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High School Outreach Program

Program Description and Purpose

The Oregon Institute of Technology Library welcomes visits from high schools in the Klamath Basin. The Library's Outreach Program was created to promote collaboration with high school media specialists and classroom teachers. Our goal is to develop students' research skills and appreciation of the power of information.

Library teaching efforts focus on the use of library resources, qualitative evaluation of information, and electronic search techniques. Oregon Tech librarians provide tours of the facility as well as hands-on class instruction in the use of traditional and electronic information resources. The program gives students the opportunity for guided exploration and use of an academic library.

Before Visiting the Library:

Make arrangements for the visit/instruction session at least two weeks prior to the scheduled date. Oregon Tech student use of the library must be our priority, therefore high school tours and instruction will not be available during peak-use hours or during Oregon Tech's Dead or Finals weeks.

Provide the library with student assignment topics, so that these topics may be incorporated as examples into the instruction session.

Fax a list of student names with their current addresses and telephone numbers. This step minimizes delay time when students are registering as borrowers to check out library material. Students will be required to know their social security number, which Oregon Tech uses as an ID number, and to fill out a brief form with contact information.

Review with students what Oregon Tech library services the students will be offered.

Discuss what will be expected of students while they are using Oregon Tech's facilities.

Services for Advanced Credit Program/High School Transition Program Students:

  • Student borrowers card
  • Use of all databases in the library and from off campus via an Oregon Tech email account 
  • Reference assistance
  • Loans of circulating books and other materials
  • Interlibrary Loan service (requesting materials from other libraries)
  • Computer printouts for $0.15 cents per page
  • Photocopies for $0.10 cents per page 
  • Database access from home
  • Group instruction (available upon instructor's request)

To High School Students:

  • Courtesy borrowers card (10 item borrowing limit)
  • Use of all databases in the library
  • Reference assistance
  • Loans of circulating books and other materials
  • Computer printouts for $0.15 cents per page
  • Photocopies for $0.10 cents per page
  • Group instruction (available upon teacher or media specialist's request)

Note: High school students not enrolled in ACP/HST may request interlibrary loan materials from their high school media centers.

Requirements for Oregon Tech Library Borrowers Card:

  1. Picture identification
  2. Current student body card or report card
  3. Social security number
  4. Current address and telephone number

The borrower's card is for checking out library materials. To use resources in the library, a card is not needed.

For more information, contact the Information Services Librarian at 541.885.1772 or via email.