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Blake Media Center Staff Resources

Media Center Staff

Anita Thomas - Media Specialist

Sara Willoughby - Media Assistant

Tina Wilbur - Media Services Technician

ITSS - Christopher Allotey

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!


Tech Support

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

For support with computers, printers and/or Boxlight or Promethean equipment, contact Christopher Allotey

Visitation and Use

Visitation and Use of the MC



To schedule a class, small group or use of the space, click the link below.  You will need to enter your email and the PW is bengals.         

MC Reservation Calendar

Student Visitation: 

All students must have a pass to visit the media center independently during instructional hours and will sign in electronically. Upon sign in an email will be sent to the teacher confirming their arrival. 

Borrowing Materials

There is no limit on the on the amount of items for staff check out.  Browse for resources through our Destiny Catalog or you can request materials by contacting the MC Staff.

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

Instructional Videos


Instructional DVD's are located in the workroom and are available for staff check out.  

Always verify if a film is approved by MCPS for instructional use. Click below to search the Database of Accountable Evaluations (DAE):

For more information please read: Best Practices for Instructional Film Use

Laminating And Poster Printer

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

Laminating:  Available daily.  Items to be laminated can be dropped off in the media center. 

Poster Printing:  Available upon reasonable request. Please keep in mind that we cannot print large posters with dark colored backgrounds.   Click here to submit your request. 

Available Sizes:

Professional Resources

Click on the picture to access our complete list of databases


Professional eBooks

Professional Development eBooks can be 

accessed through Sora. 

Click on the image to get started.