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
7:45 - 4:00
3:45 - 5:15
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.
Check your progress for this year and years past!
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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:
The library will be open from 7:45 am until 4:00 pm each day.
Extended Day is offered Monday - Friday 3:45 - 5:45.
Students will be admitted only with a pass during school hours.
The library must be reasonably quiet at all times.
Food and/or drink is not allowed in the library.
Use of earphones is allowed in the library with iPads only, not with phones.
Cell phones will be allowed for library work, only with permission. Cell phones not in use for library work will be confiscated according to school policy.
Late fines must be paid with cash or AR points at 10 cents per point.
Lost books must be paid in cash/check.
Please take note of the due date (stamped when your book is checked out). Please return on time.
A fine of ten cents (.10) per day will be charged for overdue books with a one date grace period after due date.
The total fine never exceeds the price of the material overdue.
Reference books are to be used within the library. At the end of the school day, reference books can be checked out for overnight use. These reference books are due the next morning before classes begin.
A fine of one dollar (1.00) per day will be charged for overdue reference books.
Lost or damaged books may result in the student purchasing a replacement.
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.
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:
To promote literacy and to offer support for lifelong learning
To develop a love of reading both for educational and recreational purposes
To provide access to a variety of opinions on matters of current interest and to encourage constitutional freedom of expression
To support educational, civic, and cultural activities within the school community
To encourage continuous learning and to supplement formal study; to provide support as students encounter new information and new ways in which to acquire or present that information
To maintain a physical collection of resources that is available during operating hours.
To maintain a virtual collection of resources that is accessible twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and throughout the summer months or vacation days when students are not in school
To provide materials which entertain the individual and enhance the individual’s enjoyment and understanding of life experiences
To incorporate skills from the classroom making them applicable in many forms
Nonfiction - Arranged by Dewey Decimal System
Fiction - Arranged by genres and author's last name
Reference Collection-- Arranged by Dewey Decimal System
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.
Attention of critics, reviewers, media and public
Availability of tests and grade level suggested by Accelerated Reader
Suitability of format for library use
Suitability of subject and style for the intended audience
Importance as a document of the times
Relation to the library’s existing collection
Authority, reputation, or qualifications of the author, artist, publisher, or producer
Organization and/or ease of use; clarity, accuracy, and logic of presentation
Cost and availability
Currency of information
Inclusion in standard bibliographies or indexes
Representation of an important movement genre, trend, or national culture
Artistic presentation and experimentation
Contemporary materials representing various points of view which are of current interest and/or possible future significance
Contemporary materials reflecting current conditions, trends, and controversies
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.
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 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.
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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 Jr. High School
600 N.W. Ave.J
Seminole, Texas 79360
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