Adventures in The LC

The only thing missing is you.

Just For Teachers

Please use the following links to provide your input in our library collection:


Collection Suggestion - What ebooks would you like to see in our library collection?


Request Form - to request online resources and tools you can use with students

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Special Edition: October (Part Two)

Breakfast Club


This week's morning schedule:

Come to The LITLC for reading, fun, and hilarity.

October 26, 2020-October 30, 2020

Read-alouds, get to know you activities, and 5-minute dance party

8:00 am - 8:25 am


8:00 am - 8:07 am

Round Google - Get to know each other virtually.


8:07 am-8:20 am

Read aloud of a scary story in our library collection.


8:20 am - 8:25 am

Get Up and Dance ---Start the day off with a little dancing before you go to homeroom.

Scary Stories

Many people love a good scary story. Check out some of the scary stories in our Destiny library collection. Available in ebook form, these books are sure to thrill your imagination.
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You know about Bigfoot?

"Vanessa's summer holiday on a ranch in Mexico is turned upside down as she enters a shadowy world of mysterious animal death, magical curses and dark family secrets. As she tumbles headlong into the mystery of El Chupacabra she starts to understand why some call it the Mexican Devil"--Provided by publisher.


This book can be viewed by an infinite number of LRTA readers.

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If you like Stranger Things, you'll love this book.

After something strange happens during a camping trip, twelve-year-old alien-obsessed Simon suspects he has been abducted, but was it real or just his overactive imagination?


Available to one reader at a time. This book is first come and first serve. You might also want to check out other titles by this author.

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Not for the faint of heart...

Retold in graphic novel form, the narrator tells the reader about the murder he committed and the terrifying aftermath.


Written by a Baltimore native, this classic tale is told with images.

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Many students say this book is thrilling.

"After eleven-year-old Ollie's school bus mysteriously breaks down on a field trip, she has to take a trip through scary woods and must use all of her wits to survive. She must stick to small spaces"--Provided by publisher.


This ebook is available to the first LRTA student who checks it out.

Special edition: October (Part One)

LITLC Live Tutorials


Created as a way to work with students, parents, and teachers, the LITLC Live Tutorials will occur October 20, 2020 - October 22, 2020. The Google Meet codes for each session is located on The LITLC Schoology page.


All members of The LRTA school community are invited.

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Access ebooks in Destiny

Gaining access to the ebooks and digital audiobooks in our Destiny catalog is easy to do. Watch the video below so you can take a look and check-out an ebook.
New and Improved: Accessing Ebooks Video

Celebrate Latin Heritage Month

Read one of the e-books in our Destiny collection.

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Click image above to check out our new website for The LITLC.

#LRTAbefriends

Thanks to a grant from the American Association of School Librarians, I was able to purchase copies of the award-winning graphic novel, New Kid, for the #LRTAbefriends project.


As of 8/31/20, we have 20 spots available for incoming 6th graders, three spots 7th graders, and two spots for 8th graders.*


Contact Ms. Love through Schoology if you are interested and I will provide more details.

August 2020: Back to School Edition (Part Two)

Welcome to the new school year! While the school year may seem a bit different, our school community should know that the school library is still available. Whether it's pop-up library opportunities to check-out books or lessons with teachers in various classrooms, our school library will remain an important part of the school community.


To enhance our virtual presence, we will also have various fun activities available for our students, staff, and parents. From monthly library challenges to Kahoot, Read Aloud, and much more. During the school year, make sure you check out the newsletter, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube channel updates.


Our school community can also use The LITLC Schoology page as a way to communicate and learn about various resources, such as dates and times for online tutorials, Kahoot codes, book club, coding club, and much more. To gain access to the library Schoology page contact Ms. Love via email or a Schoology message.

Yes. You can still check out books.

We have over 700 new books in our library collection. From digital audiobooks to new manga, our collection is growing thanks to the input of students and teachers. If you would like to look at the new additions or any of the books in our library collection, go to BCPSOne and select Digital Content. From there you can access Destiny.


Last year, based on the input of teachers, more Internet-accessible audiobooks were ordered for our school library. Take a moment to look through some of our library collection and look at the Destiny Collections created for each content area (Math, Science, art, physical education, and much more).

Reminder:


Parents and students can also request BCPL books using curbside pick-up or use the e-card option.

John Lewis: American Politician and Civil Rights Icon

A biography that tells the life story of a man who positively influenced others through his actions and words. Our school library has an infinite number of this e-book.

