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Gina Giordano
Media Specialist
About Me
I have worked in education for the last 13 years.  This will be my 9th year as a Media
Specialist in Hillsborough County Public Schools.  My previous schools include
Sessums Elementary, Lewis Elementary, and Benito Middle School.  I have also
worked with the Mendez Foundation teaching character education lessons in various
middle schools and high schools throughout Hillsborough County. I LOVE what I do
and I am very excited about my second year with the outstanding students at Tampa Bay Technical
High School. In 2010, I received my Master's Degree from the University of South
Florida in Library and Information Sciences.  My Bachelor's Degree Mass Media
Communications was obtained from the Florida State University in 2003.  
I am a member of the professional media organizations: Florida Association in
Media Education and Hillsborough Association of School Library Media Specialists.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Media Center is to ensure all students and faculty at
Tampa Bay Technical High School are provided with the best resources for 21st
Century learning. The Media Center collection will include diverse materials that will
enrich the curriculum of all programs.  The Media Specialist will provide lessons on
information literacy, assist students with reading interests, and ensure a warm and
welcoming environment for all students and faculty.     

Twitter:  @TBTMediaCenter
Instagram: @TbtHookedOnBooks

Stop by the Media Center to find out about SLAM!  This is our reading program
that uses the Florida Teen Reads books.


Library Information
The Media Center is open daily from 8:00 to 3:25  (8:00-2:25 on early release days)
Visit us during your lunch time!
Please do not bring food inside the media center
Drinks with lids are welcome, but please keep all food and drink away from the computers
Please SIGN IN to help us better serve you
Make sure you get a PASS before you enter
Don't hesitate to ask for help

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Stay tuned for upcoming Media Programs:
Poetry Jam
Open Mic Night

Research Central:
Submitted by Mr. Morrison
*Click on the PDF links below

Finding Valid Online Sources
Research Flow Chart
Research Flow Chart Key to CAPITALIZED words
Finding Valid Online Sources c 2.pdf Research Flow Chart.pdf Research Flow Chart Key to CAPITALIZED WORDS.pdf

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Florida Teen Reads
Reading Rumble Books

CLICK PDF below for book summaries


High School ebooks
Click PDF file below for Axis360 directions

Need Help with Research?

Click Here!

Mrs. Glenn's Class Project on To Kill a Mockingbird
Glenn's Research Project on To Kill a Mockingbird.pdf

Research Help With Capstones
Capstone research ppt.pdf
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Click on PDF files below
APA 6TH Ed Reference Sheet.pdf
APA formating sheet0.pdf

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Click on PDF files below
MLA Reference Sheet.pdf
Abbrev. Template for MLA 8th ed citation_worksheet.pdf
Works Cited Sample page.pdf

High School Virtual Library
Off campus password: hcpsfl

Digital Citizenship Resources


High School ebooks


TbT Media Center Edsby Page

Office 365 Directions
Office 365 directions handoutpdf.pdf
Direction on how to save articles into Office365
Saving Articles from the Virtual Library Directly into Office 365.pdf

Use the public library for books, ebooks, and research databases without a card! You can visit a local library OR use the website above. Click on the picture link above.  Use your school student ID # as your login.  If they ask for a pin use 4321.