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.