Crossover by Kwame Alexander

The graphic novel, Crossover, is a reformatted version of a fictional book that tells the story of a fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan who wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.


The book is available as an ebook and digital audiobook in our Destiny library collection.

Check out the fiction books in our e-book collection.

Nonfiction books in our e-book collection.

Check out the e-books in our collection that recognize diversity.

Check out the popular titles in our e-book collection.

Looking for titles related to current events? Check out the e-books in our collection.

Looking for books to promote online safety? Check out the books in our e-book collecion.

Popular authors are in our e-book collection.

Guts by Raina Telgemeir

According to Kirkus Reviews, "With young readers diagnosed with anxiety in ever-increasing numbers, this book offers a necessary mirror to many." If you are a fan of Smile and Sisters and other graphic novels by Telgemeir, you will love this book.

What is a graphic novel?

A graphic novel is a combination of a comic and a novel. It's a novel with a plot, developed characters, setting, and more. It also uses pictures and images to develop the story.


If you ever have to check out a chapter book but think you hate reading a lot of words on a page, give a graphic novel a try. :-)

Something New

Based on a previous PD provided by BCPSLMP, below is a menu design to entice teachers, students, and staff to utilize the services of The LITLC during the school year.


Embedded with 24 Easter eggs, can you find the hidden treasures within this virtual flyer? The person who shares the most #LITLCeggsearch via Twitter or IG by the end of August will receive a prize.


Happy hunting.

Remember

Teachers can utilize BCPL teacher loan services and any resident of Baltimore County can use the e-card option.

Special Edition (2020)

How Can Reading Help Build a Bridge

One way for people to begin to recognize the value of others is to see different faces and experience different cultures in a book. No, it's not the only way but it's a start. Some may ask why is this important. A picture is worth a thousand words. Take a moment (or two) to look at an infographic shared by Publisher's Weekly on June 19.
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Full citation: Huyck, David and Sarah Park Dahlen. (2019 June 19). Diversity in Children’s Books 2018. sarahpark.com blog. Created in consultation with Edith Campbell, Molly Beth Griffin, K. T. Horning, Debbie Reese, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, and Madeline Tyner, with statistics compiled by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison: http://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/pcstats.asp. Retrieved from https://readingspark.wordpress.com/2019/06/19/picture-this-diversity-in-childrens-books-2018-infographic/.

What Next?

Representation matters. Minds and perceptions can be shaped for the better when diverse voices are shared and when diverse faces are depicted. Below, are some resources you may want to use to locate books for a variety of age ranges and interests. These suggestions were compiled by various organizations and journals.

A lot has occurred within the past month and during a time of physical distancing, the topics of racism, injustice, equity, and more have become topics of discussion. No longer swept to the side, the heavy topics are being unpacked.


Whether you are an educator, a parent, a student, or another community member, you may wish to learn more. The titles and resources above are just a start. Take the time to check out the resources and become a partner in positive discussions.

Celebrating Black Boys in Books

A great resource, The Conscious Kid has a website and Instagram page with so much information.

Visit Black Children's Books and Authors

The Black Children's Books and Authors offers a list of titles based on genre.

Other Books to Celebrate Diversity

We Need Diverse Books has numerous links to online resources for those who are looking for other books that promote diversity.

May 2020 Edition

Building an Online Community

Although we are not in the school building, we are still striving to build a community of readers, researchers, and thinkers. The school library is here to assist with all of those efforts and much more. Previous newsletters highlighted well-known resources that students and staff could still access from home. Whether it's e-books, BCPS databases, or the Baltimore Sun, our school family has a number of materials at their fingertips.


This current issue will focus on a few resources you may not know about, as well as two resources that have been added to meet the needs of our virtual community.


BCPL E-Books

BCPS students can access ebooks and audiobooks in Baltimore County Public Library's collection. A video explaining how students can access the information is below.


Virtual Book Matching

Any student or staff who would like to receive book recommendations based on their interests can complete the revised book Matching Service. Users do not have to include their email address; however, for personal attention and correspondence, users can include their first initial and last name (or vice versa).


Books We Love Competition

Using a system similar to March Madness, we have the Books We Love Competition. Vote for your favorite books and see which is the ultimate book we love at LRTA. The great thing about this is that many of the books on the list are ebooks and they are available in our school library Destiny collection or BCPL. See the information below for more details.

For BCPS Students: Accessing Your BCPL Resources
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Click the link below to vote in our Books We Love Competition.

