Virtual Learning Resources
Mrs. Kaplan - Media Specialist
Hello! My name is Marybeth Kaplan and this is my 9th year as a Media Specialist in MCPS and my 5th year as Media Specialist at Oak View Elementary School. I grew up in Michigan which is the Great Lake State and it is also called the Mitten because of its shape. After high school I went to Hope College in Holland, Michigan and studied Spanish and Political Science. I went to graduate school at the University of Maryland (go terps!) and got a Master’s degree in Library Science so I could be your school librarian/media specialist. When I am not at school I like to play tennis, go on bike rides with my family, walk my dog Coconut and of course, read books! Send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media Assistant-Mrs. Lautenberger
Oak View Elementary School is proud to be part of the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Program. Students participate in this program as part of their library media class instruction. Since 1992, the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award has honored outstanding books chosen annually by Maryland students. The purpose of the program is to promote literacy and life-long reading by encouraging students at all grade levels to read and enjoy quality, contemporary literature.
The school library media program at Oak View ES is an integral part of the success of the student community. Students are encouraged to become avid readers, they are taught how to be effective and ethical users of information, and they are inspired to develop a positive attitude toward learning.
The school library media program at Oak View ES promotes collaborative learning to enhance the curriculum. Students, staff and parents are encouraged to use resources that enable them to increase their information literacy skills necessary for full participation in 21st century society. These resources include: fiction books, reference materials, nonfiction books, subscription databases and other computer-based technology.
About the Media Center
Welcome to the Oak View Elementary School Media Center. The Media Center serves over 400 students in grades 3 through 5, as well as all staff at Oak View ES. The Media Center is home to over 9,000 books, as well as audio books, educational DVDs, magazines and reference materials. The Media Center is a classroom where all students are encouraged and prepared to become life-long learners by practicing the skills necessary to help them explore ideas, frame questions, solve problems, and satisfy their own curiosity.
The Patrons' Catalog is the catalog of all books and materials available in the Media Center. Students and parents can view the patrons' catalog from home. In order to access the catalog, you must be sure to click on "Oak View". Students can log in from home to view their library account and see what books they have checked out.