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Overview

6 months ago


Welcome to the Silverthorne Media Center! We are glad that you landed here.

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Our Mission:


The mission of the Summit libraries is to help students and faculty be successful finders and users of information and technology, and to enjoy reading and life long learning. Research shows that students with good information literacy skills perform and achieve at high levels on academic tasks!

Destiny Discover

Formerly known as Follett E-shelf, Destiny Discover is an online Library Book Catalog offered to all Summit County School District Students, and Staff.  Can't find the book in your school's Media Center?, use a portable device like a Chromebook and see if Destiny has a copy available.  Click the Flame and log-in today!
 
Media Center Hours:  
Monday 8:15 - 3:00 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday 8:15 am - 4:00 PM.

Cite Your Source - of course!

over 2 years ago

How to Cite Your Sources


Choose your resource and follow the examples below...

Book

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher's Name, Year of Publication.

 Example:

White, E.B. Charlotte’s Web. New York: HarperCollins, 1980.


Encyclopedia

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name. “Title of Article.”   Title of Encyclopedia. Year of Publication.

 Example:

Johnson, Brad E. “Spiders of the World.” World Book. 2005.


Website

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name. “Title of Article”   Title of Website. Day, Month, Year of Publication. Day, Month, Year of retrieval.

 Example:

O’Brien, Miep R. “ Answers to Common Questions About Tarantulas.” Tarantulas.com. 1 Jan. 2008.  Retrieved on 9 February, 2008 .


DVD or Video

Title. Director First Name Last Name. Year. Format. Producer.

Example:

Creepy Creatures. Dir. Cynthia Van Cleef. 2005. DVD. National Geographic.


Magazine

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name. “Title of Article.”   Title of Magazine. Month, Day, Year of Publication:   pages.

Example:

Nelson, Richard. “Chilling Lessons.” Sierra. Jan. 2008: 34-39.


Newspaper

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name. “Title of Article.”   Title of Newspaper. Month, Day, Year of Publication:  pages.

Example:

Pounder, Lory. “Inspiring the Next Generation.” Summit Daily News. 7 Feb. 2008: A1-A2.

21st Century Information Literacy Skills

over 2 years ago

21st Century Information Literacy



Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning

Information Literacy

Standard 1: The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.

Standard 2: The student who is information literate evaluates information critically and competently.

Standard 3: The student who is information literate uses information accurately and creatively.

Independent Learning

Standard 4: The student who is an independent learner is information literate and pursues information related to personal interests.

Standard 5: The student who is an independent learner is information literate and appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information.

Standard 6: The student who is an independent learner is information literate and strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation.

Social Responsibility

Standard 7: The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and recognizes the importance of information to a democratic society.

Standard 8: The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.

Standard 9: The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information.

 Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning.  American Library Association (1998).

Library Program Goals

over 2 years ago

Silverthorne Library Goals

The library media program is an integral part of the Silverthorne Elementary. The mission of this program is to ensure that staff and students are effective users of ideas and information. This is accomplished by: providing intellectual and physical access to materials  providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas working with teachers to design learning strategies to meet the needs of all students.

Steps to Research

over 2 years ago

The Big 6 Research Process


The Big 6 © research process helps kids break down a large task into manageable parts that can be more easily accomplished.  This process can be used for any problem solving situation!

  1. Task Definition—Decide what you need to do!

Examples:  

  •   Research an American invention
  •   Find out about a country
  •   Choose the best bicycle


2.  Information Seeking Strategies — What resources can I use to find what I need?

Examples: 

  • encyclopedias
  • books
  • web  sites
  • videos / audios / podcasts
  • magazines 
  • people (experts)


3.       Location and Access — Where can I find these resources?

Examples: 

  • classroom
  • school library 
  • public library
  • Internet
  • home
  • my community


4.       Use of Information— What can I use from these resources?

Examples:

  • take notes
  • ask questions
  • review


5.       Synthesis—What will my finished research look like?

Examples:  

  • Research paper
  • Oral presentation
  • Video or performance
  • An action
  • Can I use technology? What would be best?


6.       Evaluation—How will I know I did my best work?

Examples: 

  • Did I follow the teacher’s guidelines or rubric?
  • Did I Include all the information that is important? 
  • Am I proud of my product?
  • Did I cite my resources? 
  • Did I learn?

 

More information can be found at The Big Six web site:                 http://www.big6.com/kids/