Welcome to the online Seminole Junior High Library.
This is our virtual connection to the physical library. Here you will find important links and information to help you navigate the important sites for your library experience.
Stacey Allen, Librarian
Helen Strickland, Library Aide
3:45 - 5:15
Monday - Thursday
A variety of teachers are available during these hours for homework help.
The mission of the Seminole Junior 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 while creating and developing a love of reading.
Search our library and put books on hold here.
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Library aides will be graded on their efforts in helping the library run smoothly. Their duties included: operating the circulation desk, shelving books, and helping patrons. It is important that library aides help the patrons feel welcome and valued!
Policies and Regulations
In order for our library to operate efficiently for the benefit of the greatest number of students, the following rules and regulations are necessary:
Selection and Accessibility
The Seminole Junior 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 SJHS community changes and develops, the SJHS 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.
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:
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; recycled when the option is available; only a few actually go into the trash.
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 in the collection.
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 or vice principal of Seminole Junior 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.
Overdrive contains the majority of our ebooks. Click on the link and log in with your library number and password. Remember this is different from your regular school username and password. Browse the ebook then select the one you want to download. Make sure to download the EPUB Ebook. This will download right to your Overdrive app on your iPad.
Please see Mrs. Allen if you need help
Capstone Interactive Library contains books that must be read with internet connection.
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: Cindy Franklin. Seminole I.S.D.-207 SW 6th Street-Seminole, TX 79360-(432) 758-3662.
Seminole Jr. High School
600 N.W. Ave.J
Seminole, Texas 79360
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