Media Center

Welcome to the Owen High School Media Center! 

Media Specialists: Samantha Gallman and Kelli Self
Media Assistant: Meredith Harvey
Literacy Coach: Kenny McKee
Digital Learning Facilitator:  Lorraine Kasyan
 
 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
828-686-3852

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The OHS Media Center provides access to a variety of resources including books, magazines, newspapers, online databases, makerspace components, audiovisual materials and much more.
 

Our Mission:

Our mission is to cultivate life long learners who exhibit ethical decision making when accessing, creating, and using information.

 
Our Vision: 
 
Our vision is to have a media center capable of supporting student learning and interests through a variety of resources, both physical and digital. 
 
 Belief Statements: 
  • Educational needs and student interest drive decision making.

  • Access to resources ensures equity.

  • Collaboration among stakeholders yields successful outcomes.  


Sources of Information:

Owen High School’s Media Center contains a diverse collection of books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and professional materials, which can be accessed through our electronic catalog. Owen High School has three online services available to students that can be accessed at school or at home.  Students should check with the media center staff for appropriate passwords for these services.
Online Resources
Online Catalogs


Policies

Circulation Policy:

  • Unlimited books can be checked out unless class assignments require limiting certain titles or resources.
  • Patrons may be restricted to a fewer number of allowed checkout if they are frequently late with books, have lost items, or have excessive fines from the middle school.
  • One item out at a time, if a student has an outstanding fine.
  • E-readers (Nooks) are available for 1 week checkout with signed Parent Consent Form and are renewable.
  • Digital cameras are available for 1 week checkout and are renewable.
  • All other books and recorded books are available for 3 weeks and are renewable.
 
Fine Policy:
  • OHS Media Center does not charge daily fines.  We will, however, need to charge for lost materials.

Printing Policy:

  • Buncombe County Schools supports digital learning.  In that regard, each student in BCS grades 3-12 is assigned a Lenovo Yoga 11e with the purpose of increasing student engagement and empowerment.  We will work with teachers to identify methods of student engagement and assessment that exist in the digital realm.  If you need to print for a visual project, that's fine.  But, please limit your prints.  Once we run out of paper and toner, there won't be any more available.
 
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