Library Media Center
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:
- provide intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats;
- provide instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas; and
- work with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students.
-- Information Power: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs (1988)
Elementary School Library Media Centers
|Chapel - Sheila Sulkis||
||Franklin - Jennifer King|
|Victoria Soto School - Janice Wolfe||
||Johnson - Dawn Giannotta|
|Lordship - Rebecca Anderson||
||Nichols - Grace Oliver|
|Second Hill Lane - Karen Kalagian||
||Eli Whitney - Christina Coutinho|
|Wilcoxson - Jennifer Frankel||
Middle School Library Learning Commons
|Flood - Janice Scott||
||Wooster - Chris Barlow|
High School Library Learning Commons
|Bunnell - Kathleen Hubler||
||Stratford High - Sara Hsiang|
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.