cathy Blodgett
      Media Paraprofessional: Sylvia Smith
      Technology Specialist:
       Ed Quilty


      ​​Research Links
      ​The Media Center offers several databases for home research. Passwords available in the Media Center.
      Galileo (galileo.usg.edu)
      Offers multiple research sources and documents.
      Suggested databases:  Masterfile Primer or Ebsco
      Suggested encyclopedias: Compton's or Encyclopedia Britannica
       
      Student Resource Center 
      Bronze/Thompson Gale Database

      infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/atla55678)
      Contains Full Text Periodicals, Newspapers, and Primary Source Documents
      The World and I
      WorldAndISchool.com
      Probes the complex historical background of current global trends, conflicts, and cultures
      Georgia Career Information Center
      gcic.peachnet.edu 
      Contains Career and College Information
      ProQuest
      proquest.umi.com/login
      Contains Full Text Periodicals, Newspapers, and Primary Source Documents dealing with current education issues
      Riverwood E-books: A Virtual Library
      infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/atla55678
      Access over 160 reference titles with thousands of articles



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