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Library Media Specialist

Please click on the follett destiny link below. Use our catalog to search for books and ebooks in our library. Also, please use this as a research tool using WEBPATHS express and ONE SEARCH. When you open the link click on Southside High School. Once you get to our page click on catalog.


Southside High School Library Media Center

Mission Statement

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 serve our students in their lives beyond Southside High School.

Makerspace - Cricut Maker
Cricut Maker

The new installation of our Cricut Maker Machine and accessories is now available for you to use. The following guidelines apply:

  • Go to and create your own account using your personal email. Using this account, you can design a project.
  • You can then come to the LC, log on to your account either using one of our computers or your Cricut App on your phone and use our Cricut and supplies to create your design.
  • The Cricut Maker will operate on a first come/first serve basis. Check with Mrs. Brewer or the LC Aides if you have questions about use. If you do not have your own account, you can use a generic account that has been created for the SSHS LC.
  • We do have a heat press! Oh yes, you can make t-shirts, bags, etc... However, the LC will NOT provide the t-shirt or bag. We do have a limited supply of paper and vynl opitons for you to use. Make sure you check out our selection and if you don't see what you need, be sure to bring it with you when you come.