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The Library is open each day from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

except on Thursdays when a staff meeting or other event is scheduled

Your Helpful Staff

Teacher Librarian
Thomas T. Kaun, MSLS
Library Specialist
Karlene Caldwell
Mr. Kaun
Karlene Caldwell
The role of the teacher librarian is to coordinate all library media and information services. The library media teacher is a faculty member. The library media teacher (librarian) has the following expertise.
  • Library and information science: organization, administration, and management
  • Education: teaching/learning theories, curriculum development
  • Communications: interpersonal, media forms
  • Technology: telecommunications, computer systems and services, media production, facility design
  •     The role of support staff is to perform mainly clerical and technical duties under the supervision of the teacher librarian. Support staff have a general knowledge of library media program activities and specific skills needed to perform their duties.
        The role of the library specialist is to provide support for the library media teacher by facilitating the use and maintenance of technology, especially the online catalog; clerical and production tasks around the processing of books and other materials for use; basic maintenance of the library media center.
        The role of adult volunteers is to provide services that supplement the work of the regular staff.
        The role of student aides is to assist in carrying out the library's mission.
  • Over 40,000 cataloged items
  • 70 magazines & newspapers 

  • Super award-winning Web site ( 
  • Online periodical databases
  • SEQUOYAH -- Online public-access catalog 
  • Library Leaves Blog -- Our interactive web page for posting reviews and getting news 
  • Foreign language collections 
  • Vertical files (Pamphlets, literature notes, pictures, maps, clippings, etc.) 

  • Special education collection 

  • Audiobook collection 
  • Videotapes 
  • Production software: word processing (MS Word), spreadsheets (MS Excel), publishing (MS Publisher), etc. 
  • School publications 

  • 16 wired computers with Internet access; 3 with CD burners 
  • 28 wireless laptops for student use
  • 6 online catalog computers
  • 4 staff computers

  • Color scanners (3) 
  • 2 TVs & VCR/DVD players for loan 
  • Paper cutter & 3-hole punches 
  • B&W Photocopier (10 cents/copy)
  • Color printer/copier
  • Camcorder for loan 
  • Digital still camera for loan 
  • 28 laptop computers for use in the library 




  • Orientation & Assistance 
  • Information Literacy Instruction 
  • Borrowing Materials 
  • Inter-library Loans 
  • Teacher collaboration 
  • Displays 

  • Speakers 
  • Programs 
  • Ongoing Book Sale 
  • Volunteer Opportunities 





    Students working on research projects

    Mr. Brown teaching government researchMr. Ted Brown teaching government
    Photos by Tom Kaun & Frank Christ!

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    Updated by the Webspinner: May, 2011.

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