The Library Media Center supports the Alabama State Course of Study, the basis of our school curriculum program and its publication Alabama's Library Media Handbook for the 21st Century Learner, as well as Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs, published by the American Association of School Librarians and the American Library Association. In addition, the Library Media Center endorses the literacy principles of the 2008 Standards of the 21st Century Learner of the American Association of School Librarians.
The Library Media Center provides open access for all students. The Library Media Center uses Destiny, a Follett software product as its automated management system. Destiny provides TitlePeek, which gives students a chance to preview books on-line, and One-Search, which lets students get information from the school library and the internet as a whole with a single search, and WebPath Express, which limits student searches to approved, grade-appropriate websites. Destiny access is available to teachers and students at school and at home via internet access.
Procedures for the Sipsey Valley Middle School Media Center
- English classes are scheduled to visit the library every other week. In addition, students are encouraged to visit individually as needed with a library pass from any teacher.
- Students may check out two books at a time for a period of two weeks.
- If a book is not returned by the due date, a fine of ten cents per book/per day is assessed.
- Fines must be paid in order to check out books.
- Lost books incur replacement costs: hardback book - $25.00/ paperback book - $10.00