The library media program at Bruce Guadalupe is based on the concept of free access to information that reflects the cultural diversity and the pluralistic nature of a global society. This free access is available to all students and staff.
In support of this concept, the program seeks to foster inquiry and learning by enhancing the instructional program through information literacy.
The ability to locate, evaluate, and apply information is necessary in order to be a productive citizen in our complex society. The library media center is the gateway to the array of information resources available.
The library media program is committed to the responsibility for ensuring that all students will become discerning information consumers and thereby perpetuate the goal of lifelong learning for every student.
Students are motivated and independent learners.
- Students successfully employ information literacy, technology, and critical thinking skillsin subject-area learning experiences.
- Students are engaged in independent reading and inquiry-based learning.
The library is a powerful intellectual and social space where students and teachers gather ideas, exchange points of view, and learn together.
- Students and teachers have access to a certified school library media specialist.
- Students have equitable access to the library and its resources.
- The library provides access to high-quality resources in a variety of formats that support curricular and instructional goals and respond to diverse student needs and interests.
- The library facility is welcoming, with a climate conducive to individual and shared learning.
- Current technology is available and operable to support multiple learning experiences in the library and remote access to library resources.
The library program supports a culture of literacy throughout the school.
- Teachers integrate resources and information-literacy skills into every classroom.
- Teachers collaborate with the librarian and other teachers to optimize instruction and curriculum design.
The library fosters a professional learning community.
- Teachers, principals, and librarians engage in ongoing professional development.
- The librarian facilitates professional dialogue and networking among teachers, principals, and other librarians to support continuous improvement of practice.