Media Center

Media Center


Hours & Contact

Alex Karpicke, Media Specialist

       Phone: (651) 917-0073 Ext.241
       Twitter: @csemediacenter

Monday- Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

Library Catalog
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Thank you for reading CSE Media Center's news section! Expect this section to be updated weekly with announcements, event details, information on new arrivals, and stories from CSE classrooms.

Summer News 

New Media Specialist

First a brief staffing update; Alex Karpicke has taken over as coordinator of the Media Center. He is very excited to partner with teachers, students, and families to support rich, engaging learning opportunities through authentic reading, writing, and researching experiences. 

Updating the Collection

100s of new books are being added to the collection this summer! We at CSE are very excited to offer new and exciting books for all reading levels. Stay tuned to the "Check it out!" page for new collection highlights, and feel free to access our library catalog to search for any title. 

Now on Twitter

Get real time updates on Twitter by following @csemediacenter.

Mission & Goals

Mission: CSE Media Center staff strive to develop curious, creative, resourceful, and well-informed scholars, capable of accessing, organizing, and evaluating information, who use their knowledge to solve problems and participate productively in their local and global community.

Media Center Goals:

Commitment to Excellence

  • Supporting each individual learner's needs and goals

  • Support of academic excellence through capitalization upon learner assets and cultural strengths

  • Promotion of lifelong learning

  • Implementation of best practice instructional strategies

Student Development Goals

  • Development of an intrinsic love for reading (reading for pleasure)

  • Development of an intrinsic curiosity and thirst for knowledge

  • Development of personal and mutual respect through a welcoming, supportive, and engaging environment

  • Development of collaborative skills to encourage self-motivation and responsibility for personal actions

Skill Development Goals

  • Using research skills to

    • Solve problems

    • Gain knowledge and satisfy curiosities

    • Answer research questions

  • Development of strong inquiry and critical thinking skills

  • Development of effective use of information technology, both digitally and in print

  • Development of strong literacy skills including reading, writing, and media literacy

  • Cultivation of safe and ethical technology and information usage practices

  • Development of correct ethical attitudes and habits in regards to intellectual property, plagiarism, and research