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BULLOCK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY P.O. Box 5108 - Sardis Road, Union Springs, AL 36083

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WELCOME TO OUR SCHOOL LIBRARY WEBPAGE!

The Bullock County High School Library is the right place to find the information you need.  It is also a good place to be a hornet!

HOURS:  7:30 - 3:30

Philosophy

     The Bullock County Board of Education believes that the school library is a fundamental part of the educational program.  It adheres to the premise that an effective library media program will provide:

1.  Equal and maximum access to information resources which extend the limited context of textbooks.  

2.  Instruction for students in acquiring the research skills necessary for independent learning.

3.  Motivation for students to read and enjoy good literature.

4.  Encouragement for students to use a variety of media for a lifetime of learning and pleasure.

Mission

     The Bullock County High School Library is committed to helping students become lifelong learners, help teachers teach, and ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.

BOOKS

    The Bullock County High School Library collection's has over 8500 books in print, and over 950 e-books (or digital books).  The books are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal System.  To locate books in the library you must access the school’s online library catalog "Destiny Online."  To access the school’s library catalog, just visit https://bcboe.follettdestiny.com/common/welcome.jsp?context=saas39_0162998.  

        Students may check-out books for a period of 4 weeks or less.  A student may renew a book for another 4-week period.  Books are expected to be returned on or before the date due.  

PERIODICALS

 Do you have an research assignment or project?

     The school library should be your first stop to find the information you need.  Then, the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) should be your next stop!  Check it out!  Visit the AVL's website.  The AVL provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources.  It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. 
     To access periodicals, visit the following link: http://www.avl.lib.al.us/.   The AVL includes two databases (Ebsco and Infotrac) that can be use to search periodicals. 
The AVL also contains a plethora of other rich resources for educators, parents, and students.  

SERVICES

  • Laser Printer Copies
  • Reading Guidance
  • Research Advice (e.g., resources, bibliographies)

    

 INTERNET

      Internet access is available in the library.  All students must govern themselves accordingly to the district's Internet Acceptable Use and Computer Network Policies.   All students are responsible for appropriate behavior while using the Internet.             Any violation of this policy may result in access being denied, revoked, or suspended.  The following computer and Internet resources are as follows:

  • Online Digital Resources (APTPLUS ):  This site provides thousands of digital audio and video which can be downloaded directly into the classroom via the Internet.  These valuable online resources can be accessed by visiting the following link:   http://www.aptv.org/IQLEARNING/DigitaLibrary/index.asp

     Do you need homework help,educational resources, or other information?  See the above links tab to find online resources to help with teaching and learning.

      "Guide to Copyright, Plagiarism, & Bibliographic Citations"

Copyright:  One of the responsibilities of the librarian is knowing if teachers and students have the right to copy material.  Copyright is the exclusive right and legally secure right granted by Congress to the author of a work to publish, reproduce, distribute, perform, or display the work publicly.  Copyright extends throughout the life of the author plus 70 years.  Anyone who is uncertain whether producing copyright material is permissible should consult the media specialist.

Plagiarism:  is the act of  stealing and passing off of someone else's ideas and words without giving that person credit.  The penalties for such action can be severe.  A consequence that can result from plagiarizing may involve failing a class.  In college, students may be expelled for plagiarizing.  

Citations:  To avoid plagiarizing, make sure you cite the source (information) and list it in your bibliography (even if it is only a phrase or words or their ideas in your own words).  You should quote the source if you use word for word.  Pleave visit the librarian for MLA or APA style sheets.  

ANNUAL LIBRARY PROGRAMMING ACTIVITIES

October -Teen Read Week (TRW)

April - National Library Week & School Library Month

 May - Get Caught Reading. 

  *Please visit or e-mail the school librarian if you have questions, suggestions, or concerns regarding library resources or services or promotional eents. 

E-mail address:  thelma.jones@bullockco.org