REMINDER- Continue to look to our library's Schoology page for weekly updates.

April 1, 2020 (Special Edition)

Checking In

I hope everyone is well. This edition has some information regarding the online resources available to members of the BCPS family. Take a look at some of the materials. If you are a member of the Loch Raven Tech family (staff, parent or student), I can provide more information regarding the tools. Starting April 6, my online office hours will be 9:00 am - 11:00 am (EST). LRTA family can contact me via email at tlove@bcps.org.

Online Tools You May Want to Use

As you prepare online resources our students can use, consider these resources.
Accessing Destiny to Read Ebooks
BCPS Databases

BCPS has a variety of digital resources that students can use as they gather and sort information. Let me know which databases fit any projects you are doing with students and we can prepare an online lesson or tutorial.

Noodletools *

Do you have a research project that students need to complete? One of the resources that is highlighted in ALL content areas is Noodletools. With prior planning, we can create a lesson. *Use BCPSOne to access the site for students.

BCPL

As a partner of BCPL, members of the BCPS community (students, staff, etc.) have access to a multitude of resources. Email me and we can set up a time for a tutorial.

FlipGrid

Looking for a way to give your students a fun way to share their voices? See me and we can create a FlipGrid. Private or public, it's a great way to create a forum for discussion.

Join the reading challenge.

Created by members of the Maryland Association of School Librarians (MASL), various activities (reading, drawing, etc.) that will promote reading and literacy. What is it? It's a chance for us to build a community of readers. During this time of social distancing, we can take some time to read something and share what we are reading virtually.


ANYONE can take part in the #readtogether challenge. You don't have to live in the state of Maryland or even be a parent. You just have to be someone who would love the chance to share your reading.


Click the link to see some of the ideas. More ideas will be available at www.maslmd.org , @MASLMD and Twitter for updates. Share your progress using any form of social media that works for you. Use #readtogether and/or #MASLMDreads to connect with other readers.

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February (Special Edition)

New Books

We have over 700 new books in our library collection. From digital audiobooks to new manga, our collection is growing thanks to the input of students and teachers. If you would like to look at the new additions or any of the books in our library collection, go to BCPSOne and select Digital Content. From there you can access Destiny.


Based on the input of teachers, more Internet-accessible audiobooks were ordered for our school library. We also have augmented e-books in our collection and e-books that can be used by individual students or groups of students. Share an upcoming topic or unit with me and I can let you know what we have available in our collection.


Access our unboxing videos to see the new offerings. Complete videos are available on our YouTube channel, The LITLC, and snippets can be seen on our IG page.

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Get in the Flow with Flocabulary

The school library has a subscription to Flocabulary. Flocabulary is a wonderful way for our students to reinforce the information that they are learning in their classrooms. Take a moment to look at some of the offerings:

Language Arts

Math*

Social Studies and (Week in Rap)

Science

Vocabulary

Social and Emotional Learning

These are just a few of the videos available. Several Math teachers have already utilized this as a resource. I'm looking forward to doing more lessons in other content areas.

A collaborative partner, here are just a few ideas of what we can do.

January Issue (2020)

Inside and Outside the Library's Walls

Nothing is better than working with teachers to provide information our students need. The past few months have been exciting. The library program has been used to provide information to students regarding digital citizenship, language acquisition, math skills, and reading skills. Below are some of the highlights of the collaborative efforts inside and outside the library's walls.

The Results of the Second Annual Book Drive

Thanks to the book donations of parents, students, and staff our school community was able to collect 243 new and gently used books for the Children's Division of Sheppard Pratt.
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BCPL Resources and You

BCPS students and employees have access to the Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL) resources. From ebooks in Overdrive to, BCPL is a valuable educational partner for the entire school system. Consider checking out one or more of the resources below.


If you have any issues logging on through the BCPSOne Portal, send me an email at tlove@bcps.org and I can attach the instructions.

Research Databases

Students can use this portal to locate online tools such as Mango, an online language tool,, Middle Search Plus (one of my favorites for students) and NoveList K-8 Plus. Take a moment to look through the variety.

Access ebooks and audio books through Overdrive

You will always have something available to read when you use Overdrive. A great online resource, you can find children's books, YALIT and much more. Students can sign-in through BCPSOne by opneing the digital tools section and click the BCPLInfo.

Magazines

If you enjoy magazines, consider using this resource to read your favorites. From Clean Eating to Car & Driver, you can find a wide variety of options.

