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Contactless Library Book Pickup Service
This year during distance learning library books can be checked out using the new Contactless Library Book Pickup Service. This service is easy to use and will allow the CSE community to borrow library books without having to come too close to staff or other students. You can use the online library catalog (use the "FIND A BOOK" button) to decide what books you'd like, then you can request those books for pickup either online using the "LIBRARY BOOK CONTACTLESS PICKUP" button or over the phone (651-917-0073 ext. 2241). Check out the instructional video below for directions on how to use the service.
"FIND A BOOK" Privacy Error Message
When accessing the CSE Library Catalog from your home computer or device you may experience a privacy error message. CSE ASSURES YOU THAT THE WEBSITE IS SAFE. Follow these steps to bypass the message. You will only need to take these steps once and your computer/device will recognize the site as safe.
STEP 1: Click on the "Advanced" button at the bottom of the page.
STEP 2: Click on "Proceed to library.csemn.org (unsafe)". It IS safe. And that's it. You will be directed to the CSE Library Catalog.
It goes without saying that we REALLY miss seeing all of you (students, teachers, families)! Being out of school for so long, not seeing each other, and quarantining at home can be really hard. We can't wait to see you all as soon as it's safe to do so. In the meantime, we've put together lots of resources to help you stay busy, entertained, and keep your brains sharp! Check out our Quarantine Resources (featuring tons of links to eBook resources, eAudiobook resources, podcasts, and much more), Home Academic Support (resources for doing double duty as a parent and a teacher at home) Public Library Guides (resources for helping you make the best use of your public library and the numerous free resources they're offering during the COVID-19 pandemic) pages.
Be well and see you soon!
Mission & Goals
Mission: CSE Media Center staff strive to develop curious, creative, resourceful, and well-informed scholars who love to read, are capable of accessing, organizing, and evaluating information, and use their knowledge to solve problems and participate productively in their communities.
Media Center Goals:
Commitment to Excellence
Supporting each individual learner's needs and goals
Supporting academic excellence through learner assets and cultural strengths
Promotion of lifelong learning
Implementation of best practice instructional strategies
Student Development Goals
Development of an intrinsic love for reading (reading for pleasure)
Development of an intrinsic curiosity and thirst for knowledge
Development of personal and mutual respect through a welcoming, supportive, and engaging environment
Development of collaborative skills to encourage self-motivation and responsibility for personal actions
Skill Development Goals
Developing research skills to
Gain knowledge and satisfy curiosities
Answer research questions
Development of strong inquiry and critical thinking skills
Development of effective use of information technology, both digitally and in print
Development of strong literacy skills including reading, writing, and media literacy
Cultivation of safe and ethical technology and information usage practices
Development of correct ethical attitudes and habits in regards to intellectual property, plagiarism, and research
Volunteer at the CSE Media Center!
The CSE Media Center welcomes volunteers! Volunteers may assist with administrative library tasks (eg. re-shelving, managing the collection, assisting student patrons), read to students, or help keep the library clean and inviting. Volunteers may assist on a regular schedule (preferred) or on a limited, drop-in basis. Volunteer shifts are available Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-4:30. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Alex Karpicke at: email@example.com