IJG Library and Media Center
Ms. Lilliann G. Manuel - Librarian/Media Specialist
“Welcome to the Success Address”
The mission of the School Library Media Program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning. (1998 p.6 ALA)
“Children may learn to read in a classroom, but they learn to love reading in a library media center. Free, voluntary reading is the foundation of language education.” (Stephen Krashen, The Power of Reading, 1993)
Maryland Standards for School Libraries
The ultimate learning outcome for the school library media program is lifelong learning. A goal of every school library media program is to equip students with the skills that will enable them to continue learning. Documents such as Information Power: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs and Standards for School Library Media Programs in Maryland serve to point out how the school library media program is organized to do this.
The IJG Library Mission Statement
The mission of the IJG Library Media Center is to provide access to a collection of print and nonprint resources that support the middle school curriculum and research needs.
Some of the other goals include reading enrichment and the provision of access and opportunities to use technology.
Students will also receive instruction to develop computer literacy skills, information literacy and research evaluation skills.
Important Information and Rules
Library/Media Center Hours:
7:30 A.M. to 2:50 P.M. Daily
1. 4,000 print and nonprint resources
2. Professional Library for Educators
3. Computer Center with Internet access
4. Automated card catalog and circulation system
5. 40+ periodical collection
6. 2,000 video/DVD collection
7. Sponsorship for the following organizations: The WIJG-TV Club, “The Principal’s Book Club” and the Library Club.
1. Resources circulate for two weeks with the exception of Reference books.
2. Reference books circulate on an overnight basis only.
3. The Internet user agreement form must be on file for students to access the Internet.
Did you know that there were 27 Internet access computers in the library?
Automated Card Catalog and Circulation System provides access to K-12 library information resources and management of library inventories and information sources. Web Resource library, an approved collection of websites, is incorporated into the automated catalog.
All schools, K-12, have in-school online access to SIRS Discoverer, A full-text magazine and newspaper database.
Some of the other databases are as follows:
Click on this link for the Media Specialist's website for additional resources and information:
IJG Media Center/Library Site