Library Media Center

Jill Dailey

Library Media Specialist

Pauline Rossmeisl

Paraprofessional-Library

The library media program in the elementary school provides the foundation skills for students to become critical users of information, and readers for lifelong learning. Standards for the 21st-Century Learner published by the American Association of School Librarians provides the framework for instruction.

By the end of grade 5 students will:

Standard 1: Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.

  • Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.

  • Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning.

  • Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information and point of view or bias.

  • Demonstrate mastery of technology tools to access information and pursue inquiry.

Standard 2: Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.

  • Continue an inquiry-based research process by applying critical thinking skills (analysis, synthesis, evaluation, organization) to information and knowledge in order to construct new understandings, draw conclusions, and create new knowledge.

  • Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organize information.

  • Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.

Standard 3: Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.

  • Conclude an inquiry-based research process by sharing new understandings and reflecting on the learning.

  • Use information and technology ethically and responsibly.

  • Contribute to the exchange of ideas within and beyond the learning community.

Standard 4: Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.

  • Respond to literature and creative expressions of ideas in various formats and genres.

  • Show an appreciation for literature by electing to read for pleasure and expressing interest in various literary genres.

student in library
reading books and laughing
checking out a book
using technology