Updated: June 18, 2017
The Learning Commons Student Assistant Club provides students in grades 6 through 8 the opportunity to volunteer in the learning commons in the mornings from 8:30-8:50 am.
Learning Commons Student Assistant Club Application:
2016-2017 Student Assistants
About the Club
The club provides students with an authentic learning experience in library services, and it is perfect for the student who loves to read, has knowledge of current middle school age level books, and has a potential career interest in the library field.
Participants will assist the media specialist and media paraprofessional in the learning commons during morning hours prior to the start of the school day to gain skills in communication, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration.
Student assistant duties may include:
- Shelve non-fiction, fiction and biographies
- Straighten book shelves and computer labs
- Perform errands and classroom deliveries
- Assist with bulletin boards and book displays
- Participate in delivering learning commons information on morning announcements
- Help students check-out and check-in books and Playaways
- Assist with library promotions such as Read Across America
Students will be provided a “Student Assistant” pass to use while in the hallways performing duties.
Some of the benefits to being a student assistant include:
- Real world library service experience which will build into future work skills in organization, communication, teamwork, and technology
- A student assistant t-shirt
- Selection of books to choose from throughout the school year
- Holiday breakfast celebrations
- Opportunity to participate in Read Across America Week including reading to students at King Springs Elementary School
I look forward to working with your student in the learning commons. Student assistants learn and apply many skills in communication, organization, teamwork, and technology. Along with developing character and a sense of belonging with their peer club members, the student assistant club supports the 21st Century Skills Framework. This club provides participants the opportunity to master the following skills.
Learning and Innovation Skills
Information, Media & Technology Skills
Access to Information
Use and Manage Information
Fundamental Knowledge of ethical issues surrounding access and use of information
Manage the flow of information from a variety of sources
Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate and communicate information
Life & Career Skills
Initiative and Self-Direction
Social & Cross-Cultural Skills
Leadership & Responsibility
Productivity & Accountability
Learning Commons Student Assistant Participation Form
If you are interested in being a Learning Commons Student Assistant, complete the form GMS_LC_Student_Assistant_Club_Application_1617. Students will need two teacher recommendations and parent approval to participate, along with submission of the $25.00 club fee. The club fee covers the student t-shirt and holiday breakfast celebrations and must be placed in a school envelope and placed in a school black box in order to receive credit from the school bookkeeper.