• Media Center and Computer Labs

    The Media Center at McAuliffe has been established to provide resources and instructional assistance in all areas of the Media Center Library curriculum at all grade levels. It is our belief that students who live in an information society need an environment which provides opportunities for developing a lifelong appreciation of literature and ensures that students and staff are information literate. To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to access, evaluate, and effectively use the information. The library media program has the potential to implement, enrich, vitalize, and humanize the education program.

    The McAuliffe Media Center is staffed by two part-time instructional aides who support the students and staff. It has a collection of over 19,000 books of which over 70% of the books are Accelerated Reader books.

                McAuliffe subscribes to the Accelerated Reader quiz program, Enterprise, which gives the McAuliffe students access to the entire inventory of quizzes offered by Renaissance. This allows McAuliffe students to read a book of their choice and once they are finished, go to the Media Center to take a quiz on what they have read. The Enterprise AR program gives immediate feedback to students and staff regarding students' reading comprehension skills. It also allows parents and students to have access to their progress at home through the Home Connect part of the program.

               Computer lab  Teachers bring their classes to the Media Center to research and use one of the two PC computer labs with Internet capabilities and interactive wipe boards. All classes across the curriculum use the labs to word process, research, complete web quests, create PowerPoint presentations, practice their grammar, write music, and utilize many other programs. The Media Center is open before and after school for students to check out library books, take AR quizzes, research, or use a computer to complete assigned work. The Media Center is the learning “hub” of McAuliffe and a great resource for students, staff, and parents!
     

     
    Information & Contact Numbers

    Library Hours:
     
    Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 8:15 AM - 3:35 PM                           
    Wednesday: 8:15 AM - 2:35 PM                          
    Friday: 8:15 AM - 3:25 PM

    Phone: (714) 816-3320 ext. 77230