• Ms. Bruch's head and shoulders wearing glasses, lanyard, black KF94 mask, and maroon top. My hair is purple, blue, pink, and light blond. There is colorful student artwork and library bookshelves in the background.I am thrilled to be the Media Coordinator (Librarian) at Southern Alamance High School! I truly enjoy working with the students, faculty, staff, and administration at Southern, and I want the library media program and media center to meet the needs of everyone in our school community. Find Media Center information at the media center site.
     
    I can be reached by email at elizabeth_bruch@abss.k12.nc.us, by phone at (336)570-6400 extension 38827, or in person at the media center.  I look forward to hearing from you!
     
    If you would prefer to provide anonymous feedback, suggest specific titles, or learn more about the media program, I encourage you to fill out the survey at the media center site or just click the link and explore.
     
    Student Library Media Assistants are encouraged to keep up with assignments and other information through Canvas. No special supplies are needed at this point, just pens or pencils, paper, and a Chromebook. More may be needed throughout the course, but students will be given ample notice. Please let me know if any requests would pose a financial burden and we'll figure something out.
     
    Club Info: I'm the advisor for Culture Shock Club and United Club. Ask me about them! Clubs meet weekly during Patriot time during the 2021-2022 school year.
      
    About me:  I am from Durham, North Carolina, and I received my undergraduate degree in French with a Concentration in Women's Studies from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, a Masters of Social Work degree from UNC-Chapel Hill (I remain an avid Duke fan, though), and most recently a Masters of Library Science degree from North Carolina Central University #eaglepride. I've been at Southern since February of 2015.
     
    I am a member of the North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA) and its Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee and presented at its Fall 2018 conference. I am a member of the American Library Association and served as a Juror for the 2018 ALA Equality Award. I serve as secretary of the Beta Xi Chapter of Phi Beta Mu (International Library and Information Studies Honor Society). I am also a member of the North Carolina Association of Educators and the Alamance-Burlington Association of Educators.
     
    In  2017 I was honored with the Américas Award from the Duke-UNC Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), which included a gift of 15 titles to the SAH library. That summer I was selected to participate in the 2017 NEH Landmark Summer Workshop "Jump at the Sun: Zora Neale Hurston and her Eatonville Roots" offered through the Florida Humanities Council. I have enjoyed applying what I learned to my work with students back at Southern.
     
    This summer (2021) I applied to and was selected as a Haiti Teacher Fellow by CLACS. I am enjoying the wonderful resources provided with this intensive study experience. I worked with Mrs. Faucette and Ms. Carrie Drake, our ESL teacher, to apply for the 2021 NCSLMA Better Together grant; we were awarded $1,000 to spend on graphic novels to use in interventions with student English language learners and also with English inclusion classes. The graphic novels will be retained for the use of the entire school community.