[Library Media] Search Stations in Libraries

Kathy Ballard kathy.ballard at monticelloacademy.net
Thu Nov 29 15:06:19 MST 2018

I have two stations in the library that students can use to look up books.
I also spend a couple of lessons each year with most grades teaching them
this skill. Doesn't always work though.

I am in a K-8 library and my students know that if they come in on their
own and I am with a class and my aide is not at work that day, they need to
come in at another time.

On Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 1:45 PM Pockrus, Lisa <pockrusl at ogdensd.org> wrote:

> Hello Library Friends,
> With changes in how our students connect online, our district has run into
> the issue of not being able to have open access to the library catalog,
> i.e., search stations in the library. Students can log in to a computer, as
> themselves, and go to Destiny to search, but they don't. Instead of
> learning the skill of how to find a book, they simply ask the library
> clerk. When classes are in the library, this becomes difficult.
> What are other districts doing? Do you have a designated "search station"
> open? Are you using devices that can be locked to just the OPAC? Are you
> looking up books for students?
> Please let me know what your school/district does.
> Thank you!
> --
> Lisa Pockrus, MA, MS, NBCT
> Ogden District Library Specialist
> 801-737-8775
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Kathy Ballard
Monticello Academy
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