This virtual library is an extension of the library collection and learning commons at
Seminole High School
2100 NW Avenue D
Seminole, Texas 79360
7:45-4:30 Monday-Friday Online Materials available at all times.
The mission of the Seminole High School library is to allow our school community access to information: to use, to create, to preserve, to understand, to share and to enjoy.
Elizabeth Jackson, Librarian
Armandina Munguia, Library Aide
The SHS Catalog named Alexandria includes our physical collection
plus E-books available for checkout on Overdrive
Username is your school ID
Password is your last name
Look for thousands of books available for download on gutenberg.org
EBSCO e-books...........................................................Professional Teaching books
MAGAZINES/PERIODICALS--Check out our DATABASES or ISSUU.com for free digital content.
CHECK OUT OUR MOVIES!
ProQuest SIRS Discoverer
Presentation on Databases from the librarian
Citations and Format:
Ask, Act, Achieve--Help with Research
That takes you to Alexandria.
Click on Researcher. Click on Log in.
Log in with your school ID as username and your last name as password.
Check the top to see your name. Click on your name.
At the top right hand corner, there will be the balance for fines.
You may also use the tabs to create a list of books, see what you have checked out, etc.
HOUR OF CODE
Coming December 2017!
Earn a Badge!!! Credly
Use in our Makerspace/TinkerStation
Raspberry Pi and Arduino
Makey Makey, Squishy Circuits, Snap Circuits
Little Bits and Little Bits Add-ons
M3D Micro 3-D Printer
Cassette player, CD player, Boom Box
is located in the southwest corner
of the upper level of the library,
facing the Senior and Junior lockers.
It is maintained by the SHS Library
& Counseling Department.
It holds many hard-copy resources for
College and Career Readiness.
For online resources please click below to be directed to the main SISD page:
College and Career Prep
This is also where students can meet with College Recruiters
and where College Signings will take place.
Also, please find ACT and SAT prep materials at
Occupational Outlook Handbook
and on our Overdrive e-book collection
In order for our library to operate efficiently for the benefit of the greatest number of students, the following rules and regulations are necessary:
Use of Materials/Fines:
Because we cannot tell whose it is, when we receive a calculator with the barcode removed, that calculator is considered "lost". We will put that calculator back into circulation under a new barcode. The former barcode will still be attached to the last student who checked it out. That student will be responsible for payment.
If the calculator is returned with no cover, a $10 fee will be applied to the student's account.
The Seminole High School Library staff selects, acquires and provides free access to appropriate materials in multiple formats to all its community members. As technology increases and as the SHS community changes and develops, the SHS Library will remain a resource for physical materials and virtual use and storage.
The library staff strives to meet the current requirements and to anticipate future needs both in its collection services and in its inclusion for all students, faculty, staff and community.
Responsibility for Selection:
While suggestions for materials are certainly welcome from faculty, staff, students, parents, community members, the ultimate selection decisions will come from the librarian who will employ the selection strategies and criteria outlined in this policy.
Objectives of the Seminole High School Library Collections:
GO Center--College Materials for students to use and take
Main Collection--Arranged by Dewey Decimal System and Alphabetized by Genre
Makerspace/TinkerStation--Learn by doing and playing
Reference Collection--Integrated into the main collection
Texas Reference Collection
Methods and Criteria for Selection:
Libraries are historically inclusive rather than exclusive in their selection processes. Throughout the selection process, the librarian considers the diversity of our school community which holds a wide variety of views. Each type of material is considered for its own terms of excellence along with its intended audience. No single standard can be applied in all cases. Material may be judged primarily in terms of artistic merit, scholarship, or value as a human document; others are selected to satisfy the recreational and entertainment needs of students and professionals in our school community.
The librarian uses the criteria below in selecting materials. Materials are judged as entire works, not on isolated passages, topics, or sections.
Gifts/donations offered to the library are evaluated using the same criteria. Members of the library community may suggest books or other materials to be added to the library’s collection.
Collection Maintenance and Evaluation:
Library materials are continuously assessed for condition, accuracy, currency, performance, and relevancy to library users within the context of the total library collection. The withdrawal/discarding of materials is a formal process conducted by knowledgeable staff as a necessary method to maintain collection viability, size and scope. All of these discarded materials are offered first to the school community who may carry away free of charge; many will also be donated to the Gaines County Library System or the Lubbock Public Libraries for their annual library sales; only a few (beyond use) actually go into the trash.
Reconsideration of materials:
STEP ONE: If a member of the community should raise a question about the appropriateness of a particular item in the collection, the librarian will attempt to resolve the inquiry by a review against the criteria outlined above. A timely, considered response will be offered to the individual outlining why the book should or should not remain in the collection.
STEP TWO: If the individual is not satisfied with the librarian's review, the individual may then elect to submit a “Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials” form to the principal of Seminole High School. He or she will apply due scrutiny to the material in question and will be the final arbitrator.
The library staff strives to make the library a place that is welcoming and accessible to all students. Materials are provided in accessible formats and can be manipulated for students who might need accommodation for access. Special care has been taken to arrange furniture and books, etc. to accommodate most needs. If you find need of other accommodations, please let us know. The staff will assist in any way possible to accommodate access to information and physical space.
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Notice of NONDISCRIMINATION
It is the policy of the Seminole Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, religion, age, equal pay, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status in its educational and career and technology education programs, activities, or employment practices as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordination: Gary Laramore and Section 504 Coordinator: Ben Runyan. Seminole I.S.D.-207 SW 6th Street-Seminole, TX 79360-(432) 758-3662.
Seminole High School
2100 NW Ave D
Seminole, Texas 79360
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