Northern High School Media Center
WELCOME TO THE MEDIA CENTER
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ABOUT THE MEDIA CENTER
MEDIA CENTER STAFF
Mrs. Kandia Spain - Librarian/Media Specialist/Technology Coordinator (collection development, Media Center budget, staff development for the use of media, media skills, research/curriculum development, minor technology repairs, website)
- Mrs.Martha Umhau- Aide
The mission of the Northern High School Media Center is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of information. The media specialist provides individual guidance and formal instruction so that students learn to access, evaluate and apply information from a variety of sources.
Monday - Thursday, 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday, 7:00 AM- 2:40 PM
GENERAL CIRCULATION POLICY
Regular collection and paperbacks -21 days (items may be renewed)
Reference or reserved books - Overnight/weekend and holidays-due before 1st period the following school day
Periodicals (back issues) - 14 days
Newspapers - Old issues, except county papers, are free
COPIER - There is a copy machine available for student use. The cost to make copies is $.10 per page.
PRINTER - Students may print documents while in the Media Center. The cost to print is $.10 per page. Please feel free to print, but make sure you save your work to a travel drive not to the computer hard drive. Also, please preview all print jobs so you will know how many pages will print. If you print it, you pay for it! We also have a color printer. The cost is $.25 a page.
COMPUTERS - The Media Center has thirty computer workstations for student use. All workstations can be used to access the Internet (Netscape or on-line databases) or use Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. You can also use the Destiny (On-line Card Catalog) to search for books by title, subject, author, keyword or call number.
STAFF - The media center staff is here to help you with all your research projects and other assignments.
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DATABASES AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET
Clicking on the icon of the Online Resource
below will take you directly to their site.
Usernames and Passwords are available on a handout in the Media Center.
Please stop by to pick one up.
Mrs. Spain and Mrs. Umhau would be glad to assist you!
EBSCO Database- SAILORMD
NOTE: STUDENTS MUST HAVE READ AND OBTAINED A GUARDIAN SIGNATURE ON THE CALVERT COUNTY SCHOOLS INTERNET POLICY HANDBOOK BEFORE USING THE INTERNET IN THE MEDIA CENTER. ANY VIOLATION OF THE POLICY WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF INTERNET PRIVILEGES ON ANY SCHOOL COMPUTER.
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