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Happy Thanksgiving! (Book Pickup/Delivery for Thanksgiving Week)
Happy Thanksgiving from the Media Center to all of our CSE families! We hope you have a fun, safe holiday full of food and relaxation. Book pick up and delivery services ARE available this week Monday-Wednesday, but not Thursday (Thanksgiving) or Friday. Be sure to make your request for pick up or delivery in time to get your books before the holiday. Happy reading!
Transgender Awareness Week
This week (Nov 13-19) is Transgender Awareness Week. We at CSE believe that all students, families, and community members have the right to live truly as themselves in a safe and accepting learning environment. Because representation matters, the CSE media center strives to include titles in our collection that value people of all identities. To explore titles featuring the voices of LGBTQ+ characters and authors take a look at our LGBTQ+ Voices BookList.
New Hmong Studies Section
Native American Heritage Month
America is a vast land of many cultures dating back thousands of years to the original inhabitants of the land. History, heritage, or culture of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians are part of every national park and communities across the country today. Every November during Native American Heritage Month and throughout the year, the National Park Service and our partners share history and the continuing culture of America's indigenous peoples (taken from (nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov). Check out the many titles we have focused on indigenous peoples of Minnesota and beyond.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org