• IMS Library

    IMS Library

    Contact Information

    412-348-1496

    Tamara Turner
    Librarian
    Email: tturner@northallegheny.org

    Carol Kopar
    Library Secretary
    Email: ckopar@northallegheny.org

    Overview

    The IMS Middle School Library provides students and staff access to over 11,000 items. A variety of subscription databases such as the Culturegrams, Grolier Multi-Media Encyclopedia, Noodlebib Online Citation, Student Resource Center, and World Book Encyclopedia, are available through our computer search stations. These resources are also available for use at home by clicking on Online Resources at Home. The library catalog, IMS Destiny, is available online at school and from any Internet connected device outside of school. You can find IMS Destiny, and other links to all of our IMS Library Resources, on the left hand panel of this webpage.

    Our library staff supports the integration of information literacy and technology skills across the curriculum. In collaboration with subject area educators, integrated units of study are developed and delivered that support and extend the subject area curriculum. Another key focus is the development of student literacy, connecting students to quality literature through author visits, book talks, discussion groups, genre lessons, and various reading incentive programs such as Accelerated Reader. Each middle school has a full time librarian as well as a full time library secretary.