My name is Oma Moore and I am the Library Media Specialist here at OBMS. I graduated from Delta State University with a degree in Business Education. I am also a National Board certified teacher. This is my 14th year teaching in Desoto County Schools.
The mission of the OBMS Library Media Program is to provide students with the opportunity to become creators of information and lifelong users of information. The program must encourage students to inquire and discover as they become successful critical thinkers, skillful researchers, and creators of information. The library media center provides an atmosphere that promotes student success and fosters independent, lifelong learners and readers. Through direct instruction with students and collaboration with staff the media program provides a variety of services, programs, and resources the supports the district and school’s mission, goals, and objectives.
Hours of Operation
The OBMS library is open Monday through Friday from 6:55 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. Students can visit the library during class with permission from their teachers. The Library Media Center may be used before or after school for staff meetings or club meetings.
Scheduling Policy for Classes
Mondays are open for teachers to reserve library time and for student to receive one on one help from the Librarian. ELA classes rotate to the library on Tuesdays through Friday on a A Week/B Week rotation.
Students are allowed to check out two books at a time. However, students may be granted permission to get three to four books if necessary for a class assignments. Patrons can check out resources for up to 14 days. Renewals are allowed. There is not a limit to the amount of resources teachers can check out. Teachers can check out resources for up to sixty days with the option to renew if necessary.
We do not have over due book fees. Although, students cannot check out more books before the previous books are turned in. End of year report card are held until books are returned or lost books are paid for.
Appropriate behavior and respect for all library patrons is expected from students while utilizing the Library Media Center. All school rules apply in the library.