Library

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  • Overview

     

    The Skyline High School library, stocked with more than 10,000 books, serves our campus as a space that is productive, motivating, and conducive to holistic learning opportunities for all. The Library is a stimulating resource and learning center, a space where Skyline students feel able to take ownership of reflective learning experiences and interactive, creative enterprises. The Skyline Library also serves as a central meeting space for many of our programs and student groups. It is a space that connects services for students, bridging leadership and Instructional Work Experience opportunities for peer tutoring, remediation, and Restorative Justice practices.

     

    We recently secured grant from The Heart of America Foundation for remodeling and restocking the library. We are delighted that the collaborative efforts of students, teachers, school Administration and District Management working alongside the new Teacher Librarian Mr. Bloomfield, resulted in this space becoming more welcoming and inclusive of students from different backgrounds. As a centerpiece of the beautiful Skyline campus, we have created, in the Library, a place where all students feel like stakeholders in their learning community. 


  • Privileges | Behaviors | Activities

     

    Libraries are spaces meant to provoke thought, satiate curiosity and lead people down pathways of discovery they didn’t know existed.

    • To make this library a special place of learning and engaged thinking, please show this room the respect it deserves.
    • To create the type of academic minded and curiosity driven culture that we want to have in this beautiful library there will be NO EXCEPTIONS to the accepted Privileges, Behavior and Activities stated below.

     

     

    Privileges

     

    To enjoy the use of the library you must meet one of the following criteria:

    • You are with your teacher for a class activity.
    • You have a pass from a teacher or your IWE supervisor and a specific task to do.
    • You do not have an assigned 1st, 6th or 7th period class, you have your Student ID with you and there is a FLEX period sticker on the back of your ID.

     

    Behaviors

     

    To enjoy the use of the library you will be expected to:

    • Use academic language:  Any use of profanity or references to sexuality or mind altering substances is not allowed (unless as part of a Biologically driven academic discussion).
    • Control yourselves:  Public displays of affection are not allowed.
    • Speak with a five foot voice:  This is a Library and a student’s right to focus on their work/reading will be honored at ALL times.
    • Refrain from eating or drinking:  We need to protect the books.

    These behaviors are standard practice in Libraries around the world.  Libraries are unique places and should be treated as special places.

     

    Activities

     

    Libraries are not hang out spaces. To make this a special place of engaged thinking the following activities are expected:

    • Working on homework
    • Researching information
    • Reading a book
    • Playing a mind challenging game  
    • Drawing
    • Having academic discussions (in a five foot voice)
    • Self reflection



Calendar of Events

  • Hours &

    Contact Information

     

    Monday-Friday

    • 7:00-8:00 AM | Study Hall
    • 8:00 AM-3:00 PM | General Use

    phone  (510) 482.7109, Ext. 195

     

     

     

    Staff

     

    Christopher Bloomfield

    Christopher Bloomfield christopher.bloomfield@ousd.org

    Teacher/Librarian 

     

    Josephine Davis photo

    Josephine Davis

    Textbook Clerk

     


  • Book Check Out Policy

     

    • Students must have a Student ID.
    • Up to three books at one time can be checked out.
    • Books can checked out for up to two weeks.
    • Books can be renewed for additional time.
    • Outstanding books will prevent you from checking out additional books. 
Last Modified on February 1, 2017
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