Instructional Media Center
Welcome to the Middle School Library
My name is Jana Stelter and I am the Library Media Specialist for the Middle School. I have been teaching 32 years and have spent the last 25 at Pleasantdale Middle School. I have an undergraduate degree in English Literature and Physical Education from Illinois State University and a Masters in English from Northern Illinois University. I joined the staff here at Pleasantdale in 1987 as the seventh grade Language Arts Teacher. I wanted to make a difference in the Library program here and began working on my Library degree. I received my Library Endorsement from Northern Illinois in 2000 and have been working in the library ever since. I enjoy the challenges of the Middle School library that come from the wide range of ages (5th gr. through 8th gr.), the flex scheduling, working with grade level teachers creating units and research opportunities, and most of all the outstanding Book Club that we do 3 times a year. With more than 50% of the student body involved in the book club, we can truly say that Pleasantdale is a school of readers.
Use the links below to find out more about the Library.
Use the links below for Works Cited Or Bibliography creation
Research Databases for Student Use at Home and at School
You must use a password to access thes Gale databases from home: tigers
Biography In Context Gale Resource
Opposing View Points in Context Gale Resource
Student Resources in Context Gale Resource
US History in Context Gale Resource
Use the links below to access other databases.
Cobblestone Online--Username: tiger1 Password: tiger
Encyclopedia Britannica Online--login and password both are: psd107
Library Monthly Newsletters 2012.2013