Contact:
Gena Jackson, Library Media Specialist 972-293-4502 ext. 6325 Email
  JoAnn Martinez, Library Aide 972-293-4502 ext.6614 Email

Library

Joe Wilson Intermediate Library

Welcome to the Joe Wilson Intermediate School Library

The mission of the Cedar Hill School Library Media Program is to support the curriculum of Cedar Hill Independent School District, and as part of that mission provide access to current, adequate, and appropriate information resources, and to ensure that all students, teachers, and staff are effective users of ideas and information.

Frequently Asked Questions

 
   
How many books are students allowed to check-out?  

Students are allowed to have two books checked out from the library collection. 

 

 

 How often do the students come to the library?

The students come to the library with their ELA/Reading class every two weeks to check out books.  The teachers can make appointments to use the library at other times for research or projects.

 

 
What about lost or overdue books?  
Students may not check out any books if they have an overdue or a lost or damaged book that has not been paid for.  Once the books have been returned or paid for checkout privileges are immediately restored.  
   
What are the charges for an overdue, lost, or damaged book?  

Students are not charged fees for overdue books.  The charge for a lost or damaged book is determined by the average cost of a library book as published yearly by the American Library Association. 

Library Policies

 
   
Collection Development Policy  

The Board generally shall rely on its professional staff to select and acquire instructional resources that:

 
 1.  Enrich and support the curriculum, taking into consideration students' varied interests, abilities, learning styles, and maturity levels.  
 2.  Stimulate growth in factual knowledge, literary appreciation, aesthetic values, and societal standards.  
 3.  Present various sides of controversial issues so that students have an opportunity to develop, under guidance, skills in critical analysis and in making informed judgements in their daily lives.  
 4.  Represent many religious, ethnic, and cultural groups and their contributions to the national heritage and world community.   
   
Reconsideration Policy:  
 The school receiving a complaint about the appropriateness of an instructional resource shall try to resolve the matter informally using the following procedure:  
1.  The principal or other knowledgeable professional staff shall explain the school's selection process, the criteria for selection, and the qualifications of the professional staff who selected the questioned material.  
 2.  The principal or other knowledgeable professional staff shall explain the role the questioned material plays in the education program, its intended educational usefulness, and any additional information regarding its use.   
 3.  If the questioner wishes to make a formal challenge, the principal shall hand deliver or mail a copy of this policy and a Request for Reconsideration of Instructional Materials form to the concerned party.   
   
Weeding Policy  
Weeding is the process of withdrawing obsolete, out-of-date, worn or unsuitable materials from the library media collection.  Weeding is an ongoing process that helps to keep the collection current and to meet the needs of the students and faculty.  An item that is no longer current or books that represent sexist or gender discrimination, and worn/damaged materials will be weeded.  
(All policies and information taken from the Cedar Hill Independent School District Library Manual.)