Media Center Information
The mission of the Shiloh Middle Media Center is to provide quality media, technology, and information services in an effort to enhance learning and ensure access to global ideas and information for all. We are committed to providing media resources, facilities, and services for students to develop critical thinking skills. We encourage the pursuit of lifelong learning, reading, and open-mindedness. We evoke creativity and develop procedures which allow optimum accessibility and effective utilization of all resources. We aim to provide the flexibility necessary to individualize instruction for all students.Candice Mathews, Media Specialist770.972.3224
Monday - Friday 8:55 AM- 3:45 PM
Meet Our Staff
Candice Mathews, Media Specialist
Welcome! I am Mrs. Mathews and I am excited to serve students and staff in our Media Center. My education experience includes an Associate's degree in Computer Information Systems from Gwinnett Technical College, a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Georgia Southern University, and a Master's degree in Instructional Technology-School Library Media from Georgia Southern University. I love helping students find book genres they truly enjoy. I also love working with students with digital tools to create and extend their learning. When I am not at school, I am spending time with my family and three dogs.
Sabrina Brisendine, Media Clerk
Mrs. Brisendine has been at Shiloh Middle School since February 2021. Her main role at Shiloh is the Media Clerk, but you can also find her covering the front desk, clinic, and ISS. Prior to coming to Shiloh, she worked as a Pre-K teacher and was with AT&T for 22 years as the administrative assistant to the Vice President of Business Operations. Mrs. Brisendine has been married for 25 years and has three children.
Media Center Policies
- Students are welcome to use the Media Center for research and class assignments.
- Students may check out three books for two weeks.
- Any overdue items must be returned before a student can check out another item.
- Lost books must be paid for before a student can check out another book. Hardcover books cost $20 and paperback books cost $10 to replace.
- Students who return damaged items will be assessed a fee relative to the amount or type of damage. If the book is unusable, then the replacement cost will prevail.
- Reference materials are available for use in the Media Center.
- Overdue notices will be sent to the homeroom teacher weekly. Overdue notices will also be emailed to parents weekly.
- Students should first use the subscription database for research projects. These are provided by GCPS free of charge for student use.
- Databases can be accessed at home through My eClass. They are under the APP section on the right side of the student homepage. Passwords are no longer needed to access these at home.
- Students must see a member of the media staff before using the printer.
- Students must have a pass to access the media center.
- Students must sign in at the front desk upon entering the media center.
Readers Rally is a quiz bowl style competition for students in grades 4 – 12. Students read books from a predetermined list and answer questions about those books. Each Gwinnett County school may send one team of up to 10 players to the Readers Rally. Middle school teams read the books nominated for the Georgia Children’s Book Award each year. The list includes 10 books.
The 2022-2023 Middle School Readers Rally book list, summaries, and book trailers can be viewed here.
Gwinnett County Public Schools subscribes to over 30 different databases. These databases contain educational and academic resources in many subject areas. These databases are created with education and student use in mind. These are specifically designed for your student to be successful at finding authoritative, accurate information with ease.
It is the policy at Shiloh Middle for students to use these databases for research. The databases are accessible from any GCPS networked computer.
Students can access these at home through MY eClass. Passwords are no longer needed to access these at home. Locate the Online Research Library from the APPS tab.
Click the link below to begin your research adventure!