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Media Home: Staff Resources

Blake Media Center Staff Resources

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 Promethean equipment, contact Tim Hall

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

Professional Research Databases

Click on the picture to access our complete list of databases

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):

Best Practices for Instructional Film Use 

Instructional Video Streaming Services

Classroom Video On Demand

Discovery Streaming - Log in with your MCPS Google Credentials


World Cinema