Guiding Principles

Vision of Texas School Libraries

Texas students will attain knowledge and skills to become accomplished readers, independent learners, critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and informed citizens through the expertise of school librarians and the use of resources and services provided by school library programs.

 

Mission of Texas School Libraries

The mission of the school library program and school librarian is to ensure that students, teachers, administrators, and staff are effective users of ideas and information.

This mission is accomplished by:

  • Providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats;

  • Providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing,and using information and ideas;

  • Collaborating with other educators to plan, design, teach, and evaluate information literacy learning experiences to meet the needs of all students;

  • Demonstrating effective leadership strategies in the administration of the program and in making connections to the broader learning community.

 

Adapted from Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning. Copyright © 1998 American Library Association and Association for Educational Communications and Technology.