Your school library is the information hub for the school. Our mission is to support the teaching faculty of Wai'anae Intermediate School in curriculum and instruction and to serve our students by providing resources and expertise to assist them in both their studies and personal inquiry.
Our services include but are not necessarily limited to:
- Working with teachers and departments to incorporate information literacy into instruction.
- Specialized research -- your librarian is your school's information and research specialist.
- Helping connect readers with books -- both individually and in whole class settings.
- Helping connect students with information -- both in conjunction with class activities and one-on-one.
- Building "webliographies" for thematic units and posting them online.
- Building bibliographies for teachers.
- Pulling books for thematic units of instruction.
- Assisting faculty with locating and purchasing educational materials.
- Assisting faculty with lamination, postermaking, etc.
- Assisting with faculty and student web pages.
- Providing AV equipment for short-term instructional needs.
- Servicing and troubleshooting of AV equipment.
We aim to please here in the library but we have a small staff and a small space so we have to ask our faculty to follow a few rituals and routines as well.
- Please plan in advance when bringing your class to the library. We do maintain a calendar and give priority to academic usage.
- If you send unescorted students to the library, you should either sign their planner or send a pass.
- Please send no more than three unescorted students at any time.
- Make sure your students have an understanding of why they are going to the library and have the necessary materials to complete their tasks.
- Do not send students to deliver or return AV equipment, buy water or make photocopies.
- The Librarian maintains a reservations calendar for the library and all circulating equipment.
- Please contact Ms. Meyers in person or via e-mail for reservations.
- NEVER assume that you can simply have an event in the library or use circulating equipment just because you have before. ALL staff members are responsible for confirming scheduling in advance.
- Minimum notice for a scheduling request should be at least 48 hours but more notice reduces the likelihood of scheduling conflicts and increases service quality.
- If scheduling conflicts arise, the two primary criteria in resolving the conflict are:
1) How does the reservation conform to the academic mission of the library?
2) How closely did the parties conform to scheduling protocol?
Your library is generally responsible for the following types of equipment on campus:
- television receivers
- video cassette recorders
- DVD players
- overhead projectors
- digital projectors
- projection screens
Equipment is made available in accordance with funding at a ratio of either one item per room OR one item per team. If you do not have the equipment you need for a specific day, please check with your team members or department members. If you cannot meet your AV needs internally, the library has a very small number of the above items that are to be checked out on a first-come, first-served basis for no more than four days. You are responsible for returning borrowed equipment to the library at the scheduled time.
Your library also handles scheduling and set-up for our portable Public Address system. Please note above scheduling protocol if you have need of the PA system.