[Library Media] Search Stations in Libraries
elshelburne at wsd.net
Thu Nov 29 20:17:50 MST 2018
We have four “Chromeboxes” on a counter near the checkout. Student can sit
at the tall stools there & search for books on Destiny—no need to sign-in,
Destiny is the only destination on these 😀.
On Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 3:31 PM Sydna Graf <sydna.graf at jordandistrict.org>
> 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>
>>> 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
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