Library Media Center
Serving HK Intermediate and Middle Schools
LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER MISSION
Borrowed from the American Library Association
Students ● The library media center is one place where you’re not expected to have the answers. We’re here to teach you how to find them. ● You may think you’re wired. But unless you’re connected to your school library you don’t know what you’re missing. ● Everything you want to know about practically anything is at your school library media center and the library media specialist and coordinator are there to help you find it.
Teachers/Administrators ● We’re here for you! Our mission is to help every student develop a love of reading, become a skilled user of ideas and information and explore the world through print and electronic media. ● School library media specialists teach information skills and strategies that students need to learn and achieve. ● The school library media center provides print, electronic and other resources that support the curriculum and address a variety of learning needs.
Parents ● Our school library is more than books. It is a learning hub with a full range of print and electronic media that support student achievement. ● School library media specialists teach information skills that students need to learn and achieve for a lifetime. ● Research shows a direct link between student achievement and school library media programs stocked with a full range of resources and staffed by library media specialists.
School Boards/Legislators ● There is no such thing as good education without good school library media centers. ● School library media programs contribute directly to the bottom line—student achievement. ● Research shows there is a direct link between student achievement and library media programs stocked with a full range of resources and staffed by certified library media specialists.