Welcome to the MCA Library Media Center
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Computer Lab Scheduling & Calendar
Q: Is there a limit to the number of periods / days I can reserve the computer lab?
A: NO...however, it is expected that all faculty members will be reasonable and appropriate in their reserving of the labs and equipment.

Q: What should I do if my plans change?
A: If a faculty member finds that she/he cannot utilize the lab or equipment when reserved, they must contact the Media Center as soon as possible. This will allow other faculty members to utilize the lab if needed...or allow the Media Center staff to open the lab for student access.
1.       View the digital calendar on the MCA Computer Labs webpage under Teacher Sites to determine if the day(s) you wish to reserve are available.

2.       To reserve a day(s) in one of the available labs, speak with a member of the Media Center staff.

This discussion will collaboratively determine:

The dates/periods when the lab will be reserved.
Any supporting materials or equipment which will be needed/used during the time reserved. 
Any direct instruction or support to be provided by the Media Center staff.

3.       The Media Center staff will record the reservation(s) in the scheduling book.
AVAILABLE LABS and EQUIPMENT

Lab #226
Lab #301 
MAC Lab
iPad Cart #1 (See Mr. Shannon)
iPad Cart #2 (See Mrs. Tedder)
Chromebooks (See Mrs. Rosenbaum)
Visit our Lab Reservation Calendar HERE
Destiny OPAC
SEARCH OUR DESTINY OPAC 
(click picture above)
 
Not sure what a Lexile is? Read more here . . .
Use the Find-a-Book tool on Lexile.com to determine if your book's reading level is right for you.
About MCA Library Media Center
Mission Statement: The mission of the McIntosh County Academy Media Center Program is to develop lifelong readers and effective users of information.

Philosophy: The McIntosh County Academy Media Center provides all members of the school community with access to information, reading and research assistance, and instruction that supports the curricula and educational goals of our school. Integration of the Library Media Center Program with the curricula fosters a partnership with teachers and ensures that information skills are an integral part of learning so that students will be able to function successfully in the information society. The Library Media program extends and enhances classroom experiences and stimulates the development of a lifelong love and appreciation of reading and learning.

Media Specialist: The Library Media Specialist plays a critical role in the introduction of new learning technologies, support of the curriculum, and the teaching of information skills in a positive learning environment in which all students can become independent, lifelong learners.
Links
1. Evaluating Primary Sources 

2. Website Evaluation
1. GACollege411 - Great place to find information on careers, Georgia colleges, applications and transcripts, paying for college, Georgia College Savings Plan, scholarships, HOPE and much more!

2.  College Board -  Register for the SAT, SAT preparation, explore colleges, college applications, scholarships, major and career profiles, financial aid and much more 

3.  ACT - Register for the ACT, ACT preparation, explore colleges, college applications, scholarships, major and career profiles, financial aid and much more

4.  FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)  - U.S. Dept. of Education FREE Application for Federal Student Aid website

5.  Georgia Career Information Center - Excellent source for researching careers, salaries and college programs of study.

6. Occupational Outlook Handbook - Bureau of Labor Statistics' guide to career information about hundreds of occupatioms

7.  ASVAB Tutors - FREE ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Preparation Program.  "ASVAB Tutors was founded by an educator with a master's degree in educational administration named Eric Boshnyak, who wanted to make available a place for students to help themselves, by following the FREE preparation program he designed."
1.  GALILEO - Online encyclopedia and databases of newspaper and magazine articles. Home access password available in media center.

2. MLA Citation Guide 

     APA Citation Guide  

     Citation Machine  
     EasyBib  
     OSLIS Citation Maker  - Citation Guides and Citation Makers
     Annotated Bibliography Sample - MLA Style


3. The New Georgia Encyclopedia - The New Georgia Encyclopedia is an authoritative source on the people, places, events, and institutions of Georgia. The site contains nearly 2,000 articles and more than 5,000 images and audio and video clips on the history, culture, and life of the state.


4.  Library of Congress - The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. LOC Primary Source Sets


5. ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center - ERIC is an online digital library of education research and information. The ERIC collection includes annotated bibliographic records (citations, abstracts, and other pertinent data) for more than 1.2 million items indexed since 1966, including: journal articles, books, research syntheses, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers, and other education-related materials .
1.  Georgia Department of Drivers Services  - Online driver's manual.

2.  Ida Hilton Public Library 

3. Marshes of Glynn Libraries (Brunswick Library) 

4. Selective Service Registration
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