Hawk Library/Media C'enterPolicies and Procedures
The Library Media Center collection is developed with the purpose of supporting the school curriculum and making available to the students, classic children's literature, as well as, books for leisure reading. The bookshelves have been arranged for ease of use with separate sections for Easy, EZ Reader, Fiction, Nonfiction, Story Collection, Spanish, Biography, Professional Collection, and Reference books.
The library has a fully automated circulation system and students receive instruction on how to search for materials using the YouSeeMore online public access catalog (OPAC). Children learn strategies for conducting title, author, subject, and keyword searches. In the upper grades, the students learn how to use Boolean logic to refine their searches.
The Hawk LMC is a member of the Denton ISD Library System. As such, students who are conducting research are able to access other school collections through interlibrary loan. Through district funding, electronic periodical databases, encyclopedias, and pre-selected web sites are available on the school computers, as well as, at home.
The LMC program at Hawk Elementary works in close cooperation with the classroom teachers and the school curriculum. We teach our students to locate and use information, utilize technology effectively, and to appreciate and understand literature. These are skills that all students will be able to use for the rest of their lives.The Denton ISD has an approved Scope and Sequence for Information Literacy/ Library Skills. These outcomes fall under the following topics: Functional Skills, Location Skills, Information Process, Literature Awareness, and Technology Applications Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Through gaining increasing competence, students will become more proficient at locating and using information.
Students may borrow the following LMC materials: books, paperbacks, and magazines. All materials are due in one week and may be renewed as often as needed. The following is the number of items that may be borrowed per grade level:
- To provide print and nonprint materials in formats that support the curriculum of our school and that meet the instructional and personal informational needs of our staff and students.
- To ensure that students and staff are proficient in all areas of the Technology Applications TEKS as appropriate for their particular grade levels.
- To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.
- To expose our students to a wide variety of literature and literature-based activities that will encourage them to become life-long readers for education and pleasure.
We know that accidents do happen to books. Sometimes books are lost, damaged by water or juice bottles in back packs, or even sometimes eaten by dogs!!!! Students will be asked to pay the replacement cost of material that is lost, damaged, or not returned. A bill will be given to the student and money can be sent to the Library Media Specialist. (Checks are made out to Mildred Hawk Elementary School.) As soon as the account is cleared, the student's borrowing privileges are restored. We will keep checks or cash for 30 days. After that, if the lost item is found, the book is yours to keep.
- K and 1 - 1 item
- Grades 2 and 3 - 2 items
- Grades 4 and 5 - 2 items (plus a magazine - when available)