Mrs. Maria L. O'Toole
Advanced Professional Certificate (English 7-12, Library Media Specialist)
Currently pursuing Graduate Certificate in Writing for Children and Young Adults
M.S. in School Library Media
B.A. in English, minors in Secondary Education and Writing
McDaniel College, summa cum laude
This digital portfolio was designed to showcase my fulfillment of the AASL Standards for Initial Programs for School Librarian Preparation through my coursework as a School Library Media Masters of Science degree candidate at McDaniel College.
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The mission of our school library is to provide a diverse collection of timely, exceptional resources to promote an enduring school community of critical thinkers and ardent readers.
The library is truly the hub of the school, and the center of its focus is the student. The library is a structured but comfortable and nurturing environment where the student's rights as a reader are protected and the student may feel safe to ask questions. The school library staff works tirelessly to serve the student, both directly by addressing his/her specific academic needs and personal interests and also indirectly by providing current and dynamic supplemental materials for use in the teachers' classrooms.