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Blake Media Center Staff Resources

Meet the Staff

Anita Thomas - Media Specialist

Tina Wilbur - Media Services Technician

Sara Willoughby - Para Educator

Edie Wood - Media Assistant


Instructional Support

For collaboration and instructional support stop by the media center or contact Anita Thomas

What your media specialist can do for you:

  • Collaboration on research projects and technology integration with databases, apps and other web tools.
  • Books and other materials needed for instruction
  • Online pathfinders/resource guides dedicated to your lesson
  • Information literacy lessons (Common Sense Media)
  • Feel free to request anything else, and we'll see if we can make it happen!


Borrowing Materials

There is no limit on the on the amount of items for staff check out.  Be sure to check all materials out at the circulation desk and return materials in a timely manner.

Search the catalog for books, film, databases, and more

Scheduling and Visitation

All students must have a pass to visit the media center independently during instructional hours and will sign in electronically.

Click here to request instructional support or use of the media center. 

Instructional Film Use


Instructional videos are located in the video closet and are available for staff check out.  

To find out if a film is approved by MCPS for instructional use click below to search the Database of Accountable Evaluations (DAE):


Common Sense Media

Laminating And Poster Printer

Printing: Color and black and white printing is available from all computers in the media center. 

Laminating:  Laminating is done all week during the first week of school. Regular laminating is done on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Label and drop your materials in the laminating box located in the work room. 

Poster Printing:  Is available upon request.

Professional Research Databases

Click on the picture to access our complete list of databases

Tech Support

For multi-media and/or audio visual  equipment use and support contact Tina Wilbur

For support with computers, printers and/or Promethean equipment, contact Tim Hall