The mission of the Washington
Township High School Instructional Media Center is to support the district's mission
by providing a 21st century learning laboratory focused on student
achievement and excellence. The IMC is where students are taught to
be problem solvers, seekers and creators of information, avid readers and lifelong learners
so as to fully participate in the 21st century. The Washington
Township IMC is the intellectual hub of the school's integrated
curriculum and the center for learning and research. The
teacher-librarians are collaborative partners with the teachers and students in promoting
academic achievement by enabling students to access, evaluate use and
transform information successfully.
This mission is accomplished through the attainment of goals in three
categories: Teaching & Learning, Information Access & Delivery,
and Program Administration.
Mrs. Johnson, Ms. Hill and Mrs. Skow
Ms. Hill received a B.S. degree from Penn State University, a Masters
degree from The College of New Jersey, and a MLS degree from Rutgers University.
A former Social Studies teacher, she also has experience as a public
librarian. Ms. Hill received the Jean Harris Media Program of the Year
Award from NJASL and has written articles that have appeared
in Library Talk, The Book Report and Library Media Connection.
Ms. Hill is the author of a book, Tooting Your Own Horn: Web Based Public Relations
for the 21st Century Media Specialist (Linworth Publishers).
Mrs. Johnson received a B.A. degree from Elizabethtown College and a Media
Specialist certification from Rowan University.
She taught at Camden County College for one year and has
taught English at Washington Township High School for 19 years.
Mrs. Skow graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Business,
majoring in Human
Resources and Management. After graduation, she worked on Wall Street.
Mrs. Skow received her English and Secondary Education certification, as well as
her MA in School and Public Librarianship, from Rowan
University. After teaching at Gloucester County College
for five years, she has taught at the high school for 14 years.
Additionally, the librarians have been workshop presenters for NJEA, the state educational media association, NJASL, and AASL, the American Association of School Librarians.
Under their guidance, Washington Township High School's IMC received the Winnebago Progressive Media Award in 1999. This award is given to the best media program in the state of New Jersey by the state librarian association.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
7:10am - 4:00 pm
Monday and Friday 7:10am - 2:35pm
Open 24 hours. Students can access the IMC's
catalog, databases, and librarians using the IMC homepage
Teaching and Learning
Provide a four-year
sequential program of information literacy instruction, which is integrated
into the school curriculum.
Collaborate with teachers to design authentic
learning experiences that support the curriculum and ensure
that all students acquire 21st century skills necessary in a global community.
learning strategies and differentiated instruction to meet the educational needs of individual students.
Promote physical and
intellectual access to all students including those with disabilities
Information Access and Delivery
Provide intellectual and
physical access to a diverse collection that supports the curriculum both
within and beyond the school.
Provide the technology tools that equip students
for a 21st century world.
development and support for teachers and administrators.
Establish a well designed
public relations program, which advocates for the library’s program and
Provide a highly trained
Provide adequate support
Prepare a budget that
provides adequate funding for all programs
Evaluate the library’s
programs to ensure that the program is meeting the educational needs of the
The media center celebrates reading throughout the year
with reading and research projects, independent reading projects, online book reviews, student and faculty book discussions and
special events including Teen Read Week, Banned Book Week, Read Across America,
and National Poetry Month.
The media center sponsors
community service projects based on reading. These projects have included: Operation
U.S. Soldiers Read Across Iraq in which thousands of books were shipped to the
soldiers in Iraq and $1000.00 was given to their families, “A Book in Their
Hands” in which used and new children’s and YA books were collected and given
to homeless and women’s shelters, Pennies for Peace which raised money to to
build schools in Afghanistan, and CHOP's "Reach Out and Read Program" which
provides children receiving treatment with a new book. Each year, the IMC
and the Student Book Club sponsors a Used Book Sale to raise money for community service
projects such as the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia's Reach Out and Read program, which involve the entire school district and the Washington Township