Philosophy of Service
In the Mesquite Independent School District, information services are provided for students, staff and parents through the library and certified librarian on each campus. As an instructional partner with the classroom teacher, the librarian teaches students to be "critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information." (AASL, 2009) The librarian also serves as campus information specialist, library program administrator, and leader in the integration of 21st century skills into the learning environment. The efforts of the librarian in building a quality library program are made to increase student learning and achievement.

Other professional position statements that influence our philosophy of service:

AASL Position Statement on the Role of the School Library Media Program

Library Bill of Rights (ALA)

Access to Resources and Services in the School Library Media Program: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (ALA)

Code of Ethics (ALA)

Freedom to Read Statement (ALA)

The Students' Right to Read (NCTE)

Position Statement On The School Librarian's Role in Reading (ALA)

Position Statement on the Value of Independent Reading in the School Library Media Program (AASL)

Position Statement on the Confidentiality of Library Records (AASL)

Position Statement on Flexible Scheduling

Position Statement on Resource Based Instruction: Role of the School Library Media Specialist in Reading Development

Position Statement on Appropriate Staffing for School Library Media Centers (AASL)

The School Library Media Center: What Parents Should Know (ALA)

How Does Your School Library Check Out? (TSLAC)

Commissioner's Rules Concerning School Facilities