NAME: CASSIE CLARK                                                          
GRADES: 9-12
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I am originally from Glencoe, Al.  I Graduated from Glencoe High School in 1994. 
 From there I
went to Auburn University where I received my undergraduate
 degree. I then went to the University
of Alabama where I received my Master's
 degree.  May 2013 I completed my Education Specialist Degree in Library Media
 from The University of West Alabama.  
I have been in education 17 years.  16 of
those years
have been spent in the library and have loved every minute of it. 
 I have worked in a middle school and
high school. I started out teaching at
Springville Middle School in 1998. I then moved to the library at
Odenville Middle School.  6 years of my career were spent at Springville High
School  before coming to Southside in 2011
.   I am so excited to be at Southside
High School. 
My husband Chris is the athletic trainer  at SHS. 
We have two children, Drew 5 years old, and Luke 3 year old.  I have so many
 ideas and plans for the
SHS Library, and am looking forward to a great year!
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 Southside High School Library Media Center

Mission Statement and Philosophy
The mission of the Southside High School Library Media Center
is to create independent users of ideas and information by
ensuring that all students and staff have the skills and opportunity to access,
evaluate, and use information.  We believe that it is our
responsibility to introduce new learning technologies,
provide support of the curriculum, and teach information
skills in a positive learning environment in which all students
can become independent, lifelong learners.
The mission shall be accomplished by providing the following:
  • intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats
  • instruction to foster competence in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas
  • recommendations and guidance to stimulate interest in library materials
  • collaboration with staff to design resource based learning investigations
  • partnerships with staff to integrate information literacy into existing curriculum
  • encouragement and support for the integration of technology into the curriculum

Media Center Philosophy

At Southside High School, we believe that reading should be made fun and
enjoyable for the learning community.  It is important to create a sense of
wonder about books as well.  In addition, providing a wide range of
resources and materials on all appropriate levels will help stimulate and
encourage a love for reading.  This system will also help to develop literary, cultural, and aesthetic appreciation for the arts and sciences.  We believe that enriching and supporting educational programs in the school will
 influence the students to work with confidence in the changing world of
information science.  If we strive to stimulate intellectual curiosity, it will
establish a life long habit of reading and learning.  We believe that the
promotion of literature will instill a love for the library as a place where
students will feel comfortable and excited about reading. This system will
serveour students in their lives beyond Southside High School.