Library Learning Commons

Mrs. Blanca Smith, MLS
Library Information Technology Educator (LITE)

Library Hours: M-F 8:15 am - 4:15 pm

Welcome to the Linda Jobe Middle School Library Learning Commons. 
MISD Librarians support the district mission to ensure education and personal success by providing curriculum support through partnerships that create innovate 21st Century learning opportunities. Librarians empower students to be effective and responsible users of ideas and information and enthusiastic readers.


  • Hour of Code is December 09 - 15. Join us!
  • Join our reading club, Literary Mavs!
  • Book Request: Submit book titles you wish to see in the library.
  • Email your librarian for database/encyclopedia passwords, research help or citing work.
  • Students must come into the library to update computer/wifi password.

Library Resources

Destiny Discover:  Library Catalog. Use Username: ID Number and Password: Last Name
Encyclopedia Britannica:  Articles, videos, pictures, and primary sources.
Gale Research in Context:  Articles, primary sources, pictures and videos.  Citation Maker. Use your MISD Google Login to save citations.

Helpful Links

Online Research Resources

See librarian for passwords. 

School Britannica Icon
Britannica Escolar Icon
Gale Middle School Icon
Gale News Icon
Gale Science Icon
Gale Health and Wellness Database
Gale Opposing Views
Gale National Geographic Database


Research Guides

Library Research Guides

Citations Guides Sign in with student Google account to save citations.

Calendar and Forms

Jobe Library and Labs Calendar: Login using your MISD Google information.

Book Request : Students and teachers may submit book titles they wish to see in the library.

Student Website Evaluation Form : Not sure what online information sources are reliable? This form will help.

Teacher Classroom Curriculum Support Form : Teachers may use this form to collaborate with librarian.

Reading Lists

Library Info & Book Check Out Policy

Library Policies

  • All students must sign in and out at the front desk.

  • Students have access to the library before, during school and after school.

  • Students must have a pass to access the library during school hours, except when they visit with their teacher.

  • Students may check out two books at one time.

  • Items are loaned for three weeks.

  • Overdue Notices are emailed and sent home with students every three weeks.

  • Lost/Damaged materials will assess a replacement fee.

  • All library fees are posted on Skyward every six weeks.

iPad, Computer Use and Printing Policies

  • Must have librarian's permission to use iPad & Computers.

  • Cell phones are prohibited in the library.

  • Use iPads & Computers for class assignments only.

  • Student must use their personal login to use computers and iPads.

  • Computers are for school related use only, as stated on the MISD Student Acceptable Use Policy.

  • Printing is free for school assignments.

Please contact Mrs. Smith in advance if student needs additional time to work in the library.

Additional Library Resources