The library, staffed by a highly qualified teacher-librarian, is an integral and indispensable component of the unique learning environment created in each of the District’s elementary, middle and high schools. Teacher-librarians collaborate with classroom teachers to set instructional goals and implement instructional practices that engage students in developing and mastering the critical skills of information literacy.
The mission of the school library program is to support student achievement by promoting the habits of lifelong learning. The library, the intellectual hub of the school community, is where students and adults work and learn together, developing and applying information literacy skills in ways that continually generate new interests and knowledge.
This mission is accomplished by
The school library program will be offered to all students in grades pre-K through 12 according to the staffing plan established each fiscal year and will include the services of a professional, certified teacher-librarian.
A comprehensive school library program includes
The teacher-librarian collaborates with the faculty to integrate information literacy with content area instruction and learning strategies across the curriculum, pre-K through grade 12. The success of this mission depends upon the partnership and mutual support of school administrators, classroom teachers, and teacher-librarians.
Adopted: January 18, 2005
Revised: January 17, 2013 [Cross Reference Correction Only]
CROSS REF.: DBD Staffing Plan