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    Our Philosophy

    It is the goal of the library to promote information literacy to our students. Information literacy is defined as the ability to find and use information and is the keystone of lifelong learning. Today's library has moved beyond a room of books to become an active, technology-rich learning environment. We strive to offer services, technology and programs that support students, staff and the school community with the most effective and current research methods for both print and digital resources.

    Hours

    The Media Center is open to all students daily from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Extended research hours are available on specific Wednesdays until 5:00 p.m. excluding the Wednesday before a holiday. The Media Center is also open during both lunches. Students must produce a current MRHS ID to be admitted during lunchtime.

    Behavior Expectations

    During our open times, students may research, read, and study. Students found using the library and/or its resources for any reason other than educational research, reading or study will be warned that they are in violation of school guidelines and may be asked to leave and/or receive a discipline referral. Students found using technology for any reason other than educational are in violation of the district's Internet agreement and may lose computer privileges.

    We ask that you do not bring gum, candy, food or drink into the library. Please remember to respect others by using proper manners. Disruptive or disturbing behavior is unacceptable and will result in a request to leave the premises.

    Passes

    A current year school I.D. is required for admission to the Media Center before and after school and during both lunches. A signed student plan book is required for entry during school hours.

    Circulation

    • A student ID is required to check out books.
    • Only 2 books maybe checked out at one time.
    • Books are checked out for 2 weeks.
    • There is a .20 cent fine per day per book for overdue books.
    • No additional check out is allowed to students who have overdue books.

    Students will receive overdue notices on a timely basis. Contacted students who do not return or take advantage of the renew option, may loose parking and/or graduation privileges. Students with outstanding fines have lost the privilege of checking out books.

                                                                   Power Standards                                                              
                                                                              
    Standard 1
    - Evaluate information for its: accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social & cultural context.
    Standard 2 - Use all six steps of the BIG 6 research process to complete a research paper.
    Standard 3 - Adapt research strategies to achieve success.
    Standard 4 - Demonstrate the ability to use a variety of resources and to seek additional resources when clear conclusions cannot be drawn.
    Standard 5 - Conduct non-biased research and formulate opinions or conclusions based on evidence.
    Standard 6 - Follow ethical and legal guidelines in gathering and using information.
    Standard 7 - Evaluate your research process and create strategies to learn more effectively in the future