November Issue (2019)

Surprises

Collaborative lessons with teachers has been a highlight during the first quarter of the school year. Below are some visuals.
Noodletools, Research and Science Scholars

Scholars in Ms. Jones and Ms. Gorkiewicz's classes were able to use Noodletools to cite sources.

Dividing Fractions with Ms. Hicks and her Scholars.

Scholars had a chance to use Flocabulary to work on their math skills.

Using Mango to Enhance our Knowledge of Spanish.

Students in Senora Parry's class had a chance to use Mango, a free online tool, to practice their pronunciation and understanding of Spanish.

Great News!!

The LITLC has been busy. This shows in the number of visits and collaborative efforts inside and outside the library's walls. The number of students coming to the library during their lunch period has increased (see figures one and two), as well as the number of classroom visits for pop-up library and lesson partnerships (see figures three and four).


Looking at the data, more teachers are coming to the library to plan upcoming lessons in the library as well as to bring classes for instruction with LMS (library media specialist). The library is also seen as a place to relax and the data shows this. Computers are no longer stored in the library space but more and more students are coming to the library to read and relax. This is great news.


To keep up the momentum. The Lunch Bunch Crew is starting to think of ideas to enhance the library program. If you would like to join the group, see Ms. Love for more information.

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Visit our various social media platforms to see what we are doing.

Fall Edition (2019)

Great news!!

As we prepare to enter the fourth week of the school year, there is great news to report. The LITLC has seen an increase in check-outs, collaborations and student usage. How do we know? Using data from LibraryTrac, data from the first, three weeks of the 2018-2019 school year we compared to data from the first three weeks of the 2019-2020 school year.


Check-outs

During sixth grade orientation, over 90% of the sixth grade students checked out books. Sixth graders also enjoyed a Pop-up Library during their lunch shift.


Collaborations

Ms. Gorkeiwciz and Ms. Jones were key partners in an AVIDized lesson. Focusing on note taking and Noodletools, the students in their class successfully completed a lesson and learned about reliable resources, searched for valid information using a BCPS Database, WorldBook, and signed-up for Noodletools, an online tool that will help students cite sources for research.


Ms. Langley, a BCPL representative from the Loch Raven Branch, visited the school twice. Her first visit was during Back to School Night. Parents and students received information related databases and other privileges enjoyed by members of BCPS. During her second visit, we began planning PROJLIT/BES book club and discussed the possibility of working together to have an author (or two) visit the area and speak with members of the LRTA community.


Independent Student Usage

The more students read the better prepared they are for the rigors of learning. Our students at LRTA love to read! More and more students are coming to the library during their homeroom and during lunch to read, check-out books, play educational games and just relax. Any student is able to come to the library during lunch, they just have to see Ms. Love during homeroom to get a green pass.


They don't say our library is L.I.T. for nothing. By embracing Literacy, Instruction and Technology our students are becoming global learners and global thinkers. Stay tuned for more great news as the school year progresses.

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Spring Edition (2019)

Spring Into Summer

As the end of the year fast approaches, members of The LITLC crew began preparing for the upcoming school year. Whether it's ways to advertise the resources in the library or promoting reading to the school community, the Lunch Bunch and I are trying to think of innovative ways to connect with the school community.


Students and staff were invited to complete the end-of-the-year survey for The LITLC. This information will be used to help us as we plan for next year. Here are just a few snippets of the information.

Summer Reading

BCPS has partnered with BCPL for over 13 years to prevent the summer slide. Use the following link to get information about the BCPL Summer Reading Program. You'll be glad you did.
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Winter Edition (2019)

World Read Aloud Day is February 1, 2019. The school library, The LITLC, would love to recognize this day of reading. The event will start January 31st and conclude February 1st. The entire school community (parents, students, faculty and staff) is invited to take part in this initiative to do one or more of the following:



  • Read a book aloud to students in the library for 15 minutes (January 31, 2019, 9:00 am – 11:00 am or February 1, 2019, 9:00 am – 9:30 am)
  • Videotape yourself a reading the beginning of a book (2-5 pages) and post your video on social media with the hashtag #LRTAreads
  • On January 31 and February 1, visit the school library to read aloud to a group of students during lunch (contact Ms. Love for times)
  • Using Destiny, our online catalog, check-out one of our e-books and use the read aloud feature. Post a picture or video and share via social media using the hashtag #LRTAreads


Contact Ms. Love via email at tlove@bcps.org if you have any questions or other ideas.

https://youtu.be/fqnOwY3tkjg

Digital Citizenship Lessons

BCPS has an expectation that all sixth grade students receive instruction regarding Digital Citizenship. Below are some images of the second lesson in the Digital Citizenship program. In this lesson, students learned how to determine whether websites are reliable.
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First day of Winter (Special edition)

#FlashbackFriday

Before the winter break begins, I would like to focus on some of the engaging activities we have had in our school library. Students had a chance to explore makerspace opportunities, work on coding activities, learn about digital safety, discuss novels, complete lessons, and independently navigate Destiny to locate books they wanted to read. Check out our video to see why our library is L.I.T.

