Library Media Specialist
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.
The CHMS library is not currently open for students to browse the library to prevent spread of COVID. Here are some commonly asked questions and answers.
Will students be able to check out library books? YES
How do students check out library books? The students will use the online cataloging system, Destiny, to search for books and place books on hold. After the student puts a book on hold, the librarian will check it out and deliver the book to the student.
How does the student know when the library book is due? The due date will be written inside the front cover of the book and the student can see the due date when logged into Destiny.
How do the students return library books? There are two library book drop boxes. One is outside the library doors in the commons area across from the cafeteria and the other one is outside the library doors on C-Hall.
What procedures are being taken to prevent the spread of COVID? The books returned each day will be untouched and set aside for 48 hours before checked in and re-shelved.
Will the students get a fine since the books will not be checked in for 48 hours? No, a 3 day grace period has been set in Destiny.
Policies & Procedures
Circulation: 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.
Fines: 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 $6.00 per book. Replacement cost fines are assessed to lost materials. The replacement cost is provided in 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.
Young Adult Section: The books in
the young adult section have a high school or adult reading level AND/OR
the content is on a high school or adult maturity level. The YOUNG
ADULT form has to be signed by a parent giving the student permission to
check out books from this section. Download and print the form below and return it to the librarian or ELA teacher.
- Click to access Destiny.
- Click on your school.
- Click on Log In (top right corner of screen)
Username: MSIS Number
Password: first name in PowerSchool (with capitalization and punctuation)
Students are in the Destiny Discover layout after logging in. This layout is great and easy to use, but the school and librarian use use the Destiny Back Office layout.
Accessing Destiny Back Office layout
- Click on the 3 lines in the top left corner
- Click on Destiny Back Office
Putting a book on HOLD
- Complete a search
- Click on the desired title of the book or material
- Click on HOLD on the top right
Books on HOLD
The librarian will approve the hold, check out the book, and deliver it to the student.
Students will need to drop the book in one of the two book drops outside the library doors. The best time for this may be when entering the school, when going to the cafeteria or gym, when leaving the school.
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.
Due to COVID students are not visiting the library.
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.