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.