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Goals and Objectives

GOAL 1: To provide intellectual and physical access to information and ideas for a diverse population whose needs are changing rapidly.

  • Select literature and other resources which reflect changes in the social and economic makeup of American society, as well as provide students with insight into other countries and cultures.
  • Maintain an integrated curriculum which focuses on interdisciplinary higher-order thinking skills.
  • Actively promote new and existing information and instructional resources and technologies.

GOAL 2: To ensure equity and freedom of access to information and ideas, unimpeded by social, cultural, economic, geographic, or technologic constraints.


  • Implement collection development policies, as well as program and access policies, which ensure students’ intellectual freedom and free access to material.
  • Adhere to and promote the legal and ethical use of copyrighted materials, while at the same time providing access to information.

GOAL 3: To promote literacy and the enjoyment of reading, viewing, and listening for young people at all ages and stages of development.


  • Encourage a wide variety of reading experiences through a collection which reflects the experiences and interests of students of different levels and, in turn, challenges them with new material.
  • Work with classroom teachers in designing a literature-based curriculum which moves beyond textbooks and into the library.
  • Provide a cheerful, welcoming, and easily accessible environment which invites students to use the media center.

GOAL 4: To provide leadership and expertise in the use of information and instructional technologies.


  • Obtain the initial training and continuous professional development necessary to take full advantage of existing and emerging information and instructional technologies.
  • Provide expertise in evaluating, selecting, using, and managing technologies.
  • Instruct users of the media center in the most effective ways to use technology.

GOAL 5: To participate in networks that enhance access to resources located outside the school.


  • Facilitate resource sharing between schools and other institutions through interlibrary loan and online catalogs when available.
  • Furnish access to the Internet and adopt appropriate use policies.