This virtual library is an extension of the library collection and learning commons at
Seminole High School
2100 NW Avenue D
Seminole, Texas 79360
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...........................................................Teaching books
Movies now available for checkout!
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 2016!
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:
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:
Antique Book Collection--Books that are over 50 years old
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 have the responsibility to be inclusive in selection rather than exclusive. In the selection process, every effort is made to represent the diversity of our community with a wide variety of views. Each type of material will be considered for its own terms of excellence along with the audience for which it is intended. No single standard can be applied in all cases. Some materials may be judged primarily in terms of artistic merit, scholarship, or their value as human documents; others are selected to satisfy the recreational and entertainment needs of our school community.
The library staff 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 their 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. Many of these discarded materials will be available for the school community to take at no charge; many will also be donated to the county library for its fall library sale; only a few actually go into the trash.
Reconsideration of materials:
If a member of the community should raise a question about the appropriateness of a particular item in the collection, the library staff will attempt to resolve the inquiry by a review of the criteria outlined above. A timely, considered response will be offered to the individual outlining why the book should or should not remain.
If the individual is not satisfied with the 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 any student 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.
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TEEN READ WEEK
October 9-15, 2016
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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