|Debbie Turner: Library Media Supervisor|
MCPSS Library Media Program
The library media program will enable individuals to become information literate and effective lifelong readers. The program will provide educational and technological opportunities to students and staff in keeping with their needs and abilities. The program will enable individuals to access, analyze, assimilate, and use information effectively.
Alabama's School Library Media Handbook for the 21st Century Learner expresses the mission of Alabama’s library media programs as supporting the school’s instructional program to improve student learning and student achievement. This mission is accomplished by:
- ensuring learners will be able to independently inquire, think critically, and to gain, create, and share knowledge;
- providing real and virtual access to appropriate, high-quality resources and services during and outside the school day;
- participating in curriculum development and design of learning activities; and
- facilitating professional development for the learning community.
In collaboration with the school’s learning community, Alabama’s 21st Century library media programs will be the center of teaching and learning by providing access to quality collections and technologies and by extending services beyond the Library Media Center’s four walls and the school day.