Library Services

Gates Library Collection & Staff The library collection is an essential component of the learning experience for students at Gates Middle School.  The use of resources is critical to providing the best possible education.  The collection thrives due to the support of the administration and the utilization and cooperation of the staff. Books are organized by genre, can be found throughout the shelves of the building and the community can find information such as description and location through our Destiny online catalog. Destiny can be accessed as a guest or login through firstnamelastname and password (student pin code). 
The objectives of the Gates Library Collection are to provide:
  Opportunities for students to browse, explore, and utilize all  resources available.

  Opportunities for staff to incorporate resources  for instruction into the curriculum
  Assistance to students in completing resource-based learning assignments and activities 

  Resources for teachers to supplement their instruction and curriculum   

Books may be kept for a period of two weeks after which time they should renew or return the item.  If a book is lost or damaged, patrons will be billed an amount equal to the replacement cost of the book. 
The Gates Library Media Specialist ensures equitable access to information and resources both at school and online. The school Library Media Specialist  can assist teachers and students in the effective use of technology while providing information tools, resources, data, and supportive systems that increase teaching and learning opportunities. 
As both the manager of the library collection and a teacher librarian, the Library Media Specialist also incorporates a student-centered approach designed to help all students develop skills including thinking critically, utilizing information to solve complex problems, working collaboratively, communicating effectively, and developing lifelong skills for accessing and assessing information. 

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