Tuesday, August 08, 2006

GTR Newspaper | Jarman Students Help Library

Jarman students help library

Students at Jarman Elementary School, 9015 E. 79th St., are receiving an education in library science by volunteering their time as media specialist assistants.

“The students are doing a wonderful job and are very motivated to help in the media center,” media specialist Jessica Hilton says.

“They work before and after school each day and, as a bonus, we all eat lunch together in the media center every Tuesday.”
Some of the fifth graders have been selected to serve for a 9-week period in which they help check out books and shelve/re-shelve materials. They also assist students in the lower grades in the selection of books.

“The program has really rejuvenated the enthusiasm for our media center,” says Principal Patti Pitcock. “They also have adopted a shelf where they help to keep books and materials organized and in the proper order, and they love checking out books because of a scanner they get to use. Ms. Hilton has been extraordinary in coordinating our older students to become media center ambassadors.”

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