Open a book and fall in....
Our mission is to be an extension of the classroom, which will enhance the skills of all learners in a way that students and teachers will view the library as an inviting and non-threatening environment for them to easily access information. This will encourage student success not only in the classroom and on standardized tests, but also in the development of strategies and skills that will enable them to become life-long learners. The library should be a portal to provide technology to the students and foster critical thinking skills in a plethora of avenues.
Next 5 Years
Create life-long learners - Create a place where ALL students feel welcome and safe - Provide a plethora of techonlgy for each studetn to have equal access - Encourage learning communities that are fluid so that studens may learn from each other - Allocate space for students to utilize as needed to explore, create, elaborate, evaluate, and discover.
What a Library Should Look Like Today
Libraries of today and the future are far more that simply the keeper of the books. Today's library is full of motion. Students not only checking out books, but buzzing around doing:
- Maker Spaces
- Digital Student Taught Lessons
- Student Mentoring
- Students Collaborating
- Students Working/Creating on Devices
For this to be successful, librarians will need to be trained in many different types of technologies. We will need to have lots of resources and materials for the students. We need to be interactive with the students. We need to lead the way to digital citizenship.
Interaction with Students
Libraries should not be a quiet place. You should hear learning and exploring all around. Students should be interacting with all the materials available.
- All types of hardware
- Many different software programs
- 3D- Printers
- Augmented reality
- QR codes
- Book Reviews
- Green Screen Techonlogies
- Code Training & Writing
The Library and the Community
We need to use the library to reach out to the community and offer access and programs for the parents, students and community members.
- Reading Nights
- Math Nights
- Technology Training
- Internet Access
- Parenting Skills
- Standardized Test Training