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Library Media Services

Welcome to the Emanuel County Schools Library Media Services Resource page. The information contained is intended to provide a common location for information for ECS Media Specialists and our colleagues seeking information pertaining to School Library Media. Some posts are password protected and are only accessible to ECS employees. If you are a ECS employee and need access to these restricted posts, please contact our Technology Project Manager, Ann Rogers.


The role of the school library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.  The library media program supports the curriculum by providing adequate resources, personnel and training so that both students and teachers become independent users of information.

The library media specialist plays a critical role in a school's instructional program.  To foster information literacy, the library media specialist:

  • Works with the classroom teacher as a partner to plan, design, deliver, and evaluate instruction using a variety of resources and information.

  • Serves as a teacher and consultant in the transition from textbook centered classroom to a resource-based classroom.

  • Provides leadership, expertise and advocacy in the use of technology and resources.

  • Partners with teachers to empower students to accept responsibility for their learning, thereby becoming capable of learning over a lifetime.

  • Manages a program (personnel, resources, facility, and services) in which students receive instruction and practice in the use of information.

A school library media program that is truly integrated into the school’s curriculum is central to helping students master information literacy skills.

 **This Information Literacy Statement was taken from the American Library Association’s position paper on Information Literacy.

View the Emanuel County Schools Media Center Handbook here. 


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Over Dues, Lost and Damaged Materials

The media specialist shall collect for media materials that are lost, damaged, or destroyed by the user:

  • The price charged for a lost book or other material shall be determined by the price on the shelf list at the time of purchase. The shelf list cost of the book is less than what the school actually pays for the book.  The school has additional costs such as shipping and processing. There is a minimum amount that has to be spent before an order is placed. That often causes the school to not be able to place an order for books until the end of the school year when additional funds become available.

  • Overdue fines will not be charged, but all materials must be returned in a reasonable amount of time. Books are checked out for a 2 week period and should not be out more than 4 weeks.  After 4 weeks, students will be asked to return the book if they have finished reading it or not.

  • If a student has an overdue book or lost book he will not be allowed to check out another book until the book has been paid for or returned. Fines will follow students from one school to the next