Media Services

NCSS Media Specialists strive to create an engaged learning community through accessibility, collaboration, and innovation.

Program Highlights

· Our Media Services Policy and Procedure Manual guides our program.

· Our lessons and resources support Newton County's approved curriculum.

· Our students participate in the Know Your Band Competition and Research Training Program, via the Liberty Learning Commons Canvas Course.

· We regularly implement in-service training's to educate students and the faculty in research techniques and the utilization of online resources. 

· The League of Librarians group meets throughout the school year to train and plan for the implementation of the media program.

· We belong to numerous professional organizations, including GLA/GLMA, ALA, IRA, NEA, CoSN, ISTE, GAE, and PAGE.

· We attend and present at media and technology conferences all around the state.

· We participate in the Newton Co. School System's Annual Media Festival.

· We blog and tweet about our media program.

     o League of Librarians (edublog)

     o #NCSSLMS (Twitter hashtag)

 Community Resources

· Destiny – our online public access catalog (OPAC)

· PINES – Search Newton County Library System

· Lexile Find-a-Book – choose a book to read based on Lexile or grade level

· GALILEO – Georgia’s online database (Ask a Media Specialist for the off-campus password)

Library Media Specialist Resources

· AASL Standards

· AASL and State Standards Crosswalk

· MKES Rubric

Technology Plan

The Newton County School System envisions students, who through a rigorous and relevant education, will be able to think critically in order to produce, perform, create, and communicate their knowledge competitively to a hyper-connected, global audience. For this to happen, a robust technology infrastructure is essential, an adequate quantity of various technology devices is needed, and a high quality technology-focused professional learning strategy is required.

See our full Technology Plan here.