Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Katie Rainer
I have an undergraduate degree in English Literature (2001) from Grove City College, a Master of Education in Secondary English Language Arts Education (2004) from Auburn University, and a Master of Education in Library Media (2014) from Auburn University. I taught English Language Arts from 2004 through 2018. In 2018, I began my role as Library Media Specialist at Auburn Junior High School. I enjoy the opportunity to work with students and teachers to find books they love, to navigate information confidently, and to integrate technology effectively.
About the Library
The library is open to staff and students 7:45-4:00. In order to ensure distancing in the library, English teachers have a designated day of the week where students can come browse in person. Students may check out up to three items at a time. Items can be returned using the exterior book drop or in the library. Following return, all items are quarantined for four days prior to being reshelved. In addition to visiting the library in person, students can log in to Destiny to browse and place holds on books, and all available books will be delivered to students' classrooms. The library has several computers available for students to use at their teacher's discretion. All computers and tables are cleaned after each use.
Click here to search the library. Students may check out 3 items (books or magazines) at a time. All items are due back 2 weeks from the checkout date. Due dates are stamped in the back of each item. Items may be renewed as long as no one else is waiting on them. Overdue notices are sent home at the end of each quarter. New materials cannot be checked out until overdue items are returned. Books lost, damaged, or not returned by the end of the school year must be paid for. You can click here to pay on My School Bucks. An extension on returning lost books has been given for books that were checked out in the weeks prior to Spring Break 2020. If you have an ESS or AJHS library book, please return it ASAP.
Students have access to a catalog of eBooks and Audiobooks available to download on their school iPads or personal devices. We have many titles in our ebook collection that we do not have in the physical collection, as well as additional copies of popular titles! In addition to the 3 checkouts of library materials, students may borrow 2 ebooks at a time. Students can access these books through Sora, the Overdrive app, which may be downloaded to smart phones or tablets and is available in Self Service on student iPads or can be accessed by clicking here. Students will select our school then log in using Clever.
Click here for more information on Access to Resources and Services in the School Library, a publication of the American Library Association.