Library and Instructional Materials

  • The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students 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
    • Working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students.

    "Although changes in society, education, and technology have transformed many of the challenges facing library media programs during the past decade, the mission itself remains the same. Today, this mission focuses on offering programs and services that are centered on information literacy and that are designed around active, authentic student learning as described in the information literacy standards for student learning."

    Excerpted from Chapter 1, "The Vision," of Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning.
    Copyright ©1998 American Library Association and Association for Educational Communications and Technology.