Library Media Center

The WCHS School Library Media Center seeks to provide the skills that will help students become globally competitive in the 21st Century. We try to create a learning environment for all students by providing reasonable access to information, and encouraging lifelong learning. The library media center strives to be a center of collaborative learning that produces inspired students who have an appreciation of literature, critical thinking skills, and a respect for others and self.

Book Check Out

Students must have their ID Cards to check out materials from the Media Center.  Library books can be checked out for three weeks. Students may renew their library books twice, then they should make another selection choice.  Students will be sent overdue notices when materials are not returned on time.

Computer Use

All Students are able to access computers in the library before school, nutrition, lunch, and after school. Students must use their own log on to computer as provided. Students should be aware to log "off" when they are finished. To utilize computers or tables during class time, students must bring a hand-written pass that is dated and signed by their teacher. Printing is limited to 5 pages of school work only.

Internet Use

The Media Center enforces the Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy as established by the School District. Students who do not follow the policy may be denied computer access.

Textbook Policy

Resources

Citing Sources

APA & MLA Format ** Recommended**

Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) Using Modern Language Association Format (MLA) - http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

This helpful and highly recommended website explains the basic paper format for MLA & ALA including instructions on how to cite sources using parenthetical citations, quotations and Works Cited.

MLA Online - http://www.mla.org

If you want to view the latest updates about electronic resources in more detail, visit the new MLA style website. Currently 6th edition.

Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) Using American Psychological Association Format (MLA) - http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

This helpful website explains the basic paper format for APA including instructions on how to cite sources using parenthetical citations, quotations and Works Cited.

APA Onlinehttp://www.apastyle.org

If you want to order an APA Manual or view the latest updates about electronic sources in more detail, visit the new APA style web site. Currently in the 5th edition (2001).

Landmark Schools Citation Machinehttp://www.citationmachine.net

Citation Machine is an interactive Web tool designed to assist teachers and students in producing reference citations for crediting information from other people. You merely… Click the type of resource you wish to cite, Complete the Web for that appears with information from your resource, and Click Make Citations to generate standard MLA and APA citations.

Noodle Tools’ NoodleBib MLA starter  - http://www.noodletools.com

Click NoodleBib MLA starter. Create Single Citations or collect more to compile a bibliography, similar to Citation machine.

Common Classroom Links

Research

Learning Environment

NO FOOD OR DRINKS are allowed in the library. Cell phone usage is limited to texting only. It's expected that communication be reduced to a low volume to respect those studying or reading.

Copyright
The Media Center adheres to the District Copyright Policy.

Fran Karmann
Library Technician
626.859.2900 x2935

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Monica Gutierrez
Textbook Technician
626.859.2900 x2936

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Robert Sanchez
Duplication Engineer
626.859.2900 x2934

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Barbara Rivera
Computer Lab Technician
626.859.2900 x2919

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Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
7:30 am to 4:00 pm