Library Media Center

Maray McIntyre

Library Media Specialist

Phone: 662-892-6800
Mission Statement

The mission of the CHMS Library Media Program is to provide students with the opportunity to become creators of information and lifelong users of information. The program must encourage students to inquire and discover as they become successful critical thinkers, skillful researchers, and creators of information. The library media center provides an atmosphere that promotes student success and fosters independent, lifelong learners and readers. Through direct instruction with students and collaboration with staff the media program provides a variety of services, programs, and resources the supports the district and school’s mission, goals, and objectives.

Hours of Operation
The CHMS library is open Monday through Friday from 8:10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It is closed for 30 minutes during lunch. Students can visit the library during class with permission from their teachers. The Library Media Center may be used before or after school for staff meetings or club meetings.
Library Media Specialist
Mrs. McIntyre has been the librarian at CHMS since 2009 when the school first opened.  She began her librarian career at CHHS in 2006 after completing a Master of Library and Informational Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.  Mrs. McIntyre has an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Mississippi State University and taught elementary at Batesville Middle School and Horn Lake Intermediate before pursuing a career as a Library Media Specialist. She has also driven a school bus route since 2007.  Mrs. McIntyre lives in the Olive Branch Community with her husband and daughter.
Scheduling Policy for Classes
ELA classes are on a two rotation for library lessons.  The lessons are part of the ELA curriculum.  See the schedule below.

Week A

Monday: Creddle 2 4 6

Tuesday: England 1 3 7

Wednesday: Wolfe 1 4 7

Thursday: Barham 1 4 7

Friday: Palmer 2 4 6

Week B

Monday: Payne 2 4 6

Tuesday: Shoffner 1 4 7

Wednesday: Johnson 1 5 7

Thursday: Hinton 1 4 6

Friday: Wilbanks 3 5 7

Teachers view the Library Calendar (Google calendar) that is shared on their teacher computer desktop. The teachers can either contact the librarian via email or in person to request a reservation during particular periods on chosen dates. These reservations include the Library Media Center, computer lab, netbook carts, laptop carts, and IPad carts. Only one class each period can schedule to use the Library Media Center, computer lab, or carts. However, students in other classes (with permission from their teacher) are still allowed to visit the Library Media Center anytime during the school day.

Circulation Policy
Students are allowed to check out up to two books at a time. However, students may be granted permission to get three to four books if necessary for a class assignment. Patrons can check out resources for up to 21 days. Renewals are allowed case by case. There is not a limit to the amount of resources teachers can check out. Teachers can check out resources for up to sixty days with the option to renew if necessary.
Fine Policy
A ten cent fine per day is assessed to overdue books. One “day of grace” is allotted before the fines start to accumulate. The overdue fines cap at $5.00 per book. Replacement cost fines are assessed to lost materials. The replacement cost is provided in the online cataloging system (Destiny). Student’s library accounts are placed on hold until fines are paid or resolved. Students must pay fines before receiving their 3rd nine weeks report card, final report card, and/or obtaining a schedule for the next school year.
Appropriate behavior and respect for all library patrons is expected from students while utilizing the Library Media Center. All school rules apply in the library.
Sign In Procedures
Students will sign in / out on the library login sheet at the C Hall entrance providing the time they entered and exited. Students must provide their agenda with the hall pass filled out by a teacher or staff member when entering the Library Media Center. The hall pass must include the date, time, and teacher signature all written in pen. The logs are kept on file for record due to a policy set forth by the CHMS administration. It is the student’s responsibility to manage their time wisely while in the Library Media Center.

Magnolia Database


MAGNOLIA is a statewide consortium funded by the Mississippi Legislature which provides online research databases for publicly funded K-12 schools, public libraries, community college libraries, and university libraries in Mississippi.

MAGNOLIA began in 1997 when Mississippi legislators appropriated $568,000 to purchase online databases for publicly funded libraries in Mississippi. Senator Grey Ferris of Vicksburg was instrumental in bringing this project to the legislature. The legislature continues to fund MAGNOLIA even after 10 years. With funding now exceeding $1.2 million, MAGNOLIA databases are being used by libraries and the citizens of Mississippi.

The MAGNOLIA databases have been of great benefit to Mississippi residents since August 1997. In addition to searching the databases in libraries across the state, individuals can also access the electronic resources available through MAGNOLIA from their home or office computers. Interested individuals should contact their local library for the necessary location ID and/or password.