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- 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.