Library Media Center Contact Information
Elizabeth Stearns, M.A., M.S.
Library Media Specialist
Main Campus: Library Learning Commons (A220)
Ms. Elizabeth Stearns began her career in education in 1995. She taught Theatre Arts I-IV, Creative Writing, AP English III, and English II-IV before she became a high school Librarian in 2008. Ms. Stearns earned a B.A. in English and a B.F.A. in Theatre Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. in American Literature from the University of Houston, and an M.S. in Information Science from the University of North Texas. Ms. Stearns sponsors the Book Club, Guitar Club, Gamer Club, The DJ Dead Poet's Society Club, and Cavs In Service, while striving to make the Library Learning Commons an inclusive environment for all academic interests and creative activities. "Together through creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking, we can continue building a #FutureReady Library full of 21st Century learners!" --Stearns
Digital Media Specialist
Annex: Digital Media Center (DMC)
Archie McHarg has been teaching at Lake Travis High School for 23 years. When he began at LTHS there were about 800 students, the school lost every football game and there were 12 people in the band. He has taught English, Physics, and IPC, in addition to being the Gifted and Talented and UIL Academics Coordinators, and serving as the Department Chair for Science. He attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign earning a degree in English with a Physics minor, and then moved on to the University of Texas at Austin to earn a teaching certificate in Physics and English. Mr. McHarg has been the sponsor of the Pirate Club, the Hacky Sack Club, the Origami Club and the Ballroom Dancing Club. At one point he was the National Collegiate Champion in Mambo and West Coast Swing, and he has a soft spot in his heart for turtles and dolphins.
Frequently Asked Questions about the LTHS Library Learning Commons
1. Can we eat in the Library?NO! All edible foods, e.g. M&Ms, breakfast tacos, cereal, grapes, etc. have the potential to leave residue or trash, making the Library environment uncomfortable for Library patrons. Speaking of discomfort, Library surfaces such as tables, chairs, computer keyboards, and computer mice are not regularly disinfected. If you attempt to eat food while touching any of these surfaces in between bites, you are ingesting a fair amount of nastiness. Stay in good health and eat everything elsewhere!2. Can we drink in the Library?YES! Please drink responsibly and recycle your plastic bottles and aluminum cans in the appropriate receptacles in the Library & in life.3. Can we talk on cell phones in the Library?It depends...The Library strives to be a technology-friendly environment, but audible cell phone conversations infringe on the comfort of other Library patrons. Please take audible cell phone conversations elsewhere. Feel free to bring your own devices and use the school's resources to your heart's content!4. Where can teachers bring classes to work in the Library?Anywhere! As of Fall of 2019, the Library Learning Commons is a flexible learning space, and all areas of the Library are first come, first served on a drop-in basis.5. Can we print documents on the Library printer for free?It depends... The first 20 pages of a master copy of a document generated for school purposes is free. If a document exceeds 20 pages, the subsequent pages are 10 cents a piece. Duplicates of the master copy are 10 cents a piece. Extraneous and unnecessary pages, and mis-formatted mistakes are also 10 cents a piece. Color copies are not available to the general student population in the Library or anywhere else on campus.6. Can we use district computers for gaming?Unfortunately, no. Administration forbids gaming on district computers in an effort to assist students in making responsible choices with their use of district technology. Rumor has it, some students were playing games on district computers when they should have been doing their school work! Remember, we have a club meeting for gaming every other Friday if you join Gamer Club!
IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS,PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK YOUR LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST(I promise I'm not yelling at you, I'm just really loud!)