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The Baldwin High School Library Media Center is the HEART of our school. Through the library, students learn and develop information literacy skills. Those skills include:
- learning how to access information accurately and efficiently
- learning how to evaluate information critically and competently
- learning how to use information creatively and accurately
These skills help our students to become independent learners who:
- pursue information related to personal interests
- appreciate literature and other creative expressions of information
- strive for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation
The result is:
- students who positively contribute to the learning community, recognizing the importance of information to our society
- students who practice ethical behavior with regard to responsibly sharing information with others via technology tools
- students who participate within groups and on their own to identify problems, seek solutions, and design, develop, and evaluate information products and solutions
(content adapted from Information Power by the American Library Association)
GALE Online Resources:
eBooks and Databases: This link provides access to:
Gale Virtual Reference Library (eBooks)
EBSCOhost Databases: This link provides access to over 21 EBSCOhost Web research databases.
SALEM PRESS Online Resources
Salem Press eBooks: Critical Insights
Ask Here PA: Chat online with a real librarian for any of your topic or information needs. Available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.
Library Hours: 7:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Students who wish to use the library to read, study, or conduct research during a study hall period should report to the library before 7:45 AM to sign up. Sign up sheets will be stationed on the table directly in front of the library doors. Students will not be admitted to the library with a pass from their study hall teacher. The sign up procedures must be adhered to in order to ensure social distancing. Additionally, we do not want students travelling in the hallways unnecessarily. Hence, the sign up procedures are in place.
Students will report directly to the library instead of to study hall; the sign-in sheet will enable Ms. Del Re, the librarian, to take attendance and report all library students to their study hall teachers.
Students from study hall will be granted access to the library based on available seating. Additionally, students must use the facility for the stated purposes and must demonstrate appropriate behavior or else they will be sent back to their study hall and may have their library privileges suspended or revoked.
Students are NOT permitted to use the library during their lunch period; they must eat in the cafeteria.
- Non-fiction and fiction books: 3 weeks
- Reserve books: overnight
- Magazines: do not circulate
- Reference books: do not circulate
- 10 cents per day, per book for overdue titles
- 25 cents per day, per book for overdue, overnight reserve books
- Damaged books: students will be assessed a repair fee for any damaged book(s).
- Lost books: students will be assessed a replacement fee for any lost book.
Baldwin High School Library announces a partnership with four organizations in order to help students prepare for the written portion of their driver's test. Click the link above to start or go to the links below. Each site has its own features and practice tests.
FROM THE PA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES: EVEN MORE PRACTICE TESTS!
FROM THE DMV WRITTEN TEST SITE:
Mrs. Del Re, the school’s Library Media Specialist, is excited to offer all online learners the opportunity to borrow library resources. Please use the directions below or watch this YouTube video to learn more.
Go to the online card catalog and select either the J.E. Harrison link (grades 7 and 8) or the Baldwin High School link (grade 9-12)
In the search field, type in a subject or topic and hit “Enter.” You can also search for a book by its title.
Review the results list. If you click the blue link, the title of the book, you will then open a new screen that tells you more about the book. A brief description is offered. The “Back” button will return you to the results list.
In order to request a book, Mrs. Del Re needs two pieces of information: the title of the book and the call number. The call number (#) is located directly below the title.
You can either call me (412.885.7500 x 8401) or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let me know that you need a book.
I will contact you and let you know when you can stop by the security office at the high school to pick up your book. The security office is located at the front of the building.
Sanitization of Books:
All books will be sanitized before they are released to you.
Please DO NOT
Wipe books with Clorox wipes (or the like)
Microwave the books to kill germs
Spray books with Lysol
Place the books under UV Light
All of these measures damage books.
According to the American Association of School Libraries, the best disinfectant is TIME. All books are held in quarantine for at least three (3) days before being put out for loan.
The librarian, Mrs. Del Re, handles all books with gloves on her hands. She also washes her hands before and after handling books.
Questions or Concerns:
Call Mrs. Del Re at 412.885.7500 (x8401)
Email Mrs. Del Re at email@example.com