Library Media Department
Each school in the district houses its own library media center staffed by a certified library media specialist.
The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of information and ideas. To accomplish this mission, library media specialists:
-- Information Power: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs (1988)Elementary Schools
Library media specialists perform many roles. They are teachers who instruct students and staff members on the use of both print and non-print resources in all formats; they are information specialists who select, evaluate, and purchase appropriate materials to support all curricula. Library media specialists perform as instructional partners with teachers when they assist in designing authentic learning tasks and assessments. Finally, library media specialists are program administrators who develop policies, prepare budgets, manage an automated circulation and cataloging system, and plan special events, author visits, or other programs.