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Media Services

NCSS Media Specialists strive to create an engaged learning community through accessibility, collaboration, and innovation.


Program Highlights

·         Our Media Services Policy and Procedure Manual guides our program.

·          We participate in Georgia’s Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl annually.

·         Our lessons and resources support the curriculum.

·         We meet regularly throughout the school year to train and plan.

·         We belong to numerous professional organizations, including GLA/GLMA, ALA, IRA, NEA, CoSN, ISTE, GAE, and PAGE.

·         We attend and present at conferences around the state.

·         We blog and tweet about our program.

o   League of Librarians (blog)

o   #NCSSLMS (Twitter hashtag)

Community Resources

·         Destiny – our online catalog

·         AR Bookfinder – get AR information about any book AR supports

·         AR HomeConnect – monitor a student’s AR progress anywhere, anytime

·         PINES – Search Newton County Library System

·         Lexile Find-a-Book – choose a book to read based on Lexile or grade level

·         GALILEO – Georgia’s online database (Ask a Media Specialist for the off-campus password)

Library Media Specialist Resources

·         AASL Standards

·         AASL and State Standards Crosswalk

·         MKES Rubric