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Welcome to the MMS Media Center!

Welcome to the Media Center! At MMS, we are very dedicated to learning and research. Our library contains over 5,000 books, which far exceeds the number required per students by the AASL and ALA guidelines. Parents are invited to visit the library or contact Mrs. Jackson to check out a book from our Parent Library. The library is open before school Tuesday-Thursday from 7:45 -8:15 for parents to check Synergy Parent Vue or receive messages from Synergy Parent Vue.

Library Hours are:

Monday-Closed

Tuesday-7:45 AM-3:30 PM

Wednesday-7:45 AM-3:30 PM

Thursday-7:45 AM-3:30 PM

Friday-Closed

SYLLABUS:


Library Media Center

Mrs. Phyllis Duplaisir Jackson-Librarian


Mission Statement

The mission of the Midway Middle School Library Media Center (LMC) is to ensure that the students and staff have equitable access to quality materials and are given every opportunity possible to be effective users of ideas and information with the end goal of developing lifelong learners.


Objectives of the Library

Students will become information literate. Information literacy is the ability to find, use, and evaluate information from a variety of information sources. This is and 27 day course.


Information Literacy: The goal of this course is to teach students to become information literate. At the completion of this class students will be able to demonstrate how to conduct research and write a short research report by using the:


"BIG 6" Research Model.

1. Task Definition

2. Information Seeking Strategies

3. Location and Access

4. Use of Information

5. Synthesis

6. Evaluation


At the completion of this class students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and application of:


TN Core Writing Standards- WS #7,8,9

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

WS 7. Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.

WS 8. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

WS 9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Assessment: Formative assessment will take place every day. Summative assessment will take place at least once a week. Students will earn a summative evaluation (grade) for this class.

Syllabus:

Lesson Title

Ø Students will demonstrate the ability to apply Standards TN Core WS 7-8 (Research) to their academic choice book selection,

Ø Students will demonstrate the policies and procedures of the MMS library,

Ø Students will demonstrate the application of "BIG 6" Research Model

Ø Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize the electronic card catalog

Ø Students will demonstrate how to identify and utilize different information sources

Ø Students will demonstrate how to cite a variety of information sources

Ø Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and use information literacy academic vocabulary

Ø Students will demonstrate the ability to assess the credibility and accuracy of an information source

Ø Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and utilize primary and secondary information sources

Ø Students will demonstrate the ability to take notes

Ø Students will demonstrate the ability to generate a focused research project question

Ø Students will demonstrate how to identify and utilize informational text features

Ø Students will demonstrate how to locate information and utilize the almanac as an information source

Ø Students will demonstrate how to locate information and to utilize Tennessee Electronic Library and World Book Online as information sources

Ø Students will demonstrate how to utilize the Tennessee State Library R.E.A.D.S. program to access (free) electronic books, audio books and educational videos

Ø Students will complete a biography research assignment using three separate information sources