About the Cockrell Hill LMA Library

Our Library

Cockrell Hill Linguistics Magnet Academy Library houses a multitude of books and reference materials including books, Ebooks, audiobooks, DVD’s/videos as well as access to several high quality databases which include Encyclopedia Britannica and EBSCO. Library online searching is available on networked computers.

There are 8 student computers for students to access the online catalog, place holds on books and access Accelerated Reader. These computers are used for any type of research project by a student who does not have access to a computer or Internet at home.

The library is central to the learning process and provides CHLMA students with the knowledge and grand ideas that are found within the covers of great books or amid the global village of the Internet. While classroom instruction fosters competence and stimulates interest in reading and using information, the library staff works with the faculty to design learning strategies that meet the needs of individual students. The librarian facilitates the Renaissance Learning programs and Accelerated Reader.

In agreement with the Texas Library Association and Texas Library State Standards we believe that:

  • Libraries are essential to the creation and sharing of ideas in the community;

  • Libraries are forward-thinking, technology-driven institutions, more vital today than ever before; 

  • Our library reflects a truly diverse field of information, representative of the variety and scope of libraries in the state. 

Building relationships is a priority for our learning community. We are committed to actively participating in literacy campaigns and programs.

Our library media specialist works collaboratively with teachers to create lessons that teach reading objectives and provide additional instruction for our emerging and struggling readers. In addition, our librarian offers hands on instruction that promotes effective use of the library and other information resources. Quality l
ibrary instruction gives our students the skills to locate, use and evaluate information.  These skills lead to increased academic success, better papers, high quality research projects and reduces the incidence of plagiarism.

Book Fairs Bookworm.png The library hosts two Scholastic books fairs each year, one in the fall and one in the spring.  Students can buy books or cool school supplies.  The book fair offers parents an opportunity to support both the library and the classroom teacher's library. Teachers can create a bucket of books they would like for their classroom libraries, and parents can buy a book from the teacher bucket to support their students' classroom. The library also has a bucket. All money made from our book fairs goes directly back to the library to help purchase additional materials for students and teachers.
Meet Our Library Media Specialist
Our library media specialist is Ms. Staci Taylor. She earned her Master of Science in Educational Technology Leadership from Texas A&M University-Commerce where she studied Educational Technology and Library/ Information Science as well as her Bachelor of Science, which she majored in Business Administration and minored in Education. Ms. Taylor received her certification and taught sixth through eighth grade for six years in addition to serving as Capacity Team Lead and Gifted and Talented Coordinator. She has worked at several academic libraries in Electronic Resources, Circulation/ Reference desk and Government Documents. She now considers Cockrell Hill Linguistics Magnet Academy Library her home.

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