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About the Media Center

Vision and Mission

At Airport High School, we believe reading and literacy are important.  According to a 2009 study by the National Coalition for Literacy, the more literate an adult is, the more likely he/she is to: read to his/her children and discuss school topics; be employed and earn a higher income; use technologies such as email and the Internet; and vote, volunteer, and access information about current local and national events.  Therefore, the mission of the Airport High School library media program is to provide a nurturing learning environment through which members of our school community are equipped to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively function as productive twenty-first century citizens.

Our mission is accomplished through the following objectives:
  • Providing print and non-print materials along with technologies that support the curriculum and information needs of the school community.
  • Providing instruction and information literacy skills that encourage users to find, organize, synthesize, generate, evaluate, and apply ideas and information. 
  • Promoting literacy and technology through planned events and celebrations. 
  • Collaborating with faculty, staff, organizations, and our community to ensure the goals of student and adult learning/information needs and resources. 

The overarching mission of the Library Media Center Program is aligned with the mission and vision statements of Airport High School and Lexington School District Two and the recommendations of American Library Association’s Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning (http://www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/standards).



Checking Out Materials/Overdue Materials/Fines

Students:
  • are required to use a school ID when checking out materials.
  • may check out one book for pleasure reading, and put one book on hold.  A maximum of four (4) items may be checked out for school projects. (Library books check out for two weeks. Reference materials check out overnight.)
  • may place a hold on unavailable items.  Students will be alerted when desired materials are available for check out.
  • are responsible for  the replacement cost of lost or damaged materials.
  • are charged fines for overdue materials. (Fines for library books are 10 cents per day and 50 cents per day for reference materials.)
  • who owe excessive fines may have limited borrowing privileges.
  • may pay overdue fines in cash or donate canned goods at a rate of $2.50 in exchange for each canned good.  Canned goods are donated to needy families.
  • may not check out magazines or newspapers.  Magazines and newspapers are are culled and sent to classrooms for school-wide SSR on a regular basis.

Technology


Computers are available for educational purposes. Students must follow all Lexington School District Two acceptable use policies.

Students may print in black and white at no charge for class assignments.

Color printing is available for class assignments free of charge for the first page and at rate of 25 cents per additional page.


Student Aides


Seniors with a study hall may volunteer in the media center with the assistant principal's approval.


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