Library Media Program



Mission of the Library Media Program

The mission of the Library Media Program for Charles County Public Schools is to empower staff and students to be effective users of ideas and information.

This mission is accomplished (by):
  1. Engaging in collaborative planning and instruction with staff in all curricular areas to facilitate student learning and ongoing collection development.
  2. Providing an instructional program that is integrated into the curriculum and results in student achievement of learning outcomes in information literacy, independent learning, and socially responsible, ethical use of information and information technology.
  3. Providing learning opportunities that develop critical thinking skills in order to perform authentic research and reference activities.
  4. Fostering an appreciation of literature and a lifelong love of reading in support of classroom reading instruction and school-wide reading initiatives.
  5. Supporting students and staff in the development of information literacy skills in effectively understanding, using, and producing media that includes various formats of current technology.
  6. Providing equitable and timely access to organized collections of resources and delivery of services.
    Developing diverse collections of information resources that support curricula and encourage staff and students to pursue personal interests.
  7. Providing facilities that are inviting, nurturing and conducive to learning.
  8. Providing appropriate and adequate staff that includes a certified library media administrator at the county level, certified library media specialists and full-time media support personnel whose sole responsibility is to support the library media program.
  9. Developing partnerships with parents and community members to establish and foster a community of learners. Informing the school community, comprised of students, staff, parents, and community members about the library media program and its contribution to that community of learners.
  10. Performing ongoing program evaluation to facilitate improvement and to determine the direction of the library media program through goals and objectives based on continuous evaluation and data collection.

For questions regarding the library media program, contact Dedra Van Gelder.


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