Library

Welcome to the Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School library.

Mission

The library provides materials and services to support the academic and general interest needs of the students, faculty and staff of Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School and Cosumnes Oaks High School. Specifically we endeavor:

  • to engage students in a life-long love of reading
  • to teach information literacy skills to find, evaluate and use a variety of resources, and to cite them properly
  • to provide print and non-print resources that support the school curricula
  • to partner with teachers, school staff and parents to meet the educational needs of the students of Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School

Resources

  • over 23,000 library materials
  • 2 computer mini labs with networked black-and-white printer
  • coin-operated photocopy machine

INFORMATION LITERACY STANDARDS

Standard 1. Students access information.

Students will access information by applying knowledge of the organization of libraries, print materials, digital media, and other sources.

Standard 2. Students evaluate information.

Students will evaluate and analyze information to determine what is appropriate to address the scope of inquiry.

Standard 3. Students use information.

Students will organize, synthesize, create, and communicate information.

Standard 4. Students integrate information literacy skills into all areas of learning.

Students will independently pursue information to become lifelong learners.

Works Cited

Ong, Faye, ed. Model School Library Standards for California Public Schools. California Department of Education, 2011, www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/librarystandards.pdf. Accessed 9 Sep 2013.


STUDENT RESOURCES

COHS/EPMS Library Catalog

Sacramento Public Library Databases Enter your public library card barcode and PIN to access these great research databases.

Internet Safety Tips for Middle School Students Sponsored by Common Sense Media. Provides articles, tips, and links to good websites to use with Middle School students.

Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be the Wolves!

HOURS


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 7:50 to 3:10

Wednesday: 9:05 to 3:10

Students must have a pass to visit the library during class hours.

If students want to visit the library during Wolfpack Hour, they must come to the library in advance and get a signed pass from Mrs. Murrill. They will take it with them to Wolfpack class for their teacher's final approval.

Closed after school on minimum days and early dismissal schedules.

The main library is closed for the first and last week(s) of each term to accommodate textbook circulation.

STAFF

Mrs. Murrill- Teacher Librarian
Mrs. Johnson- Library Technician

READERS ARE LEADERS CLUB


Do you like to read and talk about books? Join the Readers are Leaders Club. We meet at 8:35 on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

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