Curriculum Strands:  

  • Campus library programs positively impact literacy, life-long learning, and student achievement and become centers of learning when:
  • They support every area of the curriculum.
  • They provide quality, up-to-date, relevant, and appropriate resources that facilitate and extend learning, support and enrich the curriculum, and meet students’ individual reading and learning needs.
  • Students have opportunity to explore the world around them by using resources in various formats and different levels.
  • Librarians teach literature and information skills and collaborate with teachers to integrate them into the curriculum.
  • Librarians partner with classroom teachers on projects that help students use a variety of resources, both print and digital, conduct research, and present their findings.
  • Students can work individually and in both small and large groups on research and collaborative projects.
  • Students are inspired and motivated to develop a love of reading and literature.
  • Libraries receive support, financial and programmatic, from the educational community to achieve the mission of the campus and District.

Instructional Strategies and Rigor:

  • They enrich the teaching and learning process best when:
  • They model/encourage life-long learning and literacy as a source of pleasure and power.
  • They teach the skills students need to become effective users of ideas and information.
  • They help students become proficient life-long library users by teaching skills that can be used in any library.
  • They are partners with teachers in educating students, developing curricula, and integrating resources into teaching and learning.
  • They seek, select, evaluate, and utilize resources and tools, both print and digital, and instruct teachers and students in how to use them.