Snapshots and Data

The video above has anecdotal evidence of our library program. The images below provide some quantitative data to show the usage in our school library. Using LibraryTrac, the data is clear and concise.


Students

We have had 1082 independent student visits since September. The top reason students come to the library is to read, to relax and/or to use the computer. The second reason students come to the library is to work on a class assignment, complete homework and/or to conduct research. The primary time for student visits is during lunch; the 7th grade lunch shift is the busiest.


Teachers/Classes

Teachers utilize the space, as well. The primary reason for class visits is for checkouts/returns. A close second is instruction with me, the LMS. So far, sixth grade classes have visited the library the most. Our lessons included library orientation, digital safety, e-book scavenger hunts and book matching services.


In 2019, I am looking forward to more visits from students and more opportunities to collaborate with teachers.

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Fall Edition 2018 (Volume 1)

Great Things are Happening in the LRTALC

The month of October has been busy.


  • Several reading teachers have utilized the Book Matching Service to get students excited about reading.
  • Eighth grade Language Arts teachers have infused the library resources as they prepare students for the argument PBA.
  • Sixth Grade students in G&T are utilizing enrichment activities for The Giver
  • The school community has completed the LRTALC Survey.
  • More students are beginning to come to the library independently to check-out books (with a valid green pass of course).
  • The Collection Development Plan for LRTA is almost complete.
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Library Trac Data

The Science and Language Arts Departments received information regarding library resources and ways we can collaborate.

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Building a Research Community: Destiny Collections

Have you asked a student to research a topic and noticed that they used an unreliable website? That doesn't need to happen again. Destiny Collections is a sure fire way to get reliable resources into the hands of our students as they research.


Using our online catalog, users can create a playlist of resources for their students. They playlist can include web pages, books, online databases and much more. Click here to see a sample.


Too much on your plate to learn another web tool? With a simple email to Ms. Love and at least three business days, a playlist can be created for you and your students. Gathering six to eight of resources that will attract a variety of learners and in a variety of formats, the Destiny Collection playlist will be shared with you. Teachers can then share the playlist in a homework assignment, research assignment or as part of a class activity. *



An asset for all content areas, Destiny Collections is just one way we can provide our students with information they need as they navigate through this digital world. If you would like more information about this tool stop by the library. Information can also be shared in department meetings our grade level team meetings.

BCPL Loch Raven Branch will visit November 14-15

Members of the Loch Raven Branch of BCPL will visit our school to share online tools that students can use to increase their chances of scholastic success. There are numerous resources that our students have access to as BCPS students:

  • e-books
  • Language Resources, such as Mango and Rosetta Stone
  • World Book
  • Homework Helper
  • much, much more


Teachers will receive information regarding slots and times next week.

PROJLIT is coming to LRTA!

PROJLIT is a nationwide book club for students that is a proven way to engage students in reading. Focused on high interest titles which represent diverse viewpoints, the first meeting for the PROJLIT book club of LRTA will be November 15, 2018. Our focus for November and December will be books by Jason Reynolds and Kwame Alexander.



Any student who wishes to receive more information should see Ms. Love before or during homeroom. Parents and teachers are encouraged to participate, as well.

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Find a Buried Treasure in your School Library

Teachers, students and staff are invited to take part in the Find a Buried Treasure in the School Library initiative at LRTA. What is it?


The entire school community can take part. Teachers can schedule class visits for research or book talks. Parents can complete the BCPS Parent Library Card form. Students can share book reviews or testimonials about our library program. See the list of ideas below and contact Ms. Love to take part in the hunt to discover the treasures within our school library.


