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Directions on How to Use the LBMS Library

Destiny Quest: Online Card Catalog Link - https://achieve.lausd.net/iltss

How to Locate Books on the Shelves: Dewey Decimal Video - https://youtu.be/9bV_sI8XQdI

Research -

Digital Library Databases Link to Access ALL (Paid & Free) - https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/15747

Hours of Operation: 

7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri)

7:30 AM - 1: 30 PM Tuesday 

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM On Minimum Days

 

The library is open daily during nutrition and lunch time for computer use, book club, checking out books, board games, sewing, origami, and art.

There is a new study area with a white board table and a iPad connected to a Television so you can search for study materials with your friends.

Location:

Building A on the First Floor next to the Title 1 Room

Mission Statement:

The purpose of our library is to encourage students in critical thinking, teamwork and creativity through instruction of 21st Century Information Literacy. We also focus on supporting teachers with access to resources and to promote literacy, overall the joy of reading and learning.

Staff:

Parent Volunteers: Amy Yell, Joy Castillo, Christine Garcia

Teacher Librarian: Ms. Roberts

 

     Hi, Welcome to our new LBMS Library webpage! My name is Ms. Roberts. I have taught in LAUSD for 20 years. I am a credentialed English and Teacher Librarian. I have a BA from Cal State University Northridge in English/Credential Option and a Single Subject Secondary Credential in English from the same. I recently completed my Teacher Librarianship Credential at Azusa Pacific University and I am now working on my Masters. The 2019-2020 school year is my fourth year here at LBMS as a Teacher Librarian.

    There are 400 new books in the library to start the 2019-2020 school year! Thank you for all of your Scholastic donations and book donations, which have made this a reality. Since I have been here we have added at least 2000 new books to the LBMS Library and this includes the Barona Grant, which the library received with the support of our Congressman Jimmy Gomez, during the 2016-2017 school year. Also with the support of Ms. Moore the library received 36 Chrome Books and 8 Desktop Chrome Books for students to use for research and library lessons. We recently created a space for a project/study table area for students to work together using the table white board and large screen TV. We have a Game Space and a Craft Space for student relaxation and fun.

    I am looking forward this year to writing a Lowe’s Grant for new carpet and another for new library furniture for the reading area. We are moving forward as a school community and we will continue to grow and expand our resources to support the students, teachers, and families at Luther Burbank Middle School. Thank you.

 

Library Expectations: 

1. Use a shelf marker while looking for books.

2. Leave your backpack on a table when going to the shelves.

3. Only 3 students per an aisle

4. Use a volume (1 or 2) that is not distracting.

5. Eat, drink and gum outside of the library.

6. Push in your chairs.

7. Student Identification is required to check out books.

8. Maintain a neat and clean library.

 

Checking out/Returning Books: 

1. Check out: Two books per a student.

2. Late Fee of .10 cents a day, charged 5 days a week, exception - weekends and holidays.

3. If there is a/are book(s) that are late/lost/damaged status, student needs to speak with the Teacher Librarian to make arrangements to settle the student’s account.

4. If a student looses or damages a book there are several options they can choose from:

A) Student can pay the cost of the book.

B) Replace the book with a similar book or the same book (Middle School Interest Level) in good condition.

C) Work off the fine at Nutrition. If the student decides to choose option C they will earn a $1.00 a day at nutrition towards their fine(s) or lost book(s).

5. If teachers need to make Library Schedule change, please come into the library and let the Teacher Librarian know, so she can change the Library Schedule Notebook and change on the Google Calendar.

6. If there is a holiday and a class is scheduled arrangements will be made to make-up the day on the next available day after the holiday.

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller