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About Our Media Center

Students studying

The Media Center is a central part of the Shadow Mountain campus. A variety of activities take place throughout the school day to accommodate our academic programs, as well as before- and after-school club activities. The Media Center provides assistance for students to locate the proper resources (books, online books, references, etc.) for research papers and projects. We support students as well as teachers with technical issues such as printing, password management, Infinite Campus, PVOnline, Destiny, and accessing the online textbooks. Our staff practices digital citizenship in the areas of cybersecurity and information literacy. Students are instructed on the proper use and practices for securing and protecting  their passwords. Also, assistance is provided for students on the proper search strategies to identify and use evaluation techniques to effectively use information. This allows for students to select quality, creditable, and valid websites and giving proper credit to their resources.

More Online Resources

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a free online library of more than 60,000 eBooks. Students have access to some of the world's greatest literature that can be downloaded to a device or read them online. You can access eBooks by using any computer or mobile devices. There are no special apps require the literature can be read through the Web browser or eBook reader.

Visit Project Gutenberg

Gale Databases

The State of Arizona Library has provided the Gale Databases for free to all Arizona residents. All students have access to thousands of online popular magazines, scholarly journals, current newspapers, and wide variety of reference works. Students are encouraged to use the school library's website to access these resources.

To Access the Gale Data enter in your home "Zip Code."

Visit Gale Databases

Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a website that allows users to add and update content on the site through their own web browser. This means "anyone can make changes to a wiki." Wikipedia cannot be cited for a research paper.

Love to Read?

We're proud to offer a variety of library resources for our students – both in hard copy and as eBooks. We use a system called Follett Destiny for library (media center) resources.

Destiny Discover (sometimes called Follett Destiny) is our web-based library catalog and resource that can be used on any device that is connected to the internet. It allows students, staff, and families to:

  • See all of the books — both hard copies in print and digital eBooks — available in our library system.
  • View book information, including copies available, a description of the book, reading level, and reviews.
  • See suggestions of related subjects.
  • Make a list of book selections.
  • Create a bibliography from a book list with the touch of a button.
  • Write reviews.
  • View your student's Destiny account, which includes materials from both the library and the bookstore allowing families to access check-out history.

To find out what's available in our library:

VISIT DESTINY DISCOVER

You can explore Destiny Discover as a guest to see book titles available, or you can log in using a student single sign-on account.

Accessing Student Library History

If you would like to access your child's library history, visit Destiny Discover or contact your school's media center. 

Accessing Check-out History: 
  1. Once in Destiny Discover, click “Login” located in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Select “Single Sign On” as the option to sign in.
  3. Log in with the authentication portal using your child's PVSchools username and password. Once logged in, you should see your child's name in the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Click the “My Stuff” option and then choose “History” to view your child's check-out history.

Research Practices

Media Center Hours

Monday - Friday

7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Library Media Specialist

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   Tracy Mills

(602)-449-3010

Library Media Technician

Judy Semintendi
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   Judy Semintendi

(602)-449-3020

Media Center Services

  • Help with finding books/online books/research and library resources
  • Computer help
  • Computer applications
  • Printing/Creating digital documents
  • Password/PVLearners help
  • Presentations/Media help
  • PVOnline 
  • Tutoring Resources
  • Websites (resource sites, web design, etc.)
  • Technical issues

Tutoring Services

Shadow Student Tutors

Shadow has a list of students who provide tutoring services for a small fee of $10.00 an hour. To view the list of student tutors you will need to contact the Guidance Office. The student tutors are divided by their preferred tutoring subject. Once student have selected a tutor they are to contact the tutor to setup a time to begin their tutoring sessions.

Shadow Mountain Guidance Office:

602-449-3015