Heather Bostic, Librarian
WELCOME TO THE
"The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of information."
-- Information Power: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs (1988), p. 1.
"Creating a foundation for lifelong learning is at the heart of the school library media program."
-- Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning. (1998), p. 1.
Hours: 8:00 - 4:15 Monday through Friday
Students may have 2 books checked out, each for two weeks.
Overdue fines are $.10 per school day. Students must pay for lost or damaged library books.
Computerized circulation system, Destiny. Destiny is an intranet program which can be accessed on twelve computers in the library, as well as on computers in the classrooms and labs.
Six Internet access and word processing computers.
Students must have a signed internet use agreement on file in order to access the Internet.
**DATABASES AVAILABLE AT GJHS**
usernames and passwords may be obtained from the librarian, Mrs. Bostic
an academic search engine with 180,000 educator-selected online quick and easy to find resource
EBSCO K-12 databases
state provided research databases with indexing and full text articles
Facticte includes the following databases: Lincoln Library of Sports Champions, Greek & Roman mythology, Shapers of society, American history, Biographies, Essential information (includes countries of the world link)
**LONE STAR READING LIST**
The Texas Lone Star Reading List is sponsored by the Texas Library Association for students in grades 6 through 8. It is designed to encourage voluntary, recreational reading. Books are selected for the list by jr. high/middle school librarians from throughout the state of Texas.