The Dixon Panther Library is for the use and enjoyment of the Dixon community. Student and teachers alike are encouraged to check out materials and to use the library to its fullest potential.
- Monday late start: 8:50 am – 3:15 pm
- Tuesday – Friday: 7:50 am – 3:15 pm
- Homework Lab: Monday – Friday 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (except on early out days)
- Media Pass required during class unless with a teacher.
The Dixon Panther library is for EVERYONE and we all must contribute to its success!
- RESPECT the media center space and all materials.
- Theft will be dealt with according to school policy.
- No food or drinks in the Media Center.
- Use appropriate voice levels to maintain a QUIET place ~ not SILENT
Checking Out Materials
- A student ID Number or Faculty/Staff Employee Number is required.
- Up to 3 books can be checked out for 14 days.
- Books may have up to one renewal if there are no holds
- Audio books may be checked out for 7 days.
- Holds may be placed on desired books by request in library
- Holds are for 7 days, if book is not available within that time hold must be renewed
- You will be notified of available holds via message from the library.
Student and Staff Recommendations are welcomed!
Requests will be considered according to budget constraints and our acquisition guidelines.
Over-due/Lost & Damaged Materials
Patrons with fines or overdue books may lose check-out privileges after undue delays.
After a 7-day grace period, a late fine of 5c/day will accrue.
Replacement price + processing fee will be applied to damaged or lost materials. (Please let Mrs. Gallacher know right away to prevent overdue fines from accruing.)
All fines and costs are paid in the library so the fine may be removed from your Library account.
Media Computer use is encouraged for educational purposes such as research, reading, and homework. All users must have signed an Acceptable Use Agreement.
Dixon Panther Library Services Include:
- Printing from computer lab computer(s) up to 5 free pages of homework
- (5 cents for up to 10 additional pages)
- Test Proctoring during school hours.
- Materials prepared upon request by teachers.
- On-Going sale of weeded books.
Short Media Presentations on various topics:
- Library orientation
- Library skills & motivation
- Pleasure of reading
All information will be used in accordance with copyright law and within acceptable educational fair use guidelines. Academic integrity requires that proper credit be given to authors and creators of original works.
The Internet is not “free.” You should assume that all materials found on it are copyrighted. Copyright is the exclusive right of a creator to reproduce, prepare derivative works, distribute, perform, display, sell, lend or rent their creations. It is an “intellectual” property right of the creator of the work and covers:
- Literary works
- Musical works
- Dramatic works
- Pantomimed and choreographed works
- Pictorial, graphic and sculpted works
- Motion pictures and audiovisual works
- Sound recordings
Fair Use is a legal concept that allows the reproduction of copyrighted material for certain purposes without obtaining permission and without paying a fee or royalty. Purposes permitting the application of fair use generally include review, news reporting, teaching or scholarly research. The idea of fair use originally arose for written works. But with the advent of digital technology and the Internet, fair use has sometimes been applied to the redistribution of musical works, photographs, videos and computer programs.
The four Fair Use exemptions are:
- The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes.
- The nature of the copyrighted work.
- The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole.
- The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
- The Public Domain includes those creative works no longer protected by copyright, which may be freely used by everyone. This includes any work published in the United States before 1923 or those published before 1964 whose copyright was not renewed.
The Research Project Calculator is based on the MINITEX project developed in part by University of Minnesota Libraries.
Resources For Teachers
- United States Copyright Office
- Copyright Criminals
- Copyright Lesson
- Exploring Copyright
- Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing
- Take the Quiz
- Plagiarism Prevention and Awareness
Library materials will be selected for the purposes of supporting 7th and 8th grade curriculum and to encourage independent reading.
These are some points of consideration:
- Does the item support the curriculum?
- Does the item fulfill teacher & student needs?
- Does the item support technology goals? Is it available in digital form?
- Is the item relevant and / or current?
- Does the item encourage reading for pleasure and fit with student interest?
Inventory And Weeding
Inventory takes place once a year or as necessary. If an item is missing for more than a school year it is deleted and / or replaced.
Periodic evaluation of materials will be conducted so as to maintain an up-to-date and balanced collection.