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Library Mission Statement

Riverglen Junior High Library Mission Statement

                 The Mission of the Riverglen Junior High School Library Media Program is to encourage the students and  staff to be effective users of ideas and information, and to foster a love of reading. This mission is accomplished: by providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats  by providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing and  using information and ideas and by working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of  individual students. 

                                    Adapted from AASL and AECT 1988/98 as published in Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning. 

               "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 information literacy standards for student learning." These goals, in summary, are: 

1. To provide intellectual access to information through learning activities integrated into the curriculum and develop student abilities to access, think through and communicate information in all formats and 

2. To provide physical access to information through  

                               a. maintaining a local collection and  

                               b. maintaining access to sources outside the media center.

3. To provide learning experiences that encourage students to be "discriminating consumers" and "skilled creators" of information. 

4. To help teachers and others plan effectively for media and information instruction activities. 

5. To encourage lifelong learning and reading for pleasure. 

6. To provide a program that functions as the information center of the school with integrated and interdisciplinary learning activities in school and access to additional information beyond the program.

7. To provide a broad range of resources and diverse perspectives in support of intellectual freedom and responsible citizenship, both prerequisites to maintaining democracy.