Welcome to the John Herbert Phillips Academy Library.
It has been my pleasure for the past nine years to work with the students, faculty, staff and administration here at the Academy.  I have worked as a library media specialist in the Birmingham city school district for 17 years.  Prior to receiving my Master's of Library and Information Studies, I taught kindergarten and second grade in Shelby County for 11 years.  In November of 2004, I became the first library media specialist in the system to earn National Board Certification and recently re-certified through 2024.

In administering the media program, I focus on the following:

  • Equal access to resources
  • Information that will support the curriculum
  • Worthy and age appropriate literature, to instill a love of literature
  • Various, effective research tools which the student can easily manipulate

My goal is to ensure students will achieve success in all learning areas and complete their educational career possessing the skills to become lifelong learners.  I can be contacted via email at mbaggett@bhm.k12.al.us or by phone at 231-9515.