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Mission Statement

The Sheridan School Library Media Specialist will work with teachers and students to provide a variety of materials which will support the curriculum of the school, and foster lifetime habits of reading, learning, good citizenship, and productive use of leisure time.

About the Library

The Sheridan High School Library houses over 10,000+ titles for a variety of leisure reading and research purposes. The media center currently has 14 desktop computers and a mobile laptop unit with 20 additional computers. These computers are available for students to use for library material searches, internet research, word processing, and electronic projects. The library also has over 35 current magazine subscriptions.

The library is open from7:30-3:45 daily. Students are welcome to check out or return books, read, work on homework, or research using the computers, during lunch and before and after school.

Our Library Media Specialist

Mrs. Stacy Stockton is the Media Specialist in the SHS Library/Media Center. She obtained her Masters of Science in Library Media from theUniversity ofCentral Arkansas in August, 2003. Before serving as library media specialist, Mrs. Stockton taught language arts for 8 years and has been with the district since 1997. To contact the Mrs. Stockton, please email:stacystockton@sheridanschools.org


Databases Available:

A Word of Caution - We will never set up a link on the web without visiting it first. As always, be careful on the web! Parents are the best judge of what is good for their children. Most sites have links to other sites, offer things to buy, and give access to chat rooms. Surf with caution!

The Arkansas Traveler Database Project provided by the Arkansas State Library allows our school access to a large number of databases for research

1) Go to http://www.library.arkansas.gov

2) Scroll to bottom right & click on

Traveler Database Project

3) To the left, click on 2015-2016 Databases by Title

4) Select a database matching your need.

Popular Databases with Students:

Plus many others!

Other Helpful Links:

U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/

Citation Machine: http://www.citationmachine.net/

Easy Bib: http://www.easybib.com/

Encyclopedia Britannica: www.school.eb.com

Encyclopedia ofArkansas:www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net

T.A.S.S.E.L. Time Website:http://www.tasseltime.com/

Please contact the media specialist for User ID and password information.

The Sheridan School District is not responsible for the content on any other sites or links from any of Sheridan's pages. These sites are not intended to imply any endorsement by the Sheridan Public School System. 


Activities:

The SHS Library Media Center hosts two Scholastic Book Fairs each year. Each semester, fairs are held the week of Parent-Teacher Conferences and conclude at 7:00 PM on conference night. The SHS Parent Resource is located next door to the library and houses a variety of parenting materials. Parents are invited to browse through the numerous parenting books, pamphlets, and handouts.

The SHS Media Center promotes the love of reading with our district’s Off the Shelf Reading Program. Off the Shelf is an optional reading incentive designed to motivate, encourage, and reward students for reading a variety of books. Students will not receive a grade for participating and participation is not required. Off the Shelf encourages students to be resourceful in order to find different kinds of books and encourages them to read a wide variety of themes. Students will have opportunities to win prizes and an opportunity to attend our end of the year Off the Shelf reward party. See Mrs. Stockton for more details.