[Library Media] Search Stations in Libraries

Sandy Doehler sdoehler629 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 20:52:15 MST 2018


I have a "look-up" station where the computer is locked only to Destiny. It
gets a lot of use by the students. Using it is part of my library
orientation at the beginning of the year.

On Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 8:18 PM Elaine Shelburne <elshelburne at wsd.net>
wrote:

> 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 😀.
> Elaine Shelburne
>
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 3:31 PM Sydna Graf <sydna.graf at jordandistrict.org>
> wrote:
>
>> 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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