[Library Media] Search Stations in Libraries

Sydna Graf sydna.graf at jordandistrict.org
Thu Nov 29 15:30:35 MST 2018


Our district does not have a standard policy, but I have two iPads in
holders that are bolted to the wall. They are locked down to only go to
Destiny. The students use them a lot and need very little training.

On Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 3:07 PM Kathy Ballard <
kathy.ballard at monticelloacademy.net> wrote:

> 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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