Welcome to the Marquez High School Library and Research Center
All Great Leaders Are Great Readers
LIBRARY HOURS: Opens 8:00 AM. Closes 4:00 PM every school day.
What is your Teacher Librarian Reading? Literacy Video Click the underlined link to see and enjoy the inspirational reading video featuring Marquez High School's Teacher Librarian, Mr. Stelzried, and see what he is reading! One of these books may interest you, too!
Dear Students and Teachers: For all of your library questions, assistance with research, using your LAPL Student Success Card, and finding free print books, free e-books and audiobooks, please visit the school library and speak with Mr. Stelzried, who will be happy to help you.
Students who would like to join Marquez high school's voluntary reading program, "Battle of the Books academic team", please see Mr. Stelzried, Teacher Librarian, in the school library for more information, or if you need help finding and accessing any of the book titles.
Documentation of Sources
The CRAAP Test Evaluation of Information Tool
Evaluating Resources - from the University of California, Berkeley Library
Primary and Secondary Sources
How To Avoid Fake News
How to Fact Check Like a Pro & List of Fact Checking Sites by The Public Library Albuquerque
September 26 - October 2, 2021 is Banned Books Week
Our school library celebrates Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read, and draws attention to the harm of censorship.
LAUSD Responsible Use Policy (RUP) For District Computer and Network Systems (In English, Spanish, and multiple translations)
The Marquez High School Library and Research Center is open every school day, including before and after school, during each school's lunch times and nutritional break times.
Students may come to the library during class times with a teacher signed note/ library pass.
Closed Saturdays and Sundays and all school holidays.
Up to 3 books may be checked out at one time for a maximum of 2 weeks.
Books must be returned in 2 weeks.
Books may be renewed for an additional 2 weeks.
Late fees: 0.10 per day.
Lost books must be paid for.
Mr. Stelzried, B.A., M.Ed., Dual Credentialed: California Clear Teaching Credentials: 1) Teacher Librarian Services Credential & 2) Single Subject Teaching Credential, English
Please feel free to contact me any time to arrange any type of teaching collaboration and/or for me to present and work with your classes. Also, please see me with any research, reference, or library questions, concerns, and/ or suggestions, or just stop in to say hello.
In Person: See me in the Marquez High School Library during regular school hours
(To access the Digital Library from home, or outside of the school, remember to click on the red colored "Remote Access" button all the way at the bottom of the Digital Library webpage, and then enter your full LAUSD email address and password to Log In.)
Raising Readers: What Parents Can Do - Several great strategies for parents to motivate their child to read
May this oath inspire all students to become lifelong readers!
A poem in honor of Read Across America Day
Read the article by Nicholas Tampio
Children's Right to Read founded on 10 fundamental rights every child deserves, was developed to ensure that every child, everywhere, has access to the education, opportunities, and resources needed to read. Pledge to be an advocate for every child, everywhere.
LIBRARY LITERACY EVENTS
Field Trip to the historic Downtown Los Angeles Central Library!
On Friday, November 1, 2019, our school's Teacher Librarian, Mr. Stelzried, led the very first group of Marquez HS students on an approved field trip to the beautiful and historic Los Angeles Central Library, which is a leading public research center and an architecturally significant library. All participating students visited the "Teen 'scape" department, which is just for teens, and learned from the Teen/YA Head Librarian, Ms. Phoebe Guiot's presentation about the library collection and resources, academic databases, electronic resources, as well as learning about some new YA fiction. In addition, our school group went on a guided tour of the entire library (interior and exterior), which noted historically and artistically significant artwork and the architecture, and all received a LAPL Library Card! Very special thank you to teacher extraordinaire Mr. Ysais, and Mrs. Blancarte!
Authors Susan Orlean (The Library Book) and Roxane Gay Discuss Orlean's book and the Crucial Role of Public Libraries - Watch the video of the discussion, recorded at the Hammer Museum. (At 6 minutes, 34 seconds in, is a beautiful short film, "A Love Letter to the L.A. Library" with voiceover narration by Susan Orlean.)
Why Susan Orlean Sees A Bright Future for Public Libraries - Read the article
2019 - 2020 High School Battle of the Books Voluntary Reading Program and Literary Event
Please see Mr. Stelzried, Teacher Librarian (and our Battle of the Books team academic coach), in the school library for information on how to become a member of this great academic team, which improves literacy and inspires a lifelong love for reading and literature. The annual literary event held in the spring semester, which was scheduled for Friday, May 1, 2020 at North Hollywood High School has, unfortunately been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Teacher Librarians at the various high schools involved in this fantastic voluntary reading program have decided to postpone the Battle until a date in the Spring semester of 2021. We will continue to keep the same titles of books and encourage all students to continue their reading over the summer with a goal of reading as many of the 16 titles as possible.
"Who dares take up the game?" -- The Green Knight
"High School Teacher Librarians Make Reading Fun and Get Students Engaged With Academic Competition "Battle of the Books" - Read the inspiring article published on the LAUSD Division of Instruction (DOI) website, and featured in the DOI slider, about the High School Battle of the Books voluntary reading program! As Dr. Stephen Krashen has written, free voluntary reading is the best way to improve student's reading levels.
