Resources & Services
Teachers and students at Wallington Junior/Senior High School should know that we have excellent resources at our Library Media Center. On this sheet you will find useful information to make your academic life easier and more fun. We provide:
- 8,000+ books related to the curriculum for you to borrow
- hundreds of magazines in print and on-line
- fiction books (including new releases and best sellers) and paperbacks
- Internet access
- Databases that provide full-text information on biographies, poetry, literature, history, geography, authors, multicultural America, careers, test-taking practice, college search and much, much more!!!
- Remote Access to these databases
- One-on-one research assistance
- Four daily newspapers
- Automated card catalog and assistance on using it
- Daily use with a pass
- Atlases, dictionaries, almanacs and encyclopedias in print and online
- Book Discussion Clubs for Junior High, High School and Staff
- Audio Visual Club
- Production of AM Announcements
- Personal assistance in book selection for book reports and/or pleasure reading
- District of Wallington web page: www.wboe.org
- Copies at 10 cents per page
- Professional Library which is frequently updated
School Library Bill of Rights
FOR SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER PROGRAMS
Approved by the American Association of School Librarians Board of Directors, Atlantic City, 1969
The American Association of School Librarians reaffirms its belief in the Library Bill of Rights of the American Library Association. Media personnel are concerned with generating understanding of American freedoms through the development of informed and responsible citizens. To this end the American Association of School Librarians asserts that the responsibility of the school library media center is:
- To provide a comprehensive collection of instructional materials selected in compliance with basic written selection principles, and to provide maximum accessibility to these materials.
- To provide materials that will support the curriculum, taking into consecration the individual's needs, and the varied interests, abilities, soci-economic backgrounds, and maturity levels of the students served.
- To provide materials for teachers and students that will encourage growth in knowledge, and that will develop literary, cultural and aesthetic appreciation, and ethical standards.
- To provide materials which reflect the ideas and beliefs of religious, social, political, historical, and ethnic groups and their contribution to the American and world heritage and culture, thereby enabling students to develop an intellectual integrity in forming judgments.
- To provide a written statement of the procedures for meeting the challenge of censorship of materials in school library media centers.
- To provide qualified professional personnel to serve teachers and students.