Library Media Center

 

Vision:

The library media center is a place where every student feels welcome, every student sees themselves represented, and where every student succeeds.

Mission:

  • Teach students the print and digital information literacy and digital citizenship skills to become scholarly, ethical and critical consumers of information.
  • Provide access to the highest quality print and multimedia resources, appropriate technologies and innovative instruction so all students may realize their potential and are confident, ethical, responsible and exemplary in their use of information.
  • Promote school community members' collaboration opportunities, space and materials to design, invent, and create their own learning, products, and outcomes.
While music plays, students browse books to check out for Thanksgiving break.Black History Month Book displayNew Books display
Speed Dating with Books Event                                            Black History Month Books                                     New Books Display
 

Library Promotions, Check-outs & Information:

 

 

Library Media Specialists:

Email:

Ms. Dawn Currie-Scott dawn_currie-scott@hcpss.org
Ms. Aimee Hocker aimee_hocker@hcpss.org
 
Check out policy: Students and staff may check out five items for two weeks and renew check-outs as needed.
Hours: Normally we are open 7:00 am - 2:40 pm or as late as 4 pm or 5 pm if the library media specialists can stay late. Check with us!
Visits to the Library during class time: The library is an academic space with classes visiting all periods of the day, therefore unaccompanied students may come before school, during lunches, Glad Time, and after school to complete assignments and read.

See below for Contactless Check-Out of Print Books
 

Resources:

Community, Student & Staff Resources:

Procedures & Instructional Technology:

  1. Announcement Show Submissions:
    1. The student-centered Announcements Show provides brief, positive highlight and event announcements from the GHS school community delivered by awesome occasional volunteer student and staff anchors.
    2. Make a contribution to this school community platform! See below:
  2. Staff enter your scrolling announcement slides! (Staff only GSuite).
    1. Include the Who, What, Where, When and Why details of your event or announcement so students and families can contact you with questions and know what to do or what is needed when and where!
    2. Tip: Upload solely an image of your PPT slide, Google Slides slide, or event flier so no other staff member accidentally edits your slide or changes your slide theme colors.
    3. Students: Want something added to the announcements? Contact a staff club or activity sponsor to add content. Make a contribution to the platform! Be and provide the change you want to see!
  3. New staff: Click to request access or contact Ms. C-S or Ms. Hocker. Community member? Please call 410-313-5528 to speak to the principal and/or to view the HCPSS Announcements Policy.
  4. HCPSS Digital Tools Menu
  5. Library Reservations (Staff only HCPSS.me>GSuite).
    1. When making a reservation, be sure to add your last name and subject/topic information. Only enter and delete your own reservations for up to five consecutive days.
  6. Media LCD Projectors - Connect Wirelessly!
  7. SAM - Student & Staff password reset HCPSS Instruction Tab link - Directions document (Non-HCPSS.me>GSuite, anyone can view)
  8. Technology repairs and troubleshooting:
    1. Tech Schedule - Chris Fox III visits weekly as needed/possible
    2. Enter repair tickets here: Tech Dept Web Help Desk: https://webhelpdesk.hcpss.org
    3. Enter your school AD login (your school computer login)
    4. Can only be completed while on the school network!! Especially include:
    5. Type of repair: Computer? A/V? Wifi? etc....
    6. Be specific about what is wrong
    7. Serial number, HCPSS Inventory Tag number, make & model
    8. Your room number
    9. Or call the Tech Dept x.7004 to have repair tickets entered
    10. Provide specific details, serial number, make, model, and the silver HCPSS Inventory tag number on the device