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Books
We have a varied collection for your use and enjoyment--picture books, foreign language titles, popular fiction and serious research.  If we don't have it, we'll get it.  Let us know.

We can also pull books from the collection for you to use with your lessons.   We can deliver these to your classroom or better still, you can schedule the library and bring your students here!

Classroom books delivered to your room will be the responsibility of the borrowing teacher.   We can provide you with a spreadsheet to log student checkouts and then transfer them from your account to your students'.


Coffee
Join us! There is a coffee maker in our office for staff to enjoy. We contribute coffee on a rotating basis. There is a fridge for cream and a kettle for tea. Just let us know if you'd like to join!

Copies & Scanning
We have a color copier for you to use that doubles as an amazing scanner.  You will need a flash drive for scanning and if you want to print a document from a flash drive, it must by in pdf or jpeg format.

Co-teaching and collaboration
We are happy to have your classes in the library for instruction. Shoot me an e-mail about your lesson or stop by to talk and I can help you with resources and arrange to teach your students how to do research.

I can even work up an online Pathfinder for them to use for resources (see the right-hand navigation for examples) .
Databases & e-Books
We subscribe to several databases at Bear Creek.  Visit our Database page for a run down.

e-Books--Our e-book collection is growing every year. These books can be accessed 24/7 on campus and off and can be used by multiple users at once!

You will need a login and password to access them.  E-mail me, call or stop by to get that information.

Equipment
We have extra LCD projectors, clickers, battery chargers, GoPros, tripods and other items for teachers to use. 

Only teachers can check out equipment.  The check out period is five days.  If there is something you need that we don't have,  let us know and we can probably borrow it from another school.

Lamination
We laminate daily the week before classes begin and then on every Thursday after that. We can laminate up to 24" widths...anything wider than that should be taken elsewhere unless you don't mind if we fold it in half to get it through...talk to me. Make sure your lamination has your name on it and place it on the bookshelf to the left of the sink in my office. We do accommodate emergencies, just let us know.

Magazines
The library has a great selection of magazines. You can borrow our current editions to use in class and we have bins of old issues for your students to cut up for class projects. 

Poster printing
We can print poster for your classroom on our four-color poster printer. Send me your files in pdf format and I can blow it up to 24" width x up to 150 ft.  

The cost is $2.00 per linear foot and if it is to be billed to your department, we will need the account code from your department chair.

Research
If you need ANY research done, we will be happy to tackle this for you whether it is for your master's degree or PhD or for your lesson planning. Just give us the details and we'll get you what you need!

Reservations
Even if you don't need us to teach, always shoot us an email when you reserve any part of the library so we can make sure all the resources you need will be in working order and ready for you. 

Click on the Reservations link at the right to reserve the library. (You will need to be logged into your Jeffco Schools Google account in order to edit the calendar. If you cannot access it, e-mail me and I will enter your dates and then get you access to do it yourself next time.) 

We prefer that classes using the library come to use all our resources...we will accommodate classes that just need computers only in emergencies as students with off periods need our resources to get their work done. Please talk to me if you are in a pinch and we can work out a deal. 
Library Classroom
This is an ideal place for small classes or to have students rehearse or practice presentations. This is reserved using the Library Reservation Calendar.
Library Research Center
This bank of desktop computers (27) can be reserved using the Library Reservation link on the right. 
These computers are intended for research activities that don't require a formal lesson from the library. It is not a word processing center. Please don't reserve these resources unless you have research for your students to do.

Resources
Please let us know if there are resources you think we should have! We are always looking for suggestions for book, AV or database purchases.
Study Hall and Students from classes
Students coming to the library from a class must have a signed pass.  Do not send more than four students to the library from your class without calling first.

Study hall students must follow the guidelines on their passes and work quietly at the study hall tables.  

If you have a lesson that requires a permission slip, students who have not procured permission can come to the library. Please give us advance warning, a list of student names so we can check them off at the desk and make sure they have work to do.

Student Assistants--If you have a student assistant and have nothing for them to do, you may send them to the library to help us. We can always use students to clean tables and shelve books. 

Tech and Website Help
We are always available to help you with your questions about technology or Websites.   If you have a problem and don't know who to call or what to do, call or e-mail me and I'll point you in the right direction.

Questions, problems, concerns? e-mail, stop by or call!
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