Library Learning Center
Welcome to Indian Hills Elementary School’s Library Media Center
Salt Lake City School Library Mission Statement
The mission of the Library Learning Center is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. A strong Library Learning Center program, administered by a certified Library Technology Teacher, positively impacts student achievement. The Library Technology Teacher is a certified teacher, instructional partner, information specialist and program coordinator.
What is Battle of the Books?
Students (grades 4-6) who read at least 5 books and complete the online summary form will be able to participate in the school Battle of the Books in late winter 2023. Students will compete in a question and answer format about the 20 assigned books. The top four school winners will represent Indian Hills during the district Battle of the Books in 2023. The Battle of the Books is a competition, but most importantly, it creates excitement about high quality children's literature. The book list offers a variety of books, so everyone will find something that they like. Students might even discover a new genre type. So keep reading and don't forget to complete the summary. If students can't remember which summaries they have complete, they can stop in the library to see their progress.
I am looking forward to another school year at Indian Hills Elementary. I am excited to announce the 2021-2022 Battle of the Book List (Grades 4-6). Students can get a head start on reading this summer. Students who read at least 8 books and complete the online summary will be able to participate in school Battle of the Books (early 2022). The school winners will represent Indian Hills during the district Battle of the Books in 2022. Let the reading begin, and don't forget to track your books using the online form found on the Indian Hills library web page under resources.
This is my sixth year at Indian Hills and my 11th year as a Library Technology Teacher. Additionally, I have over 10 years of experience teaching Secondary Science. I have taught in Bolivia, Texas, England, and Utah. I have a BS in Natural Resources and Environmental Science from Purdue University and a MS in Secondary Education from Indiana University. I have additional endorsements in ESL and Educational Technology.
I enjoy working at Indian Hills because the students are eager to learn new things, and I am able to learn new things from them.