Welcome to the McCarty LMC webpage!
Believing that the Library Media Center is a fundamental part of the educational program of all Indian Prairie District Schools, the mission of the LMC is to encourage, promote, and assist students and teachers so they can be effective and discriminating users of ideas and information, and to foster the reading habit and use of a library for lifelong learning.
LMC Program Description:
The school library program serves students & staff through both a physical space and a web "space," providing the school community with 24/7 access. The physical library space is open to students throughout the school day, whether they are working as part of a whole class, a small group, or individually. Students have access to computers and the Internet and to print and electronic resources collected, maintained, and distributed by library staff to support learning in all curricular areas. Educational technologies are constantly evolving, and school library resources also are evolving to incorporate the latest technologies to enhance learning.
Students will be lifelong learners, and the library program is at the heart of lifelong learning. Through research projects in various subject areas, students learn to ask questions, search effectively and efficiently for answers, think critically about the information they find, and be ethical in their use of published content. Librarians are both teachers and collaborators with a central role in developing information, technology, and media literacy in their students.
Reading is essential to lifelong learning. The library program seeks to promote the habit of reading among all students. A professional librarian has the knowledge and expertise to help any reader find the right book. Librarians are involved in a wide range of activities -- from read-alouds to "book talks" to "One Book, One School" programs -- all to interest students in reading for enjoyment.
School library programs are mindful of the importance of fairness and equity. Resources are collected, managed and shared for the benefit of all students.