Monday, August 25, 2014

Welcome to the Media Center

Welcome to the Smith Middle School Media Center blog!

My name is Mr. Graña and I'm the new School Librarian/ Media Specialist/etc. Lots of different titles, buy you can just call me Mr. Graña. I taught Language Arts for 6 years before I made the move to librarianship. It's not too large of a leap, but it was a very conscious decision I made early on so that I could work with more students.

So why is it called the Media Center? Well, the space will be used for more than books- we'll have collaborative spaces; creative spaces; learning spaces where teachers can run classes; computers and other devices to access digital resources; and of course books! So naturally the term library doesn't quite fit perfectly anymore. With that in mind, don't be too surprised if you hear myself or someone else still call it the library.

I look forward to meeting everyone and getting to know more about your reading preferences so we can make the Media Center the best possible experience for you!