Dr. David Timbs, Supervisor of Secondary and Instructional Technology
Phone: (423) 328-1159
Johnson City Schools libraries develop students who are critical thinkers and thoughtful users of information through teaching, collaboration and a rich collection of resources.
Our school libraries are diverse, student-centered learning hubs that promote teacher and student success through collaboration, inquiry and literacy across all disciplines. Our collections provide students with a wide variety of age-appropriate materials from which to select in their pursuit of personal interests and learning.
We ensure equitable services and access to high quality, educational, relevant resources for students. Our JCS school library media specialists are leaders, instructional partners, information specialists, teachers and program administrators. JCS libraries are the heart of each school community.
JCS Library Media Center Collections
School library collections can be accessed on each school website, or by clicking on the link to the right to reach a searchable database for our library collections by school.
JCS Classroom Library Guidance
Johnson City Schools is currently compiling classroom library lists at each school to be in compliance with Chapter 744 of the Public Acts of 2022 (PC744) which enacted the Age-Appropriate Materials Act of 2022, found in Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 49-6-38. Per the Tennessee Department of Education, this requirement includes teacher classroom libraries, including any books, digital resources, films, or other instructional materials not . To comply with TCA 49-6-38, schools will begin sharing and updating these lists on an ongoing basis during fall 2023 on each school's website.
Resources for Classroom Teachers
JCS Classroom Library Guidance (September 2023)
How to Use BookSource (Video Created by JCS Teacher Leader Maddie Dosser)
How to Create and Use Book Source Account (Video Created by JCS Teacher Leader Sharron Wiggins)
Approved JCS Digital Resources and Subscriptions
To empower students to be effective users of technology and information, the implementation of a Digital Citizenship curriculum must be a priority.
Digital Citizenship teaches students not only how to stay safe online, but how to express their opinions, communicate with others, recognize the truth versus what is fake news or clickbait and maintain a healthy media balance. It also gives students the skills needed to make positive choices that will allow them to be successful in their futures.
JCS Librarians are taking the lead on implementing the Digital Citizenship curriculum from Neptune Navigate teaching lessons regularly throughout the school year.