Contact Information

Phone: 301-729-1105


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Joseph Brewer

Supervisor of Library Media

The Supervisor of Library Media provides supportive supervision in all areas such as budgeting, professional development, instructional evaluation, and library management for the implementation of successful programs at all school levels. 

  • Program Vision
    The School Library Media Program of Allegany County is an integral part of the learning process. The school library media specialist uses state and national standards and curricula to maintain a program that supports life-long learning. In each school, the school library media specialist assists the learning community in becoming active and creative locators, evaluators, and users of information.
    Program Mission
    The School Library Media Program provides instruction, resources, and services to assist the learning community in becoming effective users of ideas and information. Qualified professionals accomplish this mission by:
    • Providing access and direct instruction in the use of information sources
    • Providing instruction in information and technology literacy and its socially responsible use
    • Providing exposure to a variety of literature and inspiring life-long readers
    • Providing instruction through a student-centered program to support student achievement and college and career readiness
    • Providing a program through leadership and collaboration that functions as the information and technology center of the school community 
    Program Goals & Objectives
    • onSupport educational goals at all levels (local, state, and national)
    • Focus on achievement of the school library media standards and curricula
    • Promote lifelong reading, listening, and viewing habits
    • Support reading instruction for academic and personal success
    • Promote independent student learning and ethical use of print and electronic resources
    • Promote professional development in instructional and informational technologies for all staff members
    • Promote opportunities for collaborative planning with the school media specialist and other faculty members
    • Provide for appropriate certified staff and work toward securing support staff
    • Provide professional development for school library media staff
    • Provide access to an organized, diverse collection in all formats that support the curricula
    • Ensure a quality collection of instructional materials by using a selection policy and collection development plan
    • Provide resource sharing to expand the availability of instructional materials
    • Provide for improvement through periodic review of the mission, goals, and objectives
    • Provide curriculum enrichment opportunities for all students and staff through utilizing computers and technology