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Welcome to the Library Media Center (LMC) at Cherokee High School!




Our LMC is headed by our certified Library Information Specialist, Chad Laster. Laster received a B.A. in English from ETSU before later earning a M.S.Ed. in Library Media from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The UNK library program is one of an elite group accredited by both ALA/AASL and NCATE! In addition, he participated in several study abroad programs in remote areas of the world such as the Himalayan Mountains, The Amazon Jungle, and the rain forests of Central America. Combined with a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology, Mr. Laster brings a dynamic "media" approach to this world of literature and research. He believes that books are not obsolete but can be used with technology to integrate informative research techniques that will offer CHS students an advantage during their post-secondary education.


The Library Media Center (LMC) currently has a 37 Dell PC lab that was installed in Spring 2014. Another New lab consisting of 29 Dell PC's was installed during August 2014.

Two Macbook Mobile carts are available for checkout from the LMC, adding an additional 54 computers. Macbook Cart #1 was acquired in 2012 and Macbook Air Cart #2 was acquired in 2013.

New Projection equipment was acquired in 2016, allowing more visually stunning presentations in contrast to the aging projector that was replaced. 

With more than 10,000 items for checkout, the LMC is a primary stop for students and staff throughout the week for various research or project needs.