Our Program, Mission, and Vision
The Morse High School Library staff offers instruction and resources in print, audiovisual, and online formats to provide a foundation for using libraries and information resources for lifelong learning. The library program, in collaboration with classroom teachers, specialists, and staff, supports academic and recreational reading, the development of research and presentation skills integrating the use of technology, and media arts/video production. Aligned with state and national standards, the library program facilitates the acquisition of information literacy skills to ensure that our students become competent, critical, and ethical users of information. The Morse High School Library also fosters connections between the school community and local and global institutions and resources for teaching and learning.
The mission of the school library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. 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,
- by working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students.
The library media center will empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users and creators of information through direct instruction with students, collaboration with staff, and a media program that provides a variety of programs, services, and resources.
We envision the Morse High School Library as the hub of the school community. The school Library media specialist and classroom teachers co-plan and co-teach lessons and activities that are integral to the intellectual and social development of all learners. Carefully selected and updated resources support the curriculum and developmental interests and needs of all students. Flexible and dynamic schedules and spaces allow for a variety of rich experiences. Students grow to value the library as a place for independent discovery.