About Us

Library Media Center Information

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Wellington Middle School Library Media Center is to provide our students, staff, and community a welcoming and innovative environment that invites and fosters high quality learning and instruction by providing excellent resources that enhance and expand individual learning styles, support school goals, give opportunities to practice 21st century skills, and inspire life-long learning and a love of reading.

Awards / Recognitions:

We are a CDE Highly Effective School Library.

In 2016, we were notified that the Colorado Department of Education has named Wellington Middle School a Colorado Department of Education Highly Effective School Library Program School.  This award is given to only a few schools in Colorado each year.  Our library program will serve as a model to other libraries in the state who are working to improve their school library programs.  Attaining Highly Effective Status is an honor that staff worked collaboratively on to improve student achievement through quality instruction using Colorado’s Academic Standards and 21st Century Learner Skills.  Our school will retain this recognized status for three years.

Hours:

7:30 pm - 3:30 pm  (This includes during lunch and before/after school)
 

Circulation Policies:

  • * Books may be checked out for 2 weeks (you may renew).
  • * Reference materials may only be checked out over night.
  • * Kindles, book CDs, audiobooks, & Play-Aways may be checked out for 5 days (you may renew).
  • * iPads and listening centers may be used during school hours.
  • * Cameras, camcorders, & laptops may be used during school hours.
  • * E-books may be checked out any time from school or home.
  • * Makerspace area may be used during school hours (3-D printers, snap circuits, robots, etc.)

Hardware:

Our media center has computers with access to the Internet, the server, classroom applications, Blackboard, Student Vue, OPAC, printers,Google Classroom, and scanners.  There is a PC computer lab attached to the media center used for researching, creating multimedia projects, word processing, practicing 21st century skills, and collaborating. In this lab we have 26 HP desktop computers, 2 color printers, 2 scanners, and a laser jet printer.  We also have a wireless laptop lab, Interactive presentation boards, document cameras, and projectors available.  Our maker space area  has 3-D printers, electricity kits, robots, architecture kits, programming kits, art kits, Go Pro cameras, video centers, puzzle kits, VR sets, and more.

Software:

Our media center computers have many applications and tools available for student and staff use:
  • * Microsoft Office 2016 (Publisher, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word)
  • * PSD e-mail,  Internet browsers, Reading Counts (Scholastic Book Talk program)
  • * Educational applications, online databases, collaboration tools, multi-media           production applications, educational tools

Staff:

Samantha Colburn  -  (e-mail =  scolburn@psdschools.org ) 

Teacher - Librarian

15 years teaching experience, first year as an Eagle

Andrea Bock  - (e-mail =  abock@psdschools.org )

Media Assistant

4th year as an Eagle

Policies:

Library Materials Selection and Adoption
Copyright
Student Rights and Code of Conduct - AUP
PSD Provided Device Resources

Standards:

21st Century Standards
Media and Instructional Resources for Standards   (Requires a login)