Library Media Center

Welcome to the Owen High School Media Center! 

Media Specialists: Samantha Gallman and Kelli Self
Media Assistant: Tonia Myers

7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

828-686-3852

The OHS Media Center provides access to a variety of resources including books, magazines, newspapers, online databases, makerspace components, audiovisual materials and much more.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to cultivate life long learners who exhibit ethical decision making when accessing, creating, and using information.

Our Vision: 

Our vision is to have a media center capable of supporting student learning and interests through a variety of resources, both physical and digital. 

 Belief Statements: 

  • Educational needs and student interest drive decision making.

  • Access to resources ensures equity.

  • Collaboration among stakeholders yields successful outcomes.  

Sources of Information:

Owen High School’s Media Center contains a diverse collection of books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and professional materials, which can be accessed through our electronic catalog. 

Buncombe County Schools' students also have home and school access to online services such as Ebsco resources through their IAM login. Students should check with teachers or the media center staff for appropriate passwords if using these online services at home.

Policies

Circulation Policy:

  • Unlimited books can be checked out unless class assignments require limiting certain titles or resources.

  • Patrons may be restricted to a fewer number of allowed checkout if they are frequently late with books, have lost items, or have excessive fines from the middle school.

  • Students and teachers also have access to digital books through the Sora portal in their IAM login.

Fine Policy:

  • OHS Media Center does not charge daily fines.  We will, however, need to charge for lost materials.