Technology in the Library

The library has 104 computers for class and student use. Students must have an Internet sticker to access the Internet. This is provided by the Advocacy teacher once the “Acceptable Use of the Internet and Technology” has been signed by parents and the student. Students must log-on to the computer using their student identification number and password. Headphones are available for use within the library and may be checked out from library staff. On-line databases are available for student research use at school and at home. Students receive usernames and passwords to log on to these information sources.

Below are basic guidelines for student use of computers. Please be advised that any misuse of computer privileges will result in disciplinary action that could include on-campus suspension or home suspension.

mini-computer lab for class use

individual stations for student use

The Internet:
All students will read the terms of internet use in their student handbooks and fill out and turn in the Elk Grove Unified School District’s “Application for Educational Use of the Internet. This library media center supports and complies with the EGUSD’s policy for “Use of Technology in Instruction."

Web sites:
During class use of the Internet, the teacher will determine if an internet site is inappropriate. The teacher’s ruling is final. Continued access by the student to that site will be deemed defiant and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.

Chat Rooms and Email:
Chat rooms are off limits to students. Students may not email or send personal information across the Internet. Students must check with the instructor or library media teacher for permission to email research information to their home computers.

Network User:
Students are not to access files or throw away files that do not belong to them. Vandalism is not permitted. “Vandalism" is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user or network including so-called "hacking." Vandalism shall result in the cancelation of privileges. Vandalism includes, but is not limited to, the creation or uploading of computer viruses.” (Board policy-“Use of Technology in Instruction”)

Saving Files:
Students may save files in Google Drive, their H drive or their School Loop locker. Students need to follow the instructor’s directions with regard to saving work.

Students are not charged for printing class assignments in the library media center. Students should not print entire web pages because this practice wastes paper and is costly. Students are advised to carefully select the information they want and then cut and paste important information into a Microsoft Word or Google document for printing. Personal printing is 10 cents a copy. Copies are to be picked up at the circulation desk. The library does not have a color printer.

Copying of materials for class assignments is free. Personal copies (resumes and applications for jobs) are 10 cents a page.

Information accessed and/or printed from the Internet and used as a part of a research project or paper must be identified as such in any project or paper. Students must credit their Internet sources in order to avoid plagiarism. Students should copy down the web address and the name of the reference source (book, magazine, newspaper, etc.), the title of the article, author, and date when provided. Our schools use MLA (Modern Language Association) format to cite sources. Check the library web page for links to NoodleTools and other websites that provide information regarding how to cite sources to avoid plagiarizing the work of others.

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