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Media Center Staff

Amanda O'Neill, Media Specialist

Mary Kennett, Media Clerk

Joey McGolrick, IT Technical Support

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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 7:50 am - 2:45 pm


 Media Center Resources 


BOOKS: Students are able to check out four items at a time for a 3-week checkout
AUDIOBOOKS CD’s and Playaways
Web-based eBooks in Chopticon’s collection

COMPUTERS: Available for individual student use with a pass from the classroom teacher or during Pride Time.
INTERNET: The Internet is for educational use only. No personal e-mail, chat rooms, bulletin boards, or surfing are permitted. Computer use and e-mail must be related to school assignments. 
PRINTING: Starting October 1, 2016, it will cost $0.10 a sheet to print in the library.  If a student does not have the money at that time, the printing cost will be charged as a fine to his/her library account and can be paid at a later time in the library.
 PRIDE TIME: Students can get a pass to come to the library for A lunch or B lunch.  Students must get a pass before school (7:50 am to 8:00 am) or between classes before the start of Pride Time.  Students are permitted to work and eat in the AP Study Room during Pride Time.

Online Resources and Databases


Online Databases

St. Mary’s County Public school district provides all their students with online databases with credible resources for research projects.  All of these sites can be accessed from school and home. If a site requires a username and password, please see Mrs. O'Neill for the logon credentials.
Click on the link below for a comprehensive list of all the SMCPS online databases available for your use. 
SMCPS Online Databases
Social Studies Related Databases
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Global Issues in Context
ABC-CLIO World Geography: Understanding a Changing World
ABC-CLIO American History
ABC-CLIO World History: The Modern Era

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 CHS Electronic Library Catalog

 Search and reserve books from Chopticon and other high school collections.

 CHS eLibrary Catalog


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St. Mary's County Public Library

Search and reserve books with a valid library card. Download audio and eBooks to your computer or eReader device!

 Library card application

 St. Mary's County Public Library Resources



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 Writing Center, Ask Us Now and Turnitin! 

Make use of the online resources provided by the collection of Southern Maryland libraries!
♦ Homework help with online tutors
♦ Live chat with a librarian on Ask Us Now!
♦ Test prep centers
♦ Online writing center to submit essays for review and proofing
♦ Library of Congress digital collections
♦ History and Literature research centers
COSMOS Online Services for Ask Us Now and Brainfuse Writing Center!
MDAskUsNow                                                     brainfuse

 Improve student writing and help them learn how to avoid plagiarism!
                 Video Instruction on Setting Up Classes                                     Video Instruction on Enrolling Students
plagiarism cartoon
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 Smartboard Training Videos and Documents



Smart Notebook Version 11 Tutorial



Video - Intro to Smartboard Basics - duration 15 minutes

Session objectives

  • Demonstrate how to access the SMART Exchange website, and search and download content 
  • Review the menu bar, toolbar and tabs in the SMART Notebook interface
  • Identify lesson creation techniques that support student learning outcomes
  • Create, clone and manipulate text and images
  • Write and save notes
  • Save a SMART Notebook file


Video - Enhanced Skills on Notebook Software - duration 15 minutes

Session objectives

  • Manage your own Gallery content
  • Add keywords to your content
  • Create and add themes
  • Link objects to websites, sounds, attachments and other pages
  • Access a SMART Notebook file from home 




The Smartboard Welcome Center

Smartboard Basic Functionality

Toolbars and Tabs

The Floating Toolbar

Collecting and Sharing Content with Notebook Software

Working with Smart Notebook Gallery Collection


Microsoft Word and Ink Aware

Microsoft Excel and Ink Aware

2-minute video on Ink Aware in Word and Excel

2-minute video on using Powerpoint on Smartboard





Lesson Activity Toolkit

The Magnifying Glass

Notebook Page Recorder

Creating and Customizing Pull Tabs

Random Generator Tool

Balloon Pop Tool

Checker Tool

Click to Reveal Effect

Erase to Reveal Effect




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iPad Training Videos


Youtube videos on basic operation of an iPad

Youtube video on iPad shortcuts



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Logon is the same as your network logon

Check out books and read on any internet device (laptop, Smartphone, internet ereaders)


Download to your device to read without wifi!

Follett BryteWave eReader App

Download from the App Store for iPhone/iPad or Google Play for Android devices!