Teachers

  • Schedule a class visit and bring the class in for a book talk and check out* = one entry into a raffle for the end of the Year
  • Schedule a class visit and bring a class in for a BCPS research related lesson* within your curriculum/Passion Based Learning project = equals two raffle tickets
  • Schedule a class visit and bring a class in to take part in a Ted-talk* inspired lesson related to your content area and current curricular focus = 3 raffle tickets
  • Schedule a class visit and let’s co-teach a lesson using one of the features of ClassFlow = four raffle tickets


School Community

o Donate new or gently used books for the upcoming book drive.*

o Check out a book from our school library and share your thoughts about the book with our school community the hashtags #LRTAreads #LRTALC

o Take part in the #TestimonialThursday initiative for our school library. Share one or more of the following:

o Collaborations with the library

o “Aha” moments in the classroom based on a collaborative effort

o Resources you’ve used to enhance your units


Students

o Complete an online book review or submit a book review through Destiny.

o Representatives from Take part in our ProjLIT book club

o Donate new or gently used books for the upcoming book drive.

o Student testimonials about what they have discovered in the library, etc.



Parents

o Parent testimonials regarding our library program are welcome. Use the hashtag #LRTALC.

o Parents complete complete and return a BCPS Parent Library Card to Ms. Love.

o Donate new or gently used books for the upcoming book drive.




The prize? A $10 gift card.

Summer 2018: The Beginning of School (Volume 1)

New Beginnings

During the past 22 years, I've been an educator in BCPS. Reading, literacy, libraries, and students are my passion. I'm excited to begin my first year at Loch Raven Technical Academy as the library media specialist. The Library Center/Learning Commons will offer numerous opportunities for collaboration, engagement, exploration. Whether it's the community survey (see below) to get the input of students, staff, and parents or working with community partners, The Loch Raven Technical Academy Library Center (LRTALC) will strive to be a hub for learning.


As your library media specialist, I am willing to locate resources that students can use to connect their learning to the real world. From books (e-books and print) to technological resources, students and staff will have access numerous materials.


Teachers

I am also interested in collaborating with teachers by co-teaching lessons or presenting lessons based on a need of the teacher and students. View LibraryTrac to see what dates are available and email me to set-up a time to discuss your ideas and curricular needs.


Teachers also have access to the Baltimore Sun for classroom use. Stay tuned for more information.


Students

Stop by the library during your lunch time. See me in the morning, before homeroom, for a pass. Students with a valid pass can eat their lunch in the cafeteria and then come to the library to relax, read, chat or collaborate.


Parents

Get a parent library card and check-out books from our school library. Complete the form and return it to me. You should have your parent library card by November.

LRTALC Survey

Please share your ideas regarding the library program at Loch Raven Technical Academy. Click here to access the survey. You can also click the logo below to view our wiki page and have access to our survey.

Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL) and You

Students and staff are encouraged to take advantage of the library loan program. Thanks to a partnership initiated by the Office of Digital Learning, BCPS students can access various online databases, as well as check out books at their local BCPS branch. Whether students want to access language courses, get help with their homework or use one of the BCPL databases for research, BCPL has a number of resources that can enhance a student's level of success.


Thanks to a partnership with the Loch Raven branch of BCPL, our school library will provide several pop-up library events to correlate with community engagement programs. During the school year, we will also have presentations from representatives from BCPL to show students databases that will help them be successful inside and outside the classroom.


The benefits of this partnership aren't just for students. BCPL also offers a teacher loan program. This program allows teachers to request books for class projects, as well as the chance to check-out books at extended periods of time.


If you would like more information, please see me for more details. I look forward to collaborating with you.

Here are just a few of the resources available through BCPL.

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BCPL has resources for teachers, too.

BCPS ONLINE RESOURCES

BCPS has databases that teachers and students can use, as well. From research models, to approved online tools, we have it all. Created with safety and ease of use in mind, these databases meet the curricular needs students and teachers. See Ms. Love to get the password information for home use.


BCPS ODL Wiki-

An online resource where a variety of tech tools and up-to-date news is shared.


Destiny-

Access print and non print materials. You can determine which books we have on the shelves, as well as locate e-books (individual and multi-person/class use), professional journals, and much more.

A few of the BCPS Databases

In the area below, are a few of the BCPS databases available to the BCPS family. Students and staff who wish to use these tools outside of school, should enter through BCPSOne. See Ms. Love get any passwords or usernames required for at home use.

#Lastbell

We ended the school year strong with the #lastbell initiative. Working with members of the Science department, students were introduced to plugged and unplugged activities in the library. Using the information they learned in the lesson, as well as the knowledge they gained over the school year students were encouraged to use code to reinforce scientific topics.
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Let's stay connected!!