SHS Library Media Center News
Welcome to your Media Center!
I will be laminating classroom materials again this year. Bring your items to the library or place them in my mailbox. Please include your name!
The die cut machine has capital letters, numbers, and various icons. You will need to bring your own construction paper.
Visit the library to checkout your teacher materials. Sign up to use the library, laptop carts, iPads, document cameras, etc.
A library media specialist (LMS) wears many hats. Some instructional duties include teaching library and research skills, integrating the core SOLs into library teaching, and collaboration with teachers to teach core SOLs.
What can I teach the students at SHS?
- How to locate items in the library
- Advanced search queries for Google and other search engines
- Plagiarism and copyright laws
- Digital citizenship and Internet safety
- Search queries for the Gale databases
- The Big6 research process
- How to evaluate Internet sources
- How to use technology to create student products
Visit my school webpage for teacher and student resources organized into categories! There is also a Help Desk that contains useful documents for students and teachers.
Questions? Come see me! If you need me to teach a lesson please give me at least one week to prepare, since my administrative duties include cataloging books, creating a selection list, organizing and running fundraisers, writing grants, providing staff development sessions, helping students and teachers with technology, and many more activities.
Staff Development Opportunities
A portion of a library media specialist's job is devoted to providing quality staff development. I collaborate with Patty Collins (ITRT) to provide sessions in the library during the school year.
I can provide the following individual staff development sessions: Microsoft Office, School Center, Senteo (clickers), equipment (laptops, digital cameras, scanner,
digital video cameras, etc.), Discovery Streaming, Delicious, SMART Board, e-mail, Accelerated Reader, Prezi, the card catalog, Kindle, NOOK, World Book Online, Twitter, etc.
If you would like to make an appointment for a short staff development session please e-mail me or come by the library.
Teen Library Council
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Please be aware that the library may be closed more than usual while I battle a health issue. I will try to keep you updated on closings as much as possible.
Follow my boards for a TON of classroom ideas!
Follow the library @LMS_Crowder!
Follow my bookmarking site!