Read. Discover. Inspire.


Mission

To promote literacy and inspire a love of learning that lasts a lifetime.

Vision

A community of passionate readers, lifelong learners, and innovators who inspire the world around them.

Roles of School Librarians

As a campus LEADER...

  • model a passionate love of reading.

  • defend literacy and intellectual freedom.

  • create a welcoming and supportive library space.

  • serve on decision making teams within the school community.

  • model life-long learning through professional development and continuous improvement.

As an INSTRUCTIONAL PARTNER...

  • collaborate with teachers to create engaging and authentic instructional opportunities and assessments.

  • provide the school community with a wide variety of print and online resources that meet curriculum needs.

  • encourage co-teaching between the librarian and classroom teacher.

  • collaborate with campus technology staff to integrate technology within the classroom and library.

As an INFORMATION SPECIALIST...

  • provide leadership and expertise in acquiring and evaluating information resources.

  • model effective strategies for locating, accessing, and evaluating information within and beyond the library.

  • advocate for the use of library resources.

  • provide professional development opportunities for campus staff on available informational resources.

  • instruct patrons on the appropriate use of online resources including behavior within digital learning environments (digital citizenship).

As a TEACHER...

  • possess a solid understanding of district curriculum.

  • hold students to high expectations for achievement and success.

  • provide group instruction and individual guidance to students and staff at the point of need.

  • utilize best practices and diverse teaching techniques to meet the needs of students of different backgrounds, demographics, cultures, and learning levels.

As PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR...

  • develop and promote library policies and procedures.

  • manage staff, budgets, equipment, and facilities.

  • acquire, process, organize, distribute, maintain, and inventory library resources.

  • provide a variety of opportunities for students and staff to connect to the library.

  • plan, execute, and evaluate the program to ensure quality.