Congratulations to the '18 - '19 Marquez High School's Battle of the Books team for achieving third place at last school year's extremely close 2018 - 2019 High School Battle of the Books District FINALS competition which was held on Friday, April 5th, 2019, again after school at North Hollywood HS. Our team missed tying for 2nd place by only one question!!!
In the 2017 - 2018 school year, Marquez High School's first Battle of the Books team had an excellent and extremely close "Battle" and achieved a very rare "Tie" for first place against North Hollywood HS during the April 13th, 2018 LAUSD Finals High School Battle of the Books competition held after school at North Hollywood HS!
This year, 2020, the Yallwest YA book festival is now called the Y'all Stay Home Book Festival. All activities, keynotes, and author panels will be virtual, with many online games, contests, and FREE book giveaways!
Yallwest Home Page The 2017 - 2018 Yallwest Book Festival was held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Santa Monica High School. Morning Keynote with authors Tamora Pierce (The Song of the Lioness series and The Protector of the Small series) and Tomi Adeyemi (The Children of Blood and Bone). Afternoon Keynote with authors Veronica Roth (The Divergent Series) and Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes).
In the spring semester of the 2017 - 2018 school year, our school library's full-time Teacher Librarian, Mr. Stelzried, led a school bus full of our amazing and awesome Marquez High School students to the wonderful literacy event in Santa Monica known as the Yallwest YA Book Festival, which included FREE tickets for all students to the above Keynotes, as well as many other ticketed events, free round trip transportation, free lunch, opportunities to meet so many award winning YA authors and attend free author book signings, and free student selected brand new books!
Why School Libraries Are So Important
School Libraries Build Strong Students - From the American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
Why school librarians matter: What years of research tell us - Read the article by Keith Curry Lance and Debra E. Kachel, from the Phi Delta Kappan Professional Journal for Educators.
Invest in Libraries - From the School Library Journal
School Libraries Impact Studies - Includes How school librarians help students achieve standards, and Full-time school librarians linked to higher student reading scores.
LAPL Teen Books The Los Angeles Public Library Teen Web has many great suggested reading lists.
ATN Book Lists You can find lists of books by author, genre, and read-alikes.
CDE Reading Lists California Department of Education suggested reading lists.
Reading Rants "Out of the ordinary" booklists for teens written by Jennifer Hubert.
Teen Reads from the Library of Congress Suggested reading and FREE online classic literature!
Library OPAC (OPAC - Online Public Access Catalog)
LAUSD Digital Library A vast scholarly collection of subscription databases including EBSCO Publishing, ProQuest, ABC-Clio, Gale, Associated Press Images, Salem Press, Cavendish Square, World Book, Encyclopedia Britannica, and many more.
FREE Homework Hotline Math & Science
FREE Tutoring & Homework Help
Free Homework Help Free tutoring and assistance for all subject areas for grades K-12, including AP classes and college classes up to 2nd year of college level! All you need is a Los Angeles Public Library card. Open everyday 11am - 11pm.
Explore Careers - Choose an interest to get some ideas about possible college majors.
Computing / Computer Science & Coding
Riveted Books Free ebooks
First Book Free ebooks
Project Gutenberg FREE ebooks
Library of Congress FREE ebooks
Open Library FREE ebooks
Open Cuture FREE ebooks
ManyBooks FREE ebooks
Learn English With Shakespeare Free ebooks, audio books, and web resources
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Unabridged Version
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (Original Spanish) Unabridged Version
FREE Audio Books
FREE Summer Audio Books Download two new free audio books each week (during the weeks of the summer giveaway)! A great way to experience diverse authors from a variety of cultures.
Lit2Go - Free Audiobooks of novels, short stories, poems. Each reading can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.
Storyline Online - Where the World's Best Storytellers Inspire a Love or Reading in Children
Audiobooks, e-Books, and Digital Media from the Public Library
Audio and e-Books - from the County of Los Angeles Public Library
E-Media and Digital Content, Including Audiobooks, eBooks, Magazines, Newspapers, Movies, and Music - from the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL)
Additional Research Portals to Access Digitized Primary Sources
Document Analysis Worksheet Primary Sources analysis tool from the National Archives
DocsTeach Primary sources, lesson plans, and teaching activities from the National Archives to learn about Congress
Primary Sources on the Web - Primary Source documents, maps, and images. U.S. History and World History
Telling Stories.org - Oral histories of elders who witnessed key events of the 20th century
The Avalon Project - Primary source documents in history
Student & Parent & Educator Resources:
TOPIC: Environmental Issues
Plastic: Sea to Source - Researching solutions to prevent plastic from reaching the ocean
All California educators may use TeachingBooks.net
TeachingBooks.net Instructional Resources including book guides & lesson plans, diverse books, resources for award-winning books, literature based vocabulary lists, Meet-the-Author videos and book reading
Diverse Books Toolkit - Great diverse books resources from TeachingBooks.net