Role of the NWMS Library Media Specialist
Library Media Specialists (LMS) acquire, promote, and maintain dynamic and compelling resources to support curriculum and inspire a love of literature. The LMS cultivates partnerships within the school and community to design, model, and co-teach lessons as well as promote engagement and lifelong learning. The LMS empowers all learners and creates an environment of inclusivity and collaboration in the Library Media Center.
Collection Development Process
This document explains the selection and deselection approach and procedures for the NS library media program.
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NWMS Library Staff
Library Media Specialist - Marita Oilar
Library Assistant - Emily Aiken
eBooks & Audiobooks
Like adult readers, some students prefer texts in digital format while others prefer print. Noblesville Schools is proud to offer an abundance of texts in both formats in support of the district’s mission to create lifelong readers and learners. eBooks and audiobooks have accessibility features that can improve the reading experience for many PreK-12 readers. These features may include the ability to
- Enable read aloud
- Speed up or slow down a narrator
- Adjust text size and background color
- Mark up pages with digital annotation tools
Most importantly, however, these digital collections promote reading momentum by providing access to books during evenings, weekends, and breaks. It is a goal of Noblesville Schools to develop voluminous joyful readers. Research points to independent reading as the single factor most strongly associated with reading achievement (Krashen, 2004).
Sora allows students to browse juvenile and young adult digital materials within the Hamilton East Public Library Overdrive collection of eBooks and audiobooks. Students log into Sora using their Google email address and password and can find a shortcut for access on Clever under the section labeled Reading.
Mackin Hoosier Shared Digital Collection
The Hoosier Shared Digital Collection is a state-wide shared digital collection of PreK-12 eBooks and audiobooks. Select library media centers have purchased access. Students can browse the collection and check out materials by logging into Destiny Discover, the NS online library management system.
Students can search the library collection through Destiny Discover, our online library management system. Logged in students and staff can view current checkouts and due dates, holds, and favorites.
Hamilton East Public Library
Noblesville Schools Libraries have a partnership with the Hamilton East Public Library to provide additional leisure and academic materials for students including print and digital books, databases, children and teen programming, and community events.