Library Media Center

Library Information

Library Staff

Peg Grocki, Media Specialist pgrocki@simsbury.k12.ct.us

Anne Poon, Media Assistant apoon@simsbury.k12.ct.us

Susan Eblen, Department Coordinator seblen@simsbury.k12.ct.us

Procedures

Circulation

  • 2 weeks for Fiction, Nonfiction, Audio Books and Magazines
  • eBooks are automatically returned after 2 weeks

Overdue Notices

  • Distributed monthly via homeroom classes.
  • All overdue materials must be returned at the end of the semester to receive your report card.
  • Students are required to pay for lost or stolen materials.

Use of Personal Email

  • Students are required to ask to use email prior to logging on.
  • Email is only allowed to send assignments back and forth to school.

Bring Your Own Devices

  • Students are allowed to bring their own devices at the teacher's discretion.
  • All devices must be charged at home. Students will not be allowed to charge personal devices at school.
  • See BYOD policy in your student handbook, if you have additional questions.

Passwords

  • Students will use personal logins and passwords for many programs this year. If you are unable to access information because of a password problem, please see Mrs. Grocki or Mrs. Poon.
  • Databases requiring general schoolwide usernames and passwords can be found on the Passwords sheet handed out during orientation. Additional copies are available in the Library Media Center.

Social Media

  • HJMS offers students several opportunities to work collaboratively with others students and teachers. Please be reminded that these environments are an extension of your classroom and the language, tone and content of the material that you share should reflect this.

Policies

Materials Selection Policy

Flex Access

Flex Access

  • The mission of the library media center program is to "enable students to become independent, information literate, life-long learners." To achieve this mission, the Simsbury Library Media Centers embrace an open access/flexible scheduling philosophy.

Copyright

Copyright

  • American Library Association website

Fair Use Checklist

Fair Use Checklist

  • Do you know whether you are using material from books, websites, music, videos, etc. legally? Understand the four factors used to determine fair use.

Library Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:15-3:20
Tuesday, Friday 7:15-2:20

Summer Reading

Content will be posted in June.

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