Greetings"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do."- Steve Jobs
Callaway High School's Library Mission
It is the mission of the media specialist to provide an environment that promotes the healthy development of learning styles, addresses the needs, and adapts to the trends of today's students. At Callaway High School, it is my goal to foster a love for reading and ignite a fire for learning through various mediums found on our shelves and on the world wide web. I also, hope that students of all ages will discover the many methods and modes for learning within the library. I encourage inquisitive exploration into current, past, and emerging events as the library is the conduit by which knowledge is gained, verified, shared, and preserved. Remember, learning is both a voluntary and involuntary action; therefore, it is my hope that your involvement in learning is voluntary and active. I sincerely hope that within these walls and on these physical and virtual shelves you find a love for learning. Feel free to use me as a resource so that together, we can discover the things unknown, unearth the things forgotten, and create the things unimagined. Knowledge is a lifelong accomplishment that cannot be measured, limited, or taken away.
- Students must have a pass with the time, date, and purpose to visit the library.
- Students must adhere to the library's rules on behavior, especially those related to internet use and checking out procedures.
- Students must enter and exit the library orderly.
- Students are limited to 1 item at a time, for no longer than two weeks.
- Students must pay library fines (if applicable) before checking out additional items.
- Teachers must schedule library use with the librarian 48 hours before the library is needed.
- Visiting teachers must remain with his or her class while using the library's resources.
- Teachers must return all loaned equipment after 3 days and before leaving for the weekend. Items not returned on Friday should be secured in the teachers room. At no time, should equipment be left on the circulation desk.
- Teachers must check classroom sets of novels in and out with the librarian (leaving the books on the circulation desk is not a secure return method)
- Teachers must abide by the circulation rules regarding library resources.
- Students may not visit the library for an entire period
- Students may not use the copy machines in the library.
- The Alexandria computer is for the librarian only (Alexandria is the computer on the circulation desk)
- Students and teachers are asked not to enter the library's storage room.
- ACT prep material are available on a first come, first serve basis and are loaned for a period of three weeks. This time may be extended only if no other patron has requested it.