2023-24 Long Branch High School/Middle School Libraries

  • Welcome to the teacher page for Mr. Hanks, Media Specialist for Long Branch Middle and High Schools. The libraries' goals are to hone students' ability to find accurate information on a variety of topics, to foster a culture of reading, and to support our faculty through collaboration and cooperation.

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Research Databases

  • LBHS Databases

    These databases are provided by the district for use by students and staff. Sign in is required when not on school grounds. 

  • NJ State Library Databases

    These databases are provided by the NJ State Library,  free of charge, for all residents. No sign in is required unless outside the state.

Phone: 732-229-7300


Degrees and Certifications:

BFA Graphic Design, Rutgers University MI School Media Specialist, Rutgers University

Edward Hanks

Media Specialist at Long Branch High School and Middle School, splitting my time between the two. I am in my seventh year as a School Media Specialist, and have worked with all grade levels. Before that, I worked as a Graphic Designer for 15 years, 11 of those on-campus at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. 

Professionally, my interests include literacy and research skills. I believe that in an information-rich environment, every individual must practice the ability to sort fact from fiction. I believe all reading is good reading, and I am a lifelong advocate for comics and graphic novels.

Personally, I enjoy surfing, reading, and learning new skills.

I live in Ocean Township with my wife, 2 children, and my dog.