Library/Media Centers

The School Library Media Program provides instruction, resources, and services to assist the learning community in becoming effective users of ideas and information. This is accomplished by:

  • Providing access and direct instruction in the use of information sources
  • Providing instruction in information and technology literacy and its socially responsible use
  • Providing exposure to a variety of literature and inspiring life-long readers
  • Providing instruction through a student-centered program to support student achievement and college and career readiness
  • Providing a program through leadership and collaboration that functions as the information and technology center of the school community

Program Goals & Objectives

  • Support educational goals at all levels (local, state, and national)
  • Focus on achievement of the school library media standards and curricula
  • Promote lifelong reading, listening, and viewing habits
  • Support reading instruction for academic and personal success
  • Promote independent student learning and ethical use of print and electronic resources
  • Promote professional development in instructional and informational technologies for all staff members
  • Promote opportunities for collaborative planning with the school media specialist and other faculty members
  • Provide for appropriate certified staff and work toward securing support staff
  • Provide professional development for school library media staff
  • Provide access to an organized, diverse collection in all formats that support the curricula
  • Ensure a quality collection of instructional materials by using a selection policy and collection development plan
  • Provide resource sharing to expand the availability of instructional materials
  • Provide curriculum enrichment opportunities for all students and staff through utilizing computers and technology