The Hebron-Harman Elementary School Library Media Center
News From the Media Center
Mrs. Elizabeth Van Pate is Hebron Harmon’s new Library Media Specialist. She moved to Maryland from Michigan where she was a Media Specialist and a STEM educator.
Her favorite picture book is Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox. Mrs. Van Pate’s favorite chapter book is Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff. Besides holding Media classes that connect with what’s being learned in the classroom, she also runs a book club, morning announcements and holds weekly lunch bunch.
Mrs. Van Pate’s husband recently retired from the Air Force after 30 years of service; she has a 15 year old daughter and a 20 year old son who is a sophomore at Michigan State University. She has two dogs and one cat.
Library Media Vision & Mission
The Office of Library Media Services envisions school libraries that are the hub of the school and are innovative, vibrant, and flexible spaces, staffed with school librarians who inspire students to become tech savvy and independent life-long readers and learners.
The mission of the Office of Library Media Services is to develop students who are lifelong readers and effective users of technology and information. We do this by teaching critical thinking, research skills and ensuring access to information resources and literature. The curriculum is designed to teach library media skills and information literacy at appropriate levels. In collaboration with the teachers, the library media specialist has developed an instructional program based on curriculum and the needs of the student population.
Over 1.6 million items are checked out each year to students and faculty.