[baisl] Re: Self-Check Circulation Desk

  • From: Julie Alonso <alonso@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: baisl <baisl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:11:55 -0700

Hi Debra,

We have self-check out for our K-8 library using Destiny Quest. Generally
we help K-2nd graders during class by passing out check out cards, but
anyone who comes to the library before or after school (teachers, parents,
students) are welcome and encouraged to use the self-check out station,
which is on our desk. Since Destiny has very distinct beeps for the right
and wrong clicks of buttons, we generally know when people need help, but
yes, the kids do make mistakes and items do leave the library without being
checked out sometimes.  I would attribute very few books lost from our
collection this way in the long run, though.

We also have 3 iPad stations in the library that students can use to search
Destiny Quest and to sign in so that they can put books on hold. Please
stop by if you'd like to see our Destiny Quest self-check out station!

Hope this helps,

Julie Alonso
Town School for Boys

*"Today’s school library media specialist should function as a
collaborative instructional partner by planning, teaching, and evaluating
with fellow educators. The library media specialist should also function as
a teacher of information literacy skills, teaching students to access,
evaluate, and use information in the context of their content area
curriculum (AASL 1998). When library media specialists fulfill these roles,
taking an active part in instruction in their schools, student achievement
increases (Lance 2005)." from The Instructional Role of the Library Media
Specialist as Perceived by Elementary School Principals

On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 12:19 PM, Debra Cardone <Cardone@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  Dear Colleagues,
>  Do any of you have a self-check out circulation desk? If so, do you have
> it for lower School, middle School, or high school?
>  Thanks for feedback,
> Debra
>  Hamlin School, Librarian
> San Francisco